World Environment Day – what action are we taking?
In late 2021 we launched our sustainability strategy to help support our core purpose: to bring people together to support the sustainable development of Western Australia’s communities, infrastructure and resources.
Since then, we have been working on several initiatives to reduce our environmental impact. In recognition of World Environment Day and its #OnlyOneEarth campaign, we are making progress on the following initiatives:
Initiative #1: Invest in fleet management tools, systems and analytics to monitor fleet usage
We are currently installing a telematics system which is enabling us to gather data on our fleet such as vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine diagnostics and vehicle activity. The technology will help us better manage and monitor the utilisation of our assets, minimise idle times to reduce fuel use and emissions, and detect any unsafe practices to improve operator safety. Read more on this here.
Initiative #2: Execute a fleet replacement plan to modernise fleet to reduce plant emissions
Our fleet replacement strategy is well underway. Over the past few months, we’ve added several new assets including loaders, excavators, water trucks and rollers.
Initiative #3: Collaborate with our fuel energy provider to identify opportunities to implement new fuel technologies and options
We are currently trialling an alternative fuel for our fleet to determine its performance as a lower emissions solution.
Initiative #4: Identify and offer tender items that could be delivered in a more sustainable way
Our tenders now include an option to use a 30% recycled asphalt for baselayer road construction and we continue to investigate additional items.
Initiative #5: Improve recycling of hydrocarbon products
We now have an agreement with a leading hydrocarbon waste management company to manage and dispose of our hydrocarbon waste to the highest environmental standards.
Initiative #6: Improve vehicle wash down, collection of waste and separation of recyclable products into relevant collection receptacles
We are exceeding the required trade waste criteria by servicing our filtration plant every 12 weeks (compliance is every six months) and have further enhanced the system by installing a silt trap.
We continue to work on improving recycling of waste products.
Initiative #7: Develop a strategy for further waste and emissions reduction
We are investigating how we can implement a clean energy source to power to our site offices to reduce the use of diesel generators.
Finally – in addition to the solar power we generate from the panels installed at our head office – we have committed to an ongoing percentage of the power we require from the grid to be 100% renewable.
We continue to investigate ways to improve our sustainability, that of our clients and the communities in which we operate.