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Netlogix is a member of, and contributor to the Sustainable Business Council and a signatory to the Climate Leaders Coalition.

We all depend on freight to deliver the goods we need for day to day life. But sadly, the transport industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters - and it’s getting worse. It’s predicted that by 2030, emissions from freight transport (rail, articulated trucks and rigid trucks) will be 28% of all transport emissions.

As a shipper, fleet owner, specialist vendor or logistics professional, you’re under increasing pressure from governments, consumers, partners and employees to operate more sustainably.

How is Netlogix helping reduce emissions?

Netlogix is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner, aligned to the commitments declared to the Sustainable Business Council and the Climate Leaders Coalition in New Zealand.

Simply by unlocking efficiencies and minimising empty kilometres, Netlogix helps ensure every route is more sustainable. By using in-depth data to match carriers’ availability to specific job requirements, we help reduce overall emissions and boost the sustainability performance of both shippers and carriers. 

This has important flow-on effects in terms of your sustainability performance, compliance with relevant governance frameworks, and reputation with customers and partners.

Reporting on emissions

As a technology-enabled transport network, Netlogix connects transport companies and their trucks into a single network to move freight for customers across the country. Therefore, scope 3 emissions relate primarily to freight moved by contracted transport companies on behalf of Netlogix customers. These are measured and monitored by customer, by transport company, by origin region and by delivery region.

In doing so, Netlogix is committed to reducing carbon emissions per freight unit, per kilometre travelled.

Netlogix is also committed to reducing the overall emissions of our business – primarily our Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Our Scope 1 and 2 emissions are from fuel and electricity consumption. Our reduction target for year-ended 31 March 2023 was a further 6% reduction of last year’s NZ Scope 1 & 2 emission (FY2021-2022). This brings our total targeted reduction on our base assessment in FY2020 to 24%.

This FY2022-2023 we have achieved:

  • 27.04% reduction across both NZ Scope 1 & 2 emissions compared to last year’s results.
  • 52.40% reduction on our base assessment in FY2020

Our focus is on bringing our business model to a wider audience as it inherently moves more freight with less trucks, optimizing loads and reducing wasted empty kilometres. Alongside this we continue to minimize and reduce our scope 1 and 2 where possible.

Together with CLC/SBC NZ we are committed to meet the revised member protocols being science aligned targets for Scope 1& 2 emissions and to support the delivery of substantial reductions needed to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Our Emissions

The table below outlines our NZ greenhouse gas emissions inventory for years ended 31 March 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020.

Table 1.1 – NZ Emissions Summary
Year Financial Year (FY) Scope 1 Emissions (t CO2-e) Scope 2 Emissions (t CO2-e) Scope 3 Emissions (t CO2-e) NZ Total Emissions (t CO2-e)
0 2019 - 2020 (Base Year) 203.85 39.15 69,553.47 69,796.47
1 2020 - 2021 130.2 32.82 61,515.69 61,678.71
2 2021 - 2022 129.11 29.42 53,963.63 54,122.16
3 2022 - 2023  80.85 34.81 48,462.31 48,577.97

This FY2023, we have started measuring our Australian Entity emissions, and therefore we are now presenting group numbers (100% owned entities). The table below outlines our Group Emissions. Test

Table 1.2 – Netlogix Group Emissions
Year Financial Year (FY) Group Total Emissions (t CO2-e) Yearly Change
0 2019 - 2020 (Base Year) 72,649.12 ---
1 2020 - 2021 83,379.94 15%
2 2021 - 2022 85,353.03 2%
3 2022 - 2023  84,852.66 -1%
Table 1.3 – Netlogix Group Emissions Summary by Country
Year Financial Year (FY) Scope 1 Emissions ( t CO2-e) Scope 2 Emissions ( t CO2-e) Scope 3 Emissions ( t CO2-e) Group Total Emissions (t CO2-e)
0 2019 - 2020 (Base Year) 203.85 40.48 72,404.79 72,649.12
New Zealand 203.85 39.15 69,553.47
Australia 0.00 1.33 2,851.32
1 2020 - 2021 130.20 34.95 83,214.79 83,379.94
New Zealand 130.20 32.82 61,515.69
Australia 0.00 2.13 21,699.10
2 2021 - 2022 132.73 33.21 85,187.09 85,353.03
New Zealand 129.11 29.42 53,963.63
Australia 3.62 3.79 31,223.46
3 2022 - 2023  90.00 39.94 84,722.72 84,852.66
New Zealand 80.85 34.81 48,462.31
Australia 9.15 5.13 36,260.41

*Relates to Netlogix wholly owned Operations both in New Zealand and Australia where Netlogix has financial and operational control (excludes associates).

Emissions Reduction breakdown and savings

Table 1.4 – NZ Scope 1 & 2 Emissions Summary and reductions on base year
Year Financial Year (FY) Scope 1 Emissions (t CO2-e) Scope 2 Emissions (t CO2-e) NZ Scope 1 & 2 Total (t CO2-e) Yearly % reduction in emissions Scope 1 & 2 reduction on base year
0 2019 - 2020 (Base Year) 203.85  39.15 243.00 --
1 2020 - 2021 130.20 32.82 163.02 32.91% 32.91%
2 2021 - 2022 129.11 29.42 158.53 2.75% 34.76%
3 2022 - 2023  80.85 34.81 115.66 27.04% 52.40%

* The information about greenhouse gas emissions of Netlogix New Zealand operations for the years ended 31 March 2023, 31 March 2022, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2020 is stated in accordance with the requirements of ISO14064-1 Greenhouse Gases – Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removal (ISO14064-1:2018), the Greenhouse gas Protocol: A corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (2004) (GHG Protocol). See our Environmental Sustainability, Social and Governance Policy here.

To align with the Paris Agreement treaty on climate change CLC NZ Statement of Ambition, a minimum of 4.2% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 NZ emissions per year from FY2024-FY2030 will be our yearly minimum reduction targets supported by science-based targets. The minimum target for FY2024 is a further 4.2% which sets our minimum target to be a total of 28.20% reduction on our base year.

Table 1.5 – NZ Emissions Reduction Target per Financial Year
Year Financial Year (FY) Scope 1 Reduction Target Scope 1 Reduction Result Scope 2 Reduction Target Scope 2 Result Scope 1 & 2 reduction on base year
0 2019 - 2020 (Base Year) -- -- -- --
1 2020 - 2021 10.00% 36.00% 10.00% 16.00% 32.91%
2 2021 - 2022 18.00% 36.00% 18.00% 24.00% 34.76%
3 2022 - 2023  24.00% 60.34% 24.00% 12.70% 52.40%
4 2023 - 2024 28.20% 28.20%
FY2022-2023 Emissions Outcome: 27% decrease in Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Our Scope 1 had a total reduction of 60%, while Scope 2 had a 13% increase compared to last year's NZ Scope 2 emissions (FY2021-2022). Whilst our Scope 1 and 2 emissions are small, we have continued to take action to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions and achieved a combined total reduction of 27% (42 t CO2-e).

Here's how we did it:

- Moved to a 100% renewable energy electricity provider.

- Converted all light bulbs in out Auckland Cross Dock and storage facility to LED. LEDs can save up to 85% of the electricity bill.

- Replaced fuel-powered Hoists with Battery Electric Forklifts. Despite the uptick in electricity consumption, there was a huge reduction in burning fuel which contributed to the 60% reduction in our Scope 1 emissions and our overall 27% reduction for this financial year.

Emission Savings

Netlogix continues to invest in technology, resources, and initiatives to mitigate and eliminate wasted emissions from our resources. Despite Scope 1 and 2’s relatively small impact in our overall emissions, we have continued to strive for improvement and in the last 3 financial years we have saved a total of 271.96 tonnes of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.  

This emission savings equates to:

874 tonnes of waste going into landfill
9,374 LPG gas cylinders
3.2+ million plastic water bottles
82 petrol cars
13 hectares of land covered in trees
100k+ litres of diesel
110k+ litres of petrol
63 return flights from AKL to SYD

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