FirstGroup plc : FirstGroup Wins Sustainability Prize at Scottish PLC Awards
04/19/2012| 11:23am US/Eastern
Aberdeen based FirstGroup enjoyed a successful evening at
last night's (18 April) Scottish PLC Awards in Glasgow.The
UK's leading transport operator picked up the much sought
after Sustainability Award.FirstGroup shared the award
jointly with Stagecoach.
Terri Vogt, FirstGroup's Head of Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR), said: "I'm delighted that our efforts
to reduce our carbon footprint have been recognised by such a
"Public transport is very much part of the solution to
climate change, however we are firmly committed to reducing
the impact of our own operations.Indeed FirstGroup recently
achieved the Carbon Trust Standard, which certifies
organisations for real carbon reduction and commitment to
"The award recognises all the hard work invested across the
business to deliver better, greener public transport
services, and the wide ranging partnerships that we've
developed in order to achieve this.In our bus division for
example, we've invested £160m in nearly 1,000 new buses, £27m
in new ticketing technology and are commitment to reduce fuel
consumption through our groundbreaking DriveGreen programme.
"Winning the Sustainability Award reflects the commitment of
FirstGroup across all our companies in Scotland, the UK and
North America to play our role in delivering more sustainable
transport services for customers now and in the future."
The Scotland plc Awards were launched in 1999 by Scottish
Business Insider and pwc to celebrate and publicise
outstanding achievements by the Scottish plc community.