2021 Report

SECURE reported through the following SASB categories: Infrastructure Sector - IF.WM Waste Management, from EM - Extractives and Minerals Processing Sector: Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production (EP), Oil and Gas - Services (SV), Oil and Gas - Midstream (MD).

Code Metrics Category Unit of Measure Response
Greenhouse Gas Emissions

IF-WM-110a.1

(1) Gross global Scope 1 emissions,
(2) percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulation, and
(3) percentage covered under emissions-reporting regulation.

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) CO2e,
Percentage (%)

(1) 116,157
(2) 57%
(3) 0% SECURE does not meet reporting threshold.
Note: Scope 1 emissions for the entire organization

EM-MD-110a.1
EM-EP-110a.1

(1) Gross global Scope 1 emissions,
(2) percentage methane,
(3) percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations

Quantitative

Metric tons CO2e (t)
Percentage (%)

(1) 116,157
(2) 0.07%
(3) N/A diesel and gasoline not separated by facility
Note: Scope 1 emissions for the entire organization

EM-EP-110a.2

Amount of gross global Scope 1 emissions from:
(1) flared hydrocarbons,
(2) other combustion,
(3) process emissions,
(4) other vented emissions, and
(5) fugitive emissions

Quantitative

Metric tons CO2e (t)

(1) 7,248 CO2e
(2) 78,854 CO2e
(3) N/A
(4) N/A
(5) 18,885 CO2e
Note: Volumes flared correspond to Western Canada’s Petrinex reporting protocols

IF-WM-110a.3
EM-MD-110a.2
EM-EP-110a.3

Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 and lifecycle emissions, emissions-reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets

Discussion and
Analysis

N/A

Short Term:

  • Reducing GHG emission intensity by 15% by the end of 2024
  • Energy efficiency projects, reducing natural gas consumption
  • Lower the carbon intensity of our fleet though either the use of lower carbon intensity fuels or transitioning to alternate fuel vehicles
  • Exploring Carbon Capture and Sequestration projects

Long Term:

  • SECURE is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Refer to Climate Strategy section to learn more

Emissions Reduction Services & Fuels Management

EM-SV-110a.1

Total fuel consumed, percentage renewable, percentage used in:
(1) on-road equipment and vehicles and
(2) off-road equipment

Quantitative

Gigajoules (GJ),
Percentage (%)

Total fleet fuel consumed: 376,375 GJ
(1) 55% used in on-road equipment and vehicles
(2) 45% used in off-road equipment
In 2021, no renewable fuel was consumed. Fuel used included gasoline, diesel and propane

EM-SV-110a.2 

Discussion of strategy or plans to address air emissions related risks, opportunities, and impacts

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

2021 Highlights:

  • 704 tonnes CO2e emissions avoided by using a CNG generator solution
  • Trialed CNG Dual Fuel Fleet truck

Strategy:

  • Better baseline and understand fleet emission analytics to set reduction targets and implement best practices
  • Develop a plan to establish a baseline idling time per vehicle

EM-SV-110a.3

Percentage of engines in service that meet Tier 4 compliance for non-road diesel engine emissions

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

N/A

Fleet Fuel Management

IF-WM-110b.1

(1) Fleet fuel consumed,
(2) percentage natural gas,
(3) percentage renewable

Quantitative

Gigajoules (GJ),
Percentage (%)

(1) Total fleet fuel consumed: 376,375 GJ
Fuel used included gasoline and diesel
(2) 0%
(3) 0%, in 2021, no renewable fuel was consumed.

Note: (2) and (3) SECURE's fleet does not have any vehicles that use natural gas with the exception of one trial vehicle. Compressed liquid natural gas was used for some portable generators.

IF-WM-110b.2

Percentage of alternative energy vehicles in fleet

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

0

Air Quality

IF-WM-120a.1

Air emissions of the following pollutants:
(1) NOx (excluding N2O),
(2) SOx,
(3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and
(4) hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)

Quantitative

Metric tons (t)

SECURE calculated the following based on the facilities that reported to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in 2021:
(1) 42.35t NOx
(2) 0.23t SOx
(3) 970.41 NMVOCs
(4) HAPs are not tracked at this time.

EM-MD-120a.1
EM-EP-120a.1

Air emissions of the following pollutants:
(1) NOx (excluding N2O),
(2) SOx,
(3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and
(4) particulate matter (PM)

Quantitative

Metric tons (t)

(1) 42.35t NOx
(2) 0.23t SOx
(3) 970.41 VOCs
(4) 149.70 PM

IF-WM-120a.2

Number of facilities in or near areas of dense population

Quantitative

Number

5

IF-WM-120a.3

Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with air emissions

Quantitative

Number

0

Water Management

EM-EP-140a.1

(1) Total fresh water withdrawn
(2) total fresh water consumed, percentage of each in regions
with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress

Quantitative

Thousand cubic
meters (m3),
Percentage (%)

(1) 618,500m3
(2) 618,500m3
Note: SECURE's operations are not in regions with high or extremely high baseline water stress

EM-EP-140a.2

Volume of produced water and flowback generated; percentage
(1) discharged,
(2) injected,
(3) recycled; hydrocarbon content in discharged water

Quantitative

Thousand cubic
meters (m3),
Percentage (%),
Metric tons (t)

(1) N/A
(2) 9,152,851m3 processed water injected on behalf of our customers
(3) 0

EM-SV-140a.1

(1) Total volume of fresh water handled in operations,
(2) percentage recycled

Quantitative

Thousands of cubic
meters (m3),
Percentage (%)

(1) 618,500m3
(2) 0

EM-SV-140a.2

Discussion of strategy of plans to address water consumption and disposal-related risks, opportunities, and impacts

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

2021 Accomplishments:

Leachate generation reduction through applied technologies:

  • Accelerated Evaporation avoided emissions are estimated at 5.25 kilograms of CO2e per cubic meter of leachate.
  • Zero Liquid discharge evaporator returned approximately 31,224m3 of treated water to the environment.
  • Staged capping reduces leachate generation at our landfills

Short-term:

  • SECURE has established a baseline and set a water use reduction target of 5% year-over-year
  • Continued investment in staged capping to reduce leachate generation.
  • SECURE is committed to reducing leachate generated by construction of three staged caps (reduce catchment area by 4%)
    Note: Refer to Environment section 
Management of Leachate & Hazardous Waste

IF-WM-150a.1

(1) Total Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) releases,
(2) percentage released to water

Quantitative

Metric tons (t),
Percentage (%)

SECURE is not subject to TRI Regulations and is therefore not required to report TRI releases. SECURE does report National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)

IF-WM-150a.2

Number of corrective actions implemented for landfill releases

Quantitative

Number

0

IF-WM-150a.3 

Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with environmental impacts

Quantitative

Number

0

Ecological Impacts

EM-SV-160a.2

Discussion of strategy or plan to address risks and opportunities related to ecological impacts from core activities

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

SECURE owns and operates a number of waste management facilities and provides reclamation and remediation services for its customers.

2021 Accomplishments for our Customers:

  • Recycled over 197,000 tonnes of scrap metal
  • 253,983 m3 recovered oil from waste was shipped to market
  • Safely disposed of 3,624,174 tonnes of waste in our engineered landfills
  • Reclaimed 307 hectares from customer land
  • 5,100 trees planted for customers
  • 41,807 metric tonnes of contaminated soil treated on customer's sites 

Short-term:

  • Completion of a five-year internal asset retirement strategy to decrease long-term environmental liability.

EM-MD-160a.1
EM-EP-160a.1

Description of environmental management policies and practices for active operations

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

The Environment Management System (EMS) from legacy Tervita is being integrated into the combined company’s HSEMS which was released in Q4 2021. The full integration activity of the EMS will occur in 2022.

EM-MD-160a.4

Number of aggregate volume of hydrocarbon spills, volume in Arctic, volume in Unusually Sensitive Areas (USAs), and volume recovered

Quantitative

Number, Barrels (bbls)

3 spills, 624 bbl, 0 in Arctic, 0 in USAs, N/A

EM-EP-160a.2

Number and aggregate volume of hydrocarbon spills, volume in Arctic, volume impacting shorelines with ESI ranking 8-10, and volume recovered

Quantitative

Number, Barrels (bbls)

3 spills, 624 bbl, 0 in Arctic, 0 in ESI, N/A

Security, Human Rights, & Rights of Indigenous Peoples

EM-EP-210a.3

Discussion of engagement processes and due diligence practices with respect to human rights, indigenous rights, and operation in areas of conflict

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

SECURE is committed to actively building and fostering long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities through respectful engagement and opportunities for economic
participation in support of Truth and Reconciliation.

Note: Refer to Community section to learn more.

Labour Practices

IF-WM-310a.1

Percentage of active workforce covered under collective bargaining agreements

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

0

IF-WM-310a.2

(1) Number of worker stoppages and
(2) total days idle

Quantitative

Number, Days idle

(1) 0
(2) 0

Workforce Health & Safety

IF-WM-320a.1

(1) Total recordable incident rate (TRIR),
(2) fatality rate, and
(3) near miss frequency rate (NMFR) for (a) direct employees and (b) contract employees

Quantitative

Rate

(1) 0.79
(2) 0
(3) (a) 18.93, (b) N/A

EM-SV-320a.1
EM-EP-320a.1

(1) Total recordable incident rate (TRIR),
(2) fatality rate,
(3) near miss frequency rate (NMFR), and
(4) total vehicle incident rate (TVIR), and
(5) average hours of health, safety, and emergency response training for (a) full-time employees, (b) contract employees, and (c) short-service employees

Quantitative

Rate

(1) 0.79

(2) 0

(3) 18.93

(4) 2.45 based on 1 MM miles driven. 1.49 based on 1 MM kilometers driven

(5) Unable to calculate this in 2021 as a result of the training system integration of Tervita and SECURE

IF-WM-320a.2

Safety Measurement System BASIC percentiles for:
(1) Unsafe Driving,
(2) Hours-of-Service Compliance,
(3) Driver Fitness,
(4) Controlled Substances/Alcohol,
(5) Vehicle Maintenance, and
(6) Hazardous Materials Compliance

Quantitative

Percentile

SECURE operates under the National Safety Code (NSC) in Canada. The NSC requires a Carrier Profile for all operator which serves as a valuable tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their safety and maintenance programs. An R-Factor Score is included in this profile which is calculated by considering conviction, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Failure Rate and collision event data over the past 12 month period; operators must strive for the lowest score.

IF-WM-320a.3

Number of road accidents and incidents

Quantitative

Number

32 Motor Vehicle Incidents

EM-SV-320a.2
EM-EP-320a.2

Description of management systems used to integrate a culture of safety throughout the value chain and project lifecycle

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

SECURE is committed to providing a productive, safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, contractors, subcontractors, customers, vendors, visitors and the public. The Health, Safety and Environment
Management System (HSEMS) provides employees and stakeholders with a clear understanding of SECURE’s workplace health, safety and environment expectations.

Note: Refer to Safety section to learn more

Operational Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Response

EM-MD-540a.1

Number of reportable pipeline incidents, percentage significant

Quantitative

Number,
Percentage (%)

0

EM-MD-540a.2

Percentage of (1) natural gas and (2) hazardous liquid pipelines inspected

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

(1) 0%
(2) 35.8%

EM-MD-540a.3

Number of (1) accident releases and (2) non-accident releases (NARs) from rail transportation

Quantitative

Number

0

EM-MD-540a.4

Discussion of management systems used to integrate a culture of safety and emergency preparedness throughout the value chain and throughout project lifecycles

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

SECURE is committed to providing a productive, safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, contractors, subcontractors, customers, vendors, visitors and the public. The Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSEMS) provides employees and stakeholders with a clear understanding of SECURE’s workplace health, safety and environment expectations. Emergency Preparedness: SECURE has adopted and
implemented the Incident Command System (ICS) at all levels within the organization. ICS is a comprehensive and practical system widely used nationally and internationally by both government and industry sectors to manage emergencies. It is a standardized, on scene, management system used for all types of emergency and nonemergency events.  SECURE has adopted the following core and consistent incident priorities for all emergencies:
(1) Life Safety
(2) Incident Stabilization
(3) Minimize Impact

Recycling and Resource Recovery

IF-WM-420a.2

Percentage of customers receiving (1) recycling and (2) composting services, by customer type

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

(1) Recycling of scrap metal 100% industrial
(2) Bioremediation composting 100% industrial

IF-WM-420a.3

Amount of material
(1) recycled,
(2) composted, and
(3) processed as waste-to-energy

Quantitative

Metric tons (t)

(1) Over 197,000 tonnes of scrap metal recycled
(2) 16,759 tonnes of contaminated soil bioremediated
(3) N/A

Business Ethics & Payments Transparency

EM-SV-510a.2
EM-EP-510a.2

Description of the management system for prevention of corruption and bribery throughout the value chain

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

SECURE's Code of Business Conduct promotes high ethical standards in all of its business activities and the corporations' directors, officers, employees, contractors
and consultants are expected to maintain these standards. Code of Business Conduct training is required every three years. The Whistle Blower policy and procedures are for the confidential and anonymous submission by employees and external third parties of complaints or concerns regarding, financial statement disclosures, accounting, internal
controls, fraud, auditing matters and other activities which may violate SECURE's Code of Business Conduct. SECURE's Code of Business Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct
SECURE complies with all laws and  regulations applicable to its activities and ultimately, concern for what is right must underlie all business decisions. Suppliers are
expected to conduct business with integrity and uphold high standards of ethics and behavior across all facets of their business. This encompasses complying with all applicable laws and regulations in the  jurisdictions where SECURE and the Supplier operate (including anticorruption and anti-bribery laws). Supplier Code of Conduct

Activity Metric

IF-WM-000.A

Number of customers by category:
(1) municipal,
(2) commercial,
(3) industrial,
(4) residential, and
(5) other

Quantitative

Number

(1) municipal: 29
(2) commercial: N/A
(3) industrial: 1045
(4) residential: N/A
(5) other: 0
Note: Data for the Waste Services group, part of the Environmental Solutions business segment, SECURE does not have residential or commercial customers. 

IF-WM-000.B

Vehicle fleet size

Quantitative

Number

50
Note: Count for the Waste Services group, part of Environmental Solutions business segment

IF-WM-000.C

Number of:
(1) landfills,
(2) transfer stations,
(3) recycling centers,
(4) composting centers,
(5) incinerators, and
(6) all other facilities

Quantitative

Number

(1) 27 Landfills
(2) 3 Hazardous Waste Transfer Stations
(3) 5 Metal Recycling Centres
(4) 7 Bioremediation Centres
(5) 0 Incinerators
(6) 61 Midstream Processing Facilities, 16 Water Disposal Facilities, 3 Cavern Disposal Facilities, 6 Laydown Yards, 2 Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Waste Handling Facilities, 1 Filtration Process

IF-WM-000.D

Total amount of materials managed by customer category:
(1) municipal
(2) commercial,
(3) industrial,
(4) residential, and
(5) other

Quantitative

Metric tons (t)

(1) Municipal: 403 t
(2) N/A
(3) Industrial: 100,863 t
(4) Residential: N/A
(5) Other
Note: Data for the Waste Services group, part of the Environmental Solutions business segment, SECURE does not have residential or commercial customers.