Data summary

Data summary








Junglefy Breathing Wall at Eastern Distributor, Sydney

Junglefy Breathing Wall, Sydney

We monitor and report on our ESG performance across all areas of the business. This page contains a summary of our key ESG metrics. More detailed data is available via the ‘Download Data’ link and comprehensive commentary is available in the Corporate Report.

Carbon and energy

Greenhouse gas emissions

  • Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions: 119,837 tCO2e in FY19
  • Emissions have decreased slightly since 2016 as certain roads have made energy efficiency improvements
  • Target to reduce emissions by 52% from 2016 levels by 2030
  • Further increases are expected from new assets finalising in 2020 and 2021, then significant reductions from 2022 with renewable PPAs commencing in NSW and QLD

Energy use

  • Energy use: 557,807 GJ in FY19
  • Energy use increased in 2017 due to additional roads built and acquired. Individual road energy use has have remained fairly consistent or reduced over time
  • Target to reduce energy use by 10% from 2013 levels by 2023
  • Energy efficient tunnel ventilation systems and lighting upgrades are achieving significant savings on individual assets

Our people

Gender equality

  • Our overall workforce was 41% female as at FY19
  • Transurban aims for gender equity at all levels by providing all people with equal access to opportunities, and supporting and reviewing equal pay for men and women across the organisation
  • We have been awarded the WGEA ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ citation for the past six years
  • Transurban continues to develop practices, programs and initiatives to support and assist with improving diversity and inclusion for all employees at all levels of the business

Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR)

  • In FY19, a contractor RIFR of 3.66 recordable injuries per million work hours was recorded. This was below our contractor RIFR target of 4.31
  • In FY19, there were two employee recordable injuries equating to an employee RIFR of 0.81 recordable injuries per million work hours
  • WestConnex was not included in Transurban's overall metrics for FY19, however will be included in our overall safety metrics from FY20
  • To achieve our vision of providing a healthy and safe work environment for all employees and contractors, HSE Action Plans were introduced this year. This required people leaders and their teams to outline how they each take responsibility for ensuring a healthy and safe environment

Asset and project performance

Travel time and greenhouse gas savings

  • Toll roads generally provide faster and more consistent travel-times compared to alternate routes, saving customers time, fuel and GHG emissions
  • Total travel time savings of customers using Transurban roads compared to alternative routes were 374,000 hours each workday in FY19. Correspondingly, customer workday GHG savings were 2,373 tCO2e in FY19
  • Travel-time savings, reliability and safety are the key value drivers for customers choosing our roads

Major project sustainability outcomes

The sustainability performance of the design and construction of our major projects is independently assessed. Since 2015, seven of our projects have achieved ratings that exceed industry standards.

The $13.6B of projects rated as of FY20 include: Gateway Upgrade North, Logan Enhancement, M4 Widening, NorthConnex, M4 East, New M5 and CityLink Tulla Widening

Rethinking how we delivered these seven projects saved:

  • 400,000 tCO2e of construction emissions: similar to offsetting all of the NorthConnex projects
  • 300,000 tonnes of concrete: similar to the combined total used on the Gateway Upgrade North and Logan Enhancement projects
  • 300,000 tonnes of aggregate: similar to the total amount used on the CityLink Tulla Widening project
  • 190,000 tonnes of asphalt: similar to the amount used on the CityLink Tulla Widening project