Responsibility

We're committed to positive and responsible outcomes for our team members and customers. The material issues we're focusing on include safety, energy and emissions, waste and water and materials.

Safety

 

WesTrac continually strives to improve our safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero harm. While we continually target areas of recurring incidents, we are particularly focused on controlling critical safety risks in our business.

Towards 2030, WesTrac will continue to implement initiatives and enhance programs that work to continually decrease safety risk within our business.

In order to achieve safety excellence, WesTrac recognises the value of working with our team members, customers and stakeholders.

Safety is the core of our organisational SPARC values and is critical to everything we do.

Key Focus Areas
  • Critical Risks Program
  • Life Saving Commitments
  • Fatigue Risk Management
  • Safety for leaders
  • Chain of Responsibility
  • Contractor management
  • Simplification of safety systems
  • Engineering and technology solutions
  • Holistic mental health

Energy and Emissions

 

WesTrac has committed to the ambitious target of achieving net zero scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, with interim targets of a 30% reduction by 2026 and a 50% reduction by 2030, on a 2020 baseline.

WesTrac has activated our net zero roadmaps to achieve these targets, including seeking ways to reduce our energy consumption, generate and store renewable energy, and source renewable energy as well as electrifying suitable parts of our business.

While WesTrac will continue making progress towards these targets using our current modelled pathway, we also acknowledge that with rapidly evolving technology and innovative thinking, these roadmaps will evolve to suit contemporary technology.

Our current focus is on our internal scope 1 and 2 emissions however, we acknowledge the value of collaborating with our suppliers and customers to reduce carbon throughout the supply chain.

This will be done by continuing to expand our low-carbon machine offerings, training our customers to maximise fuel efficiency in machines, and considering supply chain emissions when selecting our suppliers.

Key Focus Areas
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy generation, storage and sourcing
  • Electrification

Waste and Water

 

WesTrac seeks to operate as an environmentally passive business by continuously improving our waste and water management. Our key targets within this space are to decrease our overall water usage.

WesTrac continuously reviews our recycling opportunities as new recycling facilities and technologies become available. Towards 2030, WesTrac will seek to expand our recycling with focuses on diverting plastics and food waste from landfill, as well as implement waste compaction technology to improve efficiency and reduce collection intervals.

Through conducting annual waste audits, educating our team members on correct waste disposal and collaborating with our suppliers to reduce waste within the supply chain, WesTrac will maintain high levels of landfill diversion.

WesTrac seeks to capture, store, and utilise rainwater on our major sites to reduce reliance on potable water supplies. We will continue to expand our non-potable water storage at suitable locations and factor in water sensitive design principles into site developments.

Key Focus Areas
  • Waste compaction technology
  • Continuous review of recycling opportunities
  • Collaborating with our suppliers to improve supply chain waste management
  • Non-potable water collection and storage
  • On-site recycling/treatment of water used within wash bays
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Materials

 

Avoiding wasted materials and promoting a circular resource economy is at the core of WesTrac’s operations as seen through our extensive focus on remanufacturing.

Caterpillar and WesTrac understand that waste avoidance begins at the design phase of our equipment. Caterpillar have committed within their Sustainability Goals that all new products will be more sustainable than previous generations. All materials used will be high quality and reliable to avoid the need for replacement and improve efficiency.

This use of high-quality materials also means that at the end of the machine’s life, the materials can be remanufactured into new equipment, reducing waste generation, water consumption, and emissions generation associated with the building of new machines.

Towards 2030, WesTrac will continue to expand and improve our remanufacturing capabilities while collaborating with our suppliers and customers to create meaningful progress within this space.

 
  • Collaborating with our suppliers to encourage low-waste/ recyclable packaging
  • Seeking out opportunities to purchase recycled materials for use within our business
  • Expanding remanufacturing operations wherever possible
  • Incorporating circular economy opportunities wherever possible
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