Environment

Our vision

We will continue to enhance Chiltern’s environmental credentials through rigorous processes, smart innovation and tireless leadership. We will ensure that our people, customers and stakeholders know that environmental excellence is a core aspect of Chiltern’s service delivery.

Our aims

To fully support a reduction in use of resources to meet our legal and societal obligations to the environment. To develop and maintain good practices and an engaged and well-informed workforce to protect the environment from damage.

Three key workstreams we are focusing on are:

  • Waste
  • Energy and water
  • Fuel and Air quality
Measure
ending
2021 Target Performance January - September 2021 (period 1 to period 9)
Average
Our trains (traction carbon emissions) Reduce kilos of carbon emissions (kgCO2e) per vehickle (vkm) by 0.15% Our baseline figure in 2019 was 1.362 per vehicle km. By period 9 we have increased our carbon emissions by 1.8%. This is primarily due to the Covid emergency timetable that was in place for the first months of the year that was less efficient for fuel consumption
Our Energy (non-traction energy use) Reduce our energy consumption by 6.6% Our baseline figure in 2019 was 12.1 million kwh. At period 9 we are on track to deliver a 9.9% reduction
Our Water Reduce our water consumption by 8.7% Our baseline figure in 2019 was 68,986 m3. At period 9 we are on track to deliver a 13.2% reduction
Our Waste (total waste produced in tonnes) Reduce overall waste produced by 17.3% Our baseline figure in 2019 was 1505.89 tonnes of waste produced. By period 9 we have achieved a 44% reduction in waste produced
Our Recycling (percentage of waste recycled) Achieve 25% of all waste being recycled, with zero waste to landfill. Our baseline figure in 2019 was 18% of waste being recycled with no waste to landfill. At period 9 the rate stands at 28.3% recycled

Waste

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Energy and Water

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Fuel and Air Quality

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