Making the environment our responsibility
We’re not fans of landfills. Our aim is to divert 100% of the waste that each of our stations produces, with nothing going to the tip. We’re currently diverting an average of 94% of our waste. That’s a great start, but means we still have a little way to go. We’re addressing that final 6% by asking the shops in our stations to separate out food and glass waste – along with their mixed recycling of course.
We’re also making sure the rubbish that our customers bring onto our trains can be recycled – usually that’s coffee cups, cans, bottles and newspapers. You'll notice we even have a green bag to show that we’re recycling waste that’s brought on board.
We’re really passionate about ensuring what we do now doesn't have a negative impact on the future. That includes making sure we reduce our CO2 emissions by at least 4%, at each of our stations, and working with our suppliers to reduce carbon emissions across the network.
We also ensure we source food and drink locally to the West Coast mainline, including our Tilting Ale and locally sourced milk. We work closely with our catering suppliers to reduce food waste and reduce packaging wherever we can.
We’re proud to be the first train operator to have a certified Environment Management System across our entire business. This lets us continually make improvements and reduce our impact on the planet.
It's one thing to talk about how much we’re committed to staying as green as possible. But real change comes about from passionate, committed people. That’s why each of our stations has a Go Green Champion, who works with our local teams to find new and innovative ways to improve our impact on the environment, and make sure we remain a sustainable business.