Train company strikes gold

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A REGIONAL transport operator has hit the gold standard.

Northern Rail has achieved the prestigious Gold status in Business In The Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index.

The rating, which follows a score of 93 per cent in assessments, shows that the company’s corporate responsibility strategy is articulated effectively, with clear and measurable targets.

Improving on previous years’ Silver status, Northern has demonstrated how its approach to practices can help to manage and shape its social and environmental performance.

Managing Director Ian Bevan said: “We’re thrilled to have steadily improved our performance across all sections of the CR Index Study year on year.

“Achieving Gold status shows that we are demonstrating openness and transparency through reporting publicly details of our environmental and social issues, programmes and performance.”