At Aurizon, we recognise the global requirement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere. Climate change is a critical consideration for the sustainability, growth and long-term success of our company.
Consequently, we have implemented multiple systems and processes to improve the resilience of our business and integrate climate-related risk into key decision-making processes such as, the evaluation of future investment decisions.
In 2018 we achieved a 20% emissions intensity reduction across our locomotive fleet when compared to a 2010 baseline. This achievement was driven by a focus on improving the efficiency of our operations, including the implementation of targeted energy efficiency initiatives. We continue to seek opportunities to improve the emissions intensity of our operations.
For details on Aurizon's GHG emssions along with year-on-year performance, view our 2018 Sustainability Report.
In 2018, we had our National Greenhouse and Energy Report externally assured, which includes our scope one and two emissions. A copy of the assurance statement is available here.
In addition to measuring and monitoring our GHG emissions, Aurizon also responds annually to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Report) Climate Change questionnaire. The CDP is an international, independent, not-for-profit organisation which compiles corporate climate change information for the investor community. In 2018, we maintained our Management B Score, which is higher than the Transport Services (sector) average and higher than the Oceania regional average of C. View our 2018 CDP Response.