Translink is committed to providing integrated travel solutions that are attractive, sustainable and good value in order to attract more users to public transport thereby reducing the use of the private car and helping tackle carbon emissions. Translink as an energy intensive operation has long recognised the moral, financial and legislative requirement to manage energy consumption, thus reduce carbon emissions from their own building and vehicle operations.
What and How:
Translink’s Corporate Vision is that “We will provide integrated travel solutions that are attractive, sustainable and good value”. This vision immediately puts ‘sustainability’ at the head of the strategy. Through this strategy Translink has:
An energy efficiency strategy is implemented and encompasses the procurement of energy, buildings, vehicles, and energy using equipment, through to communication/marketing campaigns along with monitoring & targeting, auditing and reporting.
Translink has committed 5% of the annual facility energy spend to energy related projects. In 2009/10 this included:
Translink has established strategic partnerships with the Carbon Trust, Energy Savings Trust and Northern Ireland Energy Agency. These partnerships have helped to provide a greater understanding of climate change – both for the business and the environment as a whole.