Notes: Australia Post reports all scope 3 related transport emissions based on the calendar year which is then reported to the
International Post Corporation.
GHG emissions commentary
Scope1 – we have seen a 0.8 per cent increase in scope 1 emissions in 2019 related to an increase in emissions from the extra diesel from our large trucks delivering more parcels.
Scope 2 – we have seen a 2.7 per cent reduction in electricity emissions arising from a combination of energy efficiency, the roll out of one of Australia’s largest solar installations and Melbourne CBD property consolidation.
Scope 3 – we have seen a 5.2 per cent increase in scope 3 emissions primarily associated with the continued growth of the parcels business and increased distribution requirements.
Other indicators – highlights
Renewable energy production – we continue to increase the amount of solar generation available across the Australia Post network with a total of 3,833 KWs of solar now generating at 49 sites.
New category created for operational equipment – we have created a new reuse category for recycling which includes vehicles, tyre retreads and ULD maintenance. The data for these items has been added from 2016 to enable like-for-like comparison.
Scope 1 and 2 emissions have been calculated in accordance with the NGA Factors July 2018.
Scope 3 emissions have been calculated in accordance with the NGA Factors July 2018, including an air freight factor from Qantas and our sub-contracted road transport being based on the fuel efficiency of the Australia Post Fleet.