This month, the Eurotunnel Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first ever junction under the Channel. That first connection between the British Isles and continental Europe has since become the vital link that we know today.
On the occasion of the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris from this month, Euronext has also announced that it has selected Eurotunnel to join the new version of the Low Carbon 100 Europe® index. Since the inauguration of its commercial service, le Shuttle, Eurotunnel has been able to save almost 3.4 million tonnes of CO2, compared to ferry travel and, since 2006, Eurotunnel has also reduced its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. Therefore, this decision is seen by the company as a reward for 25 years of continuous commitment to actions in support of the environment.
The index measures the performance of the 100 largest companies in Europe with the lowest levels of Carbon emissions in their sector. The selection is made following a in depth evaluation of the Carbon footprint of each company and is made by a Scientific Committee composed of experts from NGOs, public bodies and the financial sector.