Rail is the safest and most environmentally-friendly mode of land freight transport, delivering significant greenhouse gas emissions intensity benefits when compared to road freight transportation (dependent on commodity and length of haul).
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Note: Aurizon's emissions calculator outputs are scaled to reflect an average weight of product hauled by Aurizon on behalf of customers across multiple commodity types, ranging between 6000 to 9000 metric tonnes of payload per service.
Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes
|Kalgoorlie to Kwinana (WA)||683 km|
|Muswellbrook to Newcastle Port (NSW)||126 km|
|Oakey to Fisherman’s Island at the Port of Brisbane (South East QLD)||190 km|
|Moura to Gladstone Port (Central Queensland Coal Network [CQCN] - Moura line)||185 km|
|Blackwater to Gladstone Port (CQCN Blackwater line)||302 km|
|Moranbah to Hay Point (CQCN Goonyella line)||190 km|
|Wotonga to Abbot Point (CQCN Goonyella line)||363 km|
|Mt Isa to Townsville (North West Rail Corridor)||978 km|
- These estimations use emissions intensity averages to provide a high-level comparison of potential scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions) based on distance and metric tonnes of bulk product to be hauled. The greenhouse gas emissions output should not be relied upon for reporting purposes.
- Tonnage refers to the total tonnage (payload) of bulk (non-containerised) product to be hauled.
- Distance refers to one-way haulage only and does not cater for potential back-haulage.
- Emissions factors for diesel combustion in rail operations and road operations have been sourced from the Australian Government, Dept. Environment and Energy National Greenhouse Accounts Factors (August 2019) available: View PDF
- Road haulage calculations (tare weights, fuel burn and trip to tonnage ratios) utilise the Australian Trucking Association Truck Impact Chart: Technical Advisory Procedure, v2.2 (March 2018) available: View PDF
- Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes are approximates.
Climate Strategy and Action Plan
In 2020, we introduced our first Climate Strategy and Action Plan (CSAP). The CSAP brings a sharper focus within our Company to climate-related risks and opportunities, including our goal to further reduce Aurizon’s carbon footprint with specific targets, initiatives and investments.
Reconciliation Action Plan (2022-2025)
At Aurizon, we recognise and value the opportunity we have to continue undertaking meaningful action to help achieve reconciliation in Australia.
Our commitment to progressing reconciliation is outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Aurizon’s vision for reconciliation is for our people to be inspired and empowered by our shared story and connection to the land on which we operate.
Our RAP provides a framework to achieve our vision and to further build relationships, foster respect and grow opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Modern Slavery Statement
This is our third Modern Slavery Statement made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act) and constitutes the modern slavery statement of Aurizon for the year ended 30 June 2022.
It details our commitment to operating responsibly and ensuring that we have robust standards and processes to minimise and address modern slavery risks.
2022 Sustainability Report10.0MB PDF
2021 Sustainability Report5.0MB PDF
2021 Modern Slavery Statement5.0MB PDF
2020 Sustainability Report6.0MB PDF
2019 Sustainability Report11.0MB PDF
2020 Modern Slavery Statement3.0MB PDF
2018 Sustainability Report9.0MB PDF
2017 Sustainability Report7.0MB PDF
2016 Sustainability Report4.0MB PDF
2015 Sustainability Report8.0MB PDF
2014 Sustainability Report4.0MB PDF