ESG built in, not added on

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)​

ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, is a set of criteria used to evaluate a company’s sustainability and ethical impact. As the world faces the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, investors and consumers are increasingly interested in supporting companies that prioritize ESG principles.

One significant aspect of ESG is the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs) and the development of EV charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles are an essential component of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat air pollution. By transitioning from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles to EVs, we can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

To foster the adoption of EVs, a robust and widespread EV charging infrastructure is essential. The availability of charging stations is critical for EV owners, as it ensures they have convenient access to charging facilities and alleviates concerns about running out of power during their journeys. 

Renewables and Energy Storage Batteries:

Renewable energy sources play a pivotal role in the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon energy system. Unlike fossil fuels, renewables, such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass, harness naturally replenished resources that do not deplete over time. They produce minimal greenhouse gas emissions during operation, making them environmentally friendly alternatives.

The integration of renewables into the energy mix presents a unique challenge due to their intermittent nature. Solar and wind power generation, for example, depend on weather conditions and time of day. This intermittency can create imbalances between electricity supply and demand, leading to potential grid stability issues.

To address this challenge, energy storage batteries have emerged as a crucial solution. Energy storage systems, often based on lithium-ion battery technology, allow excess energy generated during periods of high renewables output to be stored for later use when generation levels are low. These batteries act as a buffer, stabilizing the grid and ensuring a continuous and reliable energy supply.

Energy storage batteries also facilitate better utilization of renewables, reducing the need for backup fossil fuel power plants and enhancing overall grid efficiency. They can be deployed at various scales, from small residential storage units to large utility-scale installations, and their adoption is growing rapidly as technology advances and costs decrease.

Combining ESG, EV Charging, Renewables, and Energy Storage:

Bringing together ESG principles, EV charging infrastructure, renewables, and energy storage batteries forms a powerful synergy in the journey towards a sustainable future.

Integrating energy storage batteries with renewables helps overcome the intermittency challenge, making renewable energy sources more reliable and efficient. This not only enhances grid stability but also makes it more feasible for renewable energy to become a dominant part of the energy mix.

EV charging infrastructure, renewables, and energy storage batteries are pivotal in fostering a greener, more sustainable energy landscape. Through continued advancements, we can accelerate the transition to a cleaner and more resilient energy future.

ESG is core to Bell Resources Mission

ESG is core to Bell Resources’ mission. Our flagship service seeks to enable the shift to a cleaner and more sustainable transportation ecosystem.

We believe that ‘innovating-to-zero’ emissions is not only a grand goal, but also a necessary imperative. And we envision a world where clean transportation will play a critical role in enabling zero-emission goals.

The very reason of being for Bell Resources is rooted in the mission to realise sustainable living outcomes for our customers (by enabling them to make the sustainable choice of using EVs as opposed to petrol/diesel driven vehicles). That is why, ESG is for us, not an add-on. As part of this thinking, the Company aims to align itself with relevant global best-in-class ESG frameworks and principles.

Of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) used globally to drive social, economic and environmental change, Bell Resources is focused on the following seven SDGs through which the Company plans to deliver significant impact:
  • Gender Equality (SDG 5)
  • Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
  • Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
  • Climate Action (SDG 13)
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

When we set out enable sustainable mobility and to build the first truly national EV charging platform in Australia, we decided to build in ESG principles right from the beginning rather than adding it on as an afterthought. This is not only because our solution has intrinsic environmental benefits or because we care deeply about the environmental and social impact of our operations, but also because sound ESG practices are core to mitigating operational risks and future-proofing the business.

We believe that the effective integration of ESG principles into operational thinking and practices not only helps mitigate near- and long-term exposure to ESG risks, but also helps the company become more resilient and profitable.

This future-ready thinking is expected to improve overall preparedness so we can anticipate and adapt to the full spectrum of issues arising from a dynamic business and social environment.

Bell Resources ESG Reporting

It is our intention to widen the scope and extend the granularity of ESG reporting for the business using the ESG framework; with future versions available for download.