Carbon reduction efforts

AUT has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 (compared to a 2018 baseline).

AUT's 2020 emissions

In 2020 AUT produced 5,888 tonnes CO2e – less than half of 2019’s 13,034 tonnes of CO2e. This was mainly due to COVID-19 lockdowns, reduced air travel, and reduced energy consumption.

Here is a breakdown of our emissions in 2020:

  • Air travel 9.3%
  • Commuter travel 33%
  • Electricity 27%
  • Natural gas 9.3%
  • Transmission and distribution losses 2.9%
  • Fuel 0.8%
  • Shuttle bus 1.8%
  • Waste 1.6%
  • Refrigerants 12.12%

AUT’s 2018 (baseline year) and 2020 CO2e emissions inventory is currently going through verification against ISO 14064-1- Greenhouse Gases with an independent organisation and completion of the verification is expected shortly. The figures above will be updated to reflect any changes in total CO2e emissions post verification.

Decarbonising our operations

AUT is committed to decarbonising our operations with various sustainability measures. Learn about what we are doing in this space.

Facilities and operations

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