Since 2007 – when we introduced our original Tread Lightly plan – we have continuously reduced our carbon footprint, making Eurostar the greenest mode of transport between the UK and mainland Europe on the routes we serve.
Reducing our carbon footprint has always been a key priority for our company and we are determined to build on our achievements. At the start of 2018, we committed to setting a bold new science-based target to further increase the energy efficiency of our business.
In accordance with the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement and the Science-Based Target Initiative, we are committing to a significant reduction in our corporate emissions, supporting the drive to limit global warming to below 2 degrees celsius and creating a low carbon future.
Our 10 commitments:
A reduction of 5% of train energy by 2020
Energy meters on board and energy efficient driving by 2020
Introduce alternatives to fossil fuel energy for all our journeys by 2030
Invest in renewable energy at our UK depot
Prevent waste from going to landfill and increase recycling
Reduce waste on-board at source
Reduce plastic by 50% by 2020
Reduce paper by 50% by 2020
Electric vehicles by 2020
Achieve a 3 star SRA Food and Drink rating by 2020