Environmental Action Plan

Commitment

Busabout is committed to providing eco-friendly transport services to provide a better environment for you and your family. We will endeavour at all times to manage the services operated by the company in such a manner that will preserve the environment.

Responsibilities

Management:

  • Work in partnership with Transport for New South Wales in planning services and incorporating regular community and passenger consultation into service planning and review.
  • Develop and maintain the bus network in a manner that is consistent with having the least adverse impact to the environment.
  • Aim to comply with all environmental legislative requirements.
  • Consider the environment in all strategic business decisions at all levels across the region, including:
    • Using appropriate environmental management practices in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of vehicles and plant, and
    • Working pro-actively to prevent polluting incidents, reduce environmental emissions and optimise the energy efficiency of all operations.
  • Maintain NSW Clean Fleet Accreditation
  • Monitor, review, and record the region’s environmental performance.

Statement of Intent

To achieve Busabout’s environmental objectives, the company will look at the following areas:

  • Service Planning – monitor routes and patronage levels.
  • Fleet and depot management:
    • Procurement – purchase buses that achieve the maximum performance with the least environmental impact.
    • Depot Management – manage pollutants at all times, install systems for collecting waste, and ensure the disposal of this waste is ecofriendly.
    • On-road Operations – maintain vehicles to ensure maximum performance with least emissions.
    • Staff Training – train drivers on eco-driving techniques, including maximum idling of 5 minutes.
  • Maintain a system of records to report against the following:
    • Fuel consumption
    • Overall fleet profile
    • Driver training
    • Patronage growth

Review

Busabout will review and evaluate this policy when required, with respect to changes in legislation or operations, and at least annually.

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