April is National Earth Month and SEPTA continues to take steps towards combatting climate change. As a cornerstone of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s regional sustainability - SEPTA is proud to observe Earth Month 2023 by highlighting our environmental initiatives.
The current Environmental Policy Statement states:
It is SEPTA’s policy to carry out this mission in a way that establishes itself as a regional and industry leader in environmental and sustainability management. To this end - SEPTA commits to implementing a formal Environmental and Sustainability Management System that will develop procedures and practices to proactively mitigate environmental impacts, build a healthy and versatile workforce, and ensure fiscal stability.
This Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) will:
Provide a framework for setting and regularly reviewing environmental and sustainability goals and objectives.
Empower employees to fulfill environmental and sustainability responsibilities.
Promote a spirit of collaboration among internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and industry environmental regulations and policies.
Prevent air, water, and other pollution through a proactive approach to improve our operations and mitigate health and safety risks.
Minimize waste and dispose of it safely and responsibly.
Measure and monitor SEPTA’s compliance with this policy through the tracking of environmental and sustainability metrics.
Establish and maintain a process for continual improvement of SEPTA’s environmental and sustainability programs.
Public Transportation is a national priority that should be specifically targeted by climate change and energy legislation. SEPTA is not only committed to the riders we serve but also to the planet we operate on. Keep it here for more information this month regarding SEPTA’s Sustainability Program and other initiatives to help our planet.