Sustainability

We connect people with where they need to be and want to go in Australia, London and Singapore. Whether it is to get from A to B or truly brilliant tourism experiences and accommodation around Australia.

We successfully and respectfully operate services in many communities providing efficient services, working to minimise our impact on the environment while focusing on delivering sustainable services in ways that matter most to the communities we serve, our business and our stakeholders.

Our People

We are proud to say our people are at the core of our business.

We take the responsibility of providing a safe, inclusive, and accessible workplace, where our team-members and customers feel acknowledged, respected, and appreciated seriously.

Committed to enabling people to bring their whole selves to work, we allow our people to be their best, bring their best, and feel their best. In doing so, we seek to create exceptional employee and customer experiences.

We will always champion inclusivity across our business to promote and support a workforce representative of the diversity of our customers and the Australian community.


Our Safety

Safety is, and will always be, our top priority.

We employ around 9000 people spanning our public transport, marine and tourism products and services. We have operations in three countries and transported over 207 million customers in 2021 Financial Year.

We prioritise the health, safety and welfare of our employees, contractors, visitors and customers. We are also committed to a high quality of service that provides our customers with an efficient, reliable, and safe experience.

Our Communities

Our engagement and support for the communities where we operate takes the approach of a bespoke local content plan to capture the needs of our community and empower our teams on the ground.

Support for local communities primarily takes the shape of creating local jobs and economic opportunities directly through us or our suppliers as well as charitable donations, sponsorships, and the provision of in-kind services to allow these communities to prosper.

SeaLink supports the Tiwi Islands

SeaLink has a strong connection to the Tiwi Islands. In 2014, we partnered with the Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation to deliver a new tourism experience incorporating traditional dancing and culture stories as well as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing activity.

This partnership has been instrumental in developing the skills and capacity of Tiwi Design artists to share cultural experiences with visitors to the Tiwi Islands.

Since commencement, SeaLink has carried around 6500 guests on the tour, with a boost of around $1million to the Tiwi economy. Many of these visitors also take the opportunity to purchase art to take home, further supporting Tiwi artists and their community.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Kelsian’s embedded history of community engagement includes support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and communities.

We are committed to create an organisation which embraces and incorporates recognition, acknowledgement and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. To create opportunity and capacity building for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses in our direct community.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) provides a structured framework to be intentional about our contribution to reconciliation as we build respect for, and relationships with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples around Australia.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Our Environment

At the Kelsian Group we genuinely care for the environment and are committed to preserving it through the efficient use of resources, minimising waste and reducing environmental impact, whilst promoting a culture of sustainability.

We are also committed to delivering a high-quality service that provides an efficient and reliable experience to our customers.

Transit Systems places Australia’s largest order for battery electric buses

Increased use of public transport services can be a positive contributor to lowering carbon emissions in metropolitan cities where we operate.

Transit Systems has partnered with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to help them achieve their NSW Zero Emission strategy by 2030.

After a successful two-year electric bus pilot in Region 6 in Sydney, New South Wales, 10 battery electric buses (BEB) were placed in service in June 2021. We are continuing to work closely with TfNSW on a proposal to introduce a fleet of a further 40 BEB into the Sydney network during the 2022 Financial Year.

In addition, Transit Systems made headlines when it placed Australia’s first order for two hydrogen fuel cell buses to service public transport contracts in Australia. The purchase complements our commitment to exploring and trialling different technologies to lower emissions in our operations. This order followed our extensive practical experience gained from operating a fleet of Hydrogen Fuel Cell buses in London for seven years as part of the Transport for London-led Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) and 3Emotion (Environmentally friendly, Efficient Electric Motion) projects.

Our Governance

Kelsian’s Board and Management are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance, strategic planning, and risk management to deliver long-term sustainable performance that creates value for our shareholders and other stakeholders.

You can view our various corporate policies and reports demonstrating our commitment to corporate governance.