Arriva has announced that almost all its UK bus and rail sites will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, after entering a three-year electricity supply contract with SSE Business Energy.
The new contract will allow Arriva to report zero carbon-emission electricity, preventing an estimated 27,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.
This makes Arriva the first major private transport operator in the UK to switch to a 100% renewable electricity supply, and marks a major milestone in its journey towards ‘Destination Green’ – a Europe-wide environmental sustainability programme.
Lorenzo Visentin, Head of Environment, Health and Safety, Arriva Group, says: “The signing of this contract marks an exciting step forward in our journey towards ‘Destination Green’ as we strive to reduce our environmental impacts.
“SSE has backed the electricity supply for our UK sites with generation from 100% renewable sources, supported by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates*.
“As well as the actions we’re taking to reduce the environmental impact of our vehicle fleets, the new contract helps us achieve our goals relating to our wider business impacts. It’s a clear example of our commitment to decarbonising the transport sector and helping the UK meet its sustainability targets.”