ComfortDelGro is one of the world’s largest land transport companies with a total fleet size of over 41,600 vehicles. In Australia alone, our fleet spans over 4,000 vehicles.
In sustainably managing our core land transport business, we are committed to lowering the carbon footprint of each journey by minimising adverse impacts on the environment and community. To achieve this, we have and will continue to work closely with the government, vehicle manufacturers and our suppliers.
We invest in the use of alternate energy sources and low emission technologies. ComfortDelGro already operates hybrid buses and taxis and we are currently working with manufacturers and the government on electric vehicle trials.
To-date, more than 40% of our Singapore taxi fleet is hybrid/electric vehicles and over 50% of our Australia taxi fleet are hybrid / electric vehicles which includes two fully electric taxis on trial. In Melbourne, Australia, under a green loan arrangement, we are replacing 50 of our diesel buses with the Volvo Euro 6 hybrid vehicles, of which over 30 hybrid buses are already in operation. In London, we operate 23 fully-electric single deck buses on Route 46 and has commenced operation of 68 fully-electric double deck buses on Route 43 and Route 134. In Singapore, we will be trialling electric buses across different routes, in collaboration with the Land Transport Authority.
We are also committed to reducing the energy and carbon footprint of the buildings we operate by managing our real estate sustainably through construction, lifetime use and decommissioning. We aim to be efficient in the use of resources, protective of the occupants’ health and wellbeing, and mitigate any negative waste and pollution impacts.
We promote a strong environmentally conscious culture through enhanced environmentally friendly work practices and support many sustainability events and revegetation activities within the community.
Last year, in recognition of our sound sustainability practices and benchmarking, ComfortDelGro was selected as one of the five Singapore companies to be included in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.