Stagecoach Group has met its current five-year carbon reduction targets 12 months ahead of schedule, achieving an overall absolute reduction of 8% in emissions from buildings and a cut of 3% in annual emissions per vehicle mile from fleet transport. Compared to the size of its global operations, Stagecoach has cut the carbon impact (kg CO2 per £ of turnover) of its business in the UK and North America by more than 20% in the past four years.
Earlier this year, figures compiled as part of the Government's
Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme showed that
Stagecoach Group is among the top 10% of large companies in the UK for
its performance in reducing the carbon emissions from its business.
To maintain the momentum of the Group's programme, work is now
underway to develop a new five-year strategy. This will include
identifying further cost-effective energy-saving opportunities,
continuing investment to make the business greener, and setting new
targets around carbon reduction and water consumption.
The new hybrid vehicles earmarked for Manchester will bring the number of hybrid electric buses operated by Stagecoach in the city to 128 – the biggest fleet of buses using this
state-of-the-art technology in the UK outside London.