Annual Report 2018–19

Tabled: 29 August 2019

Appendix E. Environmental management

Figure E1
VAGO's environmental performance, 2017–18 and 2018–19

Indicator

2018–19

2017–18

Energy Use

Total energy usage segmented by primary source (MJ)

897 361

880 274

    Electricity (MJ)—excluding Green Power

649 132

634 234

    Natural gas (MJ)

248 228

239 294

    Green power (MJ)(a)

6 746

Total greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption (tonnes CO2e)

225

221

    Electricity (tonnes CO2e)—excluding Green Power

211

208

    Natural gas (tonnes CO2e)

14

13

Percentage of electricity purchased as Green Power

2%

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

5 793

4 934

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

345

339

Waste and recycling

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

5 051

6 163

    Landfill (kg)(c)

2 670

1 572

    Comingled recycling (kg)(c)

838

3 497

    Secure documents (kg)

961

502

    Organics (kg)

583

592

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

33

35

    Landfill (kg/FTE)(c)

17

9

    Comingled recycling (kg/FTE)(c)

5

20

    Secure documents (kg/FTE)

6

3

    Organics (kg/FTE)

4

3

Recycling rate (%)(c)

47%

66%

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste (tonnes CO2e)

3

2.2

Paper use

Total units of A4 equivalent copy paper used (reams)

571.1

678.0

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

3.7

4.0

75–100% recycled content

51%

89%

0–49% recycled content

49%

11%

Water consumption

Total water consumption (kilolitres)

1 567

2 392

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

10

13

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

1

1

Travel and transport

Total energy consumption by vehicle fleet (MJ)(e)

767 277

971 058

Total distance travelled by vehicle fleet (km)

218 808

250 655

Total greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle fleet (tonnes CO2-e)

55

69

Greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle fleet per 1000km (tonnes CO2-e)

0.5

0.6

Total distance travelled by air (km)(f)

63 854

131 207

Greenhouse gas emissions

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use (tonnes CO2-e)

225

221

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with vehicle fleet (tonnes CO2-e)

55

69

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel (tonnes CO2-e)

12

40

Total greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste disposal (tonnes CO2-e)

3.2

2.2

(a) Not using green energy.

(b) Difference due to our lower FTE at the end of the reporting period.

(c) Our waste audit was limited to one day which had less recycling.

(d) We have restated our prior year result as our FTE was incorrectly recorded.

(e) Less distance was travelled in the current year.

(f) Fewer flights were taken in the current year.

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