Neptune Terminals is committed to protecting the environment and minimizing the impact of our operations on the community. We are a member of Climate Smart™, an independent organization that works with businesses to help measure greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and plan for further emission reductions.
As a result of our pledge to continually measure and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, Neptune is recognized as a Climate Smart™ certified company.
Neptune measured our fifth GHG inventory in the 2015 calendar year. Compared to our baseline evaluation in 2011, we achieved:
- 32 per cent reduction in emissions from building heat (natural gas use), the result of significant boiler, thermostat and insulation upgrades; and
- 21 per cent reduction in emission per tonne of throughput, despite increasing our throughput by 24 per cent over the same period. These reductions were primarily the result of switching larger on-site vehicles for utility vehicles where possible, reinforcing an anti-idling policy, upgrading our power system and retrofitting lighting.
We continue to work on minimizing our emissions by focusing on electricity, heat, transportation, staff engagement, paper consumption and waste. To read the Climate Smart™ case study on Neptune Terminals, visit their website.