Translink is a Recognised Leader in Environmental Management

"we have reduced carbon emissions by 3.1% over the last 2 years - that is 7,037 tonnes of carbon"
7th December 2012


Dear Colleagues,

Last month, Translink achieved Platinum status in the 14th ARENA Network Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey announced by Business in the Community.  This result positions us as one of Northern Ireland’s leading organisations in environmental management, performance and assurance.

We also hold the Carbon Trust Standard Award in recognition of on-going carbon emission reductions.  This independently assessed scheme highlights which organisations are genuinely impacting on climate change and are committed to reducing carbon emissions.  Translink has reduced its carbon emissions by 3.1% over the last 2 years − representing some 7,037 tonnes of carbon.

This success has been achieved by a range of environmental initiatives including:

  • the ‘Go Eco’ energy awareness campaign
  • recycling over 80% of all company waste
  • half-hourly electricity metering
  • energy efficient lighting installation
  • the ‘Eco Driving’ Programme for bus drivers
  • using cleaner heating fuels such as natural gas instead of oil
  • ... and the new contract with Electric Ireland, which means our metered electricity comes from 100% renewable sources


I would like to extend my congratulations and thanks to all of you who have helped us achieve this success and gain this recognition through changing the way we work and operate.  Of course we should also not forget that travel by bus and train is a big part of a sustainable economy and community.

Finally, the new Train Maintenance Facility at Adelaide is now completed and will be throwing open its doors next Friday December 14th to all of you who would like to visit the new site.  Tours will be held at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm each lasting approximately 45 minutes. For further information and to book your place, contact Bronagh Goan in the Marketing Department.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive