WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Environmental stewardship

Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 3.6 per cent compared to last year as a result of lower production across our operations.

Greenhouse gas emissions

770

tonnes CO2e: '000
2018   770
2017   798
2016   809
2015   761
2014   826

Water is critical to our operations and a reverse osmosis water treatment plant was commissioned during the year to provide an alternative water supply option and increase water security for the CSBP Kwinana site.

CSBP continues to support – via the Kwinana Industries Council – the Western Trade Coast recycled wastewater Managed Aquifer Recharge project. The project, led by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and CSIRO, aims to infiltrate treated effluent into the groundwater providing secure, long-term fit-for-purpose water for industry.

This year, CSBP participated in an industry and research engagement program which brings Western Australian PhD students and industry together to find innovative solutions to existing problems.  The program was successful in identifying water treatment options that could complement or eventually replace the existing artificial wetland that is currently used to strip nitrogen from waste water at the CSBP Kwinana operations.