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Respondent CDP 2008: ASX Ltd

General Information
<>It requirement CDP questionnaire introduction answer like text box attach document

 
<>Where available provide following identification numbers primary listings/ordinary shares information company Company Turnover (also known sales) millions US$

 
<>ISIN number

 
<>CUSIP number

 
<>SEDOL number

 
1 - Risks and Opportunities
Question 1(a)(i) Regulatory Risks
<>How company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks because... 
regulatory risks climate change ASX considered Low comparatively low carbon generating activity operations Australian Securities Exchange meet thresholds proposed Australian greenhouse energy reporting requirements future proposed Australian Emissions Trading Scheme (AETS) commenced expected ASX impacted carbon costs priced electricity paper travel supplies services

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(ii) Physical Risks
<>How company exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to physical risks because... 
physical risks climate change ASX considered Low ASX recognises physical environmental damage caused climate change generated extreme weather events (e g flood loss electricity supply) potential interrupt key services provide

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(iii) General Risks
<>How company exposed general risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to general risks because... 
general risks climate change ASX considered Low macro risk climate change ASX reduction overall economic growth lead reduced activity ASX markets facilities potentially impacting ASX’ s revenue streams climate change provides significant business opportunity ASX outlined section 1 b

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(iv) Risk Management
<>Has company taken planned action manage general regulatory risks and/oradapt physical risks identified
We have taken or planned action. 
Responsibility management ASX’ s climate change risks clearly assigned subject formal review specific efforts reduce ASX’ s current (relatively low) environmental impact associated costs primarily terms lower electricity paper usage use recycling supplies equipment conducted practicable Comprehensive business continuity management undertaken minimise risk ASX able operate markets clearing settlement facilities range potential events including climate change generated weather events ASX participates industry level efforts improve broader resilience finance sectors

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(v) Financial Business implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects therisks identified risks affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
ASX likely incur increased electricity costs time price energy increases managed taking steps reduce energy consumption overall impact ASX’ s financial position significant energy costs small percentage cost base Physical risks mitigated ensuring robust adequate business continuity plans tested regular basis exist currently ASX accepts service provider finance industry integrity operations paramount ongoing stability efficiency markets operates financial impacts risks considered ASX terms potential costs new investment required

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(i) Regulatory Opportunities
<>How current anticipated regulatory requirements climate change offeropportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated regulatory requirements offer opportunities because... 
regulatory opportunities climate change ASX considered Medium intended Australian Emissions Trading (AETS) provides new business opportunity ASX operate futures market trading clearing settlement emission trading permits providing new revenue ASX complementing ASX’ s existing derivative product offerings effective futures market support overall success AETS enabling robust efficient mechanism price discovery trading carbon permits

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(ii) Physical Opportunities
<>How current anticipated physical changes resulting climate change presentopportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated physical changes offer opportunities because... 
physical opportunities climate change ASX considered Low physical environmental damage caused climate change generated extreme weather events (e g flood loss electricity supply) potential increase volatility financial markets reflected short term increase trading volumes value longer term impacts depend subsequent overall economic growth climate change impacts likely significant

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iii) General Opportunities
<>How does climate change present general opportunities company
We consider that climate change offers opportunities because... 
general opportunities climate change ASX considered Medium general growth carbon corporate sector expected expand associated equity debt requirements benefiting ASX revenues (e g listing fees carbon technology companies)

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iv) Maximizing Opportunities
<>Do invest plans invest products services designedto minimize adapt effects climate change
Climate change has led to investment or planned investment in order to maximise climate change opportunities. 
climate change related opportunities identified ASX described b iii

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(v) Financial Business Implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects theopportunities identified opportunities affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
Whilst risk economic slowdown exists described opportunities alternative energy sources likely grow time provide new economic growth example new companies offering alternate energy systems likely list raise capital trade/hedge ASX markets Specific new product initiatives planned ASX complement existing products energy space e g electricity futures financial impacts opportunities modeled ASX terms potential costs revenues new investment required

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
2 - Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) Reporting Boundary
Calculation tools assist companies calculating GHG emissions particular activities combustion fuels production processes http //www ghgprotocol org/calculation tools/all tools Companies new emissions reporting strongly recommended use tools assist calculations used calculation tool list question methodologies
<>Please indicate category best describes company entities groupfor response prepared
Companies over which financial control is exercised – per consolidated audited Financial Statements. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(a)(ii) Reporting Year
<>Please explicitly state dates accounting year period GHG emissionsare reported
Dates selected

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Calendar Year 2007

 
Question 2(a)(iii) Methodology
<>Please specify methodology used company calculate GHG emissions select methodology used using radio buttons used GHG Protocol ISO 14064 1 references calculation tools used explanation calculation methods devised explain data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors used calculations reference supplied calculation tool contact provider calculation tool information used methodology devised explain methodology including methods calculation data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors
GHG Protocol 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol
<>Are able provide breakdown direct indirect emissions Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol analyse electricity consumption

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>7 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>7 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
Australia

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>9950 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>9950 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
Australia

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
11393 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries
11393 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
0 MWh

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries
0 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
note data provided Calendar Year 2007 fy 0607

Download attachment
 
Question 2(b)(ii) Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol
<>If unable Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions and/or electricity consumption report GHG emissions able identify description emissions answered 2(b)(i) question 2(c)(i)

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(c)(i) Emissions – Scope 3 GHG Protocol
<>How identify and/or measure Scope 3 emissions
ASX used GHG Protocol

 
<>Please provide possible Details significant Scope 3 sources company
Employee Business Travel Employee Commuting

 
<>b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel
<>311 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>ii External distribution/logistics

 
<>iii Use/disposal company’ s products services

 
<>iv Company supply chain

 
<>c Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions
ASX used GHG Protocol

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(d) External Verification
<>(i) information reported response Questions 2(b) (c) beenexternally verified audited plan information verified oraudited
No (Please go to question 2 (e)) 

 
<>(ii) answer question 2d(i) Yes provide attach copy audit verification statement state plans verification

 
<>(iii) specify standard protocol information hasbeen audited verified

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Information currently subject audit merits external verification consideration context ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint

 
Question 2(e) Data Accuracy
<>Does company place assess accuracy GHG emissions inventory calculation methods data processes systems relating GHG measurement provide details explain data accuracy managed
No, we don't have a system. 
ASX’ s GHG calculations subject internal checking review

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(f) Emissions History
<>Do emissions reported accounting year vary significantly compared previous years explain reasons variations
No, they do not vary significantly. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
subject past high level monitoring year ASX formally recorded emissions history GHG Protocol

 
Question 2(g) Emissions Trading
<>i) Does company facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme
No, we do not. (Please go to question 2(g)(ii) below)  

 
<>If a) provide details annual allowances awarded company Phase years 1 January 2005 31 December 2007 details allowances allocated Phase II commencing 1 January 2008 cases enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000 enter allowance Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>b) provide details actual annual emissions facilities covered EU ETS effect 1 January 2005 enter emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>Phase II annual allowances1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008

 
<>1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009

 
<>1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010

 
<>1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011

 
<>1 January 2012 – 31 December 2012

 
<>c) impact company’ s profitability EU ETS

 
<>ii) company's strategy trading participating regional and/or international trading schemes (eg EU ETS RGGI CCX) Kyoto mechanisms CDM JI projects Explain involvement following EU ETS
n/a

 
<>CDM/JI

 
<>CCX

 
<>RGGI

 
<>Others

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(h) Energy Costs
<>i) identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
892827 US$

 
<>ii) percentage total operating costs does represent
0.67 %

 
<>iii) percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources
0 %

 
<>More details

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
3 - Performance
Question 3(a) Reduction Plans
<>i) Does company GHG emissions reduction plan place provide details information requested currently plan place explain
No, we do not currently have a plan in place for the following reason(s): 
Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint formal emissions reduction plan place previously noted going specific efforts monitor reduce ASX’ s environmental impact primarily terms lower electricity paper usage use recycling supplies equipment conducted practicable

 
<>ii) baseline year emissions reduction plan

 
<>If want information rolling target

 
<>iii) emissions reduction targets period targets extend

 
<>iv) activities undertaking reduce emissions renewable energy energy efficiency process modifications offsets sequestration targets set timescales extend

 
<>v) investment required achieve targets time period

 
<>vi) emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result plan

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(b) Emissions Intensity
<>i) appropriate measurement emissions intensity company
Other 
context small carbon emitter number tonnes CO2 e person appropriate emissions intensity metric ASX 2007 21 14

 
<>Please company’ s emissions intensity figure measurement given want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)

 
<>ii) state GHG emissions intensity terms total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover EBITDA reporting year Scope 1/ US$millions turnover
0.017

 
<>Scope 2/ US$millions turnover
0.017

 
<>Scope 1/ EBITDA
0.022

 
<>Scope 2/ EBITDA
0.022

 
<>iii) company developed emissions intensity targets
No, we have not developed emission intensity targets for the following reason(s): 
Noting reduction efforts outlined 3 emission intensity targets currently place going emission measurement outcomes including targets assessment development

 
<>a) answer (iii) yes state emissions intensity targets

 
<>b) answer (iii) yes state reductions emissions intensity achieved targets time period

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
note provided combined data Scope 1 2 Total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover 0 017Total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 EBITDA 0 022

 
Question 3(c) Planning
<>Do forecast company’ s future emissions and/or energy use
No, we do not (Please take the opportunity to explain why not and then go to question 4 a) 
Future emissions and/or energy use forecasted context relatively small carbon footprint limited scope impact reductions consistent general reporting approach providing performance guidance information

 
<>i) provide details forecasts summarize methodology used assumptions able quantified forecasts Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions and/or electricity consumption enter numerical data page

 
<>ii) factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning

 
<>iii) considerations impact investment decisions

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) (i) Planning Forecasted emissions/electricity use Year 1 answers
page gives opportunity numerical forecasts emissions electricity use possible provide emissions forecasts reporting periods Use “ Add additional year figures” button end page enter emission forecasts successive reporting periods Note enter numbers punctuation example use 2000 instead 2 000
<>Please enter accounting period used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Forecasted Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Forecasted Total global Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>b Forecasted Total Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions forecasts country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Forecasted total global Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>d Forecasted total Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Forecasted electricity consumptione Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity

 
<>f Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>h Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
4 - Governance
Question 4(a) Responsibility
<>Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change state overall responsibility climate change managed answer parts (i) (ii)
Yes, an executive body does have overall responsibility for climate change. 

 
<>i) Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
ASX Board (the Board) responsible approving reviewing ASX Group business risk management strategy policy assist Board discharging responsibility relation risk management including environmental risk management Board delegated certain activities Audit & Risk Committee executive level Enterprise Risk Management Committee directly reviews environmental risk management policy direction prior consideration Audit & Risk Committee

 
<>ii) mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
Business development opportunities providing services Australian Emissions Trading Scheme reviewed ASX executive management Board executive level Enterprise Risk Management Committee (ERMC) directly reviews environmental risk management policy direction prior consideration Audit & Risk Committee cross divisional Environmental Working Group place reporting ERMC specific mandate design review ASX’ s environmental policy risk framework ASX environmental risk policy available www asx com au/corporate

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(b) Individual Performance
<>Do assess provide incentive mechanisms individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets provide details
No, we do not. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
context relatively small carbon footprint climate change related incentive mechanisms used

 
Question 4(c) Communications
<>Please indicate publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details GHG emissions plans reduce emissions following communications i) company’ s Annual Report statutory filings
Yes 
key channel reporting ASX’ s environmental impact shareholders stakeholders annual report Expanded climate change impact information provided 2008 report ASX includes section corporate responsibility annual report recent example available http //www asx com au/about/pdf/annual_report_2007 pdf (see page 41) ASX obligation listed entity report revised principles recommendations ASX Corporate Governance Council specifically Principle 7 refers risk obligation takes effect financial year 2008 2009 ASX Corporate Governance Council principles reporting guidelines available ASX website http //www asx com au/supervision/governance/revised_corporate_governance_principles_recommendations htmIn addition ASX participates sustainability investment indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index FTSE 4 Good index making environmental sustainability information available investment community

 
<>ii) formal communications shareholders external parties
Yes 

 
<>iii) voluntary communications Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(d) Public Policy
<>Do engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading provide details
Yes 
ASX actively engaged government respect establishment operation Australian Emissions Trading Scheme sufficient ETS known ASX position facilitate emissions trading earliest opportunity ASX anticipates able introduce futures market emissions prior issuance emission permits order help industry participants manage risk

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
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