WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Maximising our energy efficiency

At WIS we continually strive to reduce the emissions intensity of our businesses and improve their resilience to climate change and the rising costs of energy.

Our businesses have reduced their electricity use by 25 per cent between 2015 and 2018. This significant reduction in electricity use has been via energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at Blackwoods, Workwear Group, Coregas and Bullivants.

WIS has undergone a process of replacing inefficient fluorescent tubes and metal halide high bay lights with LED lighting as well as installing solar PV arrays across its branches and distribution centres. These programs have saved more than 2,000,000 kilo watt hours and over 2,000 tonnes of CO2e since 2015. This is equivalent to the annual energy use of approximately 300 average Australian homes.

Over the past four years WIS has installed solar PV arrays on major distribution centres and continued its focus on sustainable buildings with LED light fittings. Under this program WIS has so far reduced emissions from electricity by 25 per cent since 2015.

This decrease in electricity is against a background of increasing electricity costs due to unresolved supply and demand issues on the National Energy Market (NEM).

Greenhouse gas emissions

106

Tonnes CO2e: '000
2018   106
2017   84
2016   93
2015   91
2014   93