Adopted in 2010 by 93% of UN member countries, ISO 26000 defines corporate and public sector social responsibility. A tool for setting goals and evaluating sustainable development progress.
Developing a CSR culture
Transdev has made respect for diversity a fundamental principle in all countries. To go further in all forms of diversity and social responsibility, a "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) department and roadmap was created. Inspired by the new ISO 26000 standards, its ultimate goal is to ensure responsible business practices in all areas, internal and external, and in all fields of sustainable development - from work relations to impacts on society, the economy and the environment. These action principles are being integrated into all training, reference and collaboration tools to speed their adoption company-wide.
The voice for sustainable mobility
In addition to being a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the UITP(1) Sustainable Development Charter, Transdev is also a co-founder of the "Bridging the Gap" initiative, which expresses sustainable mobility positions in international climate negotiations. As the shift in modes from private car to public transport solutions continues, Transdev's activities are viewed as being part of the solution when it comes to environmental issues. Further efforts are needed, however, to optimize the environmental benefits of public transport starting with the "greening" of public transport networks. Local vehicles are being fitted with Europe's best performing emissions control technologies in order to reduce pollutant discharges (Euro 4, Euro 5 and the forthcoming Euro 6 standards).
Focus on diversity
Transdev's diversity commitment is reflected through the signing of diversity charter in France. In the Netherlands, the 2011 national "Talents to the Top" charter is designed to increase the number of women in senior positions and sets quantifiable targets: +30% in management positions and +25% in senior management positions by 2015 -- progress toward greater gender parity that is already becoming a reality throughout the company's business operations.