Targets and Indicators
To reduce our environmental footprint, CSR has established 2020 targets to help drive energy efficiency improvements and a reduction in greenhouse gases, namely:
- To reduce the amount of energy consumed per tonne of saleable product by 20% by 2020 and
- To reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emitted per tonne of saleable product by 20% by 2020.
In addition CSR measure key performance indicators for:
- Energy consumption
- Greenhouse gas (CO2-e) emissions
- Waste generation and
- Water generation
Each CSR business sets goals to reduce their indicators over time and these are regularly reviewed by senior management and the Safety, Health and Environment Board Committee.
CSR reports on a range of data to the Federal Government under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme and the National Pollutant Inventory. All data is publicly available through the CSR Sustainability Report under Community and Sustainability and the National Pollutant Inventory database
CSR strive to continually reduce its impact on the environment. Initiatives include undertaking life cycle analyses of CSR products such as the Hebel brick, to understand where the environmental impacts occur along its manufacturing process and how these impacts may be addressed; through to taking waste plasterboard from building sites and recycling at our Wetherill Park factory thereby reducing the need for raw material as well as the amount of plasterboard being disposed to landfill. Please refer to the CSR Sustainability Report under Community and Sustainability to review measures that have been implemented.
Australian Packaging Covenant
Smarter packaging, less waste, cleaner environment. As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, CSR Building Products Ltd, is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and by extension the amount of waste, including packaging waste, that may be disposed to landfill.