Sustainability

Sustainability

Building a positive legacy

Delivering the energy people need connects us to the land and communities where we operate.

For more than 65 years we’ve proudly managed our network of pipelines and facilities in a way that respects the people and environment where we work.

At Pembina we focus on:

  • The safety and integrity of our assets
  • Reducing our environmental impacts
  • Developing strong relationships in the communities where we have a presence
  • Diversity and inclusion within our workforce
Pembina publishes a biennial sustainability report which allows us the opportunity to share key performance metrics with our customers, investors, communities and employees. In the interim years, we keep our stakeholders informed by providing an update of our environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance metrics.

Sustainability Performance Highlights
 
  • Working safely is a way of life at Pembina and our safety record continues to exceed the industry average
  • Pembina is proud to once again be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers    
  • Demonstrated our support to the communities in which we have a presence, with a direct investment of $5.3 million in 2020
  • Successfully leased and remediated a historically contaminated site to create a key income generating asset, Pembina's Prince Rupert Propane export terminal, a propane export facility which was placed into service in 2021
    • Approximately 35 percent of the project spend was allocated towards local and Indigenous contractors
    • Training program was established to provide local and Indigenous job candidates with an opportunity to obtain specialized training
  • Pembina has committed to reducing the carbon intensity of each business it operates and by the end of 2021, will have taken concrete action in this area and published 5-year emission targets
    • ​Signed a long-term, 100 megawatt power purchase agreement that supports development of the 130 MW Garden Plain Wind Project in Alberta
    • Continue to progress the Empress Cogeneration Facility, which will use natural gas to generate up to 45 megawatts of electrical power and contribute to the reduction of Pembina’s annual greenhouse gas emissions
  • Advanced our Equity, Inclusion and Diversity strategy and are committed to roll out firm targets by the end of 2021
    • Increased Board diversity with women now representing 36 percent of Pembina's Board of Directors. Currently, over 20 percent of Pembina’s Executive Team identify as female
    • Established Inclusion Networks across the organization to further support an inclusive and diverse workplace

For more information on how we achieve our sustainability goals, read our full report. 

Sustainability Report​

Performance Tables

The 2020 Sustainability Report includes data for the years 2017 to 2019. The following tables include updates for our 2019 performance and should be read together with the 2020 Sustainability Report.
 

Performance Data​

 

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Employees
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 0.19 0.25 0.34
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 1.36 0.46 0.49
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)5 # 0.31 0.25 0.42
Industry Average6
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 0.43 0.49 0.72
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 1.37 1.07 0.70
Third-Party Contractor
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 1.14 1.58 1.22
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 1.82 1.26 1.45
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)5 # 0.92 1.32 0.24

Asset Integrity Investment

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Pipeline repairs & in-line inspections $ millions 48 47 59
Geotechnical $ millions 26 27 47
Facility integrity $ millions 8 3 3
Total $ millions 82 77 109










Pipeline Repairs & In-Line Inspections (ILIs)

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Integrity digs completed # 296 284 218
Total ILIs completed7 # 91 88 97
Total ILI length7  km 3,440 3,328 3,810
Percentage pipelines inspected % 23 27 30






 

 

Incidents (Spills, Releases and Significant Failures)

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Reported significant failures8 # 0 0 2
Reportable spills # 7 5 8
Released substances from reportable spills m3 4 8 38
Reportable spill intensity mspilled/
mmboe delivered
0.0060 0.0075 0.0352









 

Emergency Preparedness & Response

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Emergency preparedness and response exercises completed # 45 51 70
Emergency preparedness and response training completed # of responders 187 429 744

Energy & GHG Emissions9,10,11

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Pipelines direct GHG emissions12 tCO2e 53,061 68,454 67,107
Facilities direct GHG emissions12 tCO2e 966,070 1,554,920 1,640,847
Total direct GHG emissions12 tCO2e 1,019,131 1,623,374 1,707,954
Pipelines direct emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.000122 0.000106 0.000099
Facilities direct emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00427 0.00372 0.00408
Total direct emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00154 0.00153 0.00158
Pipelines indirect GHG emissions13 tCO2e 335,386 475,299 522,893
Facilities indirect GHG emissions13 tCO2e 686,223 936,071 856,157
Total indirect GHG emissions13 tCO2e 1,021,609 1,411,370 1,379,049
Pipelines indirect emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.000771 0.000736 0.000773
Facilities indirect emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00303 0.00224 0.00213
Total indirect emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00154 0.00133 0.00128
Methane emissions metric
tonnes
6,633 5,327 4,918
Total energy consumed GWh 1,365 2,206 2,164
Limiting regulations14 % 56 45 40

























 

Other Emissions9,10

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Total NOx emissions metric
tonnes
2,101 3,262 3,467
Total SOx emissions metric
tonnes
778 1,581 1,651
Total VOCs metric
tonnes
1,312 10,183 4,879
Total particulate matter metric
tonnes
182 241 299
  Units 2017 2018 2019
High-risk assessments completed as part of historic liability program % 100 100 100
Well sites receiving reclamation certificate as part of wellsite reclamation program %
(cumulative)
34 46 52
Land reclaimed, protected or restored acres
(cumulative)
25.4
(169.8)
61.8
(231.6)
31.8
(263.4)
  Units 2017 2018 2019
Total waste (non-hazardous + hazardous) metric
tonnes
263,042 581,937 595,262
Total non-hazardous waste metric
tonnes
244,427 527,565 543,395
Non-hazardous waste diverted from landfill (i.e., recycled) metric
tonnes
92,744 369,678 365,471
Non-hazardous waste sent to disposal (i.e., landfill, incineration) metric
tonnes
151,682 157,887 177,924
Total hazardous waste metric
tonnes
18,615 54,372 51,867
Hazardous waste sent for treatment metric
tonnes
507 1,182 1,578
Hazardous waste sent to disposal (i.e., landfill, incineration) metric
tonnes
18,109 53,190 50,289
  Units 2017 2018 2019
Total water withdrawal million m³ 2.219 1.870 1.555
Total water disposed (i.e., regulated disposal facility or deep injection well) million m³ 2.049 0.780 0.152
Total water returned to the environment million m³ 0.870 1.089 1.039

Environmental Technician Program Performance

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Program technicians trained # 20 2 22
Program technicians subsequently employed by band-owned businesses # 41 18 14
Communities represented in program # 15 7 6
Pembina projects utilizing technicians # 6 12 14
Aboriginal and Tribal communities engaged for services # 37 36 43
Aboriginal and Tribal suppliers utilized # 112 91 120

Summary of Community Investment Program15

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Value to communities (value of Company investments, employee giving and volunteering program) $ millions 6.9 11.4 14.5





 

Summary of Company Community Investment15

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Cash investments (direct only) $ millions 4.1 7.5 10.0
In-kind investments $ millions (16) (16) 0.058
Employee giving $ millions 2.4 2.8 3.3
Employee time during work hours $ millions 0.24 0.33 0.47
Other $ millions 0.16 0.77 0.67









 

Summary of Employee Volunteering15

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Employee and contractor hours volunteered (during working hours) # 4,049 5,562 7,926
Hours per employee (during working hours) # 2.5 2.9 3.2

Workforce Overview17, 18 

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Permanent employees # 1,528 1,894 2,515
Invoicing contractors19 # 539 750 823
Fixed-term employees # 75 86 127
New hire permanent employees # 287 458 494







 


Workforce Composition20

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Men #

%
1,101

72
1,377

71
1,702

73
Women #

%
427

28
563

29
634

27
Aboriginal peoples #

%
65

4
78

4
88

4
Persons with disabilities #

%
14

1
16

1
18

1
Visible minorities #

%
145

9
220

11
261

11

















 

Workforce Performance17

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Total employee turnover % 7.8 7.8 8.6
Voluntary employee turnover % 3.7 4.9 4.9





 

Workforce Diversity17

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Executive team # of male

# of female
5

0
7

0
7

0
Vice presidents # of male

# of female
13

2
15

3
14

4
Senior managers & managers # of male

# of female
75

36
129

47
158

64
Other employees # of male

# of female
1,005

386
1,206

486
1,676

591













 


Workforce Age Demographic17, 21

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Total employees aged over 50+ #

%
(16)

(16)
456

24
624

25
Total employees aged between 30 and 49 #

%
(16)

(16)
1,205

64
1,530

63
Total employees under 30 #

%
(16)

(16)
233

12
294

12

Company Financial Snapshot

  Units 2017 2018 2019
TSX common share trading price18 $/share 45.51 40.51 48.13
TSX 52-week trading range $/share 46.14 –
39.26
47.52 -
38.49
50.46 -
41.23
Market capitalization18,22 $ millions 22,892 20,580 26,375
Total enterprise value18,23 $ millions 34,556 32,235 40,468
Common share dividend paid $/share 2.02 2.23 2.35
Yield18 % 4.75 5.63 5.24
Corporate credit rating24 - BBB/BBB BBB/BBB BBB/BBB












 


Capital Investments and Acquisitions25

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Capital investments $ millions 1,839 1,226 1,645
Acquisitions $ millions 6,400 0 4,255






 

Economic Value Generated, Distributed and Retained26 

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Net revenue27 $ millions   2,238  2,836 3,120
 Total Economic Value Generated28  $ millions  2,238 2,836 3,120
         
Operating and general and administrative expenses29 $ millions 263 324 299
Employee wages and benefits $ millions 350 420 489
Payments to governments30 $ millions 94 123 274
Payments to providers of capital31 $ millions 1,029 1,561 1,659
Community investments $ millions 4 8 10
 Total Economic Value Distributed $ millions   1,740 2,435 2,731
         
 Total Economic Value Retained $ millions  498 401 389



















 

Taxes Paid

  Units 2017 2018 2019
Canadian taxes paid $ millions 14 75 227
U.S. taxes paid $ millions 34 (5) (17)

Abbreviations

"km" means kilometres
"m3" means metres cubed
"mmboe" means millions of barrels of oil equivalent
"tCO2e" means tonness of carbon dioxide equivalent
"BOE" means barrels of oil equivalent
"GWh" means gigawatt hours
"MT" means metric tonnes
"NOx" means nitrogen oxide
"SOx" means sulphur oxide
"VOC" means volatile organic compunds
"MW" means megawatts
"ktC02e" means kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivilent


Footnotes

1 Unless otherwise noted, the data reflects all Pembina majority-owned and operated assets. Assets which are jointly owned and which Pembina does not operate are excluded. Except where specifically noted, the assets assumed by way of the acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system, which closed on December 16, 2019, are also excluded from the reported data.
2 Prior periods (2017-2018) have been restated from data reported in Pembina's 2019 Sustainability Data Update as a result of new available information or a change in methodology.
3 Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIF) is defined as the number of recordable injuries per 200,000 hours of work.
4 Motor vehicle incident frequency rate (MVI) is the number of preventable incidents per 1,000,000 km driven.
5 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) are based on 1,000,000 hours of work.
6 Industry average based on employee data from member companies reported by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA).
7 Included in this total is maintenance ILIs and post construction ILIs.
8 Pembina uses CEPA's definition of a significant failure incident – a failure incident that includes one or more of the following: caused a serious injury or fatality, caused a liquid release of greater than 8 m³ (50 US barrels), produced an unintentional ignition or fire, or occurred as a rupture.
9 Pembina participates in the following applicable regulated emissions reporting programs: Canadian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program, British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act, Alberta Specified Gas Reporting Regulations, Alberta Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulations, Saskatchewan Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Regulations and Standards, Ontario Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (O Reg. 390/18) and the Canadian Natural Pollutant Release Inventory Reporting Program.
10 The reported emissions are based on operational control and direct emissions sources primarily using metered fuel volumes or invoiced volumes; however, in instances where metering data is not available, calculated emissions from sources were determined using industry best practices and accepted regulatory methodologies.
11 The revisions are the result of changes to Pembina's calculation methodology.
12 Direct GHG Emissions (Scope 1) sources in the reported data include emissions from operational stationary combustion equipment, fugitive component leaks, as well as flaring, incineration and venting activities at gas processing facilities, and vented emissions from above ground storage tanks.
13 Indirect GHG Emissions (Scope 2) sources in the reported data include the electrical consumption used to power natural gas and processing plants, NGL processing plants and the various pipeline systems operated by Pembina. Waste heat imported into our NGL processing plants from a third-party source is not currently included in this report. Sources of indirect emissions, such as those from office buildings or communication towers are not currently included in this report. Scope 3 emissions (e.g., employee travel, supply chain emissions or upstream/downstream hydrocarbon emissions) are currently not included in this report.
14 Percent of emissions which fall under emissions-limiting regulations (i.e., cap and trade or carbon price systems).
15 Assets excluded from Community Investment include: VMLP and Aux Sable.
16 Metrics were not available as data was not tracked on a comparable basis and/or due to revisions to the calculation methodology.
17 Workforce data for 2019 includes the assets assumed by way of the acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system, which closed on December 16, 2019.
18 At December 31 each year.
19 Represents invoicing contractors as of December 31. These numbers fluctuate throughout the year based on business requirements.
20 Represents Canadian workforce only. Temporary employees added in for 2018 and 2019.
21 Excluded from the 2019 figures are 67 U.S. employees associated with the acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system, which closed on December 16, 2019. Diversity information (including age) was not tracked for these employees, however we intend to report this information in later reports.
22 Market capitalization includes common shares.
23 Total enterprise value includes common shares, convertible debentures, preferred shares and proportionately consolidated debt less cash.
24 DBRS and S&P.
25 This economic section accounts for all Pembina assets excluding Equity Accounted Investees.
26 This report refers to the terms net revenue, total economic value generated, payments to governments, payments to providers of capital, total economic value distributed and total economic value retained, which do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS ("Non-GAAP Measures"). Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" in the Company's other disclosure including the quarterly and annual Management Discussion and Analysis available on SEDAR or at www.pembina.com. This report also refers to certain other terms commonly used to satisfy sustainability reporting requirements. These terms are not necessarily used by Pembina in the management of business. This economic section accounts for all Pembina assets excluding Equity Accounted Investees.
27 Net Revenue represents revenue less cost of sales. See "Non-GAAP Measures".
28 Economic Value Generated is equivalent to Net Revenue. See "Non-GAAP Measures".
29 Operating expenses plus general and administrative expenses less personnel expenses.
30 Current income taxes plus property taxes.
31 Dividends paid plus net finance cost plus interest paid during construction.