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Respondent CDP 2009: ASX Ltd

General introduction


Risk and Opportunities
1 Regulatory Risks (CDP6 1(a)(i))
1 1 company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks. 
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

 
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2 Physical Risks (CDP6 1(a)(ii))
2 1 company exposed physical risks climate change
We do not consider our company to be exposed to physical risks. 
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

 
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3 Risks (CDP6 1(a)(iii))
3 1 company exposed risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to other risks. 
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

 
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4 Regulatory Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(i))
4 1 regulatory requirements climate change present opportunities company
Regulatory requirements present opportunities for my company. 
regulatory opportunities climate change ASX considered Medium intended 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

 
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5 Physical Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(ii))
5 1 physical changes resulting climate change present opportunities company
Physical changes present opportunities for my company. 
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

 
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6 Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(iii))
6 1 Does climate change present opportunities company
Climate change presents other opportunities for my company. 
opportunities climate change ASX considered Medium general growth carbon corporate sector expected expand associated equity debt requirements benefiting

 
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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting, Emissions Intensity, Energy and Trading
7 Reporting Year (CDP6 Q2(a)(ii))
Information respond section “ Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)” developed World Resources Institute World Business Council Sustainable Development (“ GHG Protocol” ) http //www ghgprotocol org/ ISO 14064 1 compatible GHG Protocol number regional/national programme protocols information http //www ghgprotocol org/ use guidance button provide CDP responses questions 7 8 9 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Questions 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 subsequent webpages dates answer question 7 carried forwards automatically populate webpages
7 1 state start date end date year reporting GHG emissions
Start date 01 January 2008End date 31 December 2008Other 1 January 2008 31 December 2008 reflects ASX began measuring outputs

 
8 Reporting Boundary (CDP6 Q2(a)(i)) 8 1 indicate category describes company entities group Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions reported
Companies over which financial control is exercised – per consolidated audited Financial Statements. 

 
8 2 state parts business sources GHG emissions excluded reporting boundary
Nil

 
9 Methodology (CDP6 Q2(a)(iii)) 9 1 process used company calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions including standard protocol methodology used collect activity data calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions provide answer text box addition description relevant select methodology list published methodologies aid automated analysis data
ASX used used National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Guidelines

 
Select methodologies

 
provide

 
9 2 Details assumptions
Nil

 
9 3 names links calculation tools used
GHG calculation spreadsheet

 
Select calculation tools

 
9 4 global warming potentials applied origin
Nil

 
9 5 emission factors applied origin
GHG emission factors

 
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10 Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(b)(i))
Instructions question 10 question 11 (following page)When providing answers questions 10 11 deduct offset credits Renewable Energy Certificates net estimated avoided emissions export renewable energy carbon sequestration (including enhanced oil recovery) use goods services Opportunities provide details activities reduce avoid emissions provided information request Carbon dioxide emissions biologically sequestered carbon e g carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels reported separately emissions Scopes 1 2 3 relevant report emissions question 15 include nitrous oxide methane emissions biomass/biofuel combustion emissions scopes
answer following questions using Table 1 provide 10 1 Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions metric tonnes CO2 ePlease break total gross global Scope 1 emissions 10 2 Country regionPlease provide CDP responses questions 10 1 10 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Table 1 (below) table 5 (Q11 1 11 2) automatically populated dates answer 7 1 Electric utilities report emissions country/region using table question EU3 Table 1 use numbers Use “ Other” option drop menu enter region
Reporting year Q7.1 Start date 01/01/2008
Reporting year Q7.1 End date 31/12/2008
10.1 Total gross global Scope 1 GHG
emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e
10

10.2 Gross Scope 1 emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e by country or region

Australia 7

 
answer question 10 1 automatically carried forward tables 2 3 add country region answer 10 2 press “ Save” end page tick box total gross global Scope 1 figure (Q10 1) includes emissions transferred outside reporting boundary (as given answer 8 1) report transfers 13 5

 
facilitate better understanding business break total global Scope 1 emissions 10 3 Business divisionand/or10 4 Facility10 3 Business division (only data current reporting year requested)Table 2 use numbers
Business Divisions - Enter names below
Scope 1 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q10.1 10

 
10 4 Facility (only data current reporting year requested)Table 3 use numbers
Facilities - Enter names below
Scope 1 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q10.1 10

 
10 5 break total global Scope 1 GHG emissions metric tonnes gas metric tonnes CO2 e GHG type (Only data current reporting year requested )Table 4 use numbers
Scope 1 GHG Type
Unit
Quantity
CO2 Metric tonnes 10
CH4 Metric tonnes
CH4 Metric tonnes CO2-e
N2O Metric tonnes
N2O Metric tonnes CO2-e
HFCs Metric tonnes
HFCs Metric tonnes CO2-e
PFCs Metric tonnes
PFCs Metric tonnes CO2-e
SF6 Metric tonnes
SF6 Metric tonnes CO2-e

 
10 6 provided information Scope 1 emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 1 GHG emissions information future

 
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11 Scope 2 Indirect GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(b)(i))
Important note emission factors zero low carbon electricity purchased emissions factor use calculating Scope 2 emissions depends electricity purchase counted calculating grid average emissions factor – supplier Electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor electricity sourced grid electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor Scope 2 emissions calculated using grid average emissions factor company purchases electricity zero low carbon electricity tariff Electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor zero low carbon electricity sourced grid transmitted company electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor specific method generation used provided certificates quantifying GHG related environmental benefits claimed electricity sold passed separately electricity purchased Click instructions previous page answering question 11
answer following questions using Table 5 provide 11 1 Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions metric tonnes CO2 e break total gross global Scope 2 emissions 11 2 Country regionPlease provide CDP responses questions 11 1 11 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Table 5 automatically populated dates gave answer 7 1 Table 5 use numbers Use “ Other” option drop menu enter region
Reporting year Q7.1 Start date 01/01/2008
Reporting year Q7.1 End date 31/12/2008
11.1 Total gross global Scope 2 GHG
emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e
10210

11.2 Gross Scope 2 emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e by country or region


 
answer 11 1 automatically carried forward tables 6 7 add country region answer 11 2 press “ Save” end page facilitate better understanding business break total global Scope 2 emissions 11 3 Business divisionand/or11 4 Facility11 3 Business division (only data current reporting year requested)Table 6 use numbers
Business Divisions - Enter names below
Scope 2 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q11.1 10210

 
11 4 Facility (only data current reporting year requested)Table 7 use numbers
Facilities - Enter names below
Scope 2 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q11.1 10210

 
11 5 provided information Scope 2 emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 2 GHG emissions information future

 
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12 Contractual Arrangements Supporting Particular Types Electricity Generation (CDP6 Q2(b)(i) Guidance)
12 1 consider grid average factor used report Scope 2 emissions question 11 does reflect contractual arrangements electricity suppliers (for example purchase electricity using zero low carbon electricity tariff) calculate report contractual Scope 2 figure response question showing origin alternative emission factor information tariff

 
12 2 retire certificates (eg Renewable Energy Certificates) associated zero low carbon electricity provide details

 
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ASX does purchase low carbon electricity

 
13 Scope 3 Indirect GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(c))
following categories main sources emissions Report emissions metric tonnes CO2 e state methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions Notes question 13When providing answers question 13 deduct offset credits Renewable Energy Certificates net estimated avoided emissions export renewable energy carbon sequestration (including enhanced oil recovery) use goods services Opportunities provide details activities reduce avoid emissions provided information request Carbon dioxide emissions biologically sequestered carbon e g carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels reported separately emissions Scopes 1 2 3 relevant report emissions question 15 include nitrous oxide methane emissions biomass/biofuel combustion emissions scopes
13 1 Employee business travelDescribe main sources emissions

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e
Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel 276ii Employee Commuting 482

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions
Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions ASX used used National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Guidelines

 
13 2 External distribution/logisticsDescribe main sources emissions
N/A

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 3 Use/disposal company’ s products servicesFor auto manufacture auto component companies – refer additional questions sectors completing question 13 3 main sources emissions

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e
Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Waste 76ii Paper 193

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions
Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions ASX used used GHG Protocol

 
13 4 Company supply chainDescribe main sources emissions
N/A

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 5 OtherIf reporting emissions fall categories categorise transferred emissions non transferred emissions (please guidance explanation terms) report transfers input fields non transfers input fields TransfersDescribe main sources emissions
N/A

 
TransfersReport emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
TransfersState methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
Non transfersDescribe main sources emissions

 
Non transfersReport emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
Non transfersState methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 6 provided information categories Scope 3 GHG emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 3 indirect emissions information future
N/A

 
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14 Emissions Avoided Use Goods Services (New CDP 2009)
14 1 goods and/or services enable GHG emissions avoided party provide details including estimated avoided emissions anticipated timescale emissions avoided methodology assumptions emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used estimations
N/A

 
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15 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Biologically Sequestered Carbon (New CDP 2009)
example carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels

 
15 1 provide total global carbon dioxide emissions metric tonnes CO2 biologically sequestered carbon Emissions metric tonnes CO2 use numbers

 
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N/A

 
16 Emissions Intensity (CDP6 Q3(b))
16 1 supply financial emissions intensity measurement reporting year combined Scope 1 2 emissions measurement

 
16 1 1 units example units metric tonnes CO2 e million Yen turnover metric tonnes CO2 e US$ profit metric tonnes CO2 e thousand Euros turnover
Total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover 22 45Total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 EBITDA 29 36

 
16 1 2 resulting figure Use decimal point necessary use “ ” “ ” e write 15 6 15 6

 
16 2 supply activity related intensity measurement reporting year combined Scope 1 2 emissions measurement

 
16 2 1 units e g metric tonnes CO2 e metric tonne output service sector businesses unit service provided

 
16 2 2 resulting figure Use decimal point necessary use “ ” “ ” e write 15 6 15 6
20.64

 
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context small carbon emitter number tonnes CO2 e person appropriate emissions intensity metric ASX 2008 20 64

 
17 Emissions History (CDP6 Q2(f))
17 1 emissions reporting year vary significantly compared previous years
No - Please go to question 18. 

 
answer 17 1 Yes 17 1 1 Estimate percentage emissions vary compared previous reporting year box accept numerical answers containing decimal point use " " " " e write 10 6 10 6

 
emissions increased decreased

 
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18 External Verification/Assurance (CDP6 Q2(d))
18 1 information reported response questions 10 – 15 externally verified/assured
None of the information provided in response to question 10-15 has been externally verified/assured in whole or in part. Please go to question 18.6. 

 
aid automated analysis responses select responses tick boxes use text box provided tick boxes menu options appropriate

 
18 2 State scope/boundary emissions included verification/assurance exercise

 
use text box scope/boundary emissions included verification/assurance exercise tick box menu options applicable

 
18 3 State level assurance (eg reasonable limited) given

 
18 4 Provide copy verification/assurance statement attach copy/copies

 
18 5 Specify standard information verified/assured

 
18 6 information provided response questions 10 15 verified state plans GHG emissions accounting information externally verified/assured future

 
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Information currently subject audit merits external verification continued consideration context ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint

 
19 Data Accuracy (CDP6 Q2(e) – New wording CDP 2009)
19 1 main sources uncertainty data gathering handling calculations e g data gaps assumptions extrapolation metering/measurement inaccuracies gather emissions data select emissions data gathered proceed question 20
Emission data is gathered. 
Employee commuting calculations based sampling extrapolation approach

 
19 2 uncertainties affect accuracy reported data percentage terms estimated standard deviation
Minor impacts

 
19 3 Does company report GHG emissions mandatory voluntary scheme (other CDP) requires accuracy assessment
No (Please go to question 20.) 

 
19 3 1 provide scheme

 
19 3 2 provide accuracy assessment GHG emissions reported scheme report delivered

 
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20 Energy Fuel Requirements Costs (New CDP 2009)
provide following information reporting year Cost purchased energy
20 1 total cost electricity heat steam cooling purchased company
957821

 
Select currency
Australian dollar

 
20 1 1 break costs individual energy type Table 8 “ Cost” column accept text use numbers
Energy type
Cost
Currency
 Electricity 957821 Australian dollar
 Heat Australian dollar
 Steam Australian dollar
 Cooling Australian dollar

 
Cost purchased fuel20 2 total cost fuel purchased company mobile stationary combustion

 
Select currency
Australian dollar

 
20 2 1 breakdown costs individual fuel type Table 9 cost column accept text use numbers
Mobile combustion fuels
Cost
Currency

 
Stationary combustion fuels
Cost
Currency

 
Energy fuel inputsThe following questions designed establish company’ s requirements energy fuel (inputs) note MWh preferred unit answers helps comparability analysis usually associated electricity equally used represent energy content fuels (see CDP2009 Reporting Guidance information conversions MWh) Purchased energy input20 3 company’ s total consumption purchased energy MWh use numbers
11691 MWh

 
Purchased self produced fuel input20 4 company’ s total consumption MWh fuels stationary combustion includes purchased fuels biomass self produced fuels relevant use numbers

 
answering question used Higher Heating Values (also known Gross Calorific Values) Lower Heating Values (also known Net Calorific Values) state used calculating answers

 
20 4 1 break total consumption fuels reported answer question 20 4 individual fuel type MWh Table 10 use numbers
Stationary combustion fuels
MWh

 
Energy outputIn question ask information energy MWh generated company fuel uses Comparing energy contained fuel combustion (question 20 4) energy available use combustion indication efficiency combustion processes taking industry sector account 20 5 total energy generated MWh fuels reported question 20 4 use numbers

 
20 6 total MWh renewable energy excluding biomass self generated company use numbers

 
Energy exportsThis question companies export energy surplus requirements example company use electricity combined heat power plant export heat organisation 20 7 percentage energy reported response question 20 5 exported/sold company grid parties use numbers

 
20 8 percentage renewable energy reported response question 20 6 exported/sold company grid parties use numbers

 
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21 EU Emissions Trading Scheme (CDP6 Q2(g)(i) – New wording CDP 2009)
Electric utilities report allowances emissions using table question EU5 21 1 Does company operate ownership facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
No (Please go to question 22.) 

 
details 21 2 allowances allocated free year Phase II facilities operate (Even wholly facilities number allowances) Table 11 use numbers
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Free allowances metric tonnes CO2

 
21 3 total allowances purchased national auctioning processes period 1 January 2008 31 December 2008 facilities operate (Even wholly facilities total allowances purchased auctions facilities period) Total allowances purchased auction

 
21 4 total CO2 emissions 1 January 2008 31 December 2008 facilities operate (Even wholly facilities total emissions period )Total emissions metric tonnes

 
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22 Emissions Trading (CDP6 Q2(g)(ii) New wording CDP 2009)
Electric utilities read EU6 answering questions
22 1 provide details emissions trading schemes EU ETS company participates likely participate years
We do not participate or anticipate participating in any trading schemes within the next two years. (Please go to question 22.3)  

 
22 2 overall strategy complying schemes required elected participate including EU ETS

 
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22 Carbon credits
22 3 purchased project based carbon credits
No. (Please go to question 22.5) 

 
indicate credits meet following commitments

 
22 4 Provide details including type unit volume vintage purchased standard/scheme credits verified issued retired (where applicable)

 
22 5 involved origination project based carbon credits
No. (Please go to question 22.7) 

 
22 6 provide details including • role project(s) • locations technologies involved • standard/scheme projects being/have developed • emissions reductions validated verified • annual volumes generated/projected carbon credits • Retirement method used compliance offsetting

 
22 7 involved trading allowances EU ETS and/or project based carbon credits separate business activity direct support business activity investment fund management provision offsetting services

 
22 8 provide details role performed

 
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Performance
23 Reduction plans & goals (CDP6 Q3(a))
23 1 Does company GHG emissions and/or energy reduction plan place
Yes. (Please go to question 23.3) 

 
23 2 explain aid automated analysis responses select response options using text box just use text box provided options appropriate

 
menu options appropriate answer question using text box
active oversight ASX Environmental Planning Committee going specific efforts monitor reduce ASX’ s environmental impact primarily terms lower electricity paper usage use recycling supplies equipment conducted practicable

 
Goal setting23 3 emissions and/or energy reduction target(s)
No. (Please go to question 23.8) 

 
23 4 baseline year target(s)

 
23 5 emissions and/or energy reduction target(s)

 
23 6 sources activities target(s) applies

 
23 7 period/timescale does target(s) extend

 
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Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint reduction targets place

 
23 GHG emissions energy reduction activities
23 8 activities undertaking planning undertake reduce emissions/energy use
Environmental impact reduction activities primarily focussed minimising electricity consumption Paper water travel minimisation programs place

 
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23 Goal evaluation
23 9 benchmarks key performance indicators use assess progress emissions/energy reduction goals set
High level monitoring environmental impacts undertaken reference prior period outcomes recent business activity

 
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23 Goal achievement
23 10 emissions reductions energy savings associated cost savings achieved date result plan and/or activities described state methodology data sources used calculating reductions savings
line ASX’ s continued focus environmental activities Scope 2 emission levels consistent prior period background increasing data centre electricity demands use recycling procedures entrenched achieving high rates

 
23 11 investment required achieve emissions reductions energy savings targets carry activities listed response question 23 8 period investment Table 13 “ Investment number” column accept text use numbers
Emission reduction target/energy saving target or activity
Investment number
Investment currency
Timescale

 
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Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint minimal investment spend required formal tracking emission reduction investment undertaken

 
23 Goal planning & investment
Electric utilities read table question EU3 giving details forecasted emissions
23 12 investment required achieve future targets set reduction plan carry activities listed response question 23 8 period expect payback investment Table 14 “ Number” column accept text use numbers
Plan or action
Investment number
Investment currency
Payback

 
23 13 estimate company’ s future Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions years main territories regions operate provide qualitative explanation expected changes impact future GHG emissions possible use table 15 structure answer question alternatively use text box
Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint minimal investment spend required formal tracking emission reduction investment undertaken

 
Scope 1 forecasted emissions Table 15 following units

 
Scope 2 forecasted emissions Table 15 following units

 
Table 15 “ Scope” columns accept text use numbers Type territory region giving data press “ Add Territory/Region” giving global figure instead separate figures regions territories write “ global” box labelled “ Enter territory region” Click sample table
Future reporting years:
End date for year end DD/MM/YYYY
Emission forecasts
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2

 
23 14 estimate company’ s future energy use years main territories regions operate provide qualitative explanation expected changes impact future GHG emissions possible use table 16 structure answer question alternatively use text box
Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint minimal investment spend required formal tracking emission reduction investment undertaken

 
Table 16 use numbers Type territory region giving data description data giving e g electricity consumption press “ Add Row” giving global figure instead separate figures regions territories use word “ global” table accept different types units e g units volume mass Click sample table
Future reporting years:
End date for year end DD/MM/YYYY
Energy use estimates for territory/region
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units

 
23 15 explain methodology used estimations assumptions

 
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24 Planning (CDP6 Q3(c))
24 1 factor cost future emissions capital expenditures impact estimated costs investment decisions
Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint minimal investment spend required formal tracking emission reduction investment undertaken

 
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Governance
25 Responsibility (CDP6 Q4(a))
25 1 Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
Yes. (Please answer question 25.3 and 25.4) 

 
25 2 state overall responsibility climate change managed indicate highest level company responsibility climate change

 
25 3 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 appropriate Audit & Risk Committee

 
25 4 mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
executive level Enterprise Risk Management Committee (ERMC) directly reviews environmental risk management policy direction prior consideration appropriate Audit & Risk Committee Business development opportunities providing services Australian Emissions Trading Scheme reviewed ASX executive management Board cross divisional Environmental Planning Committee place reporting ERMC actively oversees ASX’ s environmental impact reduction activities

 
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26 Individual Performance (CDP6 Q4(b))
26 1 provide incentives individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets
No. (Please go to question 27.1) 

 
26 2 incentives linked monetary rewards

 
26 3 entitled benefit incentives

 
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Given ASX’ s relatively small carbon footprint GHG management incentive targets place

 
27 Communications (CDP6 Q4(c))
27 1 publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details emissions plans reduce emissions
Yes

 
indicate following apply provide details and/or link documents copy relevant excerpt 27 2 company’ s Annual Report mainstream filings
Yes 
ASX section corporate responsibility annual report notes approach minimising environmental impacts recent example available http //www asx com au/about/pdf/annual_report_2008 pdf (see page 43) ASX obligation listed entity report revised principles recommendations ASX Corporate Governance Council specifically Principle 7 refers risk ASX Corporate Governance Council principles reporting guidelines available ASX website http //www asx com au/supervision/governance/revised_corporate_governance_principles_recommendations htm

 
27 3 Voluntary communications (other CDP) Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 
addition ASX participates sustainability investment indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index FTSE 4 Good index making environmental sustainability information available investment community

 
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28 Public Policy (CDP6 Q4(d))
28 1 engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading
Yes 
ASX actively engaged government respect establishment operation Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Australian Government recently announced timetable introduction Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme end 2008 Government released White (Policy) paper early 2009 released guidance paper data requirements emissions intensive trade exposed assistance program Draft Legislation review April anticipated Bills introduced parliament (for visit www climatechange gov au) ASX position facilitate emissions trading earliest opportunity ASX anticipates able introduce futures market emissions prior issuance emission permits order help industry participants manage risk

 
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