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FirstGroup is a publicly listed company headquartered in the UK, founded in 1986 after the deregulation of the UK bus services. In 2021 its revenue was USD 7.16 billion. The company is a private-sector provider of public transportation services in the UK and Ireland. It offers rail and local bus services through its operations First Bus and First Rail.

Ranking position
#3 /90
Total score
41.3 /100

32.9 /60
Core social indicators
6.5 /20
Just transition
1.9 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
7.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


41.5 /100 #22

Material investment

23.3 /100 #22

Intangible investment

15.0 /100 #10

Sold products



78.9 /100 #2

Supplier engagement

66.7 /100 #3

Client engagement

0.0 /100 #62

Policy engagement

45.0 /100 #8

Business model

8.8 /100 #27

ACT assessment

Leading practice

Risks and opportunities


FirstGroup receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. Based on current projections, FirstGroup is likely to greatly exceed its 1.5°C carbon budget for the period 2021-2035 . However, the company has recently set ambitious emissions reduction targets and has shown evidence of taking the necessary actions to achieve these targets. FirstGroup introduced emissions reduction key performance indicators into its executive incentive package in2021. Additionally, it has expanded its use of detailed scenario analysis in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
USD 7.16 billion
Publicly listed