FirstGroup

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is FirstGroup doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 84

FirstGroup has a DitchCarbon Score of 84, indicating a strong commitment to sustainability. This high score reflects the company’s effective measures to reduce its carbon intensity. Their efforts place them well above average in managing and lowering emissions within their industry.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

FirstGroup operates within the transport services industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low

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Very high

FirstGroup is located in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s operations benefit from the region’s strong sustainability efforts and low carbon energy sources.
57.79%

...this company is doing 57.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

FirstGroup plc, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Aberdeen, operates within the transport services industry in the UK and North America. As a major player, the company offers a wide range of transportation services, including bus, rail, and coach operations, and is known for running every type of railway service. With a significant presence in both regions, FirstGroup not only facilitates local economies by moving millions of passengers annually but also specializes in student transportation and vehicle maintenance services in the United States and Canada.

Good news, FirstGroup has set science-based climate targets

FirstGroup has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy, demonstrating the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

FirstGroup should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to better understand and manage their direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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