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ESG Reporting

ESG Reporting

ARC is committed to building a sustainable business with a long-term vision. We look for the most efficient way to produce energy, create long-term value for our shareholders and support the economic and social well-being of the communities that we work in. Strong environmental, social and governance performance has been achieved as an outcome of this vision and strategy. Responsible development has shaped the company we are today and underpins our thinking for continued long-term success.

We publish a biennial Sustainability Report as a means to measure and report on our performance and continuously look for ways to improve. We invite you to explore current and past reports to learn more about ARC’s performance and sustainability initiatives.

ARC Resources Ltd. 2020 ESG Update

Performance Tables

  • Production

     

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Production of: (1) oil, (2) natural gas, (3) synthetic oil, and (4) synthetic gas (boe/day)

    114,167 

    118,671 

    122,937 

    132,724 

    139,126

    Number of Offshore Sites

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Number of Terrestrial Sites

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Environment

     

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Environment

    Direct Energy Consumption (GJ)

    10,504,502  

    10,277,582 

    11,041,628  

    10,325,575 

    8,853,421

    Production Energy Intensity (GJ/m3OE)

    1.67

    1.53

    1.59

    1.45

    1.09

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Gross Global Scope 1 Emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)

    727,207

    641,337

    685,432

    636,615

    505,159

    Indirect Emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)

    351,649

    339,757

    326,013

    258,980

    129,283

    Intensity (Scope 1 and Scope 2) (metric tonnes CO2e/boe)

    0.0259

    0.0226

    0.0225

    0.0192

    0.0124

    Methane Emissions (%)

    38

    32

    27

    29

    27

    Covered Under Emissions-limiting Regulations (%)

    34

    36

    53

    56

    60

    Flared Hydrocarbons (metric tonnes CO2e)

    81,520

    55,965

    63,355

    33,410

    25,231

    Other Combustion (metric tonnes CO2e)

    400,669

    419,165

    469,553

    451,929

    368,001

    Process Emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)

    11,906

    7,968

    3,699

    1,617

    818

    Vented Emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)

    79,315

    60,950

    53,877

    57,627

    64,396

    Fugitive Emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)

    145,269

    97,286

    94,946

    92,038

    46,711

    Flared Gas (thousand m3)

    32,327

    22,263

    24,711

    13,349

    10,280

    Vented Gas (thousand m3)

    2,813

    2,266

    1,733

    1,022

    1,079

    Solution Gas Conservation Rate (%)

    96.5

    97.8

    99.0

    99.2

    97.1

    Air Emissions 

    NOx (excluding N2O) (metric tonnes)

    3,049

    3,273

    4,072

    4,075

    3,509

    SOx (metric tonnes)

    3,082

    2,482

    778

    395

    290

    Volatile Organic Compounds (metric tonnes)

    1,757

    1,721

    2,150

    1,803

    1,068

    Particulate Matter (metric tonnes)

    86

    66

    76

    115

    97

    Water

    Total Fresh Water Withdrawn (m3)

    1,402,827

    1,209,178

    1,711,167

    1,285,529

    1,516,503

    Total Fresh Water Consumed (m3)

    1,402,827

    1,209,178

    1,711,167

    1,285,529

    1,516,503

    Volume of Produced Water and Flowback Generated (m3)

    7,224,187

    7,209,718

    7,217,302

    7,383,982

    6,998,413

    Water Discharged (%)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Water Injected (%)

    10

    11

    12

    12

    11

    Water Recycled (%)

    90

    89

    88

    88

    89

    Hydrocarbon Content in Discharged Water (metric tonnes)

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Hydraulically Fractured Wells for Which There is Public Disclosure of all Fracturing Fluid Chemicals Used (%)

    100

    100

    100

    100

    100

    Hydraulic Fracturing Sites Where Ground or Surface Water Quality Deteriorated Compared to a Baseline (%)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Biodiversity Impacts

    Number and Aggregate Volume of Hydrocarbon Spills (number;barrels)

    24; 532.12

    25; 129.57

    21; 1,403.26

    21; 65.41

    9; 35.85

    Volume of Hydrocarbon Spills in Arctic (barrels)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Volume of Hydrocarbon Spills Impacting Shorelines with ESI Rankings 8-10 (barrels)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Volume of Hydrocarbon Spills Recovered (barrels)

    522.05

    102.52

    640.93

    41.51

    23.90

    Proved Reserves in or Near Sites with Protected Conservation Status or Endangered Species Habitat (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    28

    Probable Reserves in or Near Sites with Protected Conservation Status or Endangered Species Habitat (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    28

    Reclamation

    Active Wells (Net-Operated)

    2,938

    2,468

    2,506

    2,089

    1,953

    Inactive Wells (Net-Operated)

    976

    1,148

    1,176

    934

    987

    Shut-in Wells (Net-Operated) (%)

    22

    20

    15

    14

    15

    Suspended Wells (Net-Operated) (%)

    78

    80

    85

    86

    85

    Abandoned Wells (Net-Operated)

    490

    458

    460

    325

    286

    Active Wells (Net - Non-operated)

    332

    124

    122

    67

    50

    Inactive Wells (Net - Non-operated)

    149

    88

    86

    59

    72

    Shut-in Wells (Net Non-operated) (%)

    19

    25

    19

    20

    23

    Suspended Wells (Net Non-operated) (%)

    81

    75

    81

    80

    77

    Abandoned Wells (Net Non-operated)

    141

    117

    68

    46

    37

    Active Reclamation Ongoing (Gross)

    206

    386

    262

    275

    290

    Certificates Received (Gross)

    28

    45

    24

    18

    23

    Spills and Leaks

    Reportable Spills 

    24

    25

    21

    21

    9

    Reportable Non-pipeline Spills

    12

    15

    12

    12

    6

    Reportable Pipeline Spills 

    12

    10

    9

    9

    3

    Total Volume of Reportable Spills (m3)

    305

    773

    609

    211

    102

    Volume of Non-pipeline Reportable Spills (m3)

    156

    511

    134

    64

    40

    Volume of Pipeline Reportable Spills (m3)

    149

    262

    475

    147

    62

    Pipeline Incident Rate (Incident/1,000 kilometres)

    1.97

    1.98

    1.95

    1.64

    1.02

    Number of Fines and Penalties

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

  • Health and Safety

    Health and Safety 

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Lost-time Frequency - Employee (cases/200,000 work hours)

    0.00

    0.00

    0.00

    0.00

    0.00

    Lost-time Frequency - Contractor (cases/200,000 work hours)

    0.18

    0.00

    0.08

    0.00

    0.19

    Recordable Frequency - Employee (cases/200,000 work hours)

    0.32

    0.40

    0.64

    0.64

    0.23

    Recordable Frequency - Contractor (cases/200,000 work hours)

    1.47

    0.78

    0.83

    0.82

    0.52

    Fatalities - Employee/Contractor (cases/200,000 work hours)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Near Miss Frequency Rate - Employee (Rate)

    11.78

    1.82

    3.84

    1.69

    0.45

    Near Miss Frequency Rate - Contractor (Rate)

    9.55

    2.34

    1.41

    0.54

    0.39

    Average Hours of Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Training - Employee 

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    4,969

    Average Hours of Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Training - Contractor

    No Data Available

  • Social

    Social

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Workforce Profile

    620

    518

    519

    478

    482

    Full-time

    556

    461

    470

    443

    437

    Part-time

    4

    3

    1

    1

    1

    Contractors and Temporary Employees

    60

    54

    48

    34

    44

    Employees by Location

    Field (Permanent)

    243

    203

    217

    197

    242

    Office (Permanent)

    317

    261

    254

    247

    196

    Field (Contractors and Temporary) 

    25

    19

    20

    9

    12

    Office (Contractors and Temporary)

    35

    35

    28

    25

    32

    Gender Diversity - Permanent Only

    Women in Workforce (%)

    32

    30

    27

    27

    26

    Supervisory/Professional Positions (%)

    48

    49

    45

    43

    42

    Management and Executive Team (%)

    25

    24

    20

    20

    20

    Board of Directors (%)

    20

    18

    18

    20

    22

    Employee Age Categories

    30 Years and Under

    114

    84

    63

    69

    71

    30 to 50

    339

    283

    321

    303

    291

    50 Plus

    107

    97

    87

    72

    76

    Voluntary Turnover (%)

    2.8

    1.2

    2.4

    3.4

    3.2

    Total Spending on Training ($)

    1,653,822 

    876,844 

    738,125 

    781,299

    982,795

    Spending per Employee ($)

    2,953

    1,890

    1,567

    1,760

    2,244

    Security, Human Rights & Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Proved Reserves In or Near Areas of Conflict (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Probable Reserves In or Near Areas of Conflict (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Proved Reserves In or Near Indigenous Land (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Probable Reserves In or Near Indigenous Land (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Community Relations

    Number and Duration of Non-technical Delays (number; days)

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Business Ethics and Transparency

    Proved Reserves in Countries That Have the 20 Lowest Rankings in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Probable Reserves in Countries That Have the 20 Lowest Rankings in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (%)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

    Critical Incident Risk Management

    Process Safety Event rates for Loss of Primary Containment of greater consequence (Tier 1) (Rate)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0

  • Economic

    Economic 

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Value Generated ($ millions)

    1,563.3

    1,276.7

    1,514.1

    1,543.9

    1,023.1

    Value Distributed to:

    Suppliers ($ millions)

    847.7

    763.8

    1,155.8

    1,027.8

    1,033.8

    Providers of Capital ($ millions)

    459.8

    295.6

    258.5

    255.0

    255.3

    Governments ($ millions)

    167.4

    126.9

    154.0

    163.9

    105.4

    Employees ($ millions)

    107.0

    127.3

    100.3

    97.4

    117.7

    Landowners ($ millions)

    29.1

    22.1

    14.7

    10.8

    10.5

    Communities ($ millions)

    1.6

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    Value Retained ($ millions)

    (49.3)

    (60.5)

    (170.7)

    (12.5)

    (501.1)

    Reserves Valuation & Capital Expenditures

    Sensitivity of Hydrocarbon Reserve Levels to Future Price Projection Scenarios that Account for A Price on Carbon Emissions (MMbbl; Bcf)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    See Below

    Estimated Carbon Dioxide Emissions Embedded in Proved Hydrocarbon Reserves (metric tonnes CO2e)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    157, 409,000

    Amount Invested in Renewable Energy, Revenue Generated by Renewable Energy Sales (reporting currency)

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    NPR

    0


    Proved Reserves

    Probable Reserves

    Price Case

    Oil

    Gas

    Total

    Tonnes

    Oil

    Gas

    Total

    Tonnes

    (Scenario)

    (MMbbl)

    (Bcf)

    (MMboe)

    (CO2e)

    (MMbbl)

    (Bcf)

    (MMboe)

    (CO2e)

    Current Policies Scenario (base)

    57.9

    2,708.4

    595.4

    157,409,00

    24.9

    1,451.5

    314.6

    82,801,000

    New Policies Scenario

    57.9

    2,708.4

    595.4

    24.9

    1,451.5

    314.6

    Sustainable Development Scenario

    54.2

    2,659.8

    582.4

    24.8

    1,432.8

    311.2

  • Table Notes

    *NPR: Not Previously Reported

    Notes:

    1. Methodology used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions includes Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers "Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions" (2003); American Petroleum Institute "Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methodologies for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry" (2009); and Western Climate Initiative "Final Essential Requirements of Mandatory Reporting – 2011 Amendments for Harmonization of Reporting in Canadian Jurisdictions" (December 21, 2011).
    2. Economic value generated comprises sales of crude oil, natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and other income, before the reduction of any royalty obligations, gains and losses on risk management contracts, and gains and losses on asset dispositions and business combinations. All figures are presented on an accrual basis.
    3. Economic value distributed to suppliers comprises all operating, transportation, and general and administrative costs as well as capital expenditures that are paid to suppliers other than employees, landowners, governments, and for purposes of charitable donations. All figures presented on an accrual basis.
    4. Economic value distributed to providers of capital includes interest expense paid in cash, cash dividends paid and common shares distributed through ARC’s Dividend Reinvestment Program and Stock Dividend Program.
    5. Economic value distributed to governments includes crown royalty obligations, corporate income taxes, property and business taxes, carbon taxes, provincial sales taxes, as well as consideration paid to governments for surface rights of Crown-owned land and government licenses, fees, and permits. Excludes contributions to government pension plans and government employment insurance premiums made on behalf of employees. All figures presented on an accrual basis. Due to the use of different reporting frameworks, figures presented will not necessarily conform to those presented in ARC’s annual reporting under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”). For more information or to view ARC’s annual ESTMA report, please refer to ARC’s website at www.arcresources.com.
    6. Economic value distributed to employees comprise salaries, employee benefits, and compensation associated with ARC’s share-based compensation plans. All figures presented on an accrual basis.
    7. Economic value distributed to landowners comprise land access payments and royalty obligations to individuals and corporations associated with non-Crown owned lands. Reduction in value distributed to landowners over a five-year time span attributed to reduction in total well count.
    8. Economic value distributed to communities comprise contributions to charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
    9. Economic value retained represents Economic value generated minus total Economic value distributed as presented herein. Economic value retained does not have any standard meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and should not be confused with retained earnings, net income, comprehensive income, or any other measure prescribed by IFRS. May not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities.
    10. Reserves analysis completed by GLJ Ltd.