Green Business Accreditation, Awards & Achievements

Green Business Accreditation

Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate, by offering members advice on reducing energy use, saving water, efficient and eco-friendly waste disposal, ethical buying, staying local, minimising food miles, and promoting biodiversity.

Their awards certification programme recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. A business which holds a Green Tourism accreditation can be acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice and hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors.

Awards and Achievements

In 2016, we demonstrated our environmental commitment with the introduction of our Bus2020 strategy. This strategy outlined how we planned to reduce our emissions, helping to improve the air quality in and around our city, as well as setting out how we would reduce our overall carbon footprint. Read more about Bus2020.

In 2020 we continued our journey to improve on our Euro V exhaust emission commitment to running our entire fleet at Euro V standard by the end of the year. Our Euro VI buses reduce emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxides) and Particulates (PM) by 98%, making for cleaner air around us. In 2020 alone, we were able to remove more than 270kg of particulate matter, 50 tonnes of nitrogen oxides, and more than 2,500 tonnes of CO2 from our carbon footprint. The removal of 2,500 tonnes of CO2 is the equivalent of taking 1,825 cars off the road for one year. It’s also the same amount of CO2 needed to fill 388 hot air balloons.

Since 2011, we have removed more than 12,000 tonnes of CO2 from our total carbon footprint.