What Linfox is doing for the environment
In 2007 Linfox engaged PriceWaterhouseCoopers to identify areas where our business can reduce carbon emissions. The largest energy source used by the Linfox Group is diesel fuel (+80 per cent), followed by electricity (+13 per cent). Linfox set a goal to reduce our rate of greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2015 based on 2006-2007 emissions. This was announced by Michael Byrne, Linfox CEO in March 2010. In November 2009 Chairman Peter Fox announced Linfox had cut carbon emissions by 28 per cent, well ahead of schedule.
We use a whole range of initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment, including:
Linfox conducted electricity audits at 116 of our sites and implemented a program to control lighting by installing sensor lights, using lower-energy bulbs and changing practices within the site. We have also recently launched the Linfox Energy Efficiency Guidebook.
Click on the image below to view the Linfox Energy Efficiency Guidebook:
Supply chain optimisation
Linfox was the first company in Australia to use carbon footprint software to examine our supply chain to find ways to reduce carbon emissions. We are reducing energy use by three per cent by changing transport routes, sources of freight and modes of transport within our supply chains.
Aerodynamic vehicle design
A joint study involving Linfox and Monash University has investigated the potential for truck and trailer aerodynamics to help the transport industry lower carbon emissions.
Eco-Drive is a Linfox driver training program that teaches ten key techniques including driving in the lane of least resistance, using the appropriate gear and avoiding heavy braking.
Linfox is also trialling other green initiatives like improved tyre technology, improved vehicle use, creating a green workplace culture, the 25C Project (trialling environmental initiatives at 25 sites), and participating in global environmental events like World Environment Day and Earth Hour.
For more information, view our Energy Efficiency Opportunities Public Report.