Business Excellence (BEx) is the IPL Business System for continuous and focussed improvement. BEx is strongly aligned to IPL’s Corporate Values and has lean thinking at its core. Through BEx there is continuous review, measurement of business performance and improvement of the processes and systems that support sustainable practices
Carbon dioxide equivalent: The universal unit of measurement to indicate the global warming potential (GWP) of each of the six greenhouse gases, expressed in terms of the GWP of one unit of carbon dioxide. It is used to evaluate releasing (or avoiding releasing) different greenhouse gases against a common basis
 EIFR Environmental Incident Frequency Rate: number of incidents per 1,000,000 hours worked which:

· exceed licence conditions AND create a material or off-site environmental impact with a consequence of Category 3 and above;
· have resulted in a regulator (e.g. EPA) fine of any value; or
· are a community complaint that stops production.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a leading organization in the sustainability field. GRI promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organisations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development. GRI has pioneered and developed a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world. To see the GRI indicators covered by our sustainability webpages and publications, click here
The IPL group, collectively comprising IPL and its subsidiaries.
In the context of the GRI Reporting Framework, ‘material’ topics for a reporting organization are  those topics that have a direct or indirect impact on an organisation’s ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and social value for itself, its stakeholders and society at large
Near miss
An unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. The aim of the investigation of each ‘near miss’ event is to identify and mitigate root causes, providing a focus of improvement
NOx is a generic term for the mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2 (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide)
Nitrous oxide (an oxide of nitrogen), listed as one of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
The equipment used to manufacture a specific product e.g. ammonia. There may be several plants on a single IPL site
Small aggregates of solid ammonium nitrate formed by allowing drops of liquid AN to congeal or freeze in mid-air after being dripped from the top of a tall prilling tower
Scope 1
Direct GHG emissions occur from sources that are owned or controlled by the Group, for example, emissions from combustion in owned or controlled boilers, furnaces, vehicles etc., emissions from chemical production in owned or controlled process equipment
Scope 2
Scope 2 emissions are GHG emissions which arise from the generation of purchased electricity emissions consumed by the Group. Purchased electricity is defined as electricity that is purchased or otherwise brought into the organisational boundary of the Group. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where this electricity is generated
Scope 3
Scope 3 is a GHG emissions reporting category that allows for the treatment of all indirect  emissions emissions (other than Scope 1 and 2 emissions). Scope 3 emissions are a consequence of the activities of the Group, but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the Group. IPL does not currently collect data on Scope 3 emissions
A single geographic location where IPL operations take place
Supply Chain
Our supply chain is a sub-set of our value chain, referring to the companies who supply the inputs to our operations, such as raw materials for manufacturing, service providers and providers of other inputs such as electricity and water
Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate: the number of recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked; includes contractors unless otherwise indicated
Value Chain
Our value chain includes our suppliers (and potentially their suppliers), our operations, our distribution channels, and our customers, who are the end users of our products. Our supply chain (described above) is a subset of this