JCDecaux recognises that in our day-to-day operations we impact on the environment. We are therefore committed to reducing this level of impact wherever possible embracing the principles of sustainable development.
Actions to reduce CO2 emissions
Reduction in CO2 emissions is a priority for JCDecaux Australia. We have committed to the reduction of harmful CO2 emissions through the introduction of low energy LED lighting and solar technology into all new street furniture infrastructure. We comply with strict fleet fuel efficiency regulations in order to reduce the impact of our vehicles. Globally JCDecaux are the leading provider of public bicycle schemes, which help reduce traffic congestion, pollution and provide health benefits. In 2010 we launched the first JCDecaux Australia CityCycle scheme in Brisbane.
Actions to manage water consumption
As part of our sustainability practice, we collect rain-water for asset maintenance. The Sydney warehouse has two rainwater tanks with a total capacity of 90,000 litres. Brisbane's depot has a single tank with a capacity of 25,000 litres.
Since 2011, more than 471,000 litres of rainwater have been collected and utilised to maintain all JCDecaux street furniture assets in both Sydney and Brisbane. Since the start of 2013, we've collected 32 per cent of water used for maintenance and cleaning.
We are proud of this initiative and company vehicles are clearly marked 'Captured rainwater in use for cleaning' to communicate this sustainable practice to the public for their peace of mind.
Actions to reduce recycling waste
Wherever possible waste is recycled. Our Waste Management Plan sees the company's contribution to landfill dramatically reduced by monitoring types of waste, quantities and disposal methods to ensure that everything from office waste, to e-waste, posters and glass is managed and 100% recycled.
Company performance in this area is monitored and measured against targets ever quarter. In Quarter 1, 2014, JCDecaux recycled over 17.3 tonnes of waste and in 2013, 81% of the total reported wasted was recycled.