Our impact

 
 

Carbon management

Direction

  • Improve cost and carbon efficiency of business operations.
  • Work with key suppliers to provide low-carbon products and services.
  • Provide customers with low-carbon solutions and enable cost and carbon efficiency (see ‘Customers’).

10/11 objectives

How did we do?

Reduce scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 1% on 09/10 levels.

  • Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions increased marginally by 0.9%.

Monitor carbon emissions from employees’ air travel through new online travel request form and increase e-meeting uptake.

  • Air travel emissions were monitored however we did not create a new online travel booking process.

We will procure 25% GreenPower and divert the projected expense of going to 100% GreenPower into a Carbon Reduction Fund for energy efficiency projects.

  • Procured 30% GreenPower and established a Carbon Reduction Fund for energy efficiency projects.

Identify and implement key carbon reduction projects.

  • Carbon reduction projects were approved. However their implementation was delayed because other business priorities took precedence. These projects will be implemented in 11/12.

11/12 objectives

  • Review carbon reduction target across scopes 1, 2 and 3.
  • Develop a decision matrix to evaluate carbon reduction projects.
  • Embed carbon criteria in the decision-making framework of our Project Management Office.
  • Implement carbon reduction projects at our national warehouse and use Carbon Fund decision matrix to assess new carbon reduction opportunities for implementation in 11/12.
  • Assess carbon risk in the supply chain and develop strategy to reduce carbon intensity in high-risk areas.

“As a Fuji Xerox Australia Sustainability Advisory Board member, over the next five to ten years, I would like to see the company become a leader in promoting employee understanding and involvement in the company’s sustainability commitment, so that they can help communicate with the broader public about the importance of addressing our urgent environmental issues.”

Blair Palese CEO, 350.org Australia

Managing emissions from business operations

Fuji Xerox Australia aims to procure 25 percent Green Power™ and has an annual carbon reduction fund which is used to support carbon reduction projects that will drive energy and cost efficiencies in our business. Due to contractual complexities from switching electricity suppliers we procured 30 percent Green Power in the year under review. In 10/11 we failed to meet our carbon reduction target of 1 percent, with our overall carbon emissions increasing marginally by 0.9 percent. Causal analysis indicates that:

  • Our electricity consumption grew by 129 MWh due to growth in business activity, which drove up energy use in our warehouses and Business Process Services (BPS) centres;
  • We did not implement the identified carbon reduction projects that would have made some of these operations more efficient;
  • Energy conservation has been effective at other sites with modest decreases in electricity consumption. We can attribute the savings to our Sustainability on Site programs. These have contributed to better awareness among staff, who have been encouraged to switch off lights and electrical equipment in unoccupied rooms.

Overall LPG use has decreased because our service fleet is transitioning to diesel vehicles. However the warehouse forklifts’ LPG consumption has slightly increased on that of 09/10.

  • Natural gas use has declined because of better air conditioning system maintenance and more efficient time settings.
  • Diesel consumption has increased because LPG service vehicles have been replaced with diesel vehicles.

Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

Late in 10/11 we introduced a cross-divisional Carbon Committee including executive general managers from three divisions, the facilities manager, the IS manager and the EMS manager. The Carbon Committee meets quarterly with a mandate to:

  • ensure the carbon strategy is implemented
  • monitor carbon emissions
  • approve carbon reduction funds to support efficiency projects
  • monitor the implementation and efficacy of projects.

We are hoping to see more timely delivery of carbon reductions in our business through the work and influence of this committee.

Scope 1 & 2 emissions (CO²-e) Scope 3 emissions (CO²-e) Actual energy use

GreenPower for our business process services sites

Approximately twelve percent of our total electricity use is attributed to our business process services (BPS) locations in Parramatta, Sydney and Salmon St, Melbourne. They consume approximately as much energy as 144 average homes due to the energy intense data centres housed at these sites.

To help offset their energy usage, from January 2011 our Parramatta data centre has been utilising 100 percent GreenPower and our Salmon St site increased from 50 percent to 100 percent GreenPower in July 2011. This means that we are utilising renewable energy for our customers’ outsourced document processes and this energy is carbon neutral.

Additionally, we are continuing to work on improving the energy efficiency of our data centres.