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1 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria Version 2.0 Approved by AMP Environment Leadership Team October 2014 AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 v2.0 (final) - 1-2/04/2015

2 Document Change Control The document change control captures the version history for updates made to this document. Version Date Authors Approved By 1.0 November 2013 Adam Kirkman AMP Environment Leadership Team (ELT) 2.0 October 2014 Adam Kirkman AMP Environment Leadership Team (ELT) AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 2

3 Contents 1. Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria Purpose Organisational Boundary Operational Boundary Calculating Emissions Base year and baseline adjustments Carbon offset purchases 8 AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 3

4 1. Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 1.1 Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide the basis of measuring and reporting the following corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) indicators disclosed in the AMP Annual Report and Community Report: Total scope 1 emissions Total scope 2 emissions Total scope 3 emissions Quantity of carbon offsets purchased and retired 1.2 Organisational Boundary AMP Ltd applies the operational control method in preparing its GHG inventory, in relation to the emissions of its employees, for the activities outlined in Operational Boundary below. Consistent with the definition of operational control in The Greenhouse Gas Protocol A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol) from the WBCSD and WRI, AMP Limited has operational control over an operation when it, or one of its subsidiaries, has full authority to introduce and implement operating policies at the operation. The entities that are within AMP Limited s organisational environmental footprint boundary are AMP Services, AMP Capital Investors and their subsidiaries: Note that AMP Limited s GHG reporting boundary excludes emissions from all office, industrial and retail asset investments deemed to be under AMP Limited s operational control where these are not tenanted by AMP Limited staff. Serviced offices used by AMP Limited staff, or joint venture offices where AMP staff may be located but where AMP Limited has limited ability to influence the operation of these offices, are excluded from the reporting boundary. 1.3 Operational Boundary For those entities within AMP Limited s organisational boundary, the following operational boundaries have applied in calculating the relevant emissions: AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 4

5 Period covered: 12 months to 31 December 2014 Emission boundaries: Scope 1 emissions: emissions from consumption of natural gas, diesel and refrigerants at buildings where AMP Limited has operational control over the base building Scope 2 emissions: emissions from electricity consumption at AMP Limited s corporate offices and at data centres owned and operated by AMP Limited. Scope 3 emissions: emissions from flights booked through AMP Limited s corporate travel providers FCM in NZ and CTM in Australia. Definitions Operational control over base building This is defined as all buildings where AMP Limited is the sole tenant of the building. In 2014 this comprised the AMP Limited headquarters at 33 Alfred St, Sydney, Australia. Corporate offices and data centres AMP Limited s corporate offices and data centres are defined as: All Australian and NZ offices leased by AMP Limited entities within the organisational boundaries globally, that are tenanted by at least 30 AMP staff as of 31 December of the reporting year, where AMP Limited staff have been tenants for over half of the reporting year. Note that the exclusion of Australian and NZ offices with less than 30 staff represents the exclusion of less than 3.5% of staff globally. All rest of world offices (offices not in Australia or NZ) leased by AMP Limited entities within the organisational boundaries globally, where AMP Limited staff have been tenants for over half of the reporting year. All data centres owned and operated by the AMP Limited entities within the organisational boundaries globally, where the AMP Limited entity has owned and operated them for over half of the reporting year. AMP roof signage This includes unoccupied sites that only feature AMP branded illuminated rooftop signage. Flights AMP Group s flights are defined as flights booked through AMP Group s corporate travel providers FCM (used by employees in NZ) and CTM (used by employees in Australia). Note that the emissions from flights for employees located in other offices are not included. Where staff have booked personal flights through CTM and FCM, such as for further travel accompanying a business trip, the emissions from these flights will be included in the AMP flight total. AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 5

6 1.4 Calculating Emissions Emission scope Name Use Calculation approach Emission factor source 1 Emissions from natural gas Office heating Quantity of natural gas combusted per natural gas invoices (GJ) x emission factor per GJ Australian Government. Department of the Environment. July National Greenhouse Accounts factors. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts. Emission factor is the sum of CO2, CH4 and N2O factors for Natural gas distributed in a pipeline in Table 2. 1 Emissions from diesel Back-up electricity generator Quantity of diesel combusted per diesel delivery invoices (GJ) x emission factor per GJ Australian Government. Department of the Environment. July National Greenhouse Accounts factors. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts. Emission factor is the sum of CO2, CH4 and N2O factors for Diesel oil in Table 3 (stationary energy purposes). 1 Emissions from refrigerants Air conditioning Quantity of each refrigerant type consumed per refrigerant replacements made in the year (kg) x emission factor per refrigerant type Australian Government. Department of the Environment. July National Greenhouse Accounts factors. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts. Emission factor is based on Greenhouse Gas Global Warming Potentials in Table 26, Appendix 1. Emission factor is the sum of (HFC) (kg) x relevant GWP for each emission type. 2 Emissions from purchased electricity Electricity for offices, data centres, roof signage Quantity of electricity consumed, aggregated per region (kwh) x emission factor for that region per kwh Electricity regions and consumption data source: Australia: SA, QLD, WA, NSW & ACT, VIC. Consumption quantities based on electricity billing meter reports or electricity invoices. New Zealand. Consumption quantities based on electricity Australia: Australian Government. Department of the Environment. July National Greenhouse Accounts factors. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts. Emission factors are CO2e factors per region in Table 5. New Zealand: Ministry for the Environment Guidance for Voluntary Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and Methods for the 2012 Calendar Year. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment. AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 6

7 billing meter reports. Rest of world. Due to the small number of staff in rest of world which is less than 1.5% of total staff, emissions from electricity consumption are estimated by multiplying the AMP HQ average electricity consumption emissions per head by the number of staff in each office in the rest of world that meets the corporate office definition in section 3. Emission factor is CO2e factor in Table 4 Rest of world: n/a Where invoices or billing data is not available (e.g. due to timing of bill issuance etc.) estimates have been provided. 3 Emissions from flights Business travel Total passenger distance travelled per reports from CTM and FCM, aggregated into domestic/shorthaul/long-haul categories (km) x emission factor per passenger km in that category Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) and Department of Energy & Climate Change UK Government conversion factors for Company Reporting. Emission factors per Business travel air tab. Notes 1. Flight categories per DEFRA have been referenced. Domestic flight category has been interpreted to reflect Australian circumstances: domestic flights: < 1000 km; short-haul flights: 1000 km and < 3700 km; long-haul flights: all flights 3700 km. 2. Emission factor is the sum of CO2, CH4 and N2O factors per the corresponding above flight categories. The CO2, CH4 and N2O factors include an 8% distance uplift. The CO2 factor also incorporates a 90% increase to include the effect of radiative forcing.. Sources: Australian Government. Department of the Environment. July National Greenhouse Accounts factors. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts. Ministry for the Environment Guidance for Voluntary Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Data and Methods for the 2012 Calendar Year. Wellington: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) and Department of Energy & Climate Change UK Government conversion factors for Company Reporting. AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 7

8 1.5 Base year and baseline adjustments ISO Part 1 Section 2.18 defines the base year as an historical period specified for the purpose of comparing GHG emissions or removals or other GHG-related information over time. The base year going forward has been set as the calendar year ending 31 December In accordance with the GHG Protocol, AMP Limited will recalculate the base year to ensure consistent and meaningful comparisons over time in the following instances: a structural change in AMP Limited that has a significant impact on the company s base year emissions a change in the quantification methodology or improvement in the accuracy of emission factors or activity data that results in a significant impact on the base year emissions calculations a discovery of significant errors, or a number of cumulative errors that are significant in total. 1.6 Carbon offset purchases Emissions calculated in accordance with the above criteria are offset by AMP Limited through the purchase of carbon offsets from the voluntary carbon market. Purchasing of carbon offsets is undertaken with the approval of the AMP ELT with consideration given to the following criteria: Pricing ($/tco2e). Projects must meet VCS, Gold Standard or other requirements as described in the Australian Government s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), including verification. Projects deliver certified (verified) carbon reductions with consideration given to social and other community based benefits. The availability and access to project documentation including methodologies, project descriptions, validation and third-party verification reports. Carbon offset transactions are undertaken at various times during the year via the Carbon Trade Exchange platform. Carbon offsets purchased and retired are recorded in AMP s accounts on the Markit, Gold Standard and APX registries and confirmations provided to the AMP ELT. AMP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Criteria 2014 V2.0 (Final) 8

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