Sustainability Scorecard

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

Indicator 
Unit of measure
2016 2017 2018
Product manufactured for sale 
Million
tonnes
3.1 3.7 4.0
Environment
Emissions 
Direct GHG Emissions (Scope 1)
tonnes
CO2e
2,425,536 2,749,847 3,423,867
Indirect GHG Emissions (Scope 2)
307,727 336,707 327,536
Total GHG emissions1
2,760,263 3,086,553
3,751,403
GHG intensity per tonne ammonia
tCO2e/t  2.05 2.04  1.9
GHG intensity per tonne nitric acid
product  0.94 0.40  0.42
NOx emissions tonnes  3,989  3,178 3,143 
SOx emissions tonnes  19,513  16,853 13,211 
Energy  
Global direct energy consumption GJ 44,972,204
61,972,212
68,500,621
Approximate proportion energy from fossil fuels2 approx %  95%  95%   95%
Water  
 Gross water use GL 43.8 47.6 50.5
 Water discharge3 GL 35.6
32.4 30.9
 Net water use4 GL 9.3 15.6
23.0
Waste  
Global Solid Waste kt  8.3  6.5 6.6 
    Australian Solid Waste kt  3.5  4.1 3.6 
Global solid chemical waste kt 2,134.3 2,224.6 2,307.5
    Australian solid chemical waste kt 2,133.2 2,224.1
2,306.7
Global Liquid waste ML 14.3 15.2 19.6 
    Australian liquid waste ML 9.7 10.7 11.3 
Environmental Compliance        
Environmental Incident Frequency Rate (EIFR)5 0.32 0.49 0.35
Safety
Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIFR)6   0.827
0.957 0.968
Employee Fatalities   0 0 0
Contractor Fatalities   0 0 0
People
Total workforce (excluding contractors) 4,584
4,570 4,766
Americas   2,283
2,328 2,452
Asia Pacific   2,089 1,971 2,050
Europe   212 271 264
Gender - Diversity (% of women)      
Board9   28.6% 25.0% 42.9%
Executive   33.3% 33.3% 22.0%
Senior Management10   16.9%  18.8%   16.8% 
Management11   11.5% 11.3% 18.2%
Global   15.8% 15.8% 15.9%
Direct Economic Value Generated and Distributed (AUD$Mil)
A. Direct economic value generated  

Revenues   $Mil 3,390.4
3,533.1 3,856.3
B. Economic value distributed   3,531.4
3,529.5 3,554.8
Operating costs, including payments to suppliers, non-strategic investments and royalties
2,465.3
2,620.3
2,573.2
Employee wages and benefits: total monetary outflows for employees (current payments, not future commitments) 636.7 602.9
650.1
Payments to providers of capital, including dividends and interest   194.0
154.7 159.8
Government taxes (TOTAL) (income tax, payroll tax, Australian goods and services, fringe benefits taxes and Australian fuel tax credits) 235.1 151.2
171.2
Voluntary community investments (including donations of cash, in-kind support and employee time) 0.3 0.4 0.5
 C. Economic value retained (A-B) (141.0) 3.6 348.6
 Government taxes paid per country (AUD$Mil)
 Australia    152.112
  75.412
   88.312
 United States 34.8
34.8
232.3
 Mexico 7.3 7.3 5.0
 Canada 29.7 29.7 31.1
 Chile 2.5 2.5 3.3
 Hong Kong 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Turkey 5.8 5.8 5.5
 Indonesia 1.6 1.6 4.1
 Papua New Guinea 1.3 1.3 1.6

 

1. Scope 1 + 2.
2. Excluding natural gas and diesel used as production raw material. 
3. Includes stormwater at sites where it is captured and treated along with other discharge before release. 
4. Gross water use minus clean water discharge.
5. 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. 
6. Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate: the number of recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked; includes contractors unless otherwise indicated.
7. Restated due to finalisation of classification of incidents pending at the time of previous publication dates.
8. Subject to finalisation of classification of any pending incidents.
9. The IPL Managing Director & CEO is 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.