Carbon reporting

GWA is committed to operating in a sustainable manner by reducing energy, carbon emissions, water and waste across the GWA Group operations.

GWA reported its carbon emissions annually until FY14 under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Act 2007 (“the Act”).  The reports contain the greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption from the operation of the group’s facilities.  The data was compiled based on the methods specified in the Act.

GWA has deregistered from reporting the group’s carbon emissions under the Federal Government’s NGER scheme as our energy and emissions are below reporting thresholds from FY15.  GWA is a low emissions intensity entity as our business activities are less carbon intensive than other sectors. We continue to voluntarily report our carbon emissions on the GWA website under Carbon Reporting.

The FY20 total carbon emissions from GWA’s controlled facilities were approximately 2,118 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent Co2e, representing a 46 per cent increase on the prior year. This substantial increase was primarily due to the inclusion of carbon emissions for Methven which was not recorded in the prior year (acquired on 10 April 2019).

Carbon emissions at GWA's controlled facilities in Australia reduced by 1 per cent on the prior year.