Rail has a natural advantage as an energy efficient and low emissions mode of transport, with 66% fewer emissions than heavy road freight transport.
KiwiRail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s transport system and has much to offer New Zealand in the transition to a low emissions future.
We have carbon emissions reduction targets over the short and long term, which seek to reduce the carbon intensity of our activities and support emission reductions across the New Zealand transport sector. We have implemented energy and emissions reductions opportunities resulting in:
More information on our emissions reduction activities can be found here.
KiwiRail's award-winning Driver Advisory System helps reduce fuel burn on our locomotives.
KiwiRail works closely with our customers on how they can reduce carbon emissions, reduce the impact of heavy freight on roads and reduce fuel usage. This is illustrated through our SteelWheels data which shows the emissions avoided by using rail.
KiwiRail’s latest Annual Integrated Report has the most recent Rail Freight Carbon Intensity (g CO2-e/NTK) figure to use in your calculations for carbon emissions from a KiwiRail service. Our methodology for developing this calculation has been independently verified by Enviro-Mark Solutions (2018).
If you require further assistance with calculating carbon emissions, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are working to establish waste reduction targets across the business and identify real opportunities to minimise waste to landfill and support the evolution of a circular economy.
We are working with suppliers to improve sustainable outcomes across our supply chain.