Health, safety & environment
Towards Destination Green
We are committed to reducing the global impacts of travel and minimising our own environmental impacts as a business.
Improving air quality
Air quality is an important issue for public transport. Our services help reduce overall emissions from travel and we’re working closely with authorities to maximise this benefit.
Since 2010, we have reduced the average emissions of an Arriva bus by nearly 50% nitrogen oxides and over 60% particulate matter.
Alternative technologies and fuels
The potential is huge, from our electric buses in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and UK, to our entire fleet running on biofuel in Sweden. We’ve also been trialling green technology in Sweden and the UK to run more fuel-efficient bus operations.
We’re rolling out many initiatives across Europe to encourage people to use public transport more often.
From bike share schemes and bike carriers on buses to demand responsive services in the UK (ArrivaClick) and Slovenia (Kranvaj electric vehicle), we actively encourage sustainable mobility.
Behaving responsibly as a business
Reducing our own impact on the environment is also important, such as using 100% renewable electricity at our Slovenian offices and rolling out LED lighting across Europe for lighting electricity savings of up to 70%.
Our new £3m depot at Rhyl, UK, sets the standard for our future buildings, with extensive green features including solar PV and a water-recycling bus wash.
Arriva Netherlands launched a ‘together for green’ programme for passengers to donate trees to offset the impact of their journeys, with half planted in the Netherlands and half in the Philippines.
A united health and safety management system
Arriva businesses already have excellent systems in place. The task in 2017 was to create a unified system for a thriving work place.
We’ve therefore been embedding ten Environment, Health and Safety Guiding Principles for our businesses. These show the actions we’ll take to prevent incidents and deliver a great health and safety performance.
We’ve also agreed a strategy to 2020: ‘Route to Zero’. It aims for zero work injuries and holding one another accountable in becoming not just the mobility partner of choice, but the safe mobility partner of choice.