How we manage Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues is not an ‘add on’ to how we operate, but at the heart of our business.
Focusing on our values
Our Vision is to be the world’s premier mass transit operator with services offering leading safety, reliability and environmental standards that customers trust and value. This Vision is rooted in our Belief that driving modal shift to high quality mass transit is fundamental to a clean, green and prosperous future. Our Purpose, therefore, is to help lead modal shift by making mass transit an increasingly attractive option for all our customers, whether they are individuals, transport authorities, school boards or businesses. We seek to do this by earning our customers’ loyalty by providing safe, reliable and great value multi-modal services on clean and green vehicles. We believe our Values still provide the best framework to deliver on our Vision and Purpose. They are well embedded in our business, and form the basis of our culture.
Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the United Nations set its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through this Agenda, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by UN member states to provide a framework to tackle the most pressing challenges the world faces. Successful delivery of the 2030 Agenda requires multiple stakeholders to take clear action to achieve the SDGs. We have considered how our Vision, Purpose and Values align with the SDGs and how we can support their delivery. We have identified five of the targets across three goals where we can contribute to the their achievement. The table below lists them and the associated Group metric.
|SDG Goal||Selected target||Group metric|
|3.6. By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents||FWI / million miles|
|8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value||Commitment to real Living Wage or 10% above national minimum wage where Living Wage does not exist|
|8.8: Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment||Workplace Rights Policy and FWI / million miles target|
|11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons||Passenger numbers|
|11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management||CO2 / million passenger km|