Contributing to a better Melbourne

Contributing to a better Melbourne

12 Mar 2021, James Ireland

Metro Trains has released its latest Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, outlining key initiatives to support a more sustainable Melbourne.

Underpinning the report are programs of work that are contributing to social responsibility, environment sustainability and economic prosperity.

Amparo Hassan, the Flinders Street Station staff member who is the face of the report, joined Metro colleagues for a special launch event.

The Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report 2019/20 details how Metro adapted to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to operate a full timetable to keep essential workers moving.

A comprehensive train and station cleaning program also ensured passengers and employees were kept safe on their journey.

Other initiatives outlined in the report include:

  • Investigating and implementing ways to improve energy efficiency, and partnering with the Department of Transport on emissions reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives.
  • A Biodiversity Management Program to protect ecological values at more than 30 sites of ecological significance.
  • Supporting engineering cadets into jobs as part of the Engineering Pathways Cadetship Program.
  • The development of a Social Inclusion and Aboriginal Employment Strategy; and
  • The Metro Cares Community Grants program, supporting local organisations and charities that foster community connection.

Metro’s CEO Raymond O’Flaherty says, “We’re incredibly proud of the innovation drive we’re seeing across our business to ensure we play our part in the sustainability of public transport in Melbourne.

“Our teams are doing great work to drive down our water and energy use, adapt to the challenges of climate change, and preserve and protect natural environments that are touched by our rail network.

“Metro has an important responsibility and genuine opportunity to contribute to a more liveable, inclusive and sustainable city.”

You can access Metro’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2019/20 here.

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