Sustainability

Sustainability

Building a positive legacy

30% GHG emission intensity reduction target by 2030

At Pembina, we are in business for all our stakeholders – our customers, our investors, our employees and our communities. Our commitment to delivering benefits to each of these groups is what we call the ‘Purpose of Pembina’ and is the foundation of everything we do.

Aligning with the Purpose of Pembina is our commitment to share our work in the areas associated with environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Pembina is committed to a 30% GHG emission intensity reduction target by 2030, relative to baseline 2019 emissions. 
 

ESG Highlights

Performance Tables1, 2


The following tables include updates for our 2020 performance.

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  Units 2018 2019 2020
Employees
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 0.25 0.34 0.20
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 0.46 0.49 0.21
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)5 # 0.05 0.08 0.04
Industry Average6
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 0.49 0.72 0.30
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 1.07 0.70 0.49
Third-Party Contractor
Fatalities # 0 0 0
Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF)3 # 1.58 1.22 0.91
Preventable motor vehicle incident frequency (MVI)4 # 1.26 1.45 0.95
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)5 # 0.26 0.05 0.09

Asset Integrity Investment

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Pipeline repairs & in-line inspections $ millions 47 59 54
Geotechnical $ millions 27 47 20
Facility integrity $ millions 3 3 1
Total asset integrity investment $ millions 77 109 75










Pipeline Repairs & In-Line Inspections (ILIs)

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Integrity digs completed # 284 218 217
Total ILIs completed7 # 88 97 120
Total ILI length7  km 3,328 3,810 6,3698





 

 

Incidents (Spills, Releases and Significant Failures)

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Reported significant failures9 # 0 2 0
Reportable spills # 5 8 1310
Reportable spill volume m3 8 38 7011
Reportable spill intensity mspilled/
mmboe delivered
0.0075 0.0352 0.069812









 

Emergency Preparedness & Response

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Emergency preparedness and response exercises completed # 51 70 43
Emergency preparedness and response training completed13 # of responders 242 315 282

Environmental Stewardship14


Energy & GHG Emissions15, 16

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Corporate shared services scope 1 GHG emissions17 tCO2e _18 _18 13,614
Pipelines scope 1 GHG emissions19 tCO2e 68,454 79,877 80,466
Facilities scope 1 GHG emissions19 tCO2e 1,554,920 1,708,931 1,651,165
Total scope 1 GHG emissions19 tCO2e 1,623,374 1,804,303 1,745,245
Pipelines scope 1 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.000126 0.000120 0.000132
Facilities scope 1 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00369 0.00416 0.00419
Total scope 1 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00172 0.00168 0.00174
Corporate shared services scope 2 GHG emissions17 tCO2e _18 _18 6,526
Pipelines scope 2 GHG emissions20 tCO2e 475,299 564,766 551,447
Facilities scope 2 GHG emissions20 tCO2e 936,071 830,926 828,537
Total scope 2 GHG emissions20 tCO2e/BOE 1,411,370 1,401,578 1,386,511
Pipelines scope 2 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.000887 0.000847 0.000906
Facilities scope 2 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.0022 0.00202 0.00210
Total scope 2 emissions intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00150 0.00130 0.00138
Corporate total scope 1 and scope 2 emission intensity tCO2e/BOE 0.00315 0.00298 0.0031221
Methane (CH4) emissions metric
tonnes
5,327 5,012 5,25322
Total energy consumed GWh 2,206 2,164 2,309
Limiting regulations23 % 45 48 83

























 

Other Emissions

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Total NOx emissions metric
tonnes
3,262 3,467 3,232
Total SOx emissions metric
tonnes
1,581 1,651 1,725
Total VOCs metric
tonnes
10,183 4,879 6,218
Total particulate matter metric
tonnes
241 299 309
  Units 2018 2019 2020
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)
46 52 60
Land reclaimed, protected or restored acres
(cumulative)
61.8
(231.6)
31.8
(263.4)
53.71
(371.1)

Waste24

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Total waste (non-hazardous + hazardous) metric
tonnes
1,953,026 704,497 1,295,926
Total non-hazardous waste metric
tonnes
1,898,465 652,37425 1,244,823
Non-hazardous waste diverted from landfill (i.e., recycled)26 metric
tonnes
3,387 3,038 3,613
Non-hazardous waste sent to disposal (excluding produced water)27 metric
tonnes
90,447 109,636 84,428
Non-hazardous produced water sent to disposal28 metric
tonnes
1,804,631 539,700 1,156,782
Total hazardous waste metric
tonnes
54,561 52,123 51,103
Hazardous waste sent for treatment metric
tonnes
1,188 1,578 25,03929
Hazardous waste sent to disposal (i.e., landfill, incineration) metric
tonnes
53,373 50,545 26,064

Water30

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Total water withdrawal31 million m³ 1.870 1.555 1.900
Total water disposed (i.e., regulated disposal facility or deep injection well) million m³ 0.780 0.152 0.71132
Total water returned to the environment million m³ 1.089 1.039 1.173

Environmental Technician Program Performance

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Program technicians trained # 2 22 033
Program technicians subsequently employed by band-owned businesses # 18 14 933
Communities represented in program # 7 6 6
Pembina projects utilizing technicians # 12 14 133

Community Investment34

Summary of Community Investment Program

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Value to communities (value of Company investments, employee giving and volunteering program) $ millions 11.4 14.5 9.4





 

Summary of Company Community Investment

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Cash investments (direct only) $ millions 7.5 10.0 5.6
In-kind investments $ millions (18) 0.058 0.075
Employee giving $ millions 2.8 3.3 3.1
Employee time during work hours $ millions 0.33 0.47 0.1135
Other $ millions 0.77 0.67 0.52









 

Summary of Employee Volunteering35

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Employee and contractor hours volunteered (during working hours) # 5,562 7,926 1,810
Hours per employee (during working hours) # 2.9 3.2 0.7

Workforce Overview36, 37

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Permanent employees # 1,894 2,515 2,415
Invoicing contractors38 # 750 823 885
Fixed-term employees # 86 127 48
New hire permanent employees # 458 494 166







 


Canadian Workforce Composition39

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Men #

%
1,377

71
1,702

73
1,634

73
Women #

%
563

29
634

27
597

27
Indigenous peoples #

%
78

4
88

4
87

4
Persons with disabilities #

%
16

1
18

1
15

1
Visible minorities #

%
220

11
261

11
257

12

















 

U.S. Workforce Composition40

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Men #

%
_18

_18
195

90
194

92
Women #

%
_18

_18
21

10
18

8
Minorities #

%
_18

_18
12

6
11

5





 







Canada & U.S. Workforce Performance36

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Total employee turnover % 7.8 8.6 10.9
Voluntary employee turnover % 4.9 4.9 3.1






Canada & U.S. Workforce Diversity36

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Officer team # of male

# of female
7

0
7

0
7

041
Vice presidents # of male

# of female
15

3
14

4
15

6
Senior managers & managers # of male

# of female
129

47
158

64
148

57
Other employees # of male

# of female
1,206

486
1,676

591
1,639

543













 


Canada & U.S. Workforce Age Demographic36, 42

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Total employees aged over 50+ #

%
456

24
624

25
609

25
Total employees aged between 30 and 49 #

%
1,205

64
1,530

63
1,540

64
Total employees under 30 #

%
233

12
294

12
266

11

Economic Contributions43

Company Financial Snapshot

  Units 2018 2019 2020
TSX common share trading price37 $/share 40.51 48.13 30.10
TSX 52-week trading range $/share 47.52 –
38.49
50.46 -
41.23
53.22 -
16.56
Market capitalization37, 44 $ millions 20,580 26,375 16,555
Total enterprise value37, 45 $ millions 32,235 40,468 31,617
Common share dividend paid $/share 2.23 2.35 2.51
Yield37 % 5.63 5.24 8.37
Corporate credit rating46 - BBB/BBB BBB/BBB BBBH/BBB












 


Capital Investments and Acquisitions47

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Capital investments $ millions 1,226 1,645 1,029
Acquisitions $ millions 0 4,255 0





 

Economic Value Generated, Distributed and Retained

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Net revenue48 $ millions   2,836  3,120 3,444
 Total Economic Value Generated49  $ millions  2,836 3,120 3,444
         
Operating and general and administrative expenses50 $ millions 324 449 462
Employee wages and benefits $ millions 420 339 370
Payments to governments51 $ millions 123 274 323
Payments to providers of capital52 $ millions 1,561 1,659 1,996
Community investments $ millions 8 10 5
 Total Economic Value Distributed $ millions   2,435 2,731 3,156
         
 Total Economic Value Retained $ millions  401 389 288



















 

Income Taxes Paid53

  Units 2018 2019 2020
Canadian taxes paid $ millions 75 227 237
U.S. taxes paid $ millions (5) (17) 3

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


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. 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, have been included in 2020 reported data. 
Where noted, certain prior periods have been restated from data reported in Pembina's 2020 Sustainability Report as a result of newly 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 kms driven.
5 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is defined as the number of lost time injuries per 200,000 hours of work.  Note, prior periods have been revised as previous disclosure was 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  Total ILIs completed includes maintenance and post-construction ILIs. 
8 The increase in total ILI length completed in 2020 is driven by inspections on acquired assets.    
9 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.
10 Maintaining the integrity of our energy infrastructure is integral to the health and safety of the communities and environment where we operate. In 2020, 69% of reportable spills were of small volume (1m3  or less) while 23% were marginally larger (1m3 to 5 m3) and the remaining 8% is related to the Fox Creek spill as discussed below. 
11 As noted above, the majority of 2020 reportable spills were of small volume. A large portion (80%) of the 2020 total reportable spill volume of 70 m3 is attributable to a single event. On February 27th, 2020, a 55.9 m3 release of crude oil occurred at the Fox Creek pump station due to facility piping equipment failure. The release was fully contained on site within secondary containment berms. 
12 2020 reportable spill intensity increase influenced by Fox Creek pump station release event within secondary containment berms, and a decrease in mmboe.
13 A “responder” is a Pembina employee or contractor trained to support during an emergency.  Prior periods cumulative training totals have been replaced with individual responders trained annually.     
14 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. Pembina participates in the following applicable regulated emissions reporting programs: Environment and Climate Change Canada Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program, British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act, Alberta Specified Gas Reporting Regulations, Alberta Technology, Innovation and Emission Reduction Regulations, Saskatchewan Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Regulations and Standards, Ontario Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (O Reg. 390/18) and the US Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 98 Reporting Regulations.
15 Pembina has obtained independent limited assurance of scope 1 and scope 2 emissions for the year ended December 31, 2020.
16 Adjustments made to prior period include production data updates (2018 and 2019) and inclusion of emissions attributable to Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system (2019).
17 Corporate shared services added to the emission inventory for 2020, representing GHG emissions not associated with any one operational division (e.g., corporate head office and district field offices, fleet vehicles, corporate aircraft, communication towers).
18 Metrics are not available as data was not tracked on a comparable basis for prior periods.
19 Scope 1 GHG Emission sources in the reported data include emissions from stationary combustion equipment, fugitive emission leaks, as well as flaring, incineration, venting and mobile equipment operated by Pembina. Data not included in the scope 1 emissions are fugitive emissions of SF6 from electrical gear due to limited available operational data at the time of publication. Other exclusions include construction related emissions, fugitive emissions from mobile equipment refrigeration, and incidental emissions from spills.
20 Scope 2 GHG Emission sources in the reported data include the electrical consumption used to power corporate shared services, pipelines and facility assets operated by Pembina. Imported waste heat is also included in this report as a scope 2 emission.
21 Total volume BOE decrease resulted in increased emissions intensity for 2020.
22 Increase in methane emissions largely attributable to an enhanced leak detection and repair (LDAR) program that has increased reporting, as well as vented emissions at the Duvernay Gas Processing Plant, which were addressed with an operational improvement in 2021.   
23 Percent of emissions which fall under emissions-limiting regulations such as a carbon tax or emission trade system (i.e., Alberta Technology, Innovation and Emission Reduction regulations effective 2020).
24 Prior period waste data has been updated to include produced water.  Liquid waste has been converted from m3 to metric tonnes at a 1:1 conversion.
25 Variance  in total non-hazardous waste largely attributable to produced water.  Please see footnote 28.
26 Prior period non-hazardous waste diverted from landfill (i.e. recycled) adjusted to remove produced water.
27 Prior period non-hazardous waste sent for disposal adjusted to remove produced water.
28 Construction of a Redwater cavern occurred between 2017 to 2019; cavern construction uses considerably more water than cavern maintenance (washing). The fluctuations in produced water in 2019 is a result of water taken for cavern construction and stored, and subsequently disposed of in 2020. Produced water numbers will fluctuate with cavern washing activity completed as needed.
29 Increase in hazardous waste sent for treatment in 2020 largely attributable to assets assumed by way of the acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited.
30 Certain entries include estimated volumes where actuals are not available.
31 Total water withdrawn increased in 2020 in relation to integrity testing of an asset expansion.
32 Increase in total water disposed attributable to produced water stored in 2019 and disposed in 2020.
33 Environmental Technician program in 2020 was limited due to health and safety risks related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
34 Assets excluded from Community Investment include: VMLP and Aux Sable
35 Employee volunteering in 2020 was limited due to health and safety risks related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
36 Workforce data for 2018 is inclusive of certain assets which Pembina assumed by way of the acquisition of Veresen Inc., which closed on October 1, 2017 including Alliance Pipeline, Jordan Cove, Alberta Ethane Gathering System, and Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership.  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. 
37 At December 31 each year.
38 Represents invoicing contractors as of December 31.  These number fluctuate throughout the year based on business requirements.
39 Represents Canadian workforce only.  Temporary employees added in 2018 and onward.
40 Includes permanent employees only.  Data only available from 2019 onward.  Data is representative of the last pay period of each reported year.  Classification is as per US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
41 As of March 2021, our Officer Team was made up of five males and one female.   
42 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 this subset is included in 2020.
43 This report refers to the terms net revenue and adjusted earning before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), 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.
44 Market capitalization includes common shares. 
45 Total enterprise value includes common shares, convertible debentures, preferred shares and senior debt less cash.
46 DBRS and S&P.
47 This economic section accounts for all Pembina assets excluding Equity Accounted Investees.
48 Net Revenue represents revenue less cost of sales.  See "Non-GAAP Measures".
49 Economic Value Generated is equivalent to Net Revenue.  See "Non-GAAP Measures".
50 Operating expenses plus general and administrative expenses less personnel expenses.  
51 Current income taxes plus property taxes.
52 Dividends paid plus net finance cost plus interest paid during construction.
53 Current income taxes.