Despite AGL being Australia's largest scope 1 (direct) greenhouse gas emitting business, I feel proud to be a part of this organization that is actively taking responsibility for its key role in ensuring the gradual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, whilst providing secure and affordable energy. An essential component of managing emissions is measurement and communication of our greenhouse gas footprint.
To provide a complete account of the annual greenhouse gas impacts from our business at different levels, AGL provides three footprints - the operational, equity and energy supply greenhouse gas footprints.
The most comprehensive of these footprints, the energy supply greenhouse gas footprint, estimates the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the supply chain for electricity and gas which we sell to our small-market, commercial and wholesale customers by AGL Energy and its wholly owned subsidiaries during the financial year period. The footprint covers emissions resulting from the production, transportation, distribution and consumption of electricity and gas.
In FY17 the energy supply greenhouse gas footprint was relatively consistent and slightly decreased from our FY16 energy supply greenhouse gas footprint.
Learn more about our greenhouse gas footprints in the Climate change (greenhouse and energy) section of the 2017 Sustainability Report.