Performance data table

Data

Performance data table
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Environment (1)

Air emissions

         
Sulphur oxides (expressed as SO₂ – thousand metric tonnes/year)

 24.0

 20.9  21.4  22.9 24.1 
Nitrogen oxides (thousand metric tonnes/year)

 17.7

 16.5  15.9  15.5  13.1
Volatile organic compounds (thousand metric tonnes/year)

 10.6

 10.4  10.5  14.0  14.3
GHG emissions and energy consumption (2)
         
Direct GHG emissions – including Cogen
         
      Downstream & Chemical (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 4.7

 4.7  4.8  4.8  4.9
          Carbon dioxide emissions (million metric tonnes)

 4.6

 4.6  4.8  4.8   4.8
          Methane emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0011

 0.0011  0.0010  0.0011  0.0024
          Nitrous oxide emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0001

 0.0001  0.0001  0.0001  0.0001
      Upstream (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 8.4

 8.4  8.2  8.0  5.8
          Carbon dioxide emissions (million metric tonnes) (3)

 8.3

 8.2  8.0  7.8  5.7
          Methane emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0017

 0.0018  0.0023  0.0019  0.0016
          Nitrous oxide emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0003

 0.0003  0.0003  0.0003  0.0002
      Operated oil sands (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 8.4

 8.3  8.1  7.9  5.7
          Carbon dioxide emissions (million metric tonnes) (3)

 8.3

 8.2  8.0  7.7  5.6
          Methane emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0016

 0.0017  0.0020  0.0016  0.0013
          Nitrous oxide emissions (million metric tonnes)

 0.0003

 0.0003  0.0003  0.0003  0.0002
Imported electricity and associated indirect GHG emissions
         
      Downstream & Chemical – imported electricity (million MWhr)

 1.09

 1.04  1.07  1.10  1.17
      Downstream & Chemical – associated indirect GHG emissions
      (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 0.40

 0.39  0.39  0.41  0.43
      Upstream – imported electricity (million MWhr)

 0.95

 0.92  0.83  0.70  0.55
      Upstream – associated indirect GHG emissions
      (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 0.35

 0.34  0.31  0.26  0.20
      Operated oil sands – imported electricity (million MWhr)

 0.94

 0.92  0.83  0.70  0.55
      Operated oil sands – associated indirect GHG emissions
      (million metric tonnes of CO₂e)

 0.35

 0.34  0.31  0.26  0.20
Exported electricity and associated GHG emissions
         
      Downstream & Chemical – exported electricity (million MWhr)
 -  -  -  -  -
      Downstream & Chemical – associated GHG emissions
      (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 -  -  -  -   -
      Upstream – exported electricity (million MWhr)
 1.55  1.45  1.48  1.25  0.33
      Upstream – associated GHG emissions (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 0.57  0.54  0.55  0.46  0.12
      Operated oil sands – exported electricity (million MWhr)
 1.55  1.45  1.47  1.24  0.32
      Operated oil sands – associated GHG emissions
      (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 0.57  0.53  0.55  0.46  0.12
GHG emissions (4)
         
      Downstream & Chemical (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 5.1  5.1  5.2  5.2  5.4
      Upstream (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 8.2  8.2  7.9  7.8  5.9
      Operated oil sands (million metric tonnes of CO2e)
 8.2  8.2  7.8  7.7  5.8
Production/throughput
         
      Downstream & Chemical – refining throughput (million m³) (5)
 23  22  21  22  23
      Upstream – production (million m³) (6)
 22  21  21  20  14
      Operated oil sands – production (million m³) (7)
 21  21  20  19  13
GHG emissions intensity (8)
         
      Downstream & Chemical
      (metric tonnes of CO2e/m³ refining throughput) (5)
 0.22  0.23  0.25  0.23  0.23
      Upstream (metric tonnes of CO2e/m³ upstream production) (6)
 0.38  0.39  0.38  0.40  0.42
      Operated oil sands (metric tonnes of CO2e/m³ upstream production) (7)
 0.38  0.39  0.39  0.40  0.44
      Total energy use (million gigajoules)
 227  223  220  219  184
      Fuels refining energy intensity – normalized versus 1990 (9)
 0.789  0.804  0.808  0.811  0.813

Flaring and venting

         
Hydrocarbon flaring – company total (hundred tonnes)
 816  705  739  696  564
Gas (hydrocarbon) flaring from oil production (million cubic feet per day)
 3.1  3.5  3.9  3.9  1.5

Water consumption

         
Freshwater consumption
         
      Downstream & Chemical (million m³ of fresh water consumed)
 10.1  9.9  10.4  10.5  9.6
      Upstream (million m³ of fresh water consumed)
 35.2  32.6  30.2  41.0  15.6
Fresh water consumption intensity
         
      Downstream & Chemical
      (m³ of fresh water consumed/m³refining throughput) (5)
 0.44  0.45  0.49  0.47  0.42
      Upstream (m³ of fresh water consumed/m³ upstream production) (6)
 1.63  1.56  1.46  2.10  1.12

Compliance

         
Oil and chemical spills (total number) > 1 barrel
 13  4  4  10  26
Volume of product from oil and chemical spills (barrels)
 231  114  62  500  496
Number of environmental regulatory compliance incidents
 9  11  20  27  31
Number of environmental exceedance incidents
 9  8  10  12  18
Environmental fines and penalties (thousands of dollars)
 $812  $813  $37  $13  $6.5

Waste management

         
Hazardous waste disposed from operations (thousand tonnes)
 34.0  20.9  10.8  9.5  13.6
Hazardous waste – external beneficial reuse (thousand tonnes)
 3.3  6.9  5.1  7.6  2.8

Investments

 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014
Gross research expenditures, before credits (millions of dollars)
 $150  $154  $195  $195  $175
Environmental expenditures (millions of dollars)
 $600  $600  $700  $1,200  $1,700

Economic development

 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014
Capital and exploration expenditures (billions of dollars)
 $1.4  $0.7  $1.2  $3.6  $5.7
Payments for goods and services (billions of dollars, approximate) (10)
 $4.72  $5.50  $8.00  $9.50  $11.60
Taxes and royalties to government (billions of dollars)
 $5.60*  $5.10  $5.20  $5.40  $6.00

Employment

         
Wages and benefits (billions of dollars)
 $1.45  $1.40  $1.40  $1.50  $1.40
Education assistance program (thousands of dollars)
 $588  $588  $685  $627  $478
Scholarships for employee dependents (millions of dollars)
 $1.88  $2.00  $1.90  $2.10  $2.30
Number of regular employees at year end (11)
 5,687  5,523  5,706  5,917  5,498
Percentage of women at year end
 24.0  25.1  25.0  25.8  26.6
Percentage of visible minorities at year end (12)
 12.8  11.2  11.2  10.9  11.5
Percentage of persons with disabilities at year end (12)
 2.4  0.9  1.0  1.2  1.5

Indigenous

         
Spending with Indigenous businesses (direct and subcontracted) 
(millions of dollars)
 $250  $200  $225  $329  $433
Percentage of Indigenous peoples at year end (12)
 3.6  3.9  3.9  3.7  3.5

Community engagement

 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014
Community investment (millions of dollars) (13)
 $17.2  $16.0  $21.2  $27.0  $20.3
Hours volunteered
 3,598  6,765  7,927  N/A  N/A
Contributions to United Way – Centraide campaigns (millions of dollars) (14)
 $3.2  $3.6  $4.2  $4.8  $4.7

Safety

 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014
Fatalities – employees and contractors
 0  0  0  0  0
Lost-time incident frequency – employees per 200,000 hours worked
 0.03  0.01  0  0.03  0.05
Lost-time incident frequency – contractors per 200,000 hours worked
 0.03  0.04  0.01  0.01  0.04
Total recordable incident frequency – employees per 200,000 hours worked
 0.13  0.15  0.08  0.22  0.27
Total recordable incident frequency – contractors per 200,000 hours worked
 0.36  0.36  0.39  0.30  0.33
Total recordable incident frequency – workforce per 200,000 hours worked
 0.27  0.26  0.26  0.27  0.32

Corporate governance

 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014
Corporate political contributions (thousands of dollars) (15)
 $0  $24  $61  $65  $70
Common shares outstanding (millions of shares) (16)
 783  831  848  848  848
Dividends paid (millions of dollars) (16)
 $572  $524  $492  $449  $441

Note: Adjustments may have been made to some data points to reflect internal updates. All references to financial information is in Canadian dollars.

(1) Some uncertainty exists in performance data, depending on measurement methods. Data in the report and performance data table represent the best available information at the time of publication. Data represents Imperial owned and operated assets (including 100% Kearl; excluding ExxonMobil Canada, XTO Canada and Syncrude). Dartmouth refinery (shut down in 2013), retail stations (sold in 2016) and other assets that were divested between 2014-2018 are not included.

(2) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alberta Regulation is selected as the basis for this report. Please note, ExxonMobil Environmental Performance Indicator (EPI) reporting uses a different basis for GHG reporting. Imported/exported electricity GHG emission factor (0.37 tonnes CO₂e/MWhr) consistent with the benchmark established for electricity from 2018 CCIR (Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation) and OBPS (Output Based Pricing System).

(3) Excluding CO₂ emissions from biomass.

(4) GHG emissions calculated as sum of direct emissions and emissions associated with imported electricity less (minus) emissions associated with exported electricity.

(5) Throughput basis: Refinery throughput is the volume of crude oil and feedstocks that is processed in the refinery atmospheric distillation units.

(6) Production basis: Represents bitumen/crude production at Kearl, Cold Lake and Norman wells; Kearl and Cold Lake production basis same as reported under Alberta greenhouse gas emissions regulation.

(7) Production basis: Operated oil sands (Kearl and Cold Lake) production basis same as reported under Alberta greenhouse gas emissions regulation.

(8) GHG emissions intensity is the ratio of GHG emissions to production or throughput.

(9) The energy intensity index is a measure of energy efficiency for petroleum refineries. A lower energy intensity index number indicates a more energy-efficient facility.

(10) 2014-2017 numbers include spending for Imperial and ExxonMobil companies in Canada. 2018 number excludes spending for ExxonMobil Canada East.

(11) All Imperial employees as of December 31, 2018.

(12) Statistics are collected from self-identification questionnaires.

(13) Imperial’s 2015 total value to community includes $6.6 million in government contributions to the Institute for Oil Sands Innovation.
 
(14) Represents combined donations from the company, employees and retirees.

(15) Imperial no longer makes political contributions as of January 1, 2018.

(16) For complete disclosure and additional information, see the 2018 Annual financial statements and management discussion and analysis.

* The Territories had a net refund of approximately $0.03 billion.