Our Performance

2017 Performance Data and Commentary PDF

2017 Performance Snapshot

The table below shows quantitative data that reflects our performance in areas that have been identified as material to our businesses and stakeholders. 

More performance data, including qualitative data on each of our material issues, is available in the Environmental, Social and Governance Review 2017.

  2017 2016 2015
Environmental View Commentary
Climate Change
Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions1 (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 23.02 15.4 6.9
GHG emissions intensity1 (tonnes of CO2 equivalent per megawatt hour) 0.532 0.45 0.283
Local Environmental Protection
Water withdrawal (million cubic metres) 1782.3e 1874.0r 1823.1
Waste generated4 (thousand tonnes) 1452.7e 927.1 39.3
   Hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 10.0 11.9 10.4
   Non-hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 1442.7 915.2 28.9
Social View Commentary
Health and Safety5
Number of fatalities6 3 3 3
Lost time injury rate per million man-hours7 1.1 1.2 1.3
Accident severity rate per million man-hours8 15.3 17.2 12.9
Our People
Employee turnover9 (%) 10.1 11.4 11.0
Average training hours per employee10 (hours) 23.8 28.2e 20.6
Community 
Community Contributions11 (S$ million) 5.5 4.2 3.3
Governance View Commentary

Notes:

Please refer to Reporting Framework and Scope for details on our scope. 

1 Emissions data covers entities that produce GHG from the combustion of fossil fuels consumed in our Utilities business’ assets. It excludes emissions from anaerobic wastewater treatment plants, and maintenance and servicing equipment. Only CO2 , CH4 and N2O emissions are included in the calculation of direct GHG emissions. Global warming potential factors used are from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report for 2015 and 2016 data, and the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for 2017 data. The time horizon applied is a 100-year time horizon. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 2 of the 2017 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary.
2 Data presented here is calculated using an operational consolidation approach. Data by equity share can be found on page 2 of the 2017 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary.
3 The GHG emissions intensity figure for 2015 has been estimated. A small proportion of data on energy attributed to steam production in 2015 was not available and was estimated based on data from 2016.
4 Data for waste generated excludes waste that is collected and incinerated for our customers. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 4 of the 2017 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary.
5 Health and safety data reflects group-wide performance within the reporting scope stated for each respective year. Data covers both assets in operation and under construction. A detailed breakdown of health and safety data is available on pages 5 to 9 of the 2017 Social Performance Data and Commentary.
6 Data covers employees and contractors as well as members of the public. Details of fatalities are reported on page 2 of the 2017 Social Performance Data and Commentary.
7 The lost time injury rate covers fatalities of employees and contractors only.
8 The accident severity rate excludes fatalities. The accident severity rate including fatalities is reported on pages 8 and 9 of the 2017 Social Performance Data and Commentary. We record lost time due to one fatality as 6,000 lost work days, in line with guidelines by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
9 Data covers both voluntary and involuntary turnover of permanent employees of Sembcorp and its subsidiaries, excluding Sembcorp Marine.
10 Data covers permanent and contract employees.
11 Data from 2017 covers assets under construction.
r Indicates restated figure. Details can be found on page 9 of the 2017 Performance Data and Commentary.
e Indicates data is based on management’s best estimates; we look to further refine the accuracy and consistency of the data.

2016 GRI Content Index PDF
2016 Performance Data and Commentary PDF

2016 Performance Snapshot

The table below shows quantitative data that reflects our performance in areas that have been identified as material to our businesses and stakeholders. 

More performance data, including qualitative data on each of our material issues, is available in the Environmental, Social and Governance Review 2016.

  2016 2015 2014
Environmental View Commentary
Climate Change
Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions1 (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 15.4 6.9 5.7
GHG emissions intensity1 (kilogrammes of CO2 equivalent per megawatt hour) 454.1 277.22 248.82
Local Environmental Protection
Water withdrawal (million m3) 1873.9 1823.1 1593.7
Waste generated3 (thousand tonnes) 927.1 39.3 43.8
Hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 11.9 10.4 12.6
Non-hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 915.2 28.9 31.2
Social View Commentary
Health and Safety4, 5
Number of fatalities 3 3 0
Lost time injury rate per million man-hours6 1.2 1.3 3.5
Accident severity rate per million man-hours7 17.2 12.9 59.4
Our People
Employee turnover (voluntary and non-voluntary)8 (%) 11.4 11.0 18.4
Average training hours per employee9 (hours) 28.2 20.6 22.3
Community
Community contributions (S$ million) 4.2 3.3 2.4
Governance View Commentary

Notes:

Please refer to Reporting Framework and Scope for details on our scope

1 Emissions data covers entities that produce direct GHG emissions from the combustion of fossil fuel. It excludes emissions from anaerobic wastewater treatment plants and maintenance and servicing equipment. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 3 of the 2016 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
2 GHG emissions intensity figures for 2014 and 2015 are estimated. A small proportion of data on energy attributed to steam production in 2014 and 2015 was not available and was estimated based on data from 2016
Data for waste generated excludes waste that is collected and incinerated for our customers. Commentary on our performance may be found on pages 4 and 5 of the 2016 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
4 Health and safety data reflects group-wide performance within the reporting scope stated for each respective year. Data from 2015 onwards covers both assets in operation and under construction. A detailed breakdown of health and safety data is available on pages 4 and 5 of the 2016 Social Performance Data and Commentary
5 Data covers employees and contractors engaged to work on our sites. Details of fatalities are reported on page 1 of the 2016 Social Performance Data and Commentary
6 The lost time injury rate includes fatalities
7 The accident severity rate excludes fatalities. The accident severity rate including fatalities is reported as part of detailed performance data, on page 5 of the 2016 Social Performance Data and Commentary. We record lost time due to one fatality as 6,000 lost work days, in line with guidelines by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
8 Data covers both voluntary and involuntary turnover of permanent employees of Sembcorp and its subsidiaries, excluding Sembcorp Marine
9 A learning management system was launched in 2016 in Singapore, and will be progressively implemented across overseas operations. Consolidated training data is based on management’s best estimates and we look to further refine the accuracy and consistency of the data

2015 GRI Content Index PDF
2015 Performance Data and Commentary PDF

2015 Performance Snapshot

The table below shows quantitative data that reflects our performance in areas that have been identified as material to our businesses and stakeholders. 

  2015 2014 2013
Economic View Commentary
Capital and Portfolio Management1
Turnover (S$ million) 9,545 10,895 10,798
Net profit (S$ million)   549 801 820
Return on equity (%) 9.4 15.2 17.1
Return on total assets (%) 3.7 7.5 9.1
Total debt-to-capitalisation ratio  0.46 0.40 0.23
Total debt-to-capitalisation ratio (less cash and cash equivalents) 0.35 0.26 Net cash
Total shareholder returns2 (%) (28.8) (15.6) 7.7
Governance, Risk and Compliance View Commentary
People View Commentary
People Development
Employee turnover (voluntary and involuntary) (%) 11.0 18.4 12.4
Average training hours per employee (hours)  20.6 22.3 13.7
Health, Safety and the Environment View Commentary
Occupational Health and Safety3,4 
Number of fatalities  3 0 0
Lost time injury rate per million man-hours5 1.3 3.5r 2.6r
Accident severity rate per million man-hours5   12.9 59.4r 41.4r
Climate Change
Direct greenhouse gas emissions(million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 6.9 5.7 6.4r
Environmental Protection 
Water withdrawal (million m3) 1,823.1 1,593.7r 1,595.7r
Waste disposal7 (thousand tonnes) 39.3 43.8r 31.7

 Hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 

10.4 12.6 9.4

 Non-hazardous waste (thousand tonnes) 

28.9 31.2r 22.3r
Community View Commentary
Community contributions8 (S$ million) 3.3 2.4 1.8

Notes:
Please refer to Reporting Framework and Scope for details on our scope.

1 Financial figures reported are for the Group, including Sembcorp Marine, as per audited financial statements.
2 Source: Bloomberg
Health and safety data reflects group-wide performance within the reporting scope stated for each respective year. For 2015, it covers both assets in operation and under construction. A detailed breakdown of health and safety data is available in the Performance Data and Commentary document above for Health, Safety and the Environment. 
Data covers employees and contractors engaged to work on our sites. Details of fatalities are reported under 'Our Performance' in the Performance Data and Commentary document above for Health, Safety and the Environment.
5 In 2015, we adopted standards set out by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), and now report on a per million man-hour basis. Figures for 2014 and 2013, which were reported on a per 200,000 man-hour basis have been restated accordingly.
Data covers operations that produce direct greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion of fossil fuel.
Data for waste disposal excludes waste that is collected and incinerated for our customers.
8 Figure excludes contributions from Sembcorp Marine. Including contributions from Sembcorp Marine, the Sembcorp Group’s contributions amounted to S$7.1 million.
r Indicates restated figure. Details can be found in the 2015 GRI Content Index, the 2015 Performance Data and Commentary and the Performance Data and Commentary of the respective focus areas above. 

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