Annual Report 2017–18

Tabled: 20 September 2018

Appendix E. Environmental management

Figure E1
VAGO's environmental performance, 2016–17 and 2017–18

Indicator

2017–18

2016–17

Energy use

Total energy usage segmented by primary source (MJ)

880 274

1 244 089

Electricity (MJ)—excluding Green Power(a)

634 234

232 148

Natural gas (MJ)

239 294

255 642

Green power (MJ)(a)

6 746

756 299

Total greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption (tonnes CO2e)(a)

221

91

Electricity (tonnes CO2e)—excluding Green Power(a)

208

77

Natural gas (tonnes CO2e)

13

14

Percentage of electricity purchased as Green Power(a)

2%

100%

Units of office energy used per FTE (MJ/FTE)

4 934

6 264

Units of office energy used per office area (MJ/m2)

339

443

Waste and recycling

Total units of waste disposed of by destination (kg/yr)

6 163

5 717

Landfill (kg)

1 572

1 979

Comingled recycling (kg)(b)

3 497

1 760

Secure documents (kg)

502

1 214

Organics (kg)

592

764

Total units of waste disposed of per FTE by destination (kg/FTE)

35

29

Landfill (kg/FTE)

9

10

Comingled recycling (kg/FTE)(b)

20

9

Secure documents (kg/FTE)

3

6

Organics (kg/FTE)

3

4

Recycling rate (%)

66%

44%

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste (tonnes CO2e)

2.2

2.8

Paper use

Total units of A4 equivalent copy paper used (reams)

678

1 842

Units of A4 equivalent copy paper used per FTE (reams/FTE)

4

9

75–100% recycled content

89%

92%

0–49% recycled content

11%

8%

Water consumption

Total water consumption (kilolitres)(c)

2 392

927

Units of office water used per FTE (kilolitres/FTE)

178

5

Units of office water used per office area (kilolitres/m2)

1

0

Travel and transport

Total energy consumption by vehicle fleet, all LPG (MJ)

971 058

690 547

Total distance travelled by fleet vehicles, all LPG (km)

250 655

210 698

Total greenhouse gas emissions from fleet vehicles, all LPG (tonnes CO2e)

69

49

Greenhouse gas emissions from fleet vehicles per 1 000km, all LPG (tonnes CO2e)

0.6

0.5

Total distance travelled by air (km)

131 207

94 012

Greenhouse gas emissions

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use (tonnes CO2e)(a)(d)

221

91

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with vehicle fleet (tonnes CO2e)(e)

69

49

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel (tonnes CO2e)

40

18

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste disposal (tonnes CO2e)(d)

2.2

2.8

Greenhouse gas emissions offsets purchased (tonnes CO2e)

0

0

(a) Difference due to not using Green Power with new office contract.
(b) Increase due to the packaging from new IT equipment.
(c) This year's data is based on share of the whole building, rather than meter readings.
(d) This includes office-based data only.
(e) This does not include taxis which were previously captured in our transport reporting.
Note: This year's data does not include fridges which were previously included.

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