We are committed to addressing the serious issue of climate change and are currently working with governments to develop effective policies to reduce emissions. At Caltex, we accept the science behind global warming and understand that climate change presents a significant risk to economies, societies and the environment. There are costs for us in reducing emissions but also opportunities, and a responsibility to the community to act. We support setting a national goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which should be determined and adjusted on the basis of the best available science.
We have continued to hold a watching brief over the government’s Direct Action Policy Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). With respect to the Reverse Auction Process under the ERF, we conducted project suitability assessments in 2015, but did not apply for auction participation.
With the Safeguarding Mechanism legislated to commence on 1 July 2016, we will participate in technical workshops via the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN) to prepare for the submission of the Lytton refinery baseline emissions data set.
We continue to support greenhouse gas reduction policies which maintain the international competitiveness of Australian industries such as petroleum refining.
Governments should also look to more effective policies to reduce emissions from light vehicles, such as a package of 'complementary measures' to encourage new, more efficient vehicle technology and use of alternative fuels.
Caltex believes biofuels can play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing long- term solutions to climate change.
That's why we are a leading supplier of biofuels to Australian motorists today and why we support policies made by Australian governments to increase the use of biofuels.
We are making significant progress in improving process and personal safety throughout our manufacturing and supply chain. This includes working alongside suppliers to ensure full compliance with Caltex health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
Leadership is a critical factor for success in achieving benchmark standards in workplace safety. Our leaders are not only accountable for achieving results, but also for modelling behaviours at all times. We consistently assess and take steps to manage potential risks to our employees, contractors, the public and the environment.
Environmental Monitoring Data
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In this section of the website Caltex provides data in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) section 66(6). Under the act, the Environment Protection Licences for the Kurnell Refinery and the Banksmeadow Terminal require collection of monitoring data. The following pages provide a summary of that data. Further detailed data can be obtained by following the links on the relevant pages. Please choose one of the sites for further detail.
Kurnell Site Conversion
In July 2012, Caltex announced a restructure of our supply chain including the conversion of Kurnell refinery to a major import terminal.