Environmental Data - CommBank Sustainability Report 2014

Sustainability Reporting 2014

Environmental Data

The Group has rebaselined and therefore adjusted its scope 1 carbon emissions sources to better reflect the GHG Protocol guidance. This has resulted in the Bank's use of hire cars, business use of private vehicles and dedicated bus service to now be reported under its Scope 3 emissions sources. For transparency and tracking purposes, the Bank has made this adjustment back to its FY08 reporting year.

All metrics capture data of the activities owned and operated by the Commonwealth Bank Group (the Group) within Australia, excluding Bankwest unless otherwise stated.

Collapse Total emissions (tCO2-e)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
198,451 209,850 173,906 156,514 144,129

Total emissions relate to the combined Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions sources.

Expand Scope 1 emissions (tCO2-e)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,711 8,183 8,192 8,064 7,936

Scope 1 carbon emissions relate to the consumption of gas and fuel by domestic retail, commercial properties and the business use of our domestic tool-of-trade vehicle fleet. Source of emissions factors: NGA Factors (2013).

Expand Scope 2 emissions (tCO2-e)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
142,218 137,948 118,047 100,997 91,275

Scope 2 carbon emissions relate to the electricity use by domestic retail and commercial properties and domestic ATMs and certain residential properties. Due to the electricity billing cycle, 10% of 2014 electricity data was estimated to meet publication deadlines. Assets under the operational control of CFSGAM have been excluded. Source of emissions factors: NGA Factors (2013).

Expand Scope 3 emissions (tCO2-e)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
47,522 63,719 47,667 47,453 44,918

Scope 3 carbon emissions relate to Indirect emissions (tool-of-trade vehicles, natural gas and electricity), rental car and taxi use, business use of private vehicles, dedicated bus service, business flights, office paper and waste to landfill. Source of emissions factors: NGA Factors (2013), DEFRA (2013) for flights.

Expand Emissions per FTE (tCO2-e)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
4.7 4.4 4.0 3.5 3.1

Emissions relate to Scopes 1 and 2 emissions sources as detailed above. FTE relates to domestic full-time equivalent as defined above. Prior years disclosed emissions per FTE using Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions sources. For consistency and comparability with peers, emissions per FTE relate to Scopes 1 and 2 only. The Bank has made this adjustment back to its FY10 reporting year.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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Tonnes of waste generated per annum from six of the Bank's major commercial buildings within NSW, representing the home office location for 57% of total domestic full-time equivalent employees (as defined above). Waste recycled includes recycling content from six of the Bank's major commercial buildings within NSW, as well as the 'Recall' secure paper destruction from our retail and commercial portfolios. FY14 is the first year we have reported Recall data. We have back dated this source to FY13 for comparative reasons.