Kura partners with independent school to make transport carbon neutral for 2022

Greg Cook, Head of Compliance at St Paul's School and Godfrey Ryan, CEO of Kura

School transport specialist Kura is working with St Paul’s School, an independent school in London, to offset emissions produced from all home-to-school services for 2022. By doing so, they will be offsetting the equivalent of 94 tonnes of CO2 per year*.

The partnership is part of Kura’s wider climate pledge to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2030.

Kura aims to reduce all its emissions, ensuring the vehicles it supplies to St Paul’s School always meet Euro VI standards. Kura’s management and communications software also helps ensure vehicle capacity is best utilised and routes are optimised to reduce emission-producing delays, dead mileage and excessively long journeys.

Unavoidable school transport emissions will be offset via climate and sustainable development expert, ClimateCare, through funding a portfolio of projects in developing countries that reduce CO2 and provide health and social benefits.

Godfrey Ryan, CEO of Kura, says: “Kura is on a path to net-zero travel by 2030, which includes the use of electric vehicles. As these are not yet widely available for schools like St Paul’s, our offsetting programme allows us to take immediate action.

“The initiative comes as a result of overwhelming feedback from our education customers, and we are delighted to work with experts in this sector, ClimateCare. While the London ULEZ has been successful in reducing CO2 and NOx emissions, all of us need to do more to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C under the Paris Agreement.”

*CO2 emissions calculated using distance, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions conversion factors from The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2021.