Until recently, our GHG emissions reduction efforts have focused primarily on energy-reduction initiatives to meet our 10-in-10 energy target. In FY17, we took the significant step of establishing a separate science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target aligned with global efforts to mitigate climate change.

Transurban has set a target to achieve a 52 per cent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, compared to 2016 levels. This is a significant extension of the scale of our GHG emissions objectives, moving beyond energy reduction opportunities towards the introduction of low-carbon energy sources.

Achieving the target will drive business efficiency opportunities while mitigating our risk exposure to electricity and carbon markets.

Check out the video above to hear why the new target is important for the community, Transurban and its stakeholders.