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Environment

We are committed to delivering a more sustainable way to operate our railway. We are embracing initiatives to tackle energy and water consumption to manage resources more efficiently: driving down waste, reducing negative impacts on our neighbours and increasing positive impacts.

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The Living Coast

Southern is proud to support The Living Coast as a member of the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership. The Living Coast is recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Region based on its mission to pioneer a positive future by connecting people and nature in this world-class environment of Downs, Towns and Coast. Everyone is encouraged to play a part to ‘Follow Your Better Nature’.

Our commitment to a sustainable future

As a company, we are committed to taking environment and energy concerns into account in all our decisions. As we work towards minimising the environmental impact of our business, we’re guided by our Environment Energy Policy

Our commitment hasn’t gone unnoticed – our efforts continue to earn us recognition for the improvements we are making.

  • Continued recommendation for Certification to ISO14001, the international standard for environmental management
  • Continued recommendation for Certification to ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management

If you have any suggestions for how we can further reduce our environmental impacts, email the Environment Team.

Please see the latest Environmental KPIs for the whole GTR network.

Recent achievements

Here are just a few examples of the kind of work that we’ve been doing to meet our environmental goals.

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