The Channel Tunnel and its rail transport system have a number of environmental advantages, making Eurotunnel the most environmentally friendly cross-Channel operator.
Since May 2009, Eurotunnel is running a Passenger Shuttle wrapped in a livery representing the beauty of the natural environment.
Our Passenger Shuttle in sustainable development livery
Eurotunnel's commitments to reducing its carbon footprint will benefit all its customers by allowing them to minimise their impact on climate change.
With Eurotunnel, you help protect the environment now
Results of actions carried out in 2008 and 2009 confirm Eurotunnel's commitment to sustainable development and the efficiency of its environmental strategy.
Planète Gagnante Partnership: Signing of "Official Partnership Charter" with the French environment and energy management agency ADEME and the Nord-pas-de-Calais Regional Council one 20 September 2007and launch of a 7 point commitment plan.
Carbon footprint: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in 2008. To date Eurotunnel is the only cross-Channel operator to have published a carbon footprint review each year since 2006.
Optimised source of energy. Reduction of electricity consumption by 7.5% in 2008. Nearly all electricity needed is purchased in France as French electricity produces 20 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Development of renewable energy: Eurotunnel has been granted planning permission for a 3 turbine wind farm on the Coquelles terminal.
Waste management: In 2008, 50% of waste produced was recycled.
Eurotunnel continuously strives to reduce the environmental impact of its activities. Its sustainable development strategy was formalised by way of a 7 point commitment plan.
In May 2009, Eurotunnel was awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for its commitment to managing and reducing its carbon footprint year on year. Greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 45% over two years.
More…: read Carbon Trust Press Release 14/05/09
In line with its partnership signed with the French environment agency (ADEME), Eurotunnel formalised its sustainable development strategy by way 7-point commitment.
More…: on page 6 of the 2008 Environment report