FirstGroup named as one of the world’s 200 cleanest companies

FirstGroup plca leading private sector public transport provider, has been recognized with a place in the 2022 Clean200 Report, one of six UK companies to include.

First group is the only passenger transport operator based in Europe featured in this year’s report and is on the list for the third consecutive year.

The annual Clean200 report is produced by a sustainable corporate media group Corporate Knights in partnership with we non-profit organization, As You Sow. The report ranks the world’s largest publicly traded companies based on their total clean energy revenues from products and services that provide solutions for the planet and a cleaner future. Companies on the list are involved in providing the infrastructure and services necessary for the transition to a clean and green economy.

First Rail, the from the United Kingdom the largest rail operator, has introduced or is in the process of introducing new electric and dual-mode trains across its six rail companies in the UK. The Group’s rail companies GWR and TPE are testing battery charging technology, paving the way for battery-only trains to run in regular passenger service in the future. Meanwhile, First Bus has pledged to stop buying diesel buses after 2022 and to achieve a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035. Recent initiatives include the introduction of the from the United Kingdom only 100% solar powered park and ride in Leeds and the opening of the from the United Kingdom the largest electric vehicle charging hub in Glasgowwhich will support the introduction of 150 new fully electric buses.

Commenting, First group Executive Chairman, david martin noted: ‘First group is committed to accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon world to help meet the challenges of climate change. We are pleased that our activities are recognized by our inclusion in this year’s Clean200 list. As a leading transport service provider, we have a key role to play in creating a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future. That’s why we’ve committed to achieving a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035 and supporting the government’s goal of removing all diesel-only trains from service by 2040.

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