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OUR NEW TREAD LIGHTLY 10 POINT PLAN

Since 2007 when we introduced our original Tread Lightly plan we have continuously reduced our carbon footprint making Eurostar the greenest mode of transport between the UK and mainland Europe on the routes we serve.

Reducing our carbon footprint has always been a key priority for our company and we are determined to build on our achievements. At the start of 2018 we committed to setting a bold new science-based target to further increase the energy efficiency of our business.

In accordance with the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement and the Science-Based Target Initiative we are committing to a significant reduction in our corporate emissions, supporting the drive to limit global warming to below 2 degrees celsius and creating a
low carbon future.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
1
A REDUCTION OF
0% OF TRAIN ENERGY BY 2020

We have been reviewing the current energy usage on trains and looking at opportunities to reduce this. This will continue to be a key focus area for 2019.

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2
ENERGY METERS ON BOARD AND ENERGY EFFICIENT DRIVING BY 2020

We will reduce train energy on board our e320 trains and deliver an energy efficient driving programme to all our train drivers by 2020.

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3
INTRODUCE ALTERNATIVES TO FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY FOR ALL OUR JOURNEYS BY 2030

We’ve been developing long term plans with our infrastructure partners to incorporate fossil fuel alternatives in our energy mix. The Netherlands section of our journeys is already 100% wind powered.

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4
INVEST IN RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OUR UK DEPOT

We’ve been carrying out research into options for renewable energy at the depot and how this would fit with the current set up of the buildings on site. Lightweight solar technology is developing rapidly, and this remains an option.

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REDUCING PLASTIC
AND WASTE
5
PREVENT WASTE FROM GOING TO LANDFILL AND INCREASE RECYCLING

We’ve increased recycling in St Pancras International, with 79% of waste now being recycled – up from 26% last year.

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6
REDUCE WASTE
ON-BOARD AT SOURCE

We have been reviewing our products on board to reduce waste where possible, looking particularly at new product innovations coming on board. In 2019 we switched all the lids used for our onboard meals to 100% recycled plastic.

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7
REDUCE PLASTIC BY
0% BY 2020

We’ve been trialling alternative products that use less plastic onboard and in early 2019 we introduced Radnor water for use on board and in our Business Premier lounges. This bottle is made with 51% recycled plastic. We have already achieved a 23% reduction in plastic use. We have achieved this by implementing still and sparkling water taps in our Business Premier lounges, and switched 60% of our Business Premier plastic lids to foil covers for food preparation before serving. We are aiming to achieve a 37% reduction in plastic use by the end of 2019.

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8
REDUCE PAPER BY
0% BY 2020

We have met our target to reduce paper use by 50% by 2020. We achieved this by our increased uptake of our mobile app, with paper tickets printed in stations making up only 10% of total tickets in the last three months.

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COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
9
ELECTRIC VEHICLES
BY 2020

We are implementing electric vehicle chargers to be installed at our UK depot by the end of 2019, allowing purchase of electric vehicles to commence at the start of 2020.

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10
ACHIEVE A 3-STAR SRA FOOD AND DRINK RATING BY 2020

We have met our target of achieving a 3-star SRA food and drink rating in October 2019.

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