Carbon emissions

Group carbon emissions increased in FY18 as a result of growth across the business, particularly driven by increased biofuel production and expansion in our biofuel supply chain.  


Global biofuels 

Emissions from our biofuel raw material sourcing and manufacturing operations were 26% higher than last year as we continued to expand our biofuel sourcing and manufacturing operations, including the upstream acquisition of Rexon Energy in Singapore, along with the acquisition of a third plant in Amsterdam and initial conversion works.

We continue to strive to maximise the carbon savings from the biofuels we use, so the carbon footprint of our fuels is as low as possible.


Fuel supply

Haulage continues to represent the main source of emissions in our European fuel supply business. Given the growth in our delivered-in business, we drove further to deliver more fuel to customers. 

We continue to invest in newer vehicles and on-going training in fuel efficient driving, with our fuel consumption by our in-house fleet of 8.8 miles per gallon (MPG) above the industry standard 7.9MPG. 

Emissions from our operations to source, store and supply fuel in the Americas increased this year driven by the growth in sales in our Canadian business, as we imported more fuel to meet customer demand.

Owing to growth in our Dubai operations that support our joint venture, BGB in Bahrain, emissions from our Middle East operations increased 28% in 2018.


Infrastructure

Emissions from our directly owned infrastructure business increased in 2018.

This is the result of a full year of trading following the acquisitions of Inver in Ireland, and the CAN-OP terminal in Thunder Bay, Canada.

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