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Sustainability

Continuously improving our strategies and processes to enhance sustainability of our own business and our customers'

At SECURE, we recognize that our long-term success goes beyond the financial metrics of our business and we focus on connecting our strong employee culture with our corporate strategies to drive improved ESG performance. In 2021, to formalize our commitment to ESG, short and long-term goals were created to achieve meaningful change on the path to a low emission future. Highlights of our 2021 Sustainability Report are below:

2021 Sustainability Report Highlights

  • Reiterate our goal of achieving Net-Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050
  • Short-term target of reducing GHG emissions intensity by 15% by the end of 2024
  • Evaluating opportunities to participate in carbon capture and sequestration
  • Targeting 5% reduction in freshwater water usage in 2022

2021 Accomplishments

  • Lowered GHG energy intensity across our business lines by approximately 9% compared to 2020 despite increased activity;
  • Reduced Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 12% and 4%, respectively;
  • Our recovery processes and pipelines resulted in the avoidance of 128,240 tonnes of CO2e, enough to offset all our Scope 1 emissions;
  • Continued our Indigenous Relations partnerships, worked with 89 Indigenous suppliers and invested $10.5 million with Indigenous businesses;
  • Installed temporary caps at certain landfill cells to reduce leachate generated and its associated environmental impact;
  • Maintained the number of women on the Board of Directors at 25%; achieving our set target in 2021
  • Appointed an independent director as Chairman of the Board; and
  • Appointed Rhonda Rudnitski as Vice President, Environment, Social and Governance, a newly established senior leadership position that affirms the Corporation's commitment to sustainability.

 


Environment

Minimizing environmental impacts of our own operations and our customers’

SECURE conducts business in a way that is focused on providing solutions that mitigate the environmental impacts of our operational activities and those of our customers while meeting or exceeding regulations. While our greatest impact is in the work we do for our customers, we have also undertaken measures to deliver these solutions with minimal environmental effects from our own operations.

Climate Change Action

To fulfill our climate change commitment, SECURE is formalizing a Climate Action Plan to direct our efforts on energy efficiency and emissions reduction.

SECURE commits to addressing climate considerations in our overall business strategy, corporate development, risk management and business models. Reducing GHG emission intensity by 15% by the end of 2024 means action starts today as we strive for net-zero by 2050. SECURE is considering multiple options to improve energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint as we take action towards achieving our reduction targets and assisting our customers with meeting theirs. SECURE is pursuing process efficiencies, investment in technology, formalizing fleet management systems, the use of GHG offsets, increased GHG monitoring and more robust emission tracking on our path to achieving net-zero. Learn more about our Climate Strategy.

Roadmap to achieving Net-Zero GHG emissions by 2050

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Sustainability

Social

It all starts where we live and work

Having good relationships with the communities we live and work in is critical and SECURE does so by supporting the enrichment and improvement of community well-being.

People

Investing in the growth and development of our people

We believe there is Energy in Together. We're part of a dynamic, growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to do the right thing. It is our innovative workforce who drives us towards achieving our sustainability objectives in the 1,000 little things we do everyday.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace

At SECURE, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all our employees feel valued, included, and empowered to be key contributors to our success. All team members have a role to play in helping to create an accessible workplace where everyone feels that they belong.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives and actions are focused on:

  • Fostering awareness, understanding, and skills among all employees, to support a respectful and inclusive workplace.
  • Aiming to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work.
  • Building inclusive leadership skills as a core competency for all leaders.
  • Supporting involvement in diverse employee networks and other related initiatives.
  • Collaborating with industry and community partners to foster inclusion and reduce employment barriers

Board of Directors Diversity 

SECURE is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion on the Board and throughout the organization. In 2021, SECURE approved a Diversity and Inclusion Policy to outline the company’s commitment to diverse attributes in recruiting, hiring and promoting employees, and to the measurement of and reporting on SECURE’s progress in implementing diversity and inclusion throughout the workforce. We are confident that the implementation of this policy and the diversity that currently exists throughout the organization will lead to greater diversity at the executive level over time. The Diversity and Inclusion Policy further provides that SECURE has adopted a target of maintaining a Board comprised of at least 25% women. In 2021, SECURE achieved this target as women comprised 25% of the Board.

Safety

Everyone Goes Home Safe

Our number one goal every day is to go home safe. Like our values state, Working the SECURE way starts with Working Safely. From operators at our various field locations to employees who work at our Calgary head office and regional offices, safety is a cornerstone of our culture, because if we’re not safe, nothing else matters. Our track record of safe operations demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards and attests to our vision of striving for an injury-free workplace. SECURE is focused on building a sustainable, values-driven safety culture.

Community Investment

Reinvesting time and money in communities

Giving back in the communities where we live and work is being a good neighbour. In the last five years alone, SECURE has reinvested over $5.9 million back into communities throughout Western Canada and the US, supporting organizations such as the United Way, STARS Air Ambulance and KidSport.

Regardless of commodity cycles or economic factors out of our control, SECURE remains committed to responsibly reinvest time and money back into the communities that welcome and continue to support our business.

Indigenous Engagement

Advancing relationships with Indigenous communities and providing opportunities for increased economic participation

We are committed to building lasting relationships with Indigenous peoples (link to Stakeholder Engagement page) through respectful engagement and providing opportunities for increased economic participation. We strive to maintain positive relationships that contribute to the sustainable economic and social development in the communities where we do business. We are guided by the framework set out in our Indigenous Relations Policy.

Supply Chain

The success of our business relies heavily on the relationships that we have built with our suppliers

We strive to work with organizations who share our core values, sustainability objectives and environmental and social practices. SECURE’s Supplier Code of Conduct was launched in 2020 to establish standards and principles with respect to labour and human rights, business ethics, health and safety, environmental sustainability and stakeholder engagement. We prequalify our contractors and suppliers prior to supplying goods or services to the organization and expect our suppliers to adhere to this Code.


Governance

Our Board of Directors has thoughtfully chosen opportunities and provided insight and advisement for long-term sustainable growth at SECURE. The Board is responsible for supervision of our business affairs with the objective of enhancing shareholder value. The Board manages several committees:

  • Environment, Social and Governance
  • Audit 
  • Compensation
  • Corporate Governance and Nominating

Sustainability Governance

The Board’s ESG Committee continues to actively participate in the oversight of SECURE’s matters, including advancing the integration of ESG within the organization and overseeing the implementation of SECURE’s ESG strategy. Management reports to the Board on SECURE’s sustainability performance on a quarterly basis.