This means maximising the environmental, social and economic benefits of our operations and minimising the negative impacts.
As a socially responsible organisation, our role is more than getting people from A to B quickly. We also want to contribute to a better quality of life for Londoners, now and in the future. The Mayor's Transport Strategy sets out six goals to deliver sustainable transport benefits. These are:
- Support economic development and population growth
- Enhance the quality of life for all Londoners
- Improve the safety and security of all Londoners
- Improve transport opportunities for all Londoners
- Reduce transport's contribution to climate change and improve its resilience
- Support delivery of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and its legacy
We are a founding contributor to the International Association of Public Transport's Charter on Sustainable Development, which means we are committed to incorporating sustainable development as an organisation.
What we're doing
Our responsible procurement policy promotes fair employment practices. We aim to purchase low-carbon, resource-efficient goods and services that are responsibly sourced.
We are working with local communities to make public transport, walking and cycling more accessible. These initiatives include our school travel plans scheme and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Ambassadors Programme.
We are delivering a number of measures to help the Mayor achieve his target to reduce CO2 emissions by 60 per cent in 2025 (from 1990 levels).
We are also working to ensure our services and buildings are adapted to the changing climate.
We are helping road freight operators to adopt safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly practices through the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme. This offers operators benefits to help them improve their performance.
This includes reusing and recycling construction waste, providing step-free access for disabled passengers and secure cycle storage.