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Environmental performance summary

Environmental summary table

Indicator

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Scope 1 Emissions (tonnes)

118,291

119,288

120,274

125,923

135,939

Natural Gas

5,547

5,536

5,360

5,631

5,394

LPG (All)

5,845

5,897

5,723

6,732

6,127

Diesel including generation

99,318

100,354

101,941

106,808

119,194

Petrol

7,581

7,502

7,249

6,752

5,223

Scope 2 Emissions (tonnes)*

161,446

156,505

152,181

135,305

121,193

Electricity Grid*

161,446

156,505

152,181

138,644

133,087

Scope 3 Emissions (tonnes)

505,556

547,645

615,097

585,489

610,842

Energy and fuel losses

28,353

26,822

24,555

24,567

23,108

Sub-contracted Road Transport

222,046

199,768

215,677

217,215

239,681

Sub-contracted Air transport

202,866

272,389

277,411

248,527

253,422

Sub-contracted rail

5,659

9,772

9,894

9,139

9,708

Sub-contracted ship

3,574

2,851

2,354

1,778

2,362

Business travel

4,872

4,058

4,058

2,799

588

LPO electricity

25,187

19,644

21,880

20,509

18,943

Waste

12,999

12,341

11,150

11,501

13,969

Material packaging and data centres

-

-

32,884

35,151

34,994

Material packaging disposal

-

-

14,666

14,067

14,067

Other Indicators

Energy Consumed (GJ)

2,404,018

2,404,515

2,431,788

2,356,953

2,495,743

Renewable Energy Production (GJ)

5,403

9,818

17,001

16,645

21,384

Renewable Energy Certificates – retired* (tonnes CO2e)

-

-

-

-3,339

-11,894

Carbon Offsets (tonnes CO2e)

-

-140

-1,543

-89,363

-150,124

Waste to landfill (tonnes)

9,285

8,815

9,292

9,584

10,745

Waste Recycled – Operational (tonnes)

10,532

11,699

10,423

10,648

13,511

Water (kilolitres)

449,300

494,851

471,959

445,504

425,222

* In 2020/21 we retired 11,894 tonnes of CO2e in Renewable Energy Certificates.

Note: Australia Post reports all Scope 3 related transport emissions based on the calendar year which is then reported to the International Postal Corporation.