Emissions: 305-1 to 305-7

  • Management Approach

    The group has implemented a wide range of energy-reduction initiatives to reduce GHG emissions. These include communication, monitoring and reporting as well as operational initiatives such as the efficient maintenance of vehicle fleets using the latest clean-engine technologies from OEMs. Other initiatives include the installation of renewable energy and the purchase of carbon credits within certain operations.

    Our approach, includes adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed at transitioning to lower carbon economies. These are embedded in our operations and included in our customer solutions offered.

    Barloworld is committed to reducing its emissions footprint have set group aspirational 2020 targets. While progress against targets may not be linear over the target period, it is monitored and reported annually as part of the group’s integrated reporting.

    Indirectly we reduce emissions by using less electricity and, directly, by using fuel more efficiently in our vehicles as well as in our building heating ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC).

    Car Rental (Avis Budget) South Africa’s customer rental emissions generated are classified as scope 3 emissions and have been disclosed from our 2010 financial year. These emissions have been expanded to cover rental fleets from other operations during the 2013 financial period. While the expanded reporting has resulted in more complete data being reported internally, these are not included in the disclosed scope 3 – rental fleet emissions data in the current reporting period. Car Rental South Africa’s scope 3 emissions have been included in the external (limited) assurance scope of review performed by Deloitte and is reflected in our external disclosures.

    Emissions identified by Barloworld include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane from combustion of petrol and diesel in trucks, machinery, equipment and vehicles, and from purchasing grid electricity. This is in line with the nature of our operations and the sources of our emissions. There are no significant ozone depleting substances as emissions sources in Barloworld’s operations.

    Barloworld does have other non-Kyoto protocol greenhouse gas emissions sources, namely oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and oxides of sulphur (SOx), given the nature of its automotive operations. Measures to mitigate these non-greenhouse gas emissions rely on consumption of low sulphur fuels and advanced engine technology for cleaner fuel combustion. These measures are outside the control of Barloworld although they are adopted and used internally where feasible.

    The group completed the for use as a tool to understand its carbon footprint, identify associated risks and opportunities, contribute to general knowledge and global database, and identify further interventions to reduce emissions.

    Mindful of our responsibilities in our value chain, a number of initiatives have been implemented to assess and limit any potential risks emanating through our supply chain. We have assessed our principals that account for some 45% of our procurement spend, for environmental, labour, human rights, bribery and corruption, and corporate citizenship risks. These principals have been assessed as low risk for each of the aspects above. However, we remain aware of the well-publicised Volkswagen and Audi emission issues which affected diesel customers internationally. We are monitoring this situation and recognize associated risks. The Volkswagen and Audi vehicles sold by us in our territory meet the local South African emissions compliance standard, and our operations have consequently not been directly impacted.

  • 305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
    c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    i. the rationale for choosing it;
    ii. emissions in the base year;
    iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
    e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
    f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
    g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
    Integrated Report:

    The group focuses on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, respectively caused by consumption of fossil fuels and grid electricity generated from fossil fuels. These are reported in terms of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and converted to units of tCO2e being the universal unit of measure adjusted for the global warming potential of the 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, equipment and vehicles, and from the consumption of purchased grid electricity.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by scope
    By division
    2018   2017   2016  
    Scope 1   Scope 2   Total   Scope 1   Scope 2   Total   Scope 1   Scope 2   Total  
    Equipment and Handling 12 987   15 742   28 729    16 983    17 181   34 164    22 149    19 362   41 511  
       Equipment 12 952   15 726   28 678    16 054    16 979   33 033    19 786    18 746   38 532  
       Handling 35   16   51    929    202   1 131    2 363    616   2 979  
    Automotive and Logistics 173 734   54 514   228 248    178 306    57 659   235 965    169 384    55 322   224 706  
       Automotive 20 071   34 946   55 017    22 633    37 780   60 413    23 518    39 504   63 022  
       Logistics 153 663   19 568   173 231    155 673    19 879   175 552    145 866    15 818   161 684  
    Corporate 35   638   673    9    569   578    38    514   552  
    Barloworld Group 186 756   70 894   257 650    195 298    75 409   270 707    191 571    75 198   266 769  

    Aligned with our decrease in energy consumption (-5%), group emissions (scope 1 and 2) are 5% lower than 2017 levels.

    Diesel is the major contributor (65%) of total 2018 group carbon emissions. Despite grid electricity only constituting 9% of 2018 group’s non-renewable energy consumption, grid electricity contributed 28% to the group's 2018 total carbon emissions.

    While 2018 revenue (proxy for activity) increased by 2% over prior year, scope 1 emissions (diesel, petrol, CNG, LPG and Heavy oil) decreased by 4% and scope 2 emissions (grid electricity) decreased by 6% over the same period.

    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.

    At a group level an aspirational target of a 10% efficiency improvement in greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) has been set for the end of our 2020 financial period, off a 2015 baseline. Our 2015 baseline was selected as it coincides with our strategic planning period. While the aspirational target is set for the end of our 2020 financial period and may not be linear over the target period, progress is monitored and disclosed.

    In line with our operational footprint and revenue by region, South Africa contributed the majority of our group emissions footprint and was some 95% of group scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2018.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by region – Scope 1 and 2 2018   2017   2016  
    South Africa 244 848   257 164   252 500  
    Rest of Africa and Middle East 9 247   10 233   10 870  
    Russia 3 555   3 310   3 399  
    Barloworld Group 257 650   270 707   266 769  

    Emissions from diesel accounted for some 65% of group scope 1 and 2 emissions footprint in 2018.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by Source 2018   2017    2016  
    Scope 1            
    Diesel 170 662   176 517   170 787  
    Petrol 16 031   18 730   20 678  
    Other* 63   49   104  
    Scope 2            
    Grid electricity 70 894   75 411   75 200  
    Barloworld Group 257 650   270 707   266 769  

    * Heavy oil, LPG and CNG

    Consistent with our financial reporting boundary, we adopt the financial control approach for our non-financial reporting boundary.

    Emissions from our rental fleets are classified as scope 3 emissions.

    There are minor biogenic emissions stemming from biodiesel combustion. We are refining our reporting and calculation methodologies in this regard and will appropriately disclose in due course.

    For more detail see also Barloworld Energy and Emission conversion factors.

  • 305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    b. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    c. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
    d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    i. the rationale for choosing it;
    ii. emissions in the base year;
    iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

    e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
    f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
    g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
    Integrated Report:

    Emissions from our rental fleets are classified as scope 3 emissions.

    The group focuses on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, respectively caused by consumption of fossil fuels and grid 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 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, equipment and vehicles, and from the consumption of purchased grid electricity.

    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.

    At a group level an aspirational target of a 10% efficiency improvement in greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) has been set for the end of our 2020 financial period, off a 2015 baseline. Our 2015 baseline was selected as it coincides with our strategic planning period. While the aspirational target is set for the end of our 2020 financial period and may not be linear over the target period, progress is monitored and disclosed.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by scope
    By division
    2018   2017   2016  
    Scope 1   Scope 2   Total   Scope 1   Scope 2   Total   Scope 1   Scope 2   Total  
    Equipment and Handling 12 987   15 742   28 729    16 983    17 181   34 164    22 149    19 362   41 511  
       Equipment 12 952   15 726   28 678    16 054    16 979   33 033    19 786    18 746   38 532  
       Handling 35   16   51    929    202   1 131    2 363    616   2 979  
    Automotive and Logistics 173 734   54 514   228 248    178 306    57 659   235 965    169 384    55 322   224 706  
       Automotive 20 071   34 946   55 017    22 633    37 780   60 413    23 518    39 504   63 022  
       Logistics 153 663   19 568   173 231    155 673    19 879   175 552    145 866    15 818   161 684  
    Corporate 35   638   673    9    569   578    38    514   552  
    Barloworld Group 186 756   70 894   257 650    195 298    75 409   270 707    191 571    75 198   266 769  

    While 2018 group revenue (proxy for activity) increased by 2% over prior year, scope 1 emissions (diesel, petrol, CNG, LPG and Heavy oil) decreased by 4% and scope 2 emissions (grid electricity) decreased by 6% over the same period.

    Consistent with our financial reporting boundary, we adopt the financial control approach for our non-financial reporting boundary.

    For more detail see also Barloworld Energy and Emission conversion factors.

  • 305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    b. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
    c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    d. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.
    e. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    i. the rationale for choosing it;
    ii. emissions in the base year;
    iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
    f. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
    g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
    Integrated Report:
    Scope 3 emissions (tCO2e) 2018   2017   2016  
    Car Rental (Avis Budget South Africa) 109 540   113 689   105 179  
    Business Air Travel 5 732   6 764   6 668  
    Barloworld Group 115 272   120 453   111 847  

    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.

    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 for rent. Car rental operations in South Africa produced 109 540 tCO2e (2017: 113 689 tCO2e) of scope 3 emissions, an absolute year-on-year decrease of 4%. Emissions from rental fleets are impacted by distance travelled per rental.

    Avis Budget South Africa provides invoices that indicate emissions related to the rental. 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.

    Emissions from the Car Rental fleet are calculated based on the distance travelled and the respective vehicle OEM emission factor. This has been included in the limited assurance review conducted by the group’s external assurance provider, Deloitte.

    We have implemented processes to record emissions from our other significant rental fleets. These are however reported internally at this stage. Once we are confident with data accuracy and completeness our intention is to include these fleets in our reported scope 3 emissions.

    We strive to provide our customers with solutions that assist them to achieve their sustainable development, including climate change, objectives. While no specific targets are set in this regard as customers’ requirements vary, this however forms part of our mitigation and adaptation approach in transitioning to lower carbon economies.

    Emissions from business air travel is calculated based on the average distance per long, medium and short haul flights multiplied by an emissions factor.

    Consistent with our financial reporting boundary, we adopt the financial control approach for our non-financial reporting boundary.

  • 305-4: GHG emissions intensity

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. GHG emissions intensity ratio for the organization.
    b. Organization-specific metric (the denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
    c. Types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
    d. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
    Integrated Report:

    The intensities reflected below are a function of carbon emissions and activity. The decreased 2018 emissions (scope 1 and 2) intensity against 2017 indicates less carbon was emitted in generating R1 million revenue than in 2017.

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) intensity by Division (tCO2e per R1 million) 2018   2017   2016  
    Equipment and Handling 1.0   1.4   1.7  
       Equipment 1.0   1.4   1.6  
       Handling 0.4   1.5   2.0  
    Automotive and Logistics 6.4   6.2   6.0  
       Automotive 1.8   1.9   2.0  
       Logistics 29.2   28.5   28.1  
    Barloworld Group 4.1   4.4   4.3  

    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 non-renewable 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.

    At a group level an aspirational target of a 10% efficiency improvement in greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) has been set for the end of our 2020 financial period, off a 2015 baseline. Our 2015 baseline was selected as it coincides with our strategic planning period. While the aspirational target is set for the end of our 2020 financial period and may not be linear over the target period, progress is monitored and disclosed.

    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. For ease of reference purposes, the group emissions intensity (scope 1 and 2 emissions/number of employees) decreased by 7% over 2018:

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) intensity by Division Emissions (tCO2e) per employee
    2018   2017   2016  
    Equipment and Handling 5.0   5.9   6.7  
    Equipment 5.0   5.7   6.7  
    Handling 2.0   47.1   6.7  
    Automotive and Logistics 19.8   19.4   17.0  
    Automotive 7.7   8.2   7.8  
    Logistics 39.4   36.7   31.3  
    Corporate 5.7   4.9   5.2  
    Barloworld Group 14.8   15.0   13.6  

    The above intensity decrease in 2018 is reflective of the 5% decrease in emissions (scope 1 and 2) versus a 4% decrease in the number of permanent employees (including contractors greater than 12 months) over 2017.

    The group focuses on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, respectively caused by consumption of fossil fuels and grid electricity generated from fossil fuels. These are reported in terms of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and converted to units of tCO2e being the universal unit of measure adjusted for the global warming potential of the 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, equipment and vehicles, and from the consumption of purchased grid electricity.

    Emissions from our rental fleets are classified as scope 3 emissions.

    Consistent with our financial reporting boundary, we adopt the financial control approach for our non-financial reporting boundary.

    For more detail see also Barloworld Energy and Emission conversion factors.

  • 305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
    b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
    c. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.
    d. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
    e. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.
    Integrated Report:

    While 2018 group revenue (proxy for activity) increased by 2% over prior year, group emissions are down 5% on 2017.

    Emissions (tCO2e) by division (Scope 1 and 2) 2018   2017   2016  
    Equipment and Handling 28 729    34 164    41 511  
       Equipment 28 678    33 033    38 532  
       Handling 51    1 131    2 979  
    Automotive and Logistics 228 248    235 965    224 706  
       Automotive 55 017    60 413    63 022  
       Logistics 173 231    175 552    161 684  
    Corporate 673    578    552  
    Barloworld Group 257 650    270 707    266 769  

    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.

    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 non-renewable energy consumption across the group. As a result, the key driver of reduced emissions is more efficient energy consumption.

    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 non-renewable 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.

    Energy conservation and consequently emission reductions are driven by the group's aspirational target of a 10% efficiency improvement in our non-renewable energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) by the end of our 2020 financial year off a 2015 baseline and against a business-as-usual scenario.

    The emission intensity in 2018 is 7% lower against 2017, which indicates less carbon was emitted in generating R1 million than in 2017.

    Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) intensity by Division (tCO2e per R1 million) 2018   2017   2016  
    Equipment and Handling  1.0    1.4    1.7  
       Equipment  1.0    1.4    1.6  
       Handling  0.4    1.5    2.0  
    Automotive and Logistics  6.4    6.2    6.0  
       Automotive  1.8    1.9    2.0  
       Logistics  29.2    28.5    28.1  
    Barloworld Group  4.1    4.4    4.3  

    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.

    Initiatives in place to conserve energy and contribute to such savings include:

    • Entrenching sustainable development in group strategy.
    • Setting targets and entrenching integrated reporting that includes efficient energy consumption.
    • Focused communication programmes which include the principle that the cumulative impact of small changes become significant.
    • Inclusion of 'Sustainability' to its core Values, which recognises that it is central to our value creation approach and emphasises the individual responsibility of all in Barloworld for this aspect.
    • Included under Sustainability is 'We focus on environmental responsibility and preventing waste'.
    • 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
      • New Automotive dealerships and Logistics warehousing include energy efficiency technology
    • Adopting various Energy Management Systems and ISO certifications in certain operations which include procurement management, measurement, account verification initiatives, load management, energy efficiency initiatives, alternate energy projects, monitoring, rebates, reporting and communication and training.
    • Reduced air travel and increased use of video conferencing.
    • Reduce business travel and introduction of company car schemes that support transition to lower engine capacities.
    • >Within the Automotive's Motor Retail operations, initiatives implemented at 9 sites are anticipated to produce an estimated cumulative saving of some 1 000 MWh of grid electricity (scope 2) per annum, resulting in a reductions of some 2 200 GJ and 1 000 tCO2e.
    • In 2013, Automotive's Toyota Witbank dealership in South Africa conducted an energy efficiency revamp which included:
      • Installation of single-clear glazing with a low-emissivity coating which has a U-value of 3.8W/m2C and a shading co-efficient of 0.69, reducing the thermal load without affecting the visibility of the cars on display from the outside.
      • More energy efficient air-conditioning systems were fitted to further reduce energy consumption. A split inverter DX unit provides the individual working spaces within the building with individual control over their air temperature, but makes use of inverter compressor technology which reduces energy consumption by up to 20%. The initiatives above are anticipated to produce approximate energy savings of 489 439 kWh (approximate saving of 1 762 GJ and 504 tCO2e) of grid electricity per annum.
    • Also in Automotive:
      • All new vehicles sold incorporate the vehicle manufacturers' latest environmental technology developments and improvements.
      • Some company vehicles are monitored through the Intelligent Fuel product to ensure any inefficiencies resulting in excessive fuel usage are identified and addressed.
      • 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.
    • A number of initiatives have been implemented within our Logistics operations to drive electricity and fuel efficiency:
      • Occupancy sensors implemented at one warehouse has contributed to year-on-year savings of some 150 000 KWh (approximate saving of 540 GJ and 155 tCO2e) in FY18.
      • Other initiatives at five other sites included energy efficient lighting, LED retrofits and controlled usage have resulted in year-on-year energy savings of some 426 000 KWh (approximately 1 500 GJ and 440 tCO2e).
      • 77 Smart trucks have been deployed across three provinces that are capable of transporting sugar, timber and platinum. During the year, these vehicles have transported the same payload while doing some 8 844 less trips within the period. This saving equates to an estimated reduction of 2 150 098 kms and a saving of some 1.2 ML of diesel and 3 196 tons of emissions (approximately 45 744 GJ). This initiative has cumulatively, from September 2012 to September 2018, allowed Barloworld Transport to reduce the number of trips by 21 300 trips, resulting in an estimated saving of 3.2 ML of diesel and a reduction of approximately 8 900 tons of emissions (approximately 121 900GJ).
      • Our smart truck fleet generates on average 31% less road damage per ton of payload transported and have seen fuel savings as high as 25% per ton of payload transported.
      • Since 2009, five Green Trailers which are superlink tautliner trailer combinations that significantly reduces the amount of fuel it uses through aerodynamic innovation have been included in the fleet. A research exercise conducted on the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban showed that when the Green Trailer travelled at a constant speed of between 70 and 80 km/h almost 11% of fuel was saved. This translates into a reduction of 66.8 tCO2e over a ten-month period (extrapolated annualised savings estimated at 80.1 tCO2e)
      • Efficient planning and routing – an efficient transport management service can cut transportation costs by 10% to 20% by transforming and optimising the entire distribution network. In line with this and central to our operations is our enterprise software platform MAX, a real-time internet-based operating platform that fuels the management of information in our business and provides transparent information flow which is fully integrated with vehicle tracking and ERP for real time order placement, delivery requirement analysis, optimal fleet allocation and vehicle routing.
    • In addition to the 300 kW (peak) solar photovoltaic installation implemented at Equipment's Isando operations in FY16, a further 400kWp was installed during the current period; one at our Boksburg Power facility (200kWp) and one at our BRC facility (200kWp). These installations have contributed to the generation of some 950 MWh of renewable energy during the period and translated into an avoidance of 980 tCO2e resulting from grid-electricity and a monetary savings in excess of some R1m for the financial period. Similar installations are anticipated for selected facilities in the future. Switching to renewable energy reduces reliance and pressure on the electricity grid and improves operational resilience.
    • Avis Budget South Africa purchased Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) (13 435 tons for 2018) to the value of approximately R0.7 million. The VERs were purchased through Nedbank Capital and sourced through the Johannesburg Landfill Gas to Energy Project.
    • Consideration is being given initiatives aligned to Greenstar level 4 and 5 ratings for property developments under way.

    In 2014, comprehensive energy audits were conducted at our South African sites as part of the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) programme, rolled out by the National Business Initiative (NBI). Identified energy efficiency opportunities identified at the sample of locations were replicated across other sites. Relevant identified opportunities were factored into the strategic planning process when setting energy and emissions efficiency targets in FY15.

  • 305-6: Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Production, imports, and exports of ODS in metric tons of CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane) equivalent.
    b. Substances included in the calculation.
    c. Source of the emission factors used.
    d. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

    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.

  • 305-7: Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulphur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

    The reporting organization shall report the following information:
    a. Significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples, for each of the following:
    i. NOX
    ii. SOX
    iii. Persistent organic pollutants (POP)
    iv. Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
    v. Hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
    vi. Particulate matter (PM)
    vii. Other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations
    b. Source of the emission factors used.
    c. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

    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 2018 are 136 tons and 2 103 tons for CH4 and N2O respectively.

    In total these amount to 2 239 tons which is 0.87% of the group’s scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reported period and are therefore considered immaterial.