Meeting the needs of future generations
Our transport system connects people to one another, binds communities together and enables businesses to grow and expand. It’s one of the most powerful and dynamic tools for community cohesion, social justice and inclusive economic growth that we possess.
Llwybr Newydd – the Wales Transport Strategy 2021 will shape our transport system in Wales over the next 20 years by setting out a new way of thinking that places people and climate change at the front and centre of our transport system.
Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
Our approach to sustainable development is guided by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. It defines seven well-being goals and five ways of working to help public services meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This is how we’ll deliver the seven well-being goals:
A prosperous Wales
We’ll stimulate economic activity and promote a prosperous, innovative and low carbon economy which will provide high quality employment for our team members and our supply chain. We’ll conserve natural resources and improve the quality of the environment in which we operate by promoting sustainable consumption, reducing waste and driving continual improvement.
A resilient Wales
We’ll strengthen resilience and adapt to the changing climate and extreme weather events, and manage environmental risk by planning, monitoring, reviewing and, where appropriate, changing actions. We’ll reduce the degradation of natural habitats, natural resources and protect and enhance biodiversity.
A healthier Wales
We’ll promote a socially equal, inclusive, healthy and safe transport network for all our team members.
A more equal Wales
We’ll provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of disadvantaged people. We’ll provide opportunities to work and train, identifying skills gaps and offering apprenticeships and training. We’ll respect fundamental rights and cultural diversity and promote mental and physical well-being.
A Wales of cohesive communities
We’ll use our stations to connect people to information, local events, and other events in Wales and engage with local communities to ensure their interests are at the heart of our decision-making. We’ll offer a more integrated transport network with better connectivity between stations and communities.
A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
We’ll promote Wales’ language and culture by engaging with the Arts Council of Wales, Visit Wales, Cadw and other third-parties, to promote Welsh arts, culture and heritage as well as the Welsh language. We’ll also promote arts, culture and heritage in the other areas that we serve.
A globally responsible Wales
We’ll limit our global environmental impact and limit our impact on communities overseas through responsible procurement. We’ll comply with international biodiversity regulations and lower our carbon footprint.