Our Performance

2019 Performance Data and Commentary PDF
2019 GRI Content Index PDF

Our Performance

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 Sustainability Report 2019.

  2019 2018 2017
Environmental View Commentary
Climate Change
Direct GHG emissions1 (Scope 1) (million tCO2e)
26.0 23.6 22.2
GHG emissions intensity1 (tCO2e/MWh) 0.54 0.55 0.54
Renewable energy generation capacity (MW) 2,601 2,569r 2,181r
Resource Management
Water withdrawal2 (million m3) 1,971.3 1,856.2 1,856.4
Net water consumption3 (million m3) 46.1 54.3 49.3
Water discharge2 (million m3) 1,925.3 1,801.9 1,807.1
Waste generated4 (thousand tonnes) 1,894.3 1,713.3 1,452.7e
Hazardous waste 51.3 39.9 10.0
Non-hazardous waste 1,843.0 1,673.4 1,442.7
Local Environmental Protection
Significant spills5 0 0 0
Social View Commentary
Health and Safety6
Number of fatalities7 2 1 3
Lost time injury rate8 (number per million man-hours) 1.1 0.5 1.1
Accident severity rate9 (number per million man-hours) 473.1 137.0r 263.4r
People
Employee turnover10 (%) 12.1 11.6 10.1
Training hours11 (average hours per employee) 29.4 25.2 23.8
Community
Community contributions (S$ million) 1.4 1.1 5.5
Governance View Commentary

Notes:
1 Emissions data covers entities that produce GHGs from the combustion of fossil fuels consumed by our Energy business’ assets. It excludes emissions from our anaerobic wastewater treatment plants, chemical waste and maintenance and servicing equipment. Emission factors used are from the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories for 2006. Only CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions are included in the calculation of direct GHG emissions. Global warming potential factors used are from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. A 100-year time horizon is applied. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 2 of the 2019 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
2 Water withdrawal includes all water we extract from the sea, surface, ground or third party sources such as wastewater from customers or treated water from water utilities. The calculation methodology for water withdrawal and discharge was updated to align to the GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018 Standard. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 6 of the 2019 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
3 Net water consumption is defined as water consumed by our own sites and administrative offices. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 7 of the 2019 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
4 Data for waste generated excludes waste that is collected and incinerated for our customers. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 8 of the 2019 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
5 A significant spill refers to an accidental release of a hazardous substance which results in severe and / or persistent environmental damage, and is classified as having major or massive impact in our Group HSSE Hazard Identification and Risk Management Standard. Significant spills are reported upon occurrence of the incident
6 Health and safety data covers both assets in operation and under construction. A detailed breakdown of health and safety data is available on pages 11 to 19 of the 2019 Social Performance and Data Commentary
7 Data covers employees and contractors as well as members of the public. Details of fatalities are reported on pages 16 to 19 of the 2019 Social Performance and Data Commentary
8 The lost time injury rate is defined as the number of fatalities and lost work day cases per million man-hours worked. It includes high-consequence work-related injuries, which refer to injuries that result in permanent disability and / or injuries that require long term follow up such as physiotherapy treatment and where the individual is not expected to recover fully to pre-injury health status within six months. Details on lost time injury rates is available on pages 16 to 18 of the 2019 Social Performance and Data Commentary
9 The accident severity rate is defined as the number of lost work days per million man-hours worked. 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. Details on accident severity rates is available on pages 16 to 18 of the 2019 Social Performance and Data Commentary
10 Data covers both voluntary and involuntary turnover of permanent employees
11 Data covers permanent and contract employees
r Indicates restated figure. Adjustments were made to 2017 and 2018 renewable energy generation capacity figures for conversion of capacity in Singapore from MWp to MW. Accident severity rate was revised to include fatalities. Details can be found on page 10 of the 2019 Environmental Performance and Data Commentary
e Indicates data based on management’s best estimates; we have since refined the accuracy and consistency of the data

Our key sustainability data is independently assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The assurance report can be found on pages 37 to 40 in the 2019 Performance and Data Commentary

Changes in reported data could occur arising from areas such as changes in material sustainability issues, boundaries or information, including the design, definitions and use of disclosures in the report. Upon such occurrences, current disclosures are presented alongside the appropriate restated comparative or historic data.

For the Independent Limited Assurance Report, please refer to the 2019 Performance Data and Commentary report.

2018 Performance Data and Commentary PDF
2018 GRI Content Index PDF

Our Performance

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 Sustainability Report 2018.

  2018 2017 2016
Environmental View Commentary
Climate Change1,2 
Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 23.6 22.2r 15.1r
GHG emissions intensity (tonnes of CO2 equivalent per megawatt hour) 0.55 0.54r 0.45
Renewable energy generation capacity (megawatts) 2,589 2,182 1,720
Local Environmental Protection
Water withdrawal (million m3) 1,794.0 1,782.3e 1,874.0
Waste generated(thousand tonnes) 1,713.3 1,452.7e 927.1
   Hazardous waste 39.9 10.0 11.9
   Non-hazardous waste 1,673.4 1,442.7 915.2
Significant spills4  0 0 0
Social View Commentary
Health and Safety5 
Number of fatalities6  1 3 3
Lost time injury rate per million man-hours 0.5 1.1 1.2
Accident severity rate per million man-hours7  10.1 15.3 17.2
People
Employee turnover8 (%) 11.6 10.1 11.4
Average training hours per employee9  25.2 23.8 28.2e
Community
Community contributions10 (S$ million) 1.1 5.5 4.2
Governance View Commentary

Notes:
1 Emissions data covers entities that produce GHGs from the combustion of fossil fuels consumed in our Energy 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 UN 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report for 2016 data, and the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for 2017 and 2018 data. A 100-year time horizon is applied. Commentary on our performance may be found on page 2 of the 2018 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
2 Emissions data for 2016 is presented using an operational approach, while emissions data for 2017 and 2018 are presented using an equity approach. Data by equity share can be found on page 3 of the 2018 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
3 Data for waste generated excludes waste that is collected and incinerated for our customers. Commentary on our performance can be found on page 5 of the 2018 Environmental Performance Data and Commentary
4 A significant spill is defined as that which resulted in a fine equal to or above S$50,000
5 Health and safety data reflects group-wide performance. Data covers both assets in operation and under construction. A detailed breakdown of health and safety data is available on pages 3 to 8 of the 2018 Social Performance and Data Commentary
6 Data covers employees and contractors as well as members of the public. Details of fatalities are reported on page 1 of the 2018 Social Performance Data and Commentary
7 The accident severity rate excludes fatalities. The accident severity rate including fatalities is reported on pages 4 and 5 of the 2018 Social Performance and Commentary report
8 Data covers both voluntary and involuntary turnover of permanent employees of Sembcorp and our subsidiaries, excluding Sembcorp Marine
9 Data covers permanent and contract employees
10 Data from 2017 onwards covers assets under construction
r Indicates restated figure. Details can be found on page 9 of the 2018 Performance Data and Commentary
e Indicates data is based on management’s best estimates; we have since refined the accuracy and consistency of the data

2017 Performance Data and Commentary PDF
2017 GRI Content Index 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.

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