2021 Report
2021 Report
2021 ESG Metrics

On behalf of the employees, executive team and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to share our third Sustainability Report.

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This report highlights SECURE Energy’s (“SECURE”) 2021 accomplishments and progress in the areas of people, safety, climate strategy, environment, community and governance, as well as outlining our future commitments and goals.

 

 

Embedding environment, social and governance (ESG) factors into our business strategies has never been more important given the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past years, and more recently, geopolitical events such as the war in Ukraine impacting human rights and global energy security.

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.

2021 was a momentous year of change for SECURE. First and foremost was the merger with Tervita. To close a deal of this magnitude is a remarkable accomplishment and shows the strength of our collective talent. By leveraging our combined strengths, this merger provides us the opportunity to expand our breadth of services under a single integrated entity, enhancing the experience and overall service to our customers. The combined company’s talented employees will continue to drive sustainability priorities and performance.

We also made significant progress in our ESG portfolio, including the appointment of Rhonda Rudnitski as Vice President, Environment, Social and Governance, a newly established senior leadership position that affirms SECURE’s commitment to sustainability. In her position, Rhonda provides strategic and functional direction for ESG initiatives and monitors SECURE’s performance on key sustainability indicators. She previously held the role of Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Regulatory and Engineering with Tervita.

We took the following additional actions in 2021 to advance our ESG framework and address key issues which reflect our top priorities and the interests of our stakeholders:

  • Completed research and analysis to continue the creation of our diversity and inclusion strategy
  • 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
  • Launched ESG Awareness training to introduce employees to ESG, why it is important to SECURE and how employees can get involved
  • Installed staged caps at some of our closed landfill cells to reduce the amount of leachate generated and to reduce environmental impacts associated with leachate generation
  • Continued growing our Indigenous Relations partnerships, worked with 89 Indigenous suppliers and spent $10.5 million with Indigenous businesses

 

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Looking ahead, to complement our longer-term climate and environmental targets, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, we have set nearer term targets to reduce GHG emission intensity by 15 percent by the end of 2024 and freshwater usage by 5 percent in 2022. In addition to the short and long-term targets we have set, we are actively evaluating opportunities to participate in carbon capture and sequestration, which could be a growth area for us and help reduce customer emissions. Our expertise in deep well operations and building feeder pipelines in the geographies in which we operate should all help develop our offerings on carbon capture opportunities in Western Canada.

For our operations, we expect to see continued industry activity which will support our strong momentum and drive positive results in 2022. SECURE remains in a strong position for success. We have a dedicated and engaged workforce, resilient customers, high quality, long-life assets in key operating areas and a strong financial position. Our key priorities include delivering exceptional service, maximizing discretionary free cash flow and delivering on our commitments for the benefit of all stakeholders which will ensure we are sustainable for the long-term.

Overall, I believe the continued challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently, the geopolitical events such as the war in Ukraine impacting human rights and global energy security have reinforced the importance of ESG, the benefit of a strong team and gratitude for what we have today. I believe by working collaboratively with our customers, Canada’s energy industry can have the lowest cost structure and operate with the highest ESG standards in the world. I see a compelling future for Canadian energy and environmental stewardship and SECURE will be at the heart of it, with every person and team playing a vital role in our collective success.

Leading safety practices, strong governance, minimizing environmental impacts and making positive contributions in the communities where we live and work will continue to drive SECURE’s ESG initiatives. This report demonstrates our continued commitment to sustainability.

On behalf of our management team and the Board of Directors, thank you for your interest in SECURE’s commitment to reporting on sustainability and for your ongoing support. 

-Rene Amirault
President and Chief Executive Officer
SECURE Energy Services Inc.