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2023 Sustainability Report


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Rail is the safest and most environmentally-friendly mode of land freight transport, delivering significant greenhouse gas emissions intensity benefits when compared to road freight transportation (dependent on commodity and length of haul).

Enter details below to see just how much bulk transportation by rail could potentially save in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Note: Aurizon's emissions calculator outputs are scaled to reflect an average weight of product hauled by Aurizon on behalf of customers across multiple commodity types, ranging between 6000 to 9000 metric tonnes of payload per service.

Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes

Route Distance (km)
Kalgoorlie to Kwinana (WA) 683 km
Muswellbrook to Newcastle Port (NSW) 126 km
Oakey to Fisherman’s Island at the Port of Brisbane (South East QLD) 190 km
Moura to Gladstone Port (Central Queensland Coal Network [CQCN] - Moura line) 185 km
Blackwater to Gladstone Port (CQCN Blackwater line) 302 km
Moranbah to Hay Point (CQCN Goonyella line) 190 km
Wotonga to Abbot Point (CQCN Goonyella line) 363 km
Mt Isa to Townsville (North West Rail Corridor) 978 km

Disclaimer:

  • These estimations use emissions intensity averages to provide a high-level comparison of potential scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions) based on distance and metric tonnes of bulk product to be hauled. The greenhouse gas emissions output should not be relied upon for reporting purposes.
  • Tonnage refers to the total tonnage (payload) of bulk (non-containerised) product to be hauled.
  • Distance refers to one-way haulage only and does not cater for potential back-haulage.
  • Emissions factors for diesel combustion in rail operations and road operations have been sourced from the Australian Government, Dept. Environment and Energy National Greenhouse Accounts Factors (August 2019) available: View PDF
  • Road haulage calculations (tare weights, fuel burn and trip to tonnage ratios) utilise the Australian Trucking Association Truck Impact Chart: Technical Advisory Procedure, v2.2 (March 2018) available: View PDF
  • Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes are approximates.

Climate Strategy and Action Plan

In 2020, we introduced our first Climate Strategy and Action Plan (CSAP). The CSAP brings a sharper focus within our Company to climate-related risks and opportunities, including our goal to further reduce Aurizon’s carbon footprint with specific targets, initiatives and investments.

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Reconciliation Action Plan (2022-2025)

At Aurizon, we recognise and value the opportunity we have to continue undertaking meaningful action to help achieve reconciliation in Australia.

Our commitment to progressing reconciliation is outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Aurizon’s vision for reconciliation is for our people to be inspired and empowered by our shared story and connection to the land on which we operate.

Our RAP provides a framework to achieve our vision and to further build relationships, foster respect and grow opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


2023 Modern Slavery Statement

This is our fourth Modern Slavery Statement made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act) and constitutes the modern slavery statement of the Aurizon Group for the year ending 30 June 2023.

It reports on the risks of modern slavery in Aurizon’s operations and supply chains, the actions we took to mitigate the occurrence of those risks during FY2023, and how we will continue to assess the effectiveness of our actions. 

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