Stagecoach backs vision to make Perth ‘Europe’s most sustainable small city’

Stagecoach supports conference’s vision to inspire green roadmap for Perth, looking to sustainability leaders across Europe

Stagecoach has announced it is to act as headline sponsor for an international online conference in Perth next week, which aims to inspire a vision to make Perth – where the company was founded and is headquartered – ‘Europe’s most sustainable small city’.

The conference is organised by the Perth City Leadership Forum and will showcase case studies from across Europe, examining the cities of Copenhagen, Malmo and Ghent and the Finnish town of li. Topics to be examined include the development of traffic-free city centres, carbon neutrality and 15-minute neighbourhoods.

“We were founded in Perth 40 years ago and we are proud of our continuing strong links with the city and wider region,” says Stagecoach Chief Executive Martin Griffiths. “Perth has all the qualities needed to become Europe’s most sustainable small city, and in Stagecoach and renewable energy company SSE, has two major businesses with huge expertise to help make this happen.”

Case studies of Europe’s sustainability leaders will be examined, which include Copenhagen, Malmo, Ghent and li.

Mr Griffiths add: “The transport choices we all make are fundamental to delivering a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for Perth and other cities across the country as we look to build back better from the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to support this major international conference and we look forward to playing a big part in the conversation on how we achieve the city’s vision.”

Stagecoach: 40 years of sustainability

Earlier this month Stagecoach called for an air quality focus as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The company claims to have invested more than £1bn in 7,000 greener vehicles over the past decade, while cutting carbon emissions from its own businesses by 14% in the last five years.

Delegates can register for the conference through the Perth City Leadership Forum’s website.