Syncrude Profile

Chapter 7

The Syncrude Operation

Syncrude is one of the largest operators in Canada's growing oil sands industry, with a 50-year history of responsible operations and ongoing innovation.

Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Syncrude operates technologically-advanced oil sands mines, extraction and upgrading facilities, as well as utilities plants. A large research and development facility in Edmonton supports operations and has pioneered many of the technologies used today in the industry. Current production capacity is 350,000 barrels per day of high quality light, sweet crude oil, and cumulative production now exceeds 2.5 billion barrels.

The Syncrude Project is a Joint Venture undertaking among Canadian Oil Sands Partnership #1 (36.74%), Imperial Oil Resources (25%), Mocal Energy Limited (5%), Murphy Oil Company Ltd. (5%), Nexen Oil Sands Partnership (7.23%), Sinopec Oil Sands Partnership (9.03%), and Suncor Energy Ventures Partnership (12%).

This report is a comprehensive discussion of the environmental, social and economic impacts of Syncrude's business activities during 2013. The sustainability report is published on a biennial cycle, with material and data updates in between. More information about Syncrude and access to past reports, including our most recent 2012 edition, can be found through the contacts listed at the end of the Corporate Information chapter, or on our website at www.syncrude.ca.

Proposed Site

Surveys and core sample drilling help us to gain better understanding of the oil sands resource on undeveloped leases, its quality and distance from the surface. Environmental assessments are also completed to provide a complete picture of local ecosystems, vegetation and geographical features to inform future reclamation. The oil sands found on Syncrude’s leases are accessed via mining operations. Syncrude does not operate in situ facilities.

Stakeholder and Customer Consultation

Syncrude consults with a wide range of interested groups and individuals about our plans. The input and expectations of stakeholders are integral to the decisions we make today and how we plan for the future. Furthermore, Syncrude and its owners work continuously to understand present and future requirements for refinery customers that process our Syncrude Crude Oil blend. These requirements are influenced by regulators and by end-use customers.

Research and Development

Science and technology provide the keys to unlocking the potential of the oil sands resource and improving our performance. In this area, Syncrude leads the way with one of the few dedicated corporate R&D programs in the oil sands industry. We are among the top 50 corporate R&D spenders in Canada, investing about $60 million annually in the pursuit of new and better ways and currently hold 137 active Canadian and U.S. patents. More than 100 scientists and technologists work at our Research and Development Centre in Edmonton, and many more are engaged in research at a fundamental level through their work at universities and research institutes.

Purchase of Goods and Services

Syncrude helps sustain local and regional economies through the purchase of goods and services. In 2013, non-energy procurement amounted to about $8.6 billion. Governments also benefit through Syncrude’s payment of taxes and royalties – over $1 billion in 2013.

Construction and Operations

Whether it’s fabrication, new construction or ongoing maintenance activities, we directly and indirectly employ many thousands of people across the country. In fact, Syncrude is one of the largest employers of Aboriginal people in Canada. Syncrude is seen as an employer of choice in the region, with 74 per cent of new hires from the local area. Syncrude has also been recognized as one of Alberta’s top 50 employers and named one of the nation’s top employers for young people.

Utilities

Utilities produce steam, electricity and air, and treat the water, required to run plant operations. Syncrude is a net exporter to the Alberta power grid, producing more electricity than it uses.

Mining

Shovels and trucks remove muskeg, overburden and earth overlying the oil sands at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake and Aurora sites. This material is put aside for reclamation activities. Shovels and trucks mine the oil sand, which is mixed with warm water to create a slurry that is pumped by pipeline to our extraction facilities.

Extraction

The slurry is fed into separation vessels, where the bitumen floats to the surface as froth. This froth is diluted with naphtha and fed into centrifuges, which spin out water and solids. Finally, the naphtha is removed, leaving clean bitumen, which is piped to our upgrading operation.

Upgrading

The cleaned bitumen goes into one of Syncrude’s three fluid cokers or a hydrocracker, where it is thermally cracked into hydrocarbon gases, naphtha and gas oils. The hydrocarbon gases are treated for use as refinery fuel. The naphtha and gas oils are further treated and blended into high quality light, sweet crude oil.

Delivery of Crude Oil

Syncrude Crude Oil becomes the property of the Joint Venture owners upon being shipped from our site. The oil is transported by pipelines to refineries throughout North America, where it is turned into gasoline and diesel fuels, jet fuels and chemical feedstocks. Syncrude is not responsible for marketing our product.

Mine Completion and Land Formation

After mining is complete, work starts to reclaim the land. Overburden, sand and/or tailings fill up former mines. Geotechnical engineers guide the design of the landscape while placement of muskeg, peat and organic matter from the forest floor are transferred from future mine areas.

Reclamation

Vegetation specialists manage native plants, shrubs and trees to recreate diverse boreal forest ecosystems. About a quarter of our footprint has either been fully reclaimed or is undergoing reclamation. Around six million tree and shrub seedlings have been planted in these areas. Syncrude is the first oil sands operator to receive government certification for reclaimed land. Certification was received in 2008 for a 104-hectare area known as Gateway Hill, which was planted in the early 1980s.

Syncrude Oil Sands Leases

The long life and high quality resource base of Syncrude’s oil sands leases provide our Joint Venture participants with a sound platform for continued sustainable operations and future growth. All of Syncrude’s leases can be mined and are among the best in the Athabasca deposit for quality of ore, low stripping ratios, and low total volume-to-bitumen in place, all of which enhance the economics of the Syncrude project. Syncrude uses the Dean & Stark extraction quality assurance method to test core samples and provide an accurate picture of the oil contained within its leases. Our operations are not located on, or adjacent to, any protected area, park or nature reserve.

Key Performance Indicators

Biodiversity

Wildlife Incidents

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of Incidents
Avian1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
37 488 12 24 47
Other Animal2
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
11 16 16 7 9

1 Includes all bird and waterfowl mortalities related to oiling. Incidents are reported to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. An additional 16 mortalities were related to vehicle collision, natural or unknown causes.

2 Includes all animal mortalities, exclusive of birds and waterfowl, regardless of cause, including those in which the cause was natural, due to predation or unknown.

Air Quality

Air Emissions

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ozone-depleting substances 1
(kg of CFC11 equivalent/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,066 1,316 1,653 1,332 0
Sulphur dioxide
(thousand tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
81.47 72.77 64.73 72.97 63.13
Sulphur dioxide emission intensity
(kg/m3 production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.95 4.22 3.84 4.34 4.02
Sulphur dioxide emission intensity
(tonnes/thousand barrels production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.79 0.67 0.61 0.69 0.64
Nitrogen oxides
(thousand tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
28.41 30.85 30.65 27.67 26.11
Nitrogen oxides emission intensity
(kg/m3 production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.72 1.79 1.82 1.66 1.67
Nitrogen oxides emission intensity
(tonnes/thousand barrels production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.27 0.28 0.29 0.26 0.26
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)1
(thousand tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
13.59 13.77 12.41 12.46 10.86
VOC emission intensity1
(kg/m3 production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.82 0.80 0.74 0.74 0.69
VOC emission intensity1
(tonnes/thousand barrels production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.13 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.11
PM - Total particulate matter
(tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
11,699 16,408 15,796 13,929 14,052
PM10 - Particulate matter <= 10 microns
(tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4,283 5,829 5,270 4,868 5,124
PM2.5 - Particulate matter <= 2.5 microns
(tonnes/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,020 1,191 971 972 1,196
Sour gas diverting
(tonnes/day SO2)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2.0 0.4 0.9 0.7 0.7
Flaring (emergency and non-emergency
(million standard m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
178.4 148.2 133.4 136.4 177.3
Flaring Intensity (emergency and non-emergency
(m3/m3 production)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
10.83 8.60 7.92 8.10 11.29

1 Syncrude reports annually to the National Pollutant Release Inventory. A comprehensive annual breakdown of substances reported, including VOCs, can be found at http://www.ec.gc.ca/inrp-npri/ and typing "Syncrude" in the Facility Name search field.

Key Air Indicators

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Diverter stack usage
(hours/year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
265.82 56.28 118.09 90.79 97.73 < 292
Sour gas flaring
(tonnes/day SO2)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3.2 2.3 3.8 3.9 7.4 < 5
Main stack sulphur dioxide
(hours greater than 16.4 tonnes per hour)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2 2 0 0 1 0
Main stack sulphur dioxide
(90-day rolling average >245 tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
0 0 0 0 0 0
Main stack nitrogen oxides
(# of hours > 1.5 tonnes per hour)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
0 0 0 0 0 0
Main stack opacity
(# hours > 40)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
22 5 9 4 21 < 5
Ambient air exceedences H 2 S hourly
(#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
5 0 13 14 1 0
Ambient air exceedences H 2 S 24-hour period
(#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 0 4 2 0 0
Ambient air exceedences SO 2 hourly
(#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
0 0 0 0 0 0
Ambient air exceedences SO 2 24-hour period
(#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
0 0 0 0 0 0
Odour incidents
(# attributed to Syncrude)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 0 2 3 6 0

Climate Change

Energy Use & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Energy Use
Total energy consumption
(billion BTUs)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
131,858 136,623 136,647 133,926 129,705
Energy intensity
(million BTUs per barrel)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.27 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.31
Energy intensity reduction
(% as compared to 1990)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
7.0 7.2 6.6 6.3 4.8
EROEI
(Energy Returned on Energy Invested – ratio of million BTUs of crude oil product per million BTUs of energy consumed)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GHGs - millions of tonnes
(as per Environment Canada quantification guidelines) 1,4
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
11.67 12.72 12.87 12.37 12.46
GHGs - millions of tonnes
(as per Specified Gas Emitters Regulation) 2,3,4
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
10.01 11.09 11.24 10.67 10.91
GHGs - tonnes CO2 e per barrel produced 2,3,4
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.097 0.102 0.106 0.101 0.112
GHGs - tonnes CO2e per cubic metre produced 2,3,4
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
- 0.643 0.667 0.634 0.694

1 As reported to Environment Canada. Emission calculations for the purpose of provincial and federal regulatory reporting will differ, as certain sources of emissions are excluded.

2 CO² equivalent emissions reported include all Syncrude sources (net of industrial process, biomass, and waste and wastewater emissions) as reported to the Government of Alberta under the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER).

3 Syncrude’s GHG emission estimates were verified by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates to satisfy the ‘Third party Review’ required by the SGER.

4 Syncrude is a large producer of electricity and is a net exporter to the Alberta grid. Syncrude exported 202,000 Megawatt hours of electricity in 2013. Emissions from electrical power generation are included in the Syncrude total and are part of the intensity calculated on a per-barrel produced basis.

Land Reclamation

Land Use

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cleared
(cumulative hectares)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2,742 3,072 2,597 3,719 3,526
Disturbed: land used for mine or plant purposes
(hectares)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
16,670 16,954 18,287 19,155 19,552
Total active footprint – mine and plant site footprint
(hectares)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
24,289 25,265 25,858 27,861 28,120
Reclamation material moved
(million tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
21 41 40 37 27
Soils placed – land available for revegetation
(hectares) 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,025 1,216 1,202 1,086 1,075
Temporary reclamation
(cumulative hectares) 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
452 422 690 690 668
Permanent land reclaimed
(hectares per year) 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
64 130 200 330 76 (target)
103 (actual)
Permanent land reclaimed
(cumulative hectares) 1,2,3
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3,505 3,572 3,186 3,316 3,403
Trees and shrubs planted
(# per year)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
143,000 250,000 356,000 954,000 305,000
Trees and shrubs planted
(millions, cumulative)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5.3 5.5 5.9 6.9 7.2

Tailings Management

Tailings Management Performance

 
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
Mildred Lake
Fines capture, annual
(thousand tonnes)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
1,388.0 3,115.0 1,932.0 2,080.0 3,616.0
Fines capture, annual*
(%)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
15.7 18.8 12.3 14.8 25.7
Fines capture, cumulative
(thousand tonnes)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
1,388.0 4,503.0 6,435.0 6,717.0 10,050.0
Aurora North
Fines capture, annual
(thousand tonnes)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
0.0 0.0 0.0 1,628.0 0.0
Fines capture, annual*
(%)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 0.0
Fines capture, cumulative
(thousand tonnes)
2010 2011 2012 2013
(Target)
2013
(Actual)
0.0 0.0 0.0 1,628.0 0.0

* Note: There are currently several differences in the way oil sands operators measure fines and therefore the per centage of fines which must be captured. Our methods, which yield higher fines values, are reflected in the numbers reported in this table. Work is underway through Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) to standardize measurement procedures.

Water Management

Water Use

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Fresh water withdrawal
(million m 3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
37.5 34.1 38.5 39.6 37.2
Fresh water use intensity
(barrel water/barrel production SCO)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2.31 1.97 2.28 2.35 2.37
Fresh water use intensity
(barrel water/barrel bitumen)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.97 1.7 1.93 2.03 2.09
Water returned to the Athabasca River - treated sanitary
(million m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.27 0.32 0.32 0.31 0.27
Water returned to the Athabasca River - other
(million m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.9 10.5 7.9 4.8 5.9
Process water recycled
(millions m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
258 278 270 242 259
Process water recycled
(% of total water used)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
87 89 88 86 87
Water discharge quality exceedences (treated sanitary)
(# of incidents)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0 0
Water discharge quality exceedences (industrial process)
(# of incidents)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0 0
Reportable spills to natural water bodies
(m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0 0

Note: Fresh water withdrawal and use reported here is for production use only. The Base Mine Lake and Sandhill Fen watershed research projects diverted 5.96 Mm³ and 0.22 Mm³ of fresh water respectively in 2013 from the Athabasca River. Under regulatory approval, an additional 4.15 Mm³ was diverted from Beaver Creek Reservoir for the Base Mine Lake project.

Waste Management

Waste Management

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Non Hazardous Waste Recycled or Reused
Solid (tonnes)1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
21,471 28,913 28,157 19,268 20,035
Non Hazardous Waste Recycled or Reused
Liquid (m3)2
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3,177 4,280 2,858 1,700 1,917
Non Hazardous Waste On Site Disposal
(tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
21,704 41,218 17,807 38,829 25,176
Non Hazardous Waste Off Site Disposal
(tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5 3 15 3 29
Solid Hazardous or Potentially Hazardous Materials Sent for Offsite Recycling
(tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3,667 4,009 5,551 593 2,790
Solid Hazardous or Potentially Hazardous Materials Sent for Offsite Treatment or Destruction
(tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
60 2 98 102 382
Liquid Hazardous or Potentially Hazardous Material Sent for Offsite Treatment or Destruction
(m3)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2 1 1 1 <1
Sanitary Non-Hazardous Disposal – Onsite
(tonnes)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2354 1027 720 16 0
Sanitary Non-Hazardous Disposal – Off-site
(tonnes) 3
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 874 1,098 2,603 2,603

1 Includes recycled materials such as catalyst, scrap metal, tires, conveyor belting batteries aerosols, oil/fuel filters, oily rags, refrigerant, plastic and metal drums, electronic waste, fluorescent tubes, kitchen grease, paper/cardboard/newsprint, beverage containers and printer cartridges.

2 Includes used oil and used solvents.

3 In August of 2010, Syncrude began sending most of the sanitary waste generated at Syncrude to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s landfill.

Aboriginal Relations

Aboriginal Workforce

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of Employees
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
479 484 492 474 467
Percentage of permanent workforce
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
8.4 8.4 8.6 9.1 8.8

Aboriginal Businesses

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
$ billions cumulative
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.42 1.57 1.72 1.87 2.05
$ millions annually
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
144 148 145 147 186

Community and Stakeholder Relations

Corporate Donations

 
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
$ millions
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3.2 4.3 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.6

People

Workforce by the Numbers

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total permanent workforce
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5,580 5,689 5,515 5,083 5,188
% under age 20
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
% age 20-24
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
7.6 6.9 5.2 4.7 2.3
% age 25-29
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
13.9 14.2 14.3 14.2 12.9
% age 30-34
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
14.0 14.1 14.5 15.1 14.9
% age 35-39
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
11.5 12.1 11.8 12.1 13.7
% age 40-44
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
12.1 12.0 12.4 13.0 12.5
% age 45-49
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
14.1 13.7 14.0 14.4 13.1
% age 50-54
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
15.2 15.2 14.8 15.7 15.3
% age 55-59
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.1 9.0 10.9 8.4 10.9
% over age 60
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2.4 2.6 2.1 2.5 4.3
Workforce - temporary and casual
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
109 102 145 133 156
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (%)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0 0
New permanent employees - all categories
All categories
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
805 569 234 326 508
Trades and operators
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
539 395 172 189 331
Administrative, professional and technical
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
266 174 62 137 177
New employees - diversity
Aboriginal
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
87 59 36 32 32
Female
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
164 111 45 88 113
Recruiting effectiveness
New hire acceptance rate (% of offers)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
88 88 89 94 82
Local hires (% of all new hires)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
68 72 71 76 74
Job applications received (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
47,302 44,343 25,452 57,899 55,598

1 Fewer applications in 2011 reflect a reduced number of job postings during the year.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Endowments

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Annual scholarships, bursaries and endowments ($)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,018,000 1,054,800 940,415 1,033,200 971,964
Numbers of employee student scholarships
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
428 461 516 558 553
Number of tuition refunds to Syncrude employees
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
82 84 144 130 106

Human Resources Scorecard

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Employee Productivity
Thousand barrels of crude oil per employee
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
18,309 18,815 19,075 20,637 18,793
Average employee service (in years)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.4 9.2 9.6 9.5 9.5
Female
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
7.9 7.9 8.6 8.5 8.5
Aboriginal
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.7 9.6 10.2 10.2 10.8
Leadership Development
% leaders completed training
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
53 57 60 59 62
% leaders completed diversity training
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
61 64 69 61 67
% leaders completed harassment and discrimination awareness training
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
51 64 73 65 78
Diversity
Aboriginal representation 1:
Number of Employees
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
479 484 492 474 452
% of permanent Syncrude workforce
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
8.4 8.4 8.6 9.1 8.7
% of new hires
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
10.8 10.4 15.4 9.8 6.3
Aboriginal leaders (% of permanent Syncrude leaders)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5.9 5.8 5.5 6.0 6.2
Female representation:
Number of Employees
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,036 1,011 950 958 988
% of permanent Syncrude workforce
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
19.2 18.9 18.6 18.8 19.0
% of new hires
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
20.4 19.5 19.2 27.0 22.2
Female leaders (% of permanent Syncrude leaders)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.8 10.6 11.8 12.7 11.6
Attrition (% of Syncrude workforce)
All employees, including retirements
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.0 8.0 5.5 14.2 7.5
Employee initiated termination
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.2 4.0 2.6 7.4 4.7
Company initiated termination
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.1 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.7
Retirements
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3.5 2.7 1.9 5.8 2.0
Aboriginal
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.8 10.2 5.6 10.4 8.2
Female
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
10.2 10.1 6.5 12.7 8.3
Trades and operators
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.1 6.9 4.9 12.1 8.5
Administrative, professional and technical
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
8.9 9.4 6.3 16.1 6.8
Ratio of standard entry level wage to minimum wage 2
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) utilization
# of clients as % of Syncrude workforce
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
13.7 16.7 18.5 16.3 16.8
Training
% hours in training per employee/per annum
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.8
Employee recognition
# of recognitions to employees 3
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
12,143 5,912 6,415 5,081 6,519
Ethics
Anonymous submissions to EthicsPoint
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
11 16 13 11 15

1 Self-declaration only; Syncrude does not mandate employees to disclose cultural or minority status.

2 Based on basic wage for entry level trades/operators position and Alberta hourly minimum wage of each reporting year.

3 Includes service and safety awards.

Safety and Health

Safety and Health

 
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Employee lost-time incident (LTI) rate 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.05 0.09 0.07 0.02 0.02
Contractor lost-time incident (LTI) rate 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.03 0.04 0.09 0.05 0.05
Combined employee and contractor lost-time incident (LTI) rate 1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.04 0.06 0.08 0.04 0.04
Employee lost-time injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
3 5 4 1 1
Contractor lost-time injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2 4 8 6 7
Combined employee and contractor lost-time injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5 9 12 7 8
Employee total recordable incident (TRI) rate1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.35 0.36 0.83 0.66 0.71
Contractor total recordable incident (TRI) rate1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.37 0.47 0.70 0.80 0.71
Combined employee and contractor total recordable incident (TRI) rate1
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.36 0.43 0.75 0.76 0.71
Employee recordable injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
20 21 48 36 38
Contractor recordable injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
29 43 66 97 103
Combined employee and contractor recordable injuries (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
49 64 114 133 141
Syncrude injury severity rate
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.20 6.54 7.55 0.60 2.25
Contractor injury severity rate
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0.95 4.18 11.92 2.52 5.45
Syncrude and contractor injury severity rate
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2.32 5.09 10.26 1.92 4.59
Injury-free performance - maximum hours between LTIs (millions of hours)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
14.3 13.1 10.9 5.9 10.2
Employee health - temporary disability absenteeism (% of Syncrude workforce)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4.3 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.5
Employee health - new long-term disability (LTD) cases (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
14 22 32 28 29
Employee health and wellness – disability management visits (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
- - 11,905 16,505 15,151
Employee and contractor health - health centre visits (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
18,202 15,025 16,088 14,049 14,262
Employee fatalities (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 0 0 0 0
Contractor fatalities (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 1 0 0 1
On-site responses by emergency services(#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2,117 2,095 1,986 1,487 2,032
Off-site responses by emergency services (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
104 72 68 82 68
SH&E professionals on staff (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
136 107 97 118 122
Workforce respresented in formal joint management-worker H&S committees (i.e. safe operating committees) 1 (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
- - 201 173 281
Health and safety convictions (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 1 0 0
On-site workforce 3 (#)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
13,518 14,963 15,178 16,830 18,923
Workforce hours (millions)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
27.2 29.9 30.4 35.3 39.7

1 Syncrude changed its illness and injury classification and reporting system effective January 1st, 2011. Occupational illnesses are now included in the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and the Lost-Time Incident Rate (LTIR).

2 Safe Operating Committees are a requirement of the Operations Integrity Management System; official tracking of participation began in 2011.

3 Full-time equivalent.

Definitions:

A lost-time incident is an injury/illness that requires medical attention and results in the worker being absent from work beyond the day of the injury/illness; lost-time incident statistics include all lost time injuries/illnesses and fatalities.

Total recordable incident rate includes all injuries/illnesses requiring medical attention, involving work restrictions, or that resulted in a worker being absent from work (recordable injury/illness statistics include all non-first aid injuries/illnesses); it is expressed as injuries/illness per 200,000 work hours.

Injury severity is the average rate of lost workdays per lost-time injury/illness; only lost-time injuries/illness have days lost.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Content Index

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines provide a framework to help companies report consistent, high quality sustainability information that meets stakeholder needs. Syncrude is committed to providing stakeholders with high quality information on performance. We use the GRI guidelines for our sustainability reporting and report to a B application level. Stratos Inc, a sustainability consultancy, reviewed the content of our report against the GRI G3.1 Guidelines Standard Disclosures and found it includes (fully or partially) the disclosure items shown in this index. Stratos did not review the quality or accuracy of the data reported.

The index maps our reporting against the GRI G3.1 Mining & Metals Sector Supplement Guidelines. GRI disclosures not reported are not included in the index

Standard Disclosures

Part I: Profile Disclosures

Strategy and Analysis

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
1.1

Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.

Location of Disclosure : Leader's Letter, 2.0 Our Sustainability Path

Fully
1.2

Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 6.1 Corporate Governance, 7.0 Syncrude Profile

Fully

Organizational Profile

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
2.1

Name of the organization.

Location of Disclosure 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
2.2

Primary brands, products, and/or services.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource management, 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
2.3

Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.

Location of Disclosure 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
2.4

Location of organization's headquarters.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management, 6.3 Corporate Information

Fully
2.5

Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
2.6

Nature of ownership and legal form.

Location of Disclosure : 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
2.7

Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

Location of Disclosure : N/A. Syncrude does not market or sell its product. Rather the product becomes the property of its owners under the JV structure.

Not reported
2.8

Scale of the reporting organization.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
2.9

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.

Location of Disclosure : There were no significant changes during the reporting period.

Fully
2.1

Awards received in the reporting period.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.3 People

Fully

Report Parameters

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
3.1

Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.2

Date of most recent previous report (if any).

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.3

Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.4

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Location of Disclosure : 6.2 Corporate Information

Fully
3.5

Process for defining report content.

Location of Disclosure : 2.0 Our Sustainability Path

Fully
3.6

Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers).

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.7

State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report.

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.8

Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations.

Location of Disclosure : All data reported is for 100% of Syncrude operations.

Fully
3.9

Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols.

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 3.2 Air Quality, 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
3.10

Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g. Mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

Location of Disclosure : 3.4 Land Reclamation, 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.11

Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.

Location of Disclosure : 3.4 Land Reclamation, 4.5 Safety and Health, 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
3.12

Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.

Location of Disclosure : This table.

Fully
3.13

Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

Location of Disclosure : Syncrude does not currently seek external assurance (with the exception of GHG data) for the report, but is considering doing so for future reports.

Fully

Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
4.1

Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.

Location of Disclosure :6.1 Corporate Governance

Partially
4.2

Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.

Location of Disclosure : 6.2 Corporate Information

Fully
4.3

For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.

Location of Disclosure : 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
4.4

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.

Location of Disclosure : 6.1 Corporate Governance

Partially
4.5

Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance).

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
4.6

Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.

Location of Disclosure : 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
4.7

Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity.

Location of Disclosure : Syncrude does not have input into the process or selection of members of the Board of Directors based on its corporate structure. The Board of Directors members are chosen by Syncrude's Joint Venture owners.

Partially
4.8

Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.2 Air Quality, 3.3 Climate Change, 3.4 Land Reclamation, 3.5 Tailings Management, 3.6 Water Management, 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 4.3 People, 4.4 Labour Relations, 4.5 Safety and Health, 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
4.9

Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles.

Location of Disclosure : 2.0 Our Sustainability Path, 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 6.1 Corporate Governance

Fully
4.10

Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.

Location of Disclosure : Proprietary information

Not reported
4.11

Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.

Location of Disclosure : 2.0 Our Sustainability Path, 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
4.12

Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.3 Climate Change, 3.4 Land Reclamation, 3.5 Tailings Management, 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 4.5 Safety and Health

Fully
4.13

Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic.

Location of Disclosure :2.1 Sustainability Management Systems, 3.4 Land Reclamation, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 4.4 Labour Relations, 4.5 Safety and Health, 5.2 Economic Contributions

Fully
4.14

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.

Location of Disclosure : 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
4.15

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

Location of Disclosure :4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
4.16

Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.

Location of Disclosure :4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Partially
4.17

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations

Fully

Part II: Disclosures on Management Approach (DMAs)

G3.1 MMSS DMA Disclosure Level of Reporting
DMA EC Disclosure on Management Approach EC
Aspects

Economic performance

Location of Disclosure : 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management, 5.2 Economic Contributions

Fully
Aspects

Indirect economic impacts

Location of Disclosure : 5.2 Economic Contributions

Fully
DMA EN Disclosure on Management Approach EN
Aspects

Energy

Location of Disclosure : 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
Aspects

Water

Location of Disclosure : 3.6 Water Management

Fully
Aspects

Biodiversity

Location of Disclosure : 3.1 Biodiversity

Fully
Aspects

Emissions, effluents and waste

Location of Disclosure : 3.2 Air Quality, 3.6 Water Management

Fully
Aspects

Compliance

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
Aspects

Overall

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
DMA LA Disclosure on Management Approach LA
Aspects

Employment

Location of Disclosure : 4.4 Labour Relations

Fully
Aspects

Labor/management relations

Location of Disclosure : 4.4 Labour Relations

Fully
Aspects

Occupational health and safety

Location of Disclosure : 4.5 Safety and Health

Fully
Aspects

Training and education

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People, 4.4 Labour Relations

Fully
Aspects

Diversity and equal opportunity

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Fully
DMA SO Disclosure on Management Approach SO
Aspects

Local communities

Location of Disclosure :4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
Aspects

Corruption

Location of Disclosure :2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
Aspects

Public policy

Location of Disclosure :3.1 Biodiversity, 3.3 Climate Change, 3.4 Land Reclamation 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 5.2 Economic Contributions

Fully
Aspects

Compliance

Location of Disclosure :2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully

Part III: Performance Indicators

Economic

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.

Location of Disclosure: 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
EC3

Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.

Location of Disclosure: "6.1 Corporate Governance 4.3 People"

Partially
EC5

Range of ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.

Location of Disclosure: 4.3 People

Fully
EC6

Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Location of Disclosure: 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.4 Labour Relations, 5.2 Economic Contributions

Fully
EC7

Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management and workforce hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.

Location of Disclosure: 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 4.3 People

Fully
EC8

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement.

Location of Disclosure: 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
EC9

Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.

Location of Disclosure: 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
EN1

Materials used by weight or volume.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
EN3

Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
EN6

Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Partially
EN8

Total water withdrawal by source.

Location of Disclosure: 3.6 Water Management

Fully
EN9

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.

Location of Disclosure: 3.6 Water Management

Partially
EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.

Location of Disclosure: 3.6 Water Management

Fully
EN11

Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

Location of Disclosure: 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
EN12

Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

Location of Disclosure: 3.1 Biodiversity

Fully
MM1

Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated.

Location of Disclosure: 3.4 Land Reclamation

Fully
EN13

Habitats protected or restored.

Location of Disclosure: 3.4 Land Reclamation, 3.6 Water Management

Fully
EN14

Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.

Location of Disclosure: 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.4 Land Reclamation

Fully
MM2

The number and percentage of total sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans according to stated criteria, and the number (percentage) of those sites with plans in place.

Location of Disclosure: 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.4 Land Reclamation. 100% of sites are covered by a biodiversity management plan. Biodiversity issues are managed through OIMS, our reclamation and closure plans and through our environmental assessment and permitting processes.

Fully
EN15

Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.

Location of Disclosure: 3.1 Biodiversity

Fully
EN16

Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Fully
EN18

Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change

Partially
EN19

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.

Location of Disclosure: 3.2 Air Quality

Fully
EN20

NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.

Location of Disclosure: 3.2 Air Quality

Fully
EN21

Total water discharge by quality and destination.

Location of Disclosure: 3.6 Water Management

Fully
EN22

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

Location of Disclosure: Key Performance Indicators - Waste Management

Partially
MM3

Total amounts of overburden, rock, tailings, and sludges and their associated risks.

Location of Disclosure: 3.5 Tailings Management

Partially
EN23

Total number and volume of significant spills.

Location of Disclosure: 3.6 Water Management, 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
EN24

Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.

Location of Disclosure: Key Performance Indicators - Waste Management

Fully
EN25

Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.

Location of Disclosure: 2.1 Sustainable Management Systems, 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.6 Water Management

Partially
EN28

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Location of Disclosure: 5.1 Finance, Operations and Resource Management

Fully
EN30

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Location of Disclosure: 3.3 Climate Change, 3.4 Land Reclamation

Partially

Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
LA1

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Fully
LA2

Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Partially
LA4

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Fully
LA6

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.

Location of Disclosure : 4.5 Safety and Health

Fully
LA7

Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.

Location of Disclosure : 4.5 Safety and Health

Partially
LA10

Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Partially
LA11

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Fully
LA12

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender.

Location of Disclosure : 100% of employees receive annual performance and career development reviews.

Fully
LA13

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Location of Disclosure : 4.3 People

Partially

Social: Human Rights

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
MM5

Total number of operations taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous Peoples' territories, and number and percentage of operations or sites where there are formal agreements with Indigenous Peoples' communities.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations

Fully
HR9

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations

Fully

Social: Society

GRI Indicator Disclosure Level of Reporting
SO1 (MMSS)

Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
SO1 (G3.1)

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.

Location of Disclosure : 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
MM10

Number and percentage of operations with closure plans.

Location of Disclosure : 3.4 Land Reclamation and this table.

Partially
SO3

Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures.

Location of Disclosure : 2.1 Sustainability Management Systems

Fully
SO5

Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.

Location of Disclosure : 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.3 Climate Change, 3.5 Tailings Management, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
SO6

Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.

Location of Disclosure : 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.

Location of Disclosure : 4.5 Safety and Health, Leader's Letter

Fully
SO9

Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.

Location of Disclosure : 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations

Fully
SO10

Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.

Location of Disclosure : 3.1 Biodiversity, 3.3 Climate Change, 3.4 Land Reclamation, 3.5 Tailings Management, 3.6 Water Management, 4.1 Aboriginal Relations, 4.2 Community and Stakeholder Relations, 4.3 People, 4.5 Safety and Health

Fully