National Express Group continues to report its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and since 2002 we have witnessed more than a 50% reduction in emissions.
The total greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly from the Group's activities make up our emissions of all six Kyoto gases and is measured in units of carbon dioxide equivalence (CO2e). The six greenhouse gases are:
- carbon dioxide (CO2)
- methane (CH4)
- nitrous oxide (N2O)
- hydro fluorocarbons( HFCs)
- sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)
- perfluorocarbons (PFC)
Supporting National Express Group's GHG monitoring and reporting commitments, a GHG assessment for each calendar year is produced ensuring continuity of reporting, accuracy of results and analysis of significant findings.
We are committed to ensuring our GHG accounting system, results and accompanying reports remain robust, they continue to enhance our Group level emission performance - year on year and are in compliance with the mandatory requirement of the carbon reporting framework (The Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Directors' Reports) Regulations 2013) - a business requirement for GHG emissions to be included in the annual Group Financial Directors reports (which is subject to third party assessment).
The assessment is carried out in accordance with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute's (WBSCRD/WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol; a corporate accounting and reporting standard.
A greenhouse gas emissions assessment is an essential performance monitoring tool. Within the group it identifies key aspects that can help us reduce our impacts ( direct and indirect) on climate change climate, facilitates appropriate target setting and interlinks our short and long term remediation plans.