Developing SEPTA's Sustainability Program Plan
SEPTA worked with its partners to develop a program plan for sustainability. The plan, entitled "SEP-TAINABLE: The Route to Regional Sustainability," places SEPTA's existing sustainability initiatives into a comprehensive, strategic framework for building a more sustainable SEPTA and a more sustainable region.
What is Our Approach to Sustainability?
SEPTA is in the business of sustainability. Our approach to sustainability is "triple-bottom-line" - accounting for economic, social, and environmental organizational needs and regional opportunities. Working with our partners, SEPTA will use this three-pronged "people-planet-prosperity" approach to drive sustainable decision-making through the organization and work to build a more sustainable region.
SEPTA's Vision is to be the region's premier choice for transportation. We will earn that choice through connecting the region for integrated mobility, sustaining our environment and preserving our system for future generations, committing to continuous improvement and innovation, and providing excellent service by a dedicated team.
Our employees are dedicated to delivering safe, courteous, convenient and dependable public transit services for the people of our region. We contribute to the region's economic vitality, sustainability and enhanced quality of life.
As a company and as individuals we value: public transportation as a vital service that should be safe, reliable, efficient, accessible, clean, and customer focused; integrity, honesty, and personal responsibility; respect for employees, diversity, and ensuring a challenging and inclusive environment; as well as teamwork, courage, creativity, and constructive criticism.
SEPTA was created by Pennsylvania state charter on August 17, 1963, to coordinate government subsidies to various transit and railroad companies in southeastern Pennsylvania.
What is Sustainability?
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
What is Sustainability for SEPTA?
Sustainability is more than just 'going green.' It is a key component of our comprehensive corporate strategy as well as our regional responsibility. Sustainability, in short, is central to everything we do.