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  • Stagecoach Sevices Ltd
  • Daw Bank
  • Stockport
  • Chesire
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Stagecoach Group is one of the world's biggest and most innovative transport operators. It has taken a leading role in developing more sustainable public transport options for local communities. 

The company - which has extensive operations in the UK and North America - employs nearly 40,000 people, and operates around 13,000 buses, coaches, trains and trams. 

Sustainability is the company's business.  Its buses and trains connect people with jobs and training. They provide access to education and health services. The company's transport services link people with retail outlets and leisure activities, which are crucial to local economies. And Stagecoach's carbon efficient transport supports government efforts to tackle climate change. 

Stagecoach Group has a five-year sustainability strategy, Shared responsibility, shared future, which has been produced in partnership with the Carbon Trust and sets out a package of investments at the Group’s bus and rail businesses. It follows a 30% reduction in Stagecoach Group’s carbon intensity between 2007-08 and 2013-14, as well as the achievement of previous targets 12 months ahead of schedule. 

By April 2019, the Group is aiming to:

  • reduce buildings carbon emissions by 7%
  • cut like-for-like fleet transport carbon emissions by 2%
  • lower water consumption by 9%
  • achieve a waste recycling rate of 83%

Stagecoach has a strong track record of delivering new environmental solutions, many in partnership with other forward-looking organisations and businesses.

The company launched the UK’s first Bio-buses in 2007 using 100% recycled biofuel manufactured by Argent Energy. Stagecoach, which installed the country’s first on-site bus depot bio-blender in 2011, is also the largest end user of biodiesel in the UK.

Stagecoach is the UK bus industry’s leading investor in hybrid electric technology, which provides a 30% reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard vehicles.

In the past 10 years, Stagecoach has invested more than £1 billion in more than 6,000 new cleaner buses, which are helping deliver better air quality in local communities by taking cars off the road.

All of Stagecoach's 8,000-vehicle UK bus fleet is fitted with GreenRoad eco-driving technology, which monitors dozens of manoeuvres, analyses driver performance and provides instant feedback to encourage safer and more fuel-efficient driving. It has delivered fuel savings of around 4% and employees benefit from a £900,000 annual bonus pot. Following the success of the initiative in the UK, the technology has been expanded to operations in North America.

Stagecoach operates Scotland's biggest fleet of fully electric buses in Inverness.

In Aberdeen, Stagecoach is helping deliver Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet as part of a Scottish Government and EU-funded initiative
Stagecoach has also invested in dozens of gas-powered buses and has also previously operated buses powered by biomethane from household and animal waste.

More than 100 of Stagecoach workplaces and depots have been fitted with hi-tech energy management systems, which have self-learning predictive programming, coupled with high-accuracy temperature sensing. This has cut carbon emissions by well over 30%, saving millions of pounds a year

Stagecoach Group has received independent recognition of its sustainability initiatives. It was awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard for measuring, managing and reducing its global carbon footprint, becoming the first public transport operator to have its boundaries certified outside of Europe.

Description of legal entity and main tasks

Stagecoach is one of UK's biggest bus and coach operators. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on Stagecoach's 8,100 buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The company's business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. 

As a company, Stagecoach is keen to look at sustainable resources and fuel alternatives so the BioDie2020 project is an ideal opportunity for us to work alongside partners who have the same drive as us in this field. Argent have been a supplier to the industry and Stagecoach for many years and we have worked together during that time within the Biofuel market.

Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains, Island Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has a 49% shareholding in Virgin Rail Group, which operates the West Coast inter-city rail franchise.
Stagecoach has invested £650m in new buses and coaches for the UK and mainland Europe in the last 8 years.

Sustainability is our business and our carbon efficient transport supports government efforts to tackle climate change. We have registered a 30% decrease in our carbon footprint over the last 5 years.

This is due to many aspects put in place, such as changing our bus fleet every 10 years, using biofuel blends in our bus fleet, and training our drivers to drive in a fuel efficient manner. Stagecoach bus employees have come out on top of a global performance scheme which measures safe and fuel-efficient driving.
Our values are built around growth and sustainability because it is right for our business, our customers, our people and our planet.

Stagecoach's new ideas and pioneering approach to public transport continues to be recognised with a host of major awards. We have three times been named UK Bus Operator of the Year and we were named Rail Operator of the Year for the third time in 2014, which is a reflection of our commitment to high quality services for passengers across our businesses.

In 2015, the Group was again awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard for its efforts in helping tackle climate change. The award follows a detailed assessment by the Carbon Trust of the environmental performance of the Group’s businesses in the UK, mainland Europe and North America between 1 May 2013 and 30 April 2015.

Get in touch

  • Paul Lee
  • Procurement Director UK Bus. With nearly 40 years’ experience in public transport bus sector, and 25 years in management, Paul’s wealth of engineering & technical knowledge is very important for the implementation of BioDie2020 fuel trials. As well as directing & facilitating implementation of fuel trials ‘on the ground’ at Stagecoach’s Gilmoss site, he is actively seeking to forge links with HDV manufacturers during BioDie2020. This is of vital importance not only for companies like Stagecoach to continue striving towards their 2020 sustainability targets, but also to prepare for the future of biofuels going to 2030 and beyond. As Procurement Director, Paul is well placed to liaise with manufacturers, and communicate on the benefits of using biofuels, in view of National & EU regulations which are now pushing biodiesel and sustainable options. Paul’s experience in managing the challenges around engine warranties will open up useful dialogue between the 2 groups.
  • 0161 219 4311
  • 07825 375721
  • paul.lee@stagecoachbus.com
  • Tony Cockcroft
  • Engineering Director. Over 15 years’ experience in transport services, Antony is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of engineering activities within the organisation. He ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes conform with Stagecoach’s established policies and objectives. A perceptive communicator, with the ability to engage and build relationships at all managerial and operational levels, and lead and energise cross-discipline teams to achieve first rate results, Antony will oversee the BioDie2020 technical tasks. Membership: Chartered Member of Logistics and Transport, Associate Member of Society of Operations Engineers and Institute of Road Transport Engineers, Engineering Council awarded Engineering Technical status – EngTech, CPT Confederation of Passenger Transport UKBUS Awards Gold Award – Engineer of the year 2014, Chair – North West PCV Maintenance Committee.
  • 07920 247457
  • Tony.Cockcroft@stagecoach.com