WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Climate change resilience

The business continues to work with the University of Queensland’s Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation to conduct a four-year research program to test the response of Curragh’s rehabilitated landforms to wildfire.

Climate change may impact fire regimes across the Australian landscape through changes to temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind, and the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The findings of the university study will provide information that will then be used to mitigate impacts from long-term climate change.

Energy use

5.4

petajoules
2017   5.4
2016   4.0
2015   5.1
2014   4.6
2013   3.8
1Bank cubic metres measure volume of material moved in mining operations

Greenhouse gas emissions

720

tonnes CO2e: '000
2017   720
2016   544
2015   663
2014   569
2013   621
1Bank cubic metres measure volume of material moved in mining operations