Our Approach

How We Report

Reporting Framework and Scope

Our ESG Review is prepared in accordance with the GRI G4: Core option. It is guided by the SGX Sustainability Reporting Guide as well as the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Our previous report was published in March 2016.

Our report provides information on Sembcorp's subsidiaries and covers the calendar year. It excludes joint ventures, partnerships and associates for which Sembcorp does not have management and / or operational control. Our Marine business is excluded from our 2016 report as it is separately listed in Singapore and reports its activities independently. New acquisitions and subsidiaries are given one year or more upon the completion of construction or agreement to integrate their reporting systems with that of the Group. Thereafter, their sustainability data will be reported externally once a full calendar year of data is collected. Data pertaining to entities divested during the year are excluded from our report. In 2015, we expanded the scope of our occupational health and safety reporting to include assets under construction, with data reported from the onset of construction activities.

This year, data from Thermal Powertech Corporation India and Sembcorp Green Infra have been included. Data on our procurement spending in our key operations in Singapore, China and India have also been included. We aim to work towards external assurance of the report.

The table below shows our reporting scope by business line and material issue.

 

 

Data Measurement and Quality

All data measurements are in line with GRI G4 recommendations for our chosen indicators. GHG emission factors are based on the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines, except for those relating to our operations on Teesside, UK, which use the stoichometric basis of calculation. Global warming potential factors used are from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report for the 100-year time horizon. Occupational health and safety indicators follow standards set out by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers.

While there are inherent limitations to the accuracy of data, we seek to minimise any errors and irregularities by strengthening our internal controls.

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