This project involves determining and implementing reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, municipal and groundwater use and waste to landfill at our major manufacturing sites globally. Ongoing performance against the targets will be measured and reported and actions to create efficiencies will be supported.
A central database (SHAERS) to capture the data is in place and is being rolled out across the Company. During FY2010/11, only our Australian sites entered energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use into the database. It is expected that our European and North American sites will enter data from the end of the 2012 financial year.
From this data, we are determining what the baseline year and measurement methods should be. We will then determine the reduction targets and the timeline for achieving them. It is expected that the targets will be in place by 2012.
While is it too early to report results, the database has been well received across the Company.