About the Data

Scope

This Report covers wholly owned subsidiaries of Incitec Pivot Limited ACN 42 004 080 264.

The Company is a public company, trading on the Australian Securities Exchange as IPL.

 

In accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 'G4' Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, our reporting covers all entities that generate significant sustainability impacts (actual and potential) and over which we exercise control or significant influence with regard to financial and operating policies and practices.

 

The financial year ending 30 September 2017 is indicated as '2017' in our reporting.

 

The statistics in our reporting are for global sites wholly owned by IPL during 2017. Joint ventures are not covered in our reporting, unless indicated, nor are the activities of suppliers, customers or outsourced operations.

 

The Company participates in many joint ventures with varying levels of ownership interest. A list is provided on page 67 of our 2017 Annual Report.

 

All financial figures in the Report are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Data measurement and calculations

 

Financial data: Financial figures are derived from our audited accounts, which are prepared according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions data: Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are calculated based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition).

 

Australian Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:

• National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008

• National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors (2016).

 

Americas Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:

• US Electricity: eGRID2012 (2015 Version) Year 2012 GHG Annual Output Emission Rates

• US Fuels: IPCC, Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006)

• Canada Fuels: Default CO2 Emission Factors: Environment Canada, National Inventory Report, 1990–2007: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in  

 

Canada (2009), Annex 12: Emission Factors, Table A12-5 (1998– 2007 data); Default Heat Content: Statistics Canada, Report on Energy Supply-demand in Canada, 2007 (2009)

• Canada Electricity: Canadian Energy Issues: http://canadianenergyissues.com/ontario-power-stats/)

• Mexico Electricity: Ecometrica Technical Paper: Electricity-specific emission factors for grid electricity (2011) Brander, Sood, Wylie, Haughton, and Lovell at https://ecometrica.com/assets/Electricity-specific-emission-factors-for-grid-electricity.pdf.

 

European Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:

• 2011 Guidelines to DEFRA/DECC’s GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting – Produced by AEA for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK. Version: 1.2

 

Changes during the period

 

On 9 August 2017, the Company announced the appointment of Jeanne Johns as Managing Director & CEO. Ms Johns commenced in the role on 15 November 2017. There were no other changes to the organisational structure or size of the Company during the reporting period.

 

Restatements

 

IPL’s 2015 and 2016 TRIFRs have been restated due to the finalisation of classification of incidents pending at the time of previous publication dates.

 

Assurance and data integrity

 

We aim to ensure that the information we publish is accurate, complete and material and therefore contributes to building trust and credibility with stakeholders. To achieve this we have improved our internal processes for verifying non-financial management information and for reviewing and approving the content of our reporting.

 

Deloitte provided a limited assurance statement on our Australian greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and production figures for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. (Deloitte is an independent auditor who also audit the Company's financial statements. See pages 43 and 83-87 of the 2017 IPL Annual Report.) IPL is not currently seeking an extension in the scope of assurance for this annual online Sustainability Report.