Our aim is to Zero Harm to the environment in all locations we operate.
We are committed to protect and sustain the environment for future generations.
We commit to comply with all environmental legislation and regulations under jurisdiction we are working on.
We commit to minimize pollution in all our workplace.
We have a sustainable approach to what we do, understanding how our role affects the environment locally and globally.
We believe that outstanding environmental performance is a central part of being a responsible and successful company.
We look for the best ways to minimize the impact of our work, as well as how we can positively change, protect and enhance the environment.
Sensitive and sensible management: Managing vegetation alongside the railway servitude is vital for the safety of passengers, train crew and our employees. It’s a perfect example of the delicate balance required to keep the railway running and be considerate of our line side neighbours and the environment. It’s also what people contact us about most – so we listen to people’s concerns and, wherever possible, will consider alternative solutions that help us improve our environmental performance. We’re also careful to use energy and natural resources efficiently and responsibly, for a low carbon footprint, and to reduce, reuse and recycle any waste.
Positive changes: In managing the environment, we plan for the longer term – drawing on our years of experience, as well as new and innovative technology to repair and protect the rail network in the face of environmental changes, as our weather resilience and climate change section shows. Thinking about the future is important not only in understanding the impact of climate change, but also how our day to day work impacts the wildlife on our estate. We are trialing a net positive approach to biodiversity by looking at existing habitats and working to avoid or minimize damage, and working with local stakeholders to restore or create new habitat.