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Sustainability Highlights

Our 2017 Sustainability Report discusses how Aurizon delivers sustainable returns, while managing risks, and operating responsibly. See our highlights below.

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Safety

Safety

At Aurizon, the safety of ourselves and others is our number one priority. It’s at the core of everything we do as we commit to ZEROHarm.

FY2017 Total Recordable Injuries (by body part)

SPADs and derailments per million train kilometres travelled (MTkm)

Road safety

Following commencement of IVMS reporting in February 2016, there was a 97% reduction in all unsafe driving breaches.

Average speeding breaches by 10,000 kilometres


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Business Model

Business Model

Aurizon is a significant contributor to coal, iron ore and other bulk supply chains in Australia, providing both above rail (transport) and below rail (network) capabilities to generate sustainable returns.

Focus on sustainable returns

Aurizon seeks to create sustainable returns through disciplined capital allocation. Cashflow is also important to maintain our credit rating and provide resilience through the cycle or to specific events.

Capital prioritisation framework


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Future of Coal

Future of Coal

Our business is linked to the continued demand and competitiveness of Australian coal.

Australia's export infrastructure advantage

Australia has the lowest average transportation and port costs. This advantage is underpinned by the shorter distances between mines and ports and significant port and rail capacity to exclusively service coal exports.

Land transport, port and sea freight costs for metallurgical coal


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Transformation

Transformation

Aurizon is committed to continuously improving our operations to reduce resource use and increase productivity for the benefit of customers and shareholders.

In Vehicle Monitoring System benefits

A technology roadmap ensures we deliver

Aurizon’s Technology Roadmap provides structure and visibility of priorities for the next three years. It is organised into five focus areas with two enablers, ensuring we deliver benefits before progressing further.


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Customers

Customers

Helping Aurizon’s customers to prosper and grow is our priority. Indeed, it’s essential if we are to do the same.

Response to extreme weather events

Since FY2011, outages from extreme weather events in the CQCN have not exceeded 30 days for affected parts of the network.


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Regulation & Policy

Regulation & Policy

We play an active role in encouraging infrastructure investment and efficient use of Australia’s supply chains.

Electric locomotives reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Electric locomotives achieve significant GHG emissions savings relative to diesel locomotives - consuming the equivalent electricity demand of 500,000 Tesla 3 electric vehicles per year, but at half the capital cost.


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People

People

Our greatest asset is people — who work together to safely and efficiently operate complex supply chains.

Performance improvement initiatives

184 of our leaders have been provided with 360° feedback and coaching via the Aurizon Way of Leadership.


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Environment

Environment

Our environment vision is to deliver sustainable value through effective management of material environmental risks and improved Enterprise environmental performance.

Average coal dust exceedances vs. tonnes hauled

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We are targeting a 15% reduction in the GHG emissions intensity of our locomotive fleet by FY2020, from a FY2015 baseline.

Historical and targeted GHG reduction


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Community

Community

We aim to build sustainable positive relationships in the communities where we operate and where our people live and work.

Aurizon's economic contribution to regional Queensland

Understanding our impacts

In FY2017, we received a total of 250 community complaints, an increase of 15% on FY2016. Most concerns raised in FY2017 related to rail noise, rail corridor management and employee driver behaviour.

Major categories of complaints received in FY2017


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    2017 Sustainability Report

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