Committed to minimising our impact on the environment.
We fully support the UK Government’s commitments on net zero carbon and wider greenhouse gas emissions. To play our part we’ve taken big steps to minimise the impact of our transport activities on the environment.
Low carbon locomotives
We aim to reduce CO2 emissions by increasing our use of electric trains where we can. Through the increased use of its state-of-the-art Class 88 locomotives (which can run on the overhead electricity) DRS has reduced its CO2 emissions per Gross Tonne Mile by 25% year-on-year.
Part of our role is to develop the most effective way to deliver all NDA group transport requirements for decades to come. A key aspect of that will be to identify opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint by combining transports or by switching transport from one mode to another.
Sustainable shipping operations
We continually look for ways to improve the sustainability of our shipping operations. PNTL vessels switched to using ultra low sulphur marine gas oil well before international regulations changed – significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.