HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry for Qatar and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, launched the 2013 Report on Sustainability in the Qatar Energy and Industry Sector today – Thursday 19 June 2014 – at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Hotel, and awarded 12 companies for their excellence in sustainability reporting and performance in 2013.
Now on its fourth year, the annual sustainability ceremony is one of the largest events organised by the Ministry of Energy and Industry in partnership with Qatar Petroleum (QP). The prestigious event was attended by officials, dignitaries and VVIPS of the energy and industry sector in Qatar including HE Dr Al Sada; Director of HSE Regulations & Enforcement Directorate (DG), Saif Al Naimi; CEO of Qatar Fuel, Ibrahim Jaham Al Kuwari, Deputy Managing Director of Maersk Oil, Sheikh Faisal Al Thani; Managing Director of Ras Laffan Power Co (RLPC), Mubarak Al Nasr; General Manager of Qatar Chemical Co Ltd (Q-Chem) & RLOC, Ahmed Ibrahim Al Emadi; CEO of Qatar Aluminium Ltd (QATALUM) Tom Petter Johansen; Vice Chairman & CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) & QATOFIN, Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla and many more.
HE Dr Al Sada said:
This reflects commitment to fulfilling the requirements of sustainable development, which lies at the heart of Qatar’s National Vision and National Development Strategy, as guided and launched by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar.’
HE said sustainable performance by the energy and industry sector has positioned Qatar as a responsible global energy provider with a world-class practice. He said:
It is time that sustainability becomes a dedicated process by all companies and across the entire energy and industry spectrum…Our success depends on the collective efforts by the entire spectrum of the energy and industry sector in promoting higher levels of sustainability performance and innovation.’
The report provides consolidated information and analysis on the performance and approach of 36 companies on a range of economic, environmental and social topics. The report has been produced by the Qatar Petroleum Health, Safety and Environment Regulations and Enforcement Directorate (DG) as part of the sector-wide Sustainability Development Industry Reporting (SDIR) programme, an initiative lead by HE Al Sada.
A sector reporting framework and 42 programme indicators have been used to produce the report. To ensure relevance and comparability, the information within the report has been developed from input from reporting companies, and using international reporting guidance. The guidelines include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines (with its Oil and Gas Sector Supplement), and the sector-specific IPIECA reporting guidelines. More information on these frameworks can be found here.
A review has been conducted on the performance data submitted by reporting companies. Its overall level of reliability and assurance, as declared by the participating companies, can be found here. The data consolidation and the qualitative comment in the report have been reviewed by a range of stakeholders, but no formal third-party assurance has been conducted. The systems and processes for data collection and calculation at a company and sector level continue to mature. In light of this, some figures differ from those presented in previous reports as a result of re-statements or an increase in the number of companies able to provide data on a given indicator. Details regarding the calculation methodology and completeness of each indicator are provided here.
In the picture grid above – some of the companies from the energy and industry sector in Qatar who presented their individual company reports at the event today.
Highlights from 2013
Sector Sustainability Performance Highlights
A snapshot of performance highlights across the sector’s six sustainability areas is provided below (showing data for 2013, or reduction / increase versus 2012, unless stated otherwise).
Health and Safety
- 16% reduction in contractor LTIR and TRIR
- 13% reduction in employee occupational illness 6,104 emergency response drills conducted
- 15% reduction reduction in employee TRIR
- 36% of waste recycled – 2% short of the 2016 national target of 38%
- 2.2% reduction in fresh water purchased
- 24.5 million m3 of water recycled by the sector
- 9% reduction in NOx Emissions
Climate Change and Energy
- 3% reduction in natural gas consumed per tonne of production
- 2.4% reduction in natural gas usage
- 13% reduction in flaring
- Electricity consumption per capita reduced by 10%
- 1,174 new jobs created
- Median rate of local spending 60%
- Largest exporter of LNG and Helium in the world
- 153 billion US Dollars of revenues, a 6.4% increase
- 19% increase in community investment spending
- 143 million US dollars invested in community development
- Improved transparency through increased reporting on human rights
- Six companies reporting a stand-alone community investment strategy
- 306 more Qataris employed by the sector
- 15% increase in average hours of training per employee
- 39,002 full-time employees
- 1 million hours of training delivered
A total of eight companies were named winners of the awards for excellence in sustainability management, operational health and safety, environmental management, as well as socio-economic and CSR activities, while four other companies received special awards for their innovative projects and programmes.
For Excellence in Sustainability Reporting, the winner was Qatargas Operating Company Limited, while RasGas Company Limited was recognised for Excellence in Sustainability Management. The awardees for Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety were Oryx GTL Limited and Wintershall Holding GmbH, while the winners for Excellence in Environmental Management were Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) and Ras Girtas Power Company. In addition, the winners for Excellence in Socio-Economic and CSR Activities were Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd (QAFAC) and Occidental Petroleum of Qatar.
The recipients of special awards, on the other hand, were Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for its innovative Tarsheed Programme and for best first-time sustainability report, Qatar Steel for its innovative waste recycling and waste management practices, and Dolphin Energy Limited for innovative stakeholder mapping and engagement. Meanwhile, Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) received a certificate of commendation for outstanding contractor management.
For more information on this report and the SDIR programme, visit the online version of the report at www.hse-reg-dg.com/qeisr2013/WWW/index.html.