Transdev Australasia has recently launched a new Climate Change Policy addressing our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment.
The policy establishes a clear target to lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent across the company’s train, tram, bus and ferry operations by 2030 and as a stepping stone towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Transdev Australasia’s Chief Safety and Assurance Officer Huw Bridges said a central commitment in the new policy is to collaborate with stakeholders to increase the availability and attractiveness of public transport services.
“Fundamentally as a mobility provider, we have a responsibility to partner with our stakeholders to make public transport more accessible, cleaner and greener, and to encourage people to shift away from polluting and congesting car travel.
“This challenge has only been heightened by the pandemic,” Mr Bridges said.
Transdev Australasia’s targets are aligned with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Paris Climate Agreement and Transdev Group’s established global targets.
“Our actions will ensure we meet our targets and better serve our stakeholders, customers and wider community,” Mr Bridges said.
Highlights of Transdev Australasia’s new Climate Change Policy include:
- A 30% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030
- Commitment to work with our clients, partners, and community to achieve mode shift to public transport, improving services and highlighting the sustainability benefits of public transport.
- Establishing an internal innovation fund to trial new technologies to reduce emissions and achieve zero recyclable waste to landfill by 2030.
- Annual progress reports that will outline our progress towards achieving our 2030 goals.