2021 Report

GRI 2: General Disclosures 2021

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
1. The Organization and its Reporting Practices

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Organization Details

SECURE Energy Services Inc.
Publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: SES)
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Areas of operation include Canada and the U.S.

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Entities included in the organization’s
sustainability reporting

All entities included in its sustainability reporting, available in SECURE’s Annual Information Form on SEDAR at sedar.com

SECURE's Financial Reporting. 

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Reporting period, frequency and contact point

The reporting period for SECURE's sustainability reporting is January 1 - December 31, 2021 and is released annually.

About this report

For feedback email esg@secure-energy.com.

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Restatements of information

N/A

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External assurance

2. Activities and Workers

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Activities, value chain and other business relationships

SECURE is active in the following sectors: Energy, Midstream, Oil & Gas, Industrial Services, Waste Management.

Value chain details are visible in Annual Information Form 

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Employees

See the Data Metrics and People pages

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Workers who are not employees

See the Data Metrics and People pages

3. Governance

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Governance structure and composition

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Nomination and selection of the highest governance body

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Chair of the highest governance body

The SECURE Board Chair is not an executive officer, 2022 Information Circular

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Role of the highest governance body in overseeing the management of impacts

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Delegation of responsibility for managing impacts

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Role of the highest governance body in sustainability reporting

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Conflicts of interest

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Communication of critical concerns

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Collective knowledge of the highest governance body

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Evaluation of the performance of the highest governance body

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Remuneration policies

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Process to determine remuneration

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Annual total compensation ratio

4. Strategy, Policies and Practices

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Statement on sustainable development strategy

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Policy commitments

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Embedding policy commitments

SECURE's Annual Information Form on SEDAR at sedar.com

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Mechanisms for seeking advice and raising concerns

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Compliance with laws and regulations

There were no significant instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations during the reporting period

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Membership associations

Alberta Chamber of Resources
British Columbia Environment Industry Association
Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Canadian Energy Executive Association
Canadian Land Reclamation Association
Canadian Northern Society
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Construction Safety Association of Manitoba
Edmonton Construction Association
Electronic Recycling Association
Environmental Services Association of Alberta
Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce
Grande Prairie Petroleum Association
Manitoba Environmental Industry Association
Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
North Dakota Petroleum Council
North Dakota Safety Council
North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association
Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association
Petroleum Services Association of Canada
Safety Codes Council
Saskatchewan Environmental Industry & Managers Association
Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Association
Saskatchewan Research Council
Vancouver Regional Construction Association

5. Stakeholder Engagement

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Approach to stakeholder engagement

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Collective bargaining agreements

SECURE has 0% employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Economic Performance 2016

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Direct economic value generated and distributed

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Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

See Sustainability Strategy - Sustainability Risks and Opportunities.

In addition, find details on the organization's risks in SECURE's Annual Information Form on SEDAR at sedar.com

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Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

N/A

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Financial assistance received from government

In Q2 2021, SECURE received the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported

203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts

N/A

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Procurement Practices 2016

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers

$10,500,000 spent with local Indigenous suppliers 

 

SECURE defines local based on the Definition from Statistics Canada Population Centre and Rural Area Classification, 2016. Tervita’s employee information validated by work location, SECURE’s employee information validated by residence address and assumed employees work close to their residence.

 

Defined by SECURE's operating areas

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Anti-corruption 2016

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

N/A

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

N/A

GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behaviour 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Anti-competitive Behaviour 2016

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Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

SECURE and Tervita announced the closing of their merger (the “Transaction”) on July 2, 2021, following the expiry of the statutory waiting period under the Competition Act expired on June 30, 2021. On June 29, 2021, the Commissioner of Competition (the “Commissioner”) served SECURE with a notice of application to block the closing of the Transaction under Section 92 of the Competition Act. The Commissioner also served SECURE with an application under Section 104 of the Competition Act, which sought an interim order from the Competition Tribunal to block the closing of the Transaction. The Commissioner also made an interim application to prevent closing of the Transaction pending the outcome of the application under Section 104 of the Competition Act, but the Commissioner’s application was denied by the Competition Tribunal on July 1, 2021, and the Commissioner’s emergency appeal of that decision was rejected by the Federal Court of Appeal on July 2, 2021. After the Transaction closed on July 2, 2021, the Commissioner amended his application under Section 104 of the Competition Act to seek the unwinding of the Transaction, in the alternative an order for SECURE to hold separate the former business of Tervita, or in the further alternative an order for SECURE to not proceed with any further integration of Tervita’s operations and to preserve all assets until such time as the application under Section 92 of the Competition Act is disposed of. On August 16, 2021, the Competition Tribunal rejected the Commissioner’s application under Section 104 of the Competition Act and SECURE is currently not subject to any order in respect of the Transaction which restricts the ongoing integration of Tervita’s operations or impacts SECURE’s ability to carry on the combined company’s business in the ordinary course.

 

In connection with, or as a result of, a challenge by the Commissioner of the Transaction under the Competition Act, including the Commissioner’s pending application under Section 92 of the Competition Act and any applications related thereto, SECURE may be required to divest certain of its assets or be subject to another remedy (including a behavioral remedy) which in any case may adversely affect SECURE’s ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of the Transaction and financial projections related thereto. SECURE and Tervita believe the resolution of such proceedings will not be material to the combined company’s asset base or Adjusted EBITDA.

GRI 207: Tax 2019

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Tax 2019

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Approach to tax

SECURE's tax strategy is not made public. The Chief Financial Officer is the executive position that formally reviews and approves the tax
strategy. Tax regulatory compliance is based on the existing regulations and tax law that are made by the various operating jurisdictions.

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Tax governance, control, and risk management

The Chief Financial Officer is the executive position that formally reviews and approves the tax strategy. SECURE's tax group reviews tax legislation and ensures that the tax legislation is applied in the company's tax filings. SECURE's tax governance and control framework is evaluated through internal controls process documentation.

 

SECURE does not have mechanisms specific to tax.

 

External and internal auditors evaluate SECURE's internal controls, including Tax processes. The external auditors also issue annual statements on the audit of the financial statements of SECURE.

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Stakeholder engagement and management of concerns related to tax

N/A

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Country-by-country reporting

All information can be found in SECURE's financial statements.

GRI 302: Energy 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Energy 2016

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Energy consumption within the organization

SECURE's total fuel consumption from non-renewable sources was 102,962,182 kWh
Note: This only includes electricity consumption

 

SECURE's total fuel consumption from renewable sources was 40,723,684 kWh
Note: This only includes renewable electricity consumption


SECURE's total electricity consumption was 143,685,866 kWh


SECURE's total energy consumption was 143,685,866 kWh
Note: This only includes electricity consumption

 

See Data Metrics

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Energy consumption outside of the organization

N/A

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Energy intensity

SECURE used the following energy intensity ratios for each division:
Midstream Infrastructure: Emissions (CO2e)/Volume of Fluid Received (m3)
Metals Recycling: Emissions (CO2e)/Metals Recycled (tonnes)
Landfills: Emissions (CO2e)/Volume Landfilled (tonnes)

The organization specific metrics SECURE used in the 2021 energy intensity ratios is as follows:

  • Midstream Infrastructure: 18,333,045 m3
  • Metals Recycling: 197,310 tonnes
  • Landfill: 3,624,174 tonnes

Note: Intensity is based on kg CO2e/unit received or shipped for Midstream Infrastructure, Metal Recycling, Landfill Natural gas, propane, diesel, gas and electricity were included in the intensity ratio. Energy intensity only includes consumption within the organization.

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Reduction of energy consumption

For Absolute Emissions see Climate Strategy - Absolute GHG Emissions
21,122 CO2e (9%) reduction in energy consumption vs. 2020.
4% reduction in electricity consumption vs. 2020.
SECURE calculates reductions by comparing energy consumption data against the 2020 baseline data of the combined company (legacy SECURE and legacy Tervita).

See Data Metrics

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Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

N/A

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Water and Effluents 2018

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Interactions with water as a shared resource

See Environment

Annual groundwater monitoring programs are in place for the majority of SECURE facilities. Prior to the commissioning of the facilities, detailed hydrogeological investigations are completed to assess suitable site locations to minimize potential impacts and collect baseline environmental data. Groundwater monitoring programs and Environmental Site Assessments are completed by third-party qualified professionals. Results are documented in annual reports and submitted to Regulators where required. The environmental monitoring programs are conducted based on industry best practices and applicable regulations and standards.

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Management of water discharge related impacts

See Environment - Water Use

SECURE ensures that all water returned to the environment meets water analytical and discharge criteria as per regulatory requirements.

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Water withdrawal

The total water withdrawn by source is as follows:
Surface Water: 94 megalitres
Groundwater: 390 megalitres
Seawater: 0 megalitres
Produced water: 0 megalitres
Third-party water: 134 megalitres

See Environment - Water Use

 

The total water withdrawn from areas with water stress is as follows:
Surface Water: 0 megalitres
Groundwater: 76 megalitres
Seawater: 0 megalitres
Produced Water: 0 megalitres
Third-Party Water: 6 megalitres
Note: Water withdrawn in extremely high (>80%) baseline water stress locations determined using the World Resources Institues's (WRI) Water Risk Atlas tool.

 

Additional contextual information can be found in Environment - Water

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Water discharge

SECURE's total water discharged back to the environment was 718 megalitres.
Note: Information not available broken down by types of destination

 

SECURE is not subject to TRI Regulations and is therefore not required to report TRI releases. SECURE does report National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). Discharge limits are set using regulatory limits and thresholds in the jurisdictions in which we operate. SECURE had 0 instances of non-compliance with discharge limits.

 

Additional contextual information can be found in Environment - Water

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Water consumption

SECURE's total water consumption was 618 megalitres

 

SECURE's total water consumption from areas with water stress was 82 megalitres.
Note: Water withdrawn in extremely high (>80%) baseline water stress locations determined using the World Resources Institutes's (WRI) Water Risk Atlas tool

 

Additional contextual information can be found in Environment - Water

GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Biodiversity 2016

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Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value
outside protected areas

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Significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity

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Habitats protected or restored

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Emissions 2016

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Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

SECURE's 2021 Scope 1 emissions: 116,157 tCO2e and CO2, CH4, N2O were used in the calculation.
0 tCO2e of biogenic CO emissions.
2020 is used as SECURE's base year and combines legacy SECURE and Tervita data.
The following emission factors and global warming potential rates were used:

  • Source Emission Factors: 2018 B.C. Methodological Guidance for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Source GWP: IPCC's Second Assessment Report (SAR) Operational Control consolidation approach was used for emissions.
  • B.C. Methodological Guidance for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions was used at SECURE.

Data Metrics

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Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

SECURE's Scope 2 emissions was 106,569 tCO2e

2020 is used as SECURE's base year and combines legacy SECURE and Tervita data.
The following emission factors were used:

  • Source Emission Factors: 2018 B.C. Methodological Guidance for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Operational Control consolidation approach was used for emissions.
  • B.C. Methodological Guidance for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions was used at SECURE.

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Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

N/A

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GHG emissions intensity

SECURE used the following GHG emissions intensity ratio:
Midstream Infrastructure: (CO2e)/Volume of Fluid Received (m3)
Metal Recycling: (CO2e)/Metals Recycled (tonnes)

Landfills: (CO2e)/Volume Landfilled (tonnes)
The organization specific metric SECURE used in the 2021 energy intensity ratios is as follows:

  • Midstream Infrastructure: 18,333,045 m3
  • Metals Recycling: 197,310 tonnes
  • Landfill: 3,624,174 tonnes

Scope 1 and Scope 2 were included in the intensity ratio.
CO2, CH4, N2O were used in the calculation.

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Reduction of GHG emissions

CO2, CH4, N2O were used in the calculation.
2020 is SECURE's base year, which combines SECURE and Tervita's data.

Climate Strategy

Data Metrics

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Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

SECURE's significant air emissions are as follows:

  • NOx - 42,351
  • SOx - 233
  • Persistent organic pollutants (POP) - N/A
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC) - 970,411
  • Hazardous air pollutants (HAP) - N/A
  • Particulate matter (PM10) - 149,698
  • Other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations - N/A

The source of the emission factors used were US EPA AP-42 section 1.4 AP 42, Fifth Edition, Volume 1 Chapter 1: External Combustion Sources

GRI 306: Waste 2020

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Waste 2020

306-1

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

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Management of significant waste related impacts

N/A

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Waste generated

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Waste diverted from disposal

Non-hazardous waste diverted from disposal is as follows: 253,983 m3 crude oil recovered from waste 197,310 tonnes of scrap metal recovered.

Environment - Waste

Data Metrics

306-5

Waste directed to disposal

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

See Supply Chain

In the fourth quarter of 2021, SECURE implemented our new third-party vendor management vetting system to build addition screening for environmental, social and governance criteria.

GRI 401: Employment 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Employment 2016

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New employee hires and employee turnover

SECURE had 501 new hires (388 hourly hires, 113 salary hires).

Note: Data from July - December 2021, post-merger of SECURE and Tervita.

 

The employee turnover rate at SECURE was 26%.

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Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

People - People Programs

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Parental leave (initiated in 2021)

SECURE's total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave:

  • Female: 458
  • Male: 1662

SECURE's total number of employees that took parental leave:

  • Female: 23
  • Male: 9

SECURE's total number of employees that returned to work in 2021:

  • Female: 32
  • Male: 4

SECURE's total number of employees that returned to work after parental leave ended that were still employed 12 months after their return to work:

  • Female: 15
  • Male: 3

SECURE's return to work and retention rates of employees that took parental leave:

  • Female: 47%
  • Male: 75%

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Labor/Management Relations 2016

402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

The minimum number of weeks notice typically provided to employees and their representatives prior to the implementation of significant
operational changes depends on the scope of the project. In most instances, it is weeks, if not months.

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Occupational Health and Safety 2018

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Occupational health and safety management system

See Safety - A Cohesive Management System

 

The HSEMS applies to all SECURE operations and activities. Employees are expected to apply the work practices and procedures within the HSEMS to their daily work activities.

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Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

See Safety

 

The hazard and risk management process is defined in SECURE's HSEMS and ensures that hazard assessments are reviewed and updated periodically by employees who are adequately qualified, suitably trained and with sufficient experience. As identified in SECURE's HSEMS, a formal continuous improvement process is followed for making recommendations, reviewing them, approving, or rejecting them and implementing changes.

 

Employees have a responsibility to report any issues relating to inadequate or improper hazard management, up to and including stopping work to address potentially serious and life-threatening situations.

 

Within SECURE's HSEMS, policies and procedures are available related to Work Refusals. All employees have the authority and obligation to stop any task or job when they believe the situation could cause injury or ill health. Any form of retribution or intimidation directed ay any individual or company for exercising their right to issue a work refusal will not be tolerated.

 

All work related incidents will be investigated and initiated immediately. Incident investigations will include an employee competent in the task related to the incident and all other affected departments (e.g., Engineering, Environment & Regulatory). Investigations require root cause analysis (RCA) methodology. The RCA methodology utilized by SECURE is SCAT. Corrective actions will be assigned to address the identified root causes and will follow the hierarchy of controls, with a focus on eliminating the hazard, if elimination is not reasonably practicable or not achievable, the hazard shall first be controlled through substitution or engineering, then  administrative controls and finally personal protective equipment (PPE) as a last line of defense. Incidents, investigation findings and corrective actions will be shared across the organization and any necessary updates the HSEMS will be made.

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Occupational health services

SECURE's dedicated Occupational Health and Wellness team that includes a Registered Nurse (RN) advise on the requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

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Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

See Safety

 

No formal joint management-worker health and safety committees exist but each operating location has a monthly safety meeting which
includes worker and management representation with documented minutes.

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Worker training on occupational health and safety

See Safety

 

SECURE uses a combination of internal and external training is provided to employees for health and safety. Within that training, there is formal and informal.

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Promotion of worker health

See People - People Programs

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Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Hazard assessment and control is part of the Health and Safety Management System. Employees are trained in hazard recognition and control and hazards are document. All incidents, including near misses are entered into an incident management system; incidents are investigated and root cause analysis is performed. Corrective actions are implemented and lessons learned are shared across the organization. Incident summaries are reported to the executive and C-suite as well as the Board of Directors. Engineers are trained in hazard and operability assessments and these are conducted as required. Engineering has also implemented a formal, documented management of change process that is tied to capital approvals.

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Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

See Safety - A Cohesive Management System

100% of SECURE employees, contractors and individuals who work on behalf of SECURE are covered by the HSEMS.

 

Contractor programs must meet or exceed SECURE's HSEMS.

 

See Safety - Safety Initiatives

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Work-related injuries

0.00 fatalities per 200,000 exposure hours
0.79 recordable injuries per 200,000 exposure hours
4,046,556 hours worked

 

Injury rates are calculated based on 200,000 hours worked.

 

See Safety - Safety Performance

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Work-related ill health

0 work-related ill health fatalities
0 work related ill health recordables

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Training and Education 2016

404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

See People - People Programs

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

See Safety - Safety Training

404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

100%

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Diversity and Equal Opportunity

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Non-discrimination 2016

406-1

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

See Whistle-Blower Policy

SECURE's Workplace Non-Discrimination, Violence, Harassment and Bullying Policy

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

N/A

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Child Labor 2016

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

SECURE's operations are not at significant risk for child labour or exposing young workers to hazardous work given our operating area of Canada and the U.S. where federal, provincial and state regulations guide our operations. SECURE's suppliers are required to complete SECURE's Supplier Code of Conduct where they acknowledge Labour and Human Rights and abide by applicable employment standards, labour, non-discrimination and human rights legislation.

More details on the Supplier Code of Conduct.

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016

409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

SECURE's operations are not at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour given our operating area of Canada and the U.S. where federal, provincial and state regulations guide our operations. SECURE's suppliers are required to complete SECURE's Supplier Code of Conduct where they acknowledge Labour and Human Rights and abide by applicable employment standards, labour, non- discrimination and human rights legislation.

SECURE's Code of Business Conduct.

GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016

411-1

Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

See Community 

GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Local Communities 2016

413-1

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

See Community 

413-2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

See Community 

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Public Policy 2016

415-1

Political contributions

N/A

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Response
Customer Health and Safety 2016

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

100% of health and safety impacts from SECURE services are assessed for improvement.

416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

There were no significant instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations during the reporting period