Bradken Limited Annual Report 2015 - page 18

18 l BRADKEN LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT 2015
FY15 Overview
Total GHG emissions 226,666 tonnes CO2e
Total energy use 2,494,9345 GJ
Total waste to landfill 47,098 tonnes
Total waste to off-site recyclers 47,145 tonnes
100,290 tonnes of Scrap metal recycled into new product
Zero significant environmental incidents
Zero environmental convictions
14 neighbourhood complaints (down 60% on FY14)
$1.2M spent on capital equipment to improve environmental performance
Almost $500,000 spent on environmental monitoring of emissions
Environmental Management
Bradken has developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) which complies with the international standard ISO
14001. While some facilities have been independently certified since 1998, four sites obtained independent certification
to ISO 14001 during the financial year. Amite, LA, Atchison, KS and St Josephs, MO (United States) became the first
of Bradken’s North American locations to attain certification. It is expected that all other North American sites will gain
certification by the end of FY17. Bradken’s facility in Xuzhou, China also attained certification during the period.
Environmental initiatives for FY15 included the update of Bradken’s EMS procedures to better meet the requirements of a
more multi-nationally orientated company.
Energy & GHG Management
Energy & resource use efficiency is benchmarked across the foundries and engineering sites to promote awareness of the
benefits of efficiency improvements and share ideas around the company. Our foundries require large amounts of energy to
melt the scrap metal to produce the new castings (up to 60% of electricity use) and to heat treat product casings to give
them the properties required by customers (up to 80% of gas use).
Bradken has complied with its energy and GHG reporting requirements in the countries that require it. Overall Bradken used
2.5M GJ of energy and generated 227,000 tonnes of CO2e GHG gasses.
In Australia, the Group’s energy related requirements have corporate thresholds and the Group’s operations are subject to the
reporting requirements of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act and the National Pollutant Inventory .
In the USA, the Group’s Atchison site will be reporting its Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it has exceeded the US
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule annual threshold of 25,000 tpa CO2e within the last 5 years. The Atchison site is also
participating voluntarily in the US Department of Energy Better Plants program with a pledge to reduce energy intensity by
25% over 10 years. The Group’s other US sites do not exceed the reporting threshold.
Environment
Bradken’s operations are subject to significant environmental laws and
regulation. The Group has devoted and will continue to devote resources
to
and management in
each of the jurisdictions in which it operates
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Total energy use 2,500,000 GJ
Total GHG emissions 227,000 Co2e
t l wast to landfill 47,000 to nes
ste to off-site recyclers 47,000 tonnes
00,0 0 to nes of Scrap metal recycled into new product
Zero significa environmental incidents and convictions
14 neighbourhood complaints (down 60% on FY14)
$1.2M spent on capital equipment to improve environmental performance
Almost $500,000 spent on environmental monitoring of emissions
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