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  • Products
    Products

    CSBP is a safe and reliable producer of sodium cyanide and explosive grade ammonium nitrate for the mining industry, as well as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of fertiliser and agricultural services to Western Australian growers for over 100 years.

  • Work with us
    Work with us

    CSBP is recognised as Western Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, fertilisers and related services to mining, agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the world.

    Our businesses are recognised as safe, reliable and innovative industry leaders with a strong commitment to customers. We offer an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of individual talents, experiences and ideas.

  • Supplier Management
    Supplier Management

    CSBP relies on a secure, sustainable, and internationally competitive supply chain and strong, positive supplier relationships.

    CSBP chooses to work with suppliers that share its commitment to health, safety, the environment and continued economic growth.

  • Company
    Company

    CSBP is part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers’ (WesCEF) portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.  WesCEF belongs to Wesfarmers, a diversified conglomerate listed on the ASX and one of the nation’s largest employers.

    CSBP consists of several chemical and fertilisers businesses, as well as a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures.  Each business in its own right is recognised as a safe, reliable and innovative industry leader with a strong commitment to customers.

  • Community
    Community

    CSBP has been an active participant in the communities in which we operate for over 100 years. We believe we have a responsibility to get behind the our communities and, more than that, we’re proud to do so.

    We provide support in a number of different ways including, community grants, partnerships, employee giving and disaster relief.

  • Sustainability
    Sustainability

    At CSBP we recognise that sustainability drives success.
    It is fundamental to maintaining our social license to operate, and ensuring we continue to grow a portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.

    We believe sustainability is about understanding and managing the ways we impact the communities and environments in which we operate, to ensure that we continue to create value in the future.

Reducing CSBP’s carbon footprint


WesCEF’s recognises that in the manufacture of its essential products relied upon by society, it has a role to play in addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint for current and future generations. 

As the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the Wesfarmers group, WesCEF currently emits approximately 900,000  tonnes a year of scope 1 emissions predominately from its chemicals businesses.

As a result, WesCEF has set a target of net zero emissions by 2050 which it aims to achieve through investment in research and technology, energy and transport efficiency as well as process optimisation.

To ensure Climate Change is co-ordinated and managed across WesCEF’s eight businesses, its first Climate Change Policy was introduced this year along with the formation of a dedicated Climate Opportunities team to lead the organisation’s development of a roadmap to achieve WesCEF’s emissions reduction target. 

Wide consultation with key internal and external stakeholders will inform the roadmap, and when complete the roadmap will guide WesCEF’s focus on abatement efforts.

At present no known cost effective technologies exist for WesCEF to attain net zero emissions while maintaining Wesfarmers’ objective of providing a satisfactory return to shareholders. However WesCEF also recognises that there is considerable investment and innovation with respect to climate change and it expects rapid technology development in the coming years.  As a result the road map will be a living document that will evolve as technology develops.

A range of climate change initiatives are also either underway or being investigated as part of the roadmap which include:

  • Becoming a founding member of the Australian Energy Transition Initiative. The Initiative, which involves other industrial giants as well as banks, superannuation companies and not-for-profit organisations,  aims to develop pathways and actions that can accelerate emissions reductions across whole supply chains.
  • Sponsoring CSIRO research into Carbon Capture and Utilisation options.
  • Continuing to improve the abatement catalysts in our nitric acid plants to limit nitrous oxide emissions.  Abatement catalysts are technology that converts greenhouse gases into passive, inactive gases that are safer for the environment.

WesCEF has always been an early adopter of emissions reduction technology. The installation of catalysts in its nitric acid plants from 2011 has resulted in a significant reduction in emissions. In FY20, 700,000 tonnes of emissions were avoided due to this technology.

To further understand its complete carbon footprint, WesCEF is further expanding its reporting around scope 3 emissions as part of its corporate planning process.