Carbon reporting

GWA continues to work towards reducing its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions across the business by improving the energy efficiency of our 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 FY21 total carbon emissions from GWA’s controlled facilities were approximately 1,869 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent CO2e, representing an 11.8 per cent reduction on the prior year (FY20: 2,118 tonnes CO2e).  The main drivers of the reduction was the continued improvement focus and implementation of energy efficiency measures across the Group, the sale of the Heshan, China factory and scale down of NZ manufacturing at the Avondale, NZ site during FY21.