For the third year in a row, SHV Energy has measured its corporate carbon footprint.This is believed to be the largest footprint-exercise ever conducted within the LPGdistribution industry. Some 1,500 data for 2014 operations were collected from more than 20 business units, then compiled, computed and compared to their 2012-13 benchmarks (restated). SHV Energy defined its scope of operations as those of LPG-distribution, from terminal-to-delivered-tank. The supply footprint (production and primary transport) is not included.
The 2014 total carbon footprint of SHV Energy’s LPG-distribution operations is calculated to be 484 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 ), up from 476 thousand in 2013 (restated). This equates to a unit footprint of 73 kilogrammes CO2 per tonne of LPG sold to third parties, up from 71 in 2013. The absolute increase of 8 thousand tonnes, or 1.7%, is mainly due to an increase in the footprint of primary and secondary distribution of cylinders – most of which occurred in Brazil.
This report marks the first time that SHV Energy has presented data on water consumption. In both 2013 and 2014, about 50 litres of water were consumed per tonne of LPG sold to third parties. The first subsection of this chapter presents the LPG-distribution footprint in detail. The second compares 2014 to 2013