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Most material key performance indicators

Resource Efficiency

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Energy intensity GJ/t product sales 17* 17* 17* 17* 16.3*
Water intensity m3/t product sales 2.6* 2.7* 2.6* 2.6* 2.5*
Material-loss intensity t/t product sales 0.072* 0.078* 0.070* 0.070* 0.065*
Flaring reduction since 2010 ¹ Percent 50* 43* 43* 48* 56*
CO2 utilization Million tons 3.6* 3.5* 4.0* 3.6* 3.7*
Absolute waste reduction (new) Percent 29% as compared 2010

Climate Change

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Greenhouse-gas emission intensity tCO2eq/t product sales 1.24* 1.23* 1.22* 1.17* 1.14*
Renewable energy (new) GW Will be reported in 2021

Innovation and sustainability solutions

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total patent portfolio Number 12,191 11,534 11,738 12,540 9,946
Sustainability solutions Cumulative number 78 82 82 88 93

Ethics + Integrity

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Compliance concerns raised Number 94* 114* 152* 157* 90*
Incidents closed Number 94* 97* 119* 135* 69*
Violations found (addressed) Number 52* 58* 42* 41* 30*
Training completion 2 Percent 99* 99* 99* 99* 99*

Environment and Social Governance (ESG ) metrics

Environment, Health, Safety and Security

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
EHSS rate 4 Incidents/200,000 hours worked 0.63* 0.50* 0.43* 0.57* 0.42*
Total Recordable Incident Rate Incidents/200,000 hours worked 0.14* 0.12* 0.14* 0.14* 0.10*
Occupational Illness Rate Illnesses/200,000 hours worked 0.002* 0.014* 0.003* 0.008* 0.003*
Fatalities Number 14* 1* 0* 0* 3*
API 754 PSE Tier 1 Incidents 7 7 25 10*
Hazardous substances released Metric tons (Mt) 61* 105* 89* 224* 14.3*
Employee Integrity (new) Number n/a n/a n/a 152 157

Human Capital Development

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Women in the workplace Percent of workforce 7.7 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.4
Learning programs Participants 31,062 24,944 22,222 15,388 15,462

Social Impacts

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Community giving Million US$ 46.4 57.5 36.7 15.6 39.6

Supply Chain

  • Unit
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Safety and Quality Assessment System – Liquids Percent of suppliers 100 100 100 100 100
Safety and Quality Assessment System – Solids Percent of suppliers 69 93 91 93 98

(*) Assured by KPMG.
(#) Adjusted for comparison purposes.
(1) Flaring reduction calculations are based on reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions.
(2) Compliance data are reported for the 23,500 employees of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and its wholly-owned affiliates, but not for employees of SABIC’s non-wholly owned manufacturing joint ventures (or affiliates) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Note this is a severity-weighted rating.
(3) 2019 CO2-Utilization numbers were recalculated and adjusted for comparison purposes.
(4) This is severity weighted rating.

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