Emissions, effluents and waste: EN16 - EN25

  • EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by mass.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    The group focuses on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, respectively caused by consumption of fossil fuels and electricity generated from fossil fuels. These are reported in terms of the GHG Protocol corporate standard and converted to units of CO2e being the universal unit of measure adjusted for the global warming potential of the six Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases.

    The emissions identified by Barloworld include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane from combustion of petrol and diesel in trucks, machinery and equipment and vehicles, and from the consumption of purchased electricity.

    For more detail see also table of emission factors.

    Consistent with our increase in energy consumption (6%), group emissions are 5% up on 2013 levels, against increased revenue of 4% for the same period.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by division (Scope 1 and 2) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Equipment and Handling 57 101 58 108 63 492 65 543 67 327 72 282
    * Automotive and Logistics 216 179 201 574 126 802 116 785 127 881 120 294
    Corporate 706 740 521 404 833 1 019
    Total continuing operations 273 986 260 422 190 815 182 732 196 041 193 595
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 3 373 7 202 6 674 6 311 5 692 5 458
    Barloworld Group 277 359 267 624 197 489 189 043 201 733 199 053

    In line with prior periods and its scale of operations, Automotive and Logistics contributes 79% of total 2014 group carbon emissions.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by Energy Source (Scope 1 and 2) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Diesel – Continuing operations 173 078 160 715 86 684 75 769 73 823 73 420
    Diesel – Discontinued operations – Australia 541 1 216 1 113 1 004 831 718
    Diesel – Total 173 619 161 931 87 797 76 773 74 654 74 138
    Petrol – Continuing operations 24 291 23 230 27 018 28 881 30 291 31 592
    Petrol – Discontinued operations – Australia 926 1 875 1 982 1 795 1 743 1 464
    Petrol – Total 25 217 25 105 29 000 30 676 32 034 33 056
    Electricity – Continuing operations 76 446 76 023 75 576 76 226 89 751 88 166
    Electricity – Discontinued operations – Australia 1 906 4 111 3 578 3 512 3 118 2 982
    Electricity – Total 78 352 80 134 79 154 79738 92 869 91 148
    Other – Continuing operations 172 454 1 538 1 856 2 176 711
    Other – Discontinued operations – Australia
    Other – Total 172 454 1 538 1856 2 176 711
    Total emissions – Continuing operations 273 986 260 422 190 815 182 732 196 041 193 889
    Total emissions – Discontinued operations – Australia 3 373 7202 6 674 6311 5 692 5 164
    Total emissions – Total 277 359 267 624 197 489 189 043 201 733 199 053

    In line with prior periods and business operations diesel is the major contributor (63%) of total 2014 group carbon emissions. Despite electricity only constituting 10% of 2014 group energy consumption, electricity contributed 28% to the group's 2014 total carbon emissions.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by scope 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Scope 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
    Equipment and Handling 31 937 25 164 33 044 25 064 38 060 25 432 38 940 26 603 38 679 28 648 41 509 30 773
    * Automotive and Logistics 165 590 50 589 151 341 50 233 77 151 49651 67 540 49 245 67 568 60 313 64 167 56 421
    Corporate 14 692 15 725 28 493 26 378 43 790  47 972
    Total continuing operations 197 541 76 445 184 400 76 022 115 239 75 576 106 506 76 226 106 290 89 751 105 723 88 166
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 1 466 1 907 3 090 4 112 3 096 3 578 2 799 3 512  2 574 3 118 2 182 2 982
    Barloworld Group 199 007 78 352 187 490 80 134 118 335 79 154 109 305 79 738 108 864 92 869 107 905 91 148

    Against a 4% increase in revenue in 2014 over 2013, scope 1 emissions increased by 7% and scope 2 increased by 1% over the same period. The significant increase in scope 1 emissions over the prior period is a result of the increased activity and expansion of Logistics' road transportation activities.

    It may not always be possible or practical to reduce absolute energy consumption and resultant carbon emissions, year-on-year given the correlation between business activity and energy consumption and carbon emissions.

    To mitigate against this, Barloworld measures carbon emissions against activity levels (tracking revenue as a proxy for activity), resulting in an intensity indicator.

    The intensities reflected below are a function of carbon emissions and activity. The increased intensity 2014 against 2013 indicates more carbon was emitted in generating R1 million revenue than in 2013.

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) intensity by Division
    (GJ per R1 million revenue)
    2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Equipment and Handling 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.8 4.1 3.3
        Equipment 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.5 3.8 3.0
        Handling 2.0 2.2 3.2 4.1 5.2 4.0
    * Automotive and Logistics – continuing operations 6.9 7.0 5.2 5.2 6.2 6.0
    * Automotive and Logistics – including discontinued operations 6.5 6.1 4.5 4.7 5.5 5.4
       *  Automotive – continuing operations 2.4 2.6 3.1 3.3 4.3 4.3
       * Automotive – including discontinued operations 2.3 2.3 2.8 3.0 3.8 3.9
          Car Rental southern Africa 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.0 4.4 7.4
          * Motor Retail – continuing operations 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.4 4.5 3.8
          * Motor Retail – including discontinued operations 2.3 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.8 3.4
          Fleet services southern Africa 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4
         Logistics 34.6 31.6 18.1 15.8 15.0 12.4
             Southern Africa 40.2 39.3 23.2 21.6 22.5 20.6
             Europe, Middle East & Asia 3.6 2.8 3.2 3.6 3.0 2.4
    Total continuing operations 4.4 4.4 3.6 4.0 5.3 4.6
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.9
    Barloworld Group 4.3 4.1 3.4 3.8 4.9 4.4

    The emission intensity in 2014 over 2013 is static for continuing operations, which indicates the same level of carbon was emitted given the same level of activity.

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) Intensity by division Emissions (tCO2e) per employee
    2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Equipment and Handling 6.9 6.7 6.7 7.0 7.8 8.1
    * Automotive and Logistics 19.3 19.4 13.8 13.5 14.2 14.0
    Corporate 6.1 6.5 4.4 3.8 8.5 9.9
    Total continuing operations 14.0 13.6 10.2 10.1 11.1 11.0
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 0.0 14.1 12.6 12.8 11.9 12.4
    Barloworld Group 14.1 13.6 10.3 10.1 11.1 11.0

    For our group, emissions per employee is not necessarily a relevant indicator of efficiency, because we strive to increase activity without a corresponding increase in employee numbers. The above data are reported for ease of reference only.


  • EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by mass.

    Integrated Report 2014:
    Scope 3 (tCO2e) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    Avis RAC RSA – rental fleet 93 676 85 918 90 333 86 661 94 453
    * Air travel – Continuing operations 7 375 7 268 6 016 4 701 3 112
    Total continuing operations 101 037 93 139 96 317 91 296 97 557
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 14 47 32 66 8
    Barloworld Group 101 065 93 233 96 381 91 428 97 573

    Given our wider activities and the nature of our products and solutions, during the year we continued measuring and reporting certain scope 3 emissions. This covers emissions from business air travel and from the South African car rental operations.

    The annual increase in scope 3 emissions from business air travel to 7 375  tCO2e is a result of both improved reporting, as well as increased travel. We are continuing to refine this aspect of our reporting.

    We recognise that emissions from our car rental activities are central to our customer offerings and strive to reduce these by providing fuel efficient fleets and having low-emission and hybrid vehicles available for rent. Car rental operations in South Africa produced 93 676 tCO2e (2013: 85 918 tCO2e and 2012: 90 333 tCO2e) of scope 3 emissions, an absolute increase of 9%. The decrease in absolute emissions was achieved despite an increase in absolute rental days and distance travelled, which is an indication of the improved efficiency of the fleet.

    Avis Rent a Car South Africa provides invoices that indicate emissions related to the rental and, in time, will provide offset facilities. Avis Fleet Services also reports emissions to their customers, and it is anticipated that this information would also be relevant to other Barloworld rental fleets in future. During the 2013 financial year we implemented processes to record emissions from our other significant rental fleets. Barloworld group Internal Audit Services have conducted a number of reviews of the reported data. Once we are confident with data accuracy and completeness our intention is to include these fleets in our reported scope 3 emissions.


  • EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    Consistent with Barloworld's increase in energy consumption (6%), group emissions are up 5% on 2013, against increased activity (using revenue as a proxy) of 4%.

    For more detail see also EN5 and EN7.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by division (Scope 1 and 2) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Equipment and Handling 57 101 58 108 63 492 65 543 67 327 72 282
    * Automotive and Logistics 216 179 201 574 126 802 116 785 127 881 120 294
    Corporate 706 740 521 404 833 1 019
    Total continuing operations 273 986 260 422 190 815 182 732 196 041 193 595
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 3 373 7 202 6 674 6 311 5 692 5 458
    Barloworld Group 277 359 267 624 197 489 189 043 201 733 199 053

    Our commitment to improving energy efficiency in terms of fossil fuels and the resulting GHG emissions is reflected in being an early signatory to South Africa's Energy Efficiency Accord and more recently the South African National Business Initiative's (NBI) Energy Efficiency Leadership Network's (EELN) Energy Efficiency Pledge.

    In 2009, we set an overall aspirational group target of a 12% efficiency improvement in our non-renewable energy consumption by the end of our 2014 financial year, off a 2009 baseline and against a business-as-usual scenario (tracking revenue as a proxy for activity). The target applies to our material energy sources, petrol and diesel as well as to purchased electricity generated from fossil fuels.

    The group has adopted a similar approach for emissions (scope 1 and 2) as these predominantly result from consuming fossil fuels and buying fossil fuel generated electricity.

    These targets are incorporated into our strategic planning process and the ongoing management of the business, including performance scorecards.

    Greenhouse gas emissions are intimately linked to energy consumption across the group. As a result, the key driver of reduced emissions is more efficient energy consumption.

    For more detail see also EN7

    It may not always be possible or practical to reduce absolute energy consumption and resultant carbon emissions year-on-year, given the positive correlation between business activity and energy consumption and carbon emissions.

    To mitigate against this, Barloworld measures carbon emissions against activity levels (tracking revenue as a proxy for activity), resulting in an intensity indicator. The intensities reflected below are a function of carbon emissions and activity.

    The emission intensity in 2014 against 2013 is static, which indicates the same level of carbon was emitted in generating R1 million revenue in 2013 and 2014.

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) intensity by Division
    (GJ per R1 million revenue)
    2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Equipment and Handling 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.8 4.1 3.3
        Equipment 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.5 3.8 3.0
        Handling 2.0 2.2 3.2 4.1 5.2 4.0
    * Automotive and Logistics – continuing operations 6.9 7.0 5.2 5.2 6.2 6.0
    * Automotive and Logistics – including discontinued operations 6.5 6.1 4.5 4.7 5.5 5.4
       * Automotive – continuing operations 2.4 2.6 3.1 3.3 4.3 4.3
       * Automotive – including discontinued operations 2.3 2.3 2.8 3.0 3.8 3.9
          Car Rental southern Africa 3.4 3.6 4.6 4.0 4.4 7.4
          * Motor Retail – continuing operations 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.4 4.5 3.8
          * Motor Retail – including discontinued operations 2.3 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.8 3.4
             Fleet services southern Africa 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4
         Logistics 34.6 31.6 18.1 15.8 15.0 12.4
             Southern Africa 40.2 39.3 23.2 21.6 22.5 20.6
             Europe, Middle East & Asia 3.6 2.8 3.2 3.6 3.0 2.4
    Total continuing operations 4.4 4.4 3.6 4.0 5.3 4.6
    * Discontinued operations – Australia 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.9
    Barloworld Group 4.3 4.1 3.4 3.8 4.9 4.4

    The majority of our operations have performed ahead of our aspirational group target of a 12% efficiency improvement for greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) set for the end of this financial year off a 2009 baseline. However, our overall group target was not achieved due mainly to a number of investments made in logistics road transport business which have higher energy and emissions intensities compared to our other businesses. Nonetheless these targets played a major role in focussing our efforts on energy efficiency with significant benefits for the organisation.

    In addition to the above intensity monitoring and through the use of savings models, revenue (proxy for activity) and actual consumption, indicative unit and financial savings can be calculated against a business as usual (BAU) scenario.

    Against a BAU scenario for 2014, for indicative purposes, the group increased its carbon emissions by 10 468 tCO2e or 4% against a baseline year (2009) BAU scenario. This figure includes savings reporting for Equipment & Handling (44 219 tCO2e) and Automotive (51 012 tCO2e) which was offset by the increase reported for Logistics (107 725 tCO2e) over baseline year (2009) BAU emissions.

    Initiatives in place to reduce non-renewable fossil fuel consumption which are the material sources of the group's GHG emissions include:

    Entrenching sustainable development in group strategy.
    Setting targets and entrenching integrated reporting that includes energy consumption.
    Focused communication programmes which include the principle that the cumulative impact of small changes become significant.
    Membership of the Green Building Council of South Africa, through our Automotive division, has re-enforced our '�green' buildings initiative for new buildings which have resulted in:
    - 'Green' buildings initiative for existing buildings that includes:
    - Conducting energy audits
    - Installing more efficient lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems
    - Installing motion sensors on lights and air conditioning systems
    - Timing switches on compressors and other appropriate electrical equipment
    - Use of geyser blankets and reduction of geyser temperatures
    - Resetting wash bay blowers in car rental operations to optimise time taken to dry vehicles
    - 'Green' buildings initiative for new buildings resulted in:
    - New Automotive dealerships and Logistics warehousing include energy efficiency technology
    Continued roll-out of electricity consumption technology in our operations that provides real-time monitoring at installed sites and reflects consumption trends and related emissions against targets. Benefits include awareness, identification and mitigation of unnecessary power use.
    Reduced air travel and increased use of video conferencing.
    The Dedicated Transport division, within Logistics, initiated a project where they collaborated with the CSIR and other partners in designing a more energy efficient and ergonomic vehicle which can carry a higher payload and be streamlined enough in its design to reduce the fuel consumption and ultimately the emissions. Approximate reduction in fuel consumption is between 7% – 10% per trip, Johannesburg to Durban.  The fleet has been expanded to include an additional five units.
    Also within Logistics, modified Toyota vehicles generate fuel savings of approximately 2.7 litres/100kms and estimated tCO2e saving per vehicle per month is 1 346kg, which equates to 97 tCO2e per annum.
    Motion sensors have been installed at Barlow Park (South Africa) to reduce electricity consumption.
    Electrical consumption audits conducted at various sites to identify inefficiencies and switch to more efficient technology has resulted in projected savings of
    220 600kWh per annum.
    Some company vehicles are monitored through the Intelligent Fuel product to ensure any inefficiencies resulting in excessive fuel usage are identified and addressed.
    All new vehicles sold incorporate the Vehicle Manufacturers' latest environmental technology developments and improvements.
    Car rental fleets generally include vehicles less than 12 months old and hence have the most up to date and efficient propulsion systems and technology. Avis' rental fleet consisted on average of 29 hybrid vehicles per month for the financial period.

    Our Handling division also has a number of initiatives in place, including:

    The Hyster electric trucks [Next Gen Electric Trucks (E45-80XN)] follow market demand for a cleaner, quieter vehicle.
    All Hyster truck lines well exceed 2007 federal EPA standards, and most meet the much more stringent 2010 CARB emissions standards. Hyster's full line of electric trucks successfully duplicate the performance of ICE trucks while reducing emissions and maintenance time.
    Hyster was the first company to use working fuel cell trucks in actual applications (though this is not commercially available yet). According to testing by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Hyster trucks emit lower emissions than almost any other truck in the industry. In fact, the Hyster GM 2.4L engine has the lowest overall emissions of any 3 000 – 7 000 lb. truck in the industry. In Russia, AGCO have new models available with AdBlue engine specifications which are anticipated to save between 3% - 6% fuel saving for our customers
    In South Africa, employees are encouraged to choose company vehicles that are fuel efficient and have lower carbon emissions.

  • EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by mass.

    Given the nature of our operations and the sources of emissions, there are no significant ozone depleting substances as emissions sources in Barloworld's operations.


  • EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and mass.

    Barloworld has other non-Kyoto protocol GHG emissions sources, namely oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and oxides of sulphur (SOx), given the nature of its automotive operations. The volume of emissions resulting from these sources is considered to be immaterial which is in line with the nature of our operations. Measures to mitigate these non-greenhouse gas emissions rely on the consumption of low-sulphur fuels and advanced engine technology for cleaner fuel combustion.

    These mitigating measures are outside the control of Barloworld. These emissions are difficult to quantify given diverse operating conditions, technologies and regions in which the group operates and are not considered to be material.

    For indicative purposes, the group has calculated the emissions relating to the following gases which are those that the group operations produce, namely Methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). Group figures for 2014 are 145 tons and 2 053 tons for CH4 and N2O respectively.

    In total these amount to 2 199 tons which is 0.80% of the group tCO2e emissions for the reported period and are therefore considered immaterial.
  • EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    Because water is a scarce resource, we are committed to more efficient water consumption through reduced use, increased recycling and water-harvesting initiatives. Most water is sourced from municipal and local government supply systems and legally discharged into these systems after required filtration and separation processes. Washing of plant, equipment and vehicles constitutes the company's major use of water.

    As such, water is not removed from the area of extraction and, after required filtration and separation processes, effectively all water used (2014: 785 ML or 785 000m3) is legally discharged back into municipal and local government systems.

    Consistent with identifying water consumption as a material aspect of its environmental stewardship approach, third-party assurance is obtained albeit only for billed water from local municipal or government supply systems.
  • EN22 Total mass of waste by type and disposal method.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    The group does not generate significant volumes of waste. Both hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams are monitored by type, volume, disposal method and destination. Used oil and other waste are disposed of through certified contractors.

    Waste 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    Non-Hazardous            
    Paper (kg) – Continuing operations 217 529 322 458 622 120 551 222 451 022 505 167
    Paper (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 3 909 8 016 8 346 7 697 6 587 6 784
    Paper (kg) – Total 221 438 330 474 630 466 558 919 457 609 511 951
    Tyres (kg) – Continuing operations 274 917 311 553 726 841 860 954 768 490 615 420
    Tyres (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyres (kg) – Total 274 917 311 553 726 841 860 954 768 490 615 420
                 
    Hazardous            
    Solvents (ℓ) – Continuing operations 41 564 64 375 156 445 139 156 97 433 77 131
    Solvents (ℓ) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Solvents (ℓ) – Total 41 564 64 375 156 445 139 156 97 433 77 131
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Continuing operations 2 416 961   2 550 978 2 875 478 2 850 311 2 512 945 3 042 573
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Discontinued operations – Australia 79 559 205 696 198 413 176 614 185 740 188 050
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Total  2 496 520 2 756 674 3 073 891 3 026 925 2 698 685 3 230 623
    Oil Filters (kg) – Continuing operations 176 247 287 065 226 950 241 507 114 492 71 380
    Oil Filters (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oil Filters (kg) – Total 176 247 287 065 226 950 241 507 114 492 71 380
    Batteries (kg) – Continuing operations 45 626 39 444 100 596 217 446 119 610 152 791
    Batteries (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Batteries (kg) – Total 45 626 39 444 100 596 217 446 119 610 152 791
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Continuing operations 15 621 11 775 3 978 6 659 4 726 810
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Total 15 621 11 775 3 978 6 659 4 726 810

    Group 2014 (Continuing operations) Disposal Method
    Wasted source Certified waste company Self disposal
    Paper 100% 0%
    Tyres 99% 1%
    Solvents 83% 17%
    Lubricants 98% 2%
    Oil filters 99% 1%
    Batteries 100% 0%
    Electronic 100% 0%

    Whilst most waste is disposed of through certified waste companies, some difficulty is experienced in remote locations where sourcing certified waste companies remains a challenge. In these instances, waste is mainly disposed of through municipal waste disposal systems. As no waste disposal certificate is obtained, these are disclosed under self-disposal as per the table above.

    % Waste recycled (Continuing operations) 2014   2013   2012   2014 vs
    2013
    2014 vs
    2012
    Solid waste recycled 70%   84%   25%   -16% 175%
    Liquid waste recycled 85%   87%   85%   -2% 0%

  • EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    There were some 64 minor spills during the year. The necessary remedial action and precautions have been implemented to prevent such future incidents. Where applicable, the incidents have been reported to the relevant authorities. All of the spills had no significant or long-term impairment of ecosystem function or surface / ground water resource.

    There was one spill which has been classified has having a moderate environmental impact. The incident involved a truck and trailer en-route to Cape Town, which leaked 7 040 litres of acid. Most of the material leaked onto the truck, there was no need for environmental remediation.

    All incidents were properly attended to and in all instances the relevant response mechanisms and processes functions as intended.


  • EN24 Mass of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    The table below reflects the group’s hazardous and non-hazardous waste during 2013. These may not necessarily be included under Basel Annex I, II, III or VIII, but are included for information purposes:

    Waste 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009  
    Non-Hazardous              
    Paper (kg) – Continuing operations 217 529 322 458 622 120 551 222 451 022 505 167  
    Paper (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 3 909 8 016 8 346 7 697 6 587 6 784  
    Paper (kg) – Total 221 438 330 474 630 466 558 919 457 609 511 951  
    Tyres (kg) – Continuing operations 274 917 311 553 726 841 860 954 768 490 615 420  
    Tyres (kg) – Discontinued operations - Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Tyres (kg) – Total 274 917 311 553 726 841 860 954 768 490 615 420  
                   
    Hazardous              
    Solvents (ℓ) – Continuing operations 41 564 64 375 156 445 139 156 97 433 77 131  
    Solvents (ℓ) – Discontinued operations - Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Solvents (ℓ) – Total 41 564 64 375 156 445 139 156 97 433 77 131  
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Continuing operations 2 416 961 2 550 978 2 875 478 2 850 311 2 512 945 3 042 573  
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Discontinued operations – Australia 79 559 205 696 198 413 176 614 185 740 188 050  
    Lubricants (grease & oil) (ℓ) – Total 2 496 520 2 756 674 3 073 891 3 026 925 2 698 685 3 230 623  
    Oil Filters (kg) – Continuing operations 176 247 287 065 226 950 241 507 114 492 71 380  
    Oil Filters (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Oil Filters (kg) – Total 176 247 287 065 226 950 241 507 114 492 71 380  
    Batteries (kg) – Continuing operations 45 626 39 444 100 596 217 446 119 610 152 791  
    Batteries (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Batteries (kg) – Total 45 626 39 444 100 596 217 446 119 610 152 791  
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Continuing operations 15 621 11 775 3 978 6 659 4 726 810  
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Discontinued operations – Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Computers / Laptops (kg) – Total 15 621 11 775 3 978 6 659 4 726 810  

    All hazardous waste, the volume of which is reflected in the above table, is removed by appropriately certified service providers and where necessary treated prior to disposal.

    Our Logistics business moves hazardous waste on behalf of an environmental solution business on an ad-hoc basis. During the 2014 financial period, a total of 39 543 tons (2013: 18 848) of such waste was transported without incident.

    No waste was shipped internationally during the year.


  • EN25 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organisation's discharges of water and runoff.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    No water bodies were affected by runoff and discharges, hence no biodiversity was affected. All water run-off is treated appropriately prior to discharge back into the municipal and local government water system.