Corporate Responsibility Review Launch

"Going Places, Connecting People"
27th August 2013


Dear Colleagues,

This week we launched our Corporate Responsibility Review for 2012/13 – 'Going Places, Connecting People'.

We are committed to Corporate Responsibility (CR) and place great importance not just on what we do, but how we do it. This ethos is embedded across our business with everyone aware of their responsibilities in terms of their impact on our society and the environment.

Our Corporate Responsibility Performance Report showcases the range and effectiveness of the programme of CR activity we undertake which has helped us meet our wider company goals such as maintaining a high safety profile as well as attracting more and more people onto our bus and train services.

In 2012/13, partnerships were developed with new organisations such as City of Culture, Ulster Youth Choir and Music Theatre 4 Youth. We also continued to work with established partners such as Belfast City Council to support the Metro Monster Mash at Halloween, Ulster in Bloom, Eco Schools and TIDY Northern Ireland.

In the past year, we celebrated the ten year anniversary of our Safety Bus; around 300,000 people have been on board the bus for safety inductions and community trips since it was introduced in 2002.

We have also been very active in focusing and minimizing our impact on the environment in terms of reducing our carbon footprint through energy reduction and eco driving schemes and indeed have achieved a number of awards in this area.

As Biodiversity Champion for Business in the Community, I am also particularly pleased with the range of biodiversity projects we have delivered to enhance and protect the valuable habitats and species living within our land holdings and in the wider NI community.

We also worked with our charity partner Diabetes UK NI to help promote a healthy lifestyle message and we recently welcomed Macmillan Cancer Care on board as our new charity partner – I know many of you were involved in fundraising for the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' events held today.

I would like to thank all of you who actively volunteer to support a wide range of charities - your fundraising efforts, drive and enthusiasm are truly inspirational!

To view the full the full Corporate Responsibility Review click

Last night we were extremely successful at the Construction Employers Federation Awards in which Ballymoney Station footbridge won the Transportation Category. Congratulations to everyone involved in this innovative project.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive