GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Groupe Eurotunnel won the renewal of its Carbon Trust Standard’s certification

  GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Groupe Eurotunnel won the renewal of its Carbon
  Trust Standard’s certification

UK Regulatory Announcement

PARIS

Groupe Eurotunnel (Paris:GET) prides itself on retaining the renewal of its
Carbon Trust Certification by the independent British organisation Carbon
Trust Standard for its policy and achievements in carbon footprint reduction
for the period 2011 to 2012. Groupe Eurotunnel got already this great
recognition by Carbon Trust for the period 2009-2010. This certification
comprises the Channel Tunnel and all its railway subsidiaries (GB Railfreight,
Europorte France, Europorte Proximite, Eurotunnel Channel, Europorte Services,
Socorail). By 3 months, all 15 Passenger Shuttles will display the Carbon
Trust logo.

The Carbon Trust Standard is a reference in its sector. To get the Carbon
Trust certification is a great challenge through the extensive criteria that
has to be met as the reduction of the annual carbon footprint by 3%.
Eurotunnel is still the only cross-Channel operator to carry out a carbon
footprint assessment.

Over the last two years three main projects were highlighted for the
significant impact they have had and continue to have in reducing Eurotunnel’s
carbon footprint:

  *The reduction in speed of transit for trains using the Tunnel at night
  *The reduction of energy used for Tunnel cooling
  *The transfer of electricity supply to low carbon sources in France

Through a number of these initiatives Groupe Eurotunnel is confident it will
continue to work towards this credential. Electric cars are in the process of
being rolled out throughout the cross-Channel fixed link, lighting throughout
both Terminals are currently being converted over to LED lighting to further
lower the emissions output, all these initiatives show our continued efforts
and our commitment.

Tom Delay, Carbon Trust Chief Executive Officer stated: “Eurotunnel has
achieved consistent environmental improvements for a number of years and has
retained the Carbon Trust Standard since 2009, certifying that it has reduced
its carbon footprint year-on-year. Eurotunnel’s commitment to sustainability
helps to reduce the impact of its passengers and freight customers when they
are crossing the Channel”

Michel Boudoussier, Groupe Eurotunnel Chief Operating Officer – Concession
stated: “More and more customers are making their purchasing decisions based
on a company’s impact on the environment. Our performance certified by Carbon
Trust and our ongoing commitment to sustainable development always bring us
more traffic”.

Eurotunnel Press:
For UK media enquiries
Natalie Cook, + 44 (0) 1303 284491
press@eurotunnel.com
or
For investor enquiries:
Michael Schuller, +44 (0) 1303 288749
Michael.schuller@eurotunnel.com

Contact:

Groupe Eurotunnel
 
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