Sustainability Scorecard

The Sustainability Scorecard shows our performance across a range of economic, social and environmental indicators.

Indicator 
Unit of measure
2015 2016 2017
Product manufactured for sale 
Million
tonnes
3.1 3.1 3.7
Environment
Emissions 
Direct GHG Emissions (Scope 1)
Million
tonnes
CO2e
2,349,535 2,452,536 2,749,847
Indirect GHG Emissions (Scope 2)
355,916 307,727 336,707
Total GHG emissions1
2,705,450 2,760,263 3,086,553
Approximate proportion of energy
derived from fossil fuels2
% 95% 95% 95%
Energy  
Global direct energy consumption GJ 44,070,102
44,972,204
61,972,212
Water  
 Gross water use GL 41.63 43.8 47.6
 Water discharge4 GL 32.1
35.6 32.4
 Net water use5 GL 10.53
9.3
15.6
Waste  
Global Solid Waste kt  7.6  8.3 6.5 
    Australian Solid Waste kt  4.1  3.5 4.1 
Global solid chemical waste kt 2,177.5 2,134.3 2,224.6
    Australian solid chemical waste kt 2,177.3 2,133.2
2,224.1
Global Liquid waste ML 15.2 14.3 15.2 
    Australian liquid waste ML 13.7 9.7 10.7 
Environmental Compliance        
Environmental Incident Frequency Rate (EIFR)6 0.75 0.32 0.49
Safety
Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIFR)7   0.738
0.828 0.909
Employee Fatalities   1 0 0
Contractor Fatalities   0 0 0
People
Total workforce (excluding contractors) 4,721
4,584 4,570
Americas   2,440
2,283 2,328
Asia Pacific   2,072 2,089 1,971
Europe   209 212 271
Gender - Diversity (% of women)      
Board10   28.6% 28.6% 25.0%
Executive   12.5% 33.3% 33.3%
Senior Management11   15.3%  16.9%   18.8% 
Management12   16.3% 11.5% 11.3%
Global   15.8% 15.8% 15.8%
Direct Economic Value Generated and Distributed (AUD$Mil)
A. Direct economic value generated  

Revenues   $Mil 3,683.9 3,390.4 3,533.1
B. Economic value distributed   3,630.9 3,531.4 3,529.5
Operating costs, including payments to suppliers, non-strategic investments and royalties
2,609.6
2,465.3
2,620.3
Employee wages and benefits: total monetary outflows for employees (current payments, not future commitments) 633.7 636.7
602.9
Payments to providers of capital, including dividends and interest   194.5
194.0 154.7
Government taxes (TOTAL) (income tax, payroll tax, Australian goods and services, fringe benefits taxes and Australian fuel tax credits) 192.7 235.1 151.2
Voluntary community investments (including donations of cash, in-kind support and employee time) 0.4 0.3 0.4
 C. Economic value retained (A-B) 53.0 (141.0)
3.6
 Government taxes paid per country (AUD$Mil)
 Australia    101.413
  152.113
   75.413
 United States 40.2
34.8
28.6
 Mexico 9.5 7.3 7.6
 Canada 35.0 29.7 28.1
 Chile 1.1 2.5 2.5
 Hong Kong 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Turkey 0.0 5.8 4.4
 Indonesia 3.6 1.6 3.6
 Papua New Guinea 1.9 1.3 1.3

 

1. Scope 1 + 2.
2. Excluding natural gas and diesel used as production raw material. 
3. Restated due to improvements in cooling water data collection systems.
4. Includes stormwater at sites where it is captured and treated along with other discharge before release. 
5. Gross water use minus clean water discharge.
6. Number of environmental incidents per 1,000,000 man hours worked which exceed licence conditions and create a material or off-site environmental impact with a consequence category of 3 and above; have resulted in a regulator (e.g. EPA) fine of any value; or are a community complaint that stops production. 
7. Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate: the number of recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked; includes contractors unless otherwise indicated.
8. Restated due to finalisation of classification of incidents pending at the time of previous publication dates.
9. Subject to finalisation of classification of any pending incidents.
10. J Fazzino, Managing Director & CEO was classified as a Board member.
11. Defined as roles which are 1–2 levels below the Executive Team. 
12. Defined as roles that are 3–4 levels below the Executive Team.
13. Volatility in Australian taxes paid year on year is due to changes in IPL’s Australian business earnings.