What is Linfox doing about the environment?

Sustainability means meeting the organisation's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Linfox is committed to being a sustainable organisation through policies, workplace culture and investment in a range of environmental initiatives such as fuel and energy efficiency, and renewable energy sources.  Linfox continues to reduce its environmental impact and encourages its teams to commit to sustainable practices at work and at home.

How much is Linfox reducing carbon emissions?

Linfox is committed to reducing our rate of greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2015 based on 2006/2007 levels.  We are proud to report that thanks to the efforts of our people and customers, Linfox has substantially achieved this target with a 46.5 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as at the end of September 2015. Beyond 2015, we will continue to build on the GreenFox sustainability program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.

We measure our energy usage as Energy Intensity (GJ/1000km), which has so far decreased from 25 GJ/1000km to 18GJ/1000km as a result of our environmental initiatives.

Why has Linfox developed a sustainability strategy?

We believe businesses must deliver deep and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and each and every one of us has an obligation to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our sustainability strategy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over all spheres of the business including transport, warehousing, airports and employees. The strategy gives Linfox employees focused areas of responsibility, concrete tasks and timelines to reduce greenhouse gases.

Can you really reduce carbon emissions by changing driving habits?

Yes. Vehicle fuel is by far Linfox's biggest source of carbon emissions. The Eco-Drive program was developed to teach driving techniques that enhance fuel efficiency, such as accelerating gradually, avoiding harsh braking, reducing vehicle idling, planning the shortest routes, regularly maintaining vehicles and using biofuel where practical. Eco-driving also reduces wear and tear on vehicles. 

Is Linfox using alternative fuels?

Yes. Linfox uses biofuels and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Australia and continues to seek low carbon and renewable fuel alternatives.

Read more about the introduction of two LNG-fuelled prime movers to the Linfox fleet for BOC here

Read more about the introduction of biodiesel-fuelled vehicles to the Linfox fleet for Woolworths here.

Increasing renewable fuels is an important part of the Linfox Vision Zero net environmental emissions strategy.

Does Linfox report on its environmental performance?

Yes.  In Australia Linfox reports its energy use under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act and system administered by the Clean Energy Regulator.    

How does Linfox manage environmental risks and incidents?

Linfox proactively tracks and records all environmental incidents through its Incident Management System. Linfox has detailed risk and incident management procedures and systems for the control of operational risks. We believe all incidents are preventable and we investigate them thoroughly to learn from them, implementing corrective and preventative actions to minimise the risk of recurrence and reduce their potential impacts.  Managing safety and environmental risks is critical to achieving Vision Zero. 

Where can I get more information?

Contact: Tania Matthews
Linfox Group Manager Safety & Sustainability
Tel: +61 3 8340 1392

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