In 2016, we made significant progress towards achieving our environmental performance targets to reduce fuel/traction energy, site-based energy, waste, water and total carbon emissions per million passenger kilometres (‘pass.km’) from our business activities.
The data has been restated to reflect improved coverage of data across the UK Coach business with additional data included from 2013 onwards, which serves as the baseline year for our data.
|KPIs: 2014-2017||Metric||2013 (baseline)||2014||2015||2016||2017||Percentage change 2013 - 2017||Year on year % change 2016 - 2017|
|Traction: 3% reduction in energy use,(fuel and electricity) use per pass.km,(for comparison) all business units||MWh/million passenger km||80.74||82.70||76.09||73.85||69.88||-13.45%||-5.38%|
|Site: 20% reduction emissions(fuel use only)||tCO2e||40,049||42,016||43,050||42,466||40,615||1.41%||-4.36%|
|Waste: 80% reduction in non-hazardous waste to landfill||metric tonnes||5,750||5,357||5,648||7.449||7,676||33.50%||3.05|
|Water: 10% (m3) reduction in consumption||m3||n/a||1,008,363||978,922||514.821||510,167||-49.41%||-0.90%|
|Total carbon emissions: 4% reduction,in carbon emissions per pass.km||tCO2e per million passenger km||23.69||24.11||22.55||22.01||20.43||-13.75%||-7.18%|
Summary for 2016:
- The increase in site energy emissions is principally as a result of an increase in reported electricity consumption in North America
- The increased volume of waste to landfill is as a result of improved reporting. UK Coach supplied data for the first time in 2015 and improved the scope and completeness of reporting further in 2016
- Significant improvement in water consumption reporting. In 2015, approximately 85% of water data was estimated. This has reduced to 18% estimated in 2016. (The baseline is calculated from 2014)
- • Passenger kilometre (‘pass.km’) figures have increased by 16.2% between 2013 and 2016 whereas total emissions have increased by just 8% over the same period resulting in the reported improvements in carbon efficiency. As the business grows this metric is likely to see year on year fluctuations within a longer-term trend for improved efficiency
As data quality continues to improve as a result of improved visibility, we have restated our absolute emissions and associated KPIs across the full reporting period, including 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The principal changes relate to improved data quality for UK Coach, particularly around the emissions associated with the division’s contract arrangements.