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.
We’ve been running some of our trains on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is a direct replacement for traditional diesel and is one of the cleanest fuels on the market. This second-generation, synthetic, advanced renewable diesel alternative eliminates up to 90 per cent of the carbon (CO2e) and significantly reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.
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.
We’ve been evaluating the way we sail, using data-driven analysis to save fuel and reduce emissions to ensure we are as efficient as possible.