Environmental indicators

Scope

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total number of sites operated by the Group Nb 796 808 803 819 858
[+] ISO 14001 certified sites Nb 252 279 290 305 314
[+] ISO 14001 certified environmentally sensitive sites (a) % 100 100 100 100 100

 

 

Incident risk

Loss of primary containment

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Loss of primary containment (Tier 1) (a) Nb 28 38 51 39  66
Loss of primary containment (Tier 2) (a) Nb 75 101 111 129  
Loss of primary containment (Tier 1 and 2) (a) Nb 103 139 162 168  

 

 

accidental hydrocarbon spills

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
[+] Number of hydrocarbon spills (a) Nb 60 (b) 73 128 129 169
[+] Total volume of hydrocarbon spills (a) thousand m3 0.5 (b) 0.9 1.4 1.3 1.8

 

(a) Accidental spills with an environmental impact and of more than one barrel.
(b) In 2017, the indicator perimeter was reviewed to exclude spills due to sabotage done by a third party.

 

Oil spill preparedness

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
[+] Number of sites whose risk analysis identified at least one scenario of major accidental pollution to surface water Nb 124 141 167 155 150
[+] Proportion of those sites with an operational oil spill contingency plan % 92 (a) 99 98 90 87
[+] Proportion of those sites that have performed at least one anti-pollution exercice during the year % 95 89 (b) 98 82 82

 

(a) Decrease in 2017 compared to 2016 corresponds mainly to an affiliate whose global plan is currently being revised to integrate an asset in production since 2017.
(b) Decrease in 2016 compared to 2015 corresponds mainly to three affiliates which postponed their exercises to 2017.

 

environmental footprint

Chronic emissions into the atmosphere

(excluding GHG)

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
[+] SO2 Emissions (a) kt 44 49 59 65 75
[+] NOX Emissions kt 68 75 82 93 91

 

(a) In 2010, SO2 emissions totaled 99 kt, and the target for 2020 is to remain below 49.5 kt, a level reached in 2016. The improvment in 2017 is linked to the shutdown of la Mède refinery (France).

 

Discharged water quality *

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014
Hydrocarbon content of offshore water discharges mg/l 17.7 17.2 19.4 19.4
% of sites that meet the target for the quality of offshore discharges (30 mg/l) % 100 (a) 100 (a) 100 (a) 100 (a)
Hydrocarbon content of onshore water discharges mg/l 2.4 (b) 3.2 3.7 3.3
% of sites that meet the target for the quality of onshore discharges (15 mg/l) % 100 100 97 98

 

* In the scope of Exploration & Production and Refining & Chemicals. The “hydrocarbons in water discharges” in tons indicator, which was used until 2015, has been replaced by the above indicators, in line with the Group’s objectives.
(a) Alwynn site (United Kingdom) excluded, as its produced water discharges are discontinuous, only occur during the maintenance periods of the water reinjection system and are subject to a specific regulatory authorization.
(b) The improvement in the quality of onshore water discharges in 2017 is linked to a continous improvment of discharges quality at Djeno Terminal (Republic of the Congo) and Tunu site (Indonesia).

 

Circular Economy

Waste treatment processes

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
[+] Hazardous waste treated offsite kt 178 187 202 223 232
Total waste kt 692 546 634 687 559
Recycling and/or valorization % 52 (a) 58 55 56 44
Landfill % 24 18 14 20 23
Others (incineration, biotreatment, etc.) % 25 24 31 24 33

 

(a) The evolution of the valorization rate is due to the excavation of 97.5 kt of unpolluted soil as part of the Port Arthur ethane cracker project.
These exceptional non-hazardous wastes have been used as a cover for a waste storage facility and are considered by regulation to not be valorized.

 

Water related

  Unit 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
[+] Fresh water withdrawals excluding cooling water million m3 113 (a) 120 118 112 126
Suspended solids discharges in aqueous effluent t 625 758 770 812 838

 

(a) The decrease in water withdrawals between 2016 and 2017 is mainly due to the shutdown of la Mède refinery (France) and a major turnaround at Carville petrochemical site (USA).

[+] Audited indicators that obtained a moderate level of assurance from Ernst & Young Certification.