An integrated Sustainability Roadmap towards carbon neutrality

Published on Aug 29, 2023

Bradken placed a high importance on this project, and engaged dss+ to provide an independent review, assessment and direction, to benchmark and secure best practice implementation.

Project Approach

The combined Bradken and dss+ team worked closely to deliver the project through a three-step process:

  1. Understand the current state
    • Reviewed historical energy use and fuel consumption and other internal data to create an emission model covering Bradken’s operations with ability to change levers for different future scenarios
    • Interviewed internal stakeholders to identify risks and opportunities
  2. Agree on targets and opportunities
    • Conducted idea generation sessions to identify and prioritise critical enablers to address risks based on the dss+ Sustainability Framework
    • Introduced the carbon offset procurement strategy
  3. Develop an actionable roadmap
    • Consolidated inputs from all the interviews, workshops, idea generation sessions and critical enablers into an actionable roadmap
    • Roadmap development analysed the major levers that impact total emissions to determine future offset requirements

Value Delivered

The team successfully developed an integrated Sustainability Roadmap including:

  1. A decarbonisation pathway for the operations portfolio based on energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy adoption and carbon offsets lead by a series of technical working groups
  2. A defined sequence of critical enablers to integrate sustainability and de-risk decarbonisation targets across Bradken’s operational and functional business units
  3. An annual governance process to ensure the plan is executed and updated as required

The Roadmap has been endorsed by Bradken’s leadership team and work is now well underway to complete communication of the plan to the broader business.

“This work gave us an opportunity to align our business around a clear set of priorities as we continue our journey towards Carbon Neutrality.”

3 Top Tips for Building a Sustainability Roadmap

  1. Quantify your drivers Develop an Emission Driver Tree model that will assess which critical activities in your value chain contribute to overall emissions, and project how these will change over the lifetime of your roadmap
  2. Identify synergies and collaboration opportunities Interview technical and functional teams to identify the improvement activities across your business and clarify how these ideas also contribute to achieving long-term Sustainability goals
  3. Understand your critical enablers Ensure you complete an assessment of your organisational systems and capability improvements required to enable emissions targets to be achieved