Target Zero

In 2017 we launched our Target Zero strategy to guide effective resource management across PBPL’s main worksites (Port Office, Operations Base, Brisbane Multimodal Terminal and the TSHD Brisbane dredge vessel).

Target Zero aims to reduce our overall carbon footprint by 2030 by achieving the following targets:

  • Zero net emissions

  • Zero waste to landfill

  • Net positive water (using more rainwater or recycled water than potable water).


​Recent initiatives we’ve adopted to support this include:

  • progressive installation of solar panels on all PBPL-operated buildings (currently 291kW – the equivalent of 60 homes)

  • providing our compost bin waste to local environmental organisation, B4C, for use on its planting projects

  • participating in the Containers for Change initiative.

Our 2018/19 progress

Energy consumption by type (GJ)

 
Energy type  FY18  FY19  Change 
Diesel  136,545 131,683 -3.5%
Unleaded  221 215 -2.7%
Solar production 677 794 +17%
Electricity  12,491 11,539 -7.6%
Total  149,934 144,231 -3.8%

GHG emissions by scope (tCO2e)

 
Emission scope FY18 FY19  %
Scope 1  9,530 9,273 -2.6%
Scope  2,741 2,532 -7.6%
Total  12,271 11,805 -3.7%