Sustainability

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

2019
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2018
HK$’000
2017
HK$’000
Direct Economic Value Generated
Revenue 3,952,216 3,325,894 2,397,531
Share of net profits of associates and a joint venture 54,770 32,004 -
Other income 155,317 130,290 106,596
Economic Value Distributed
Staff costs 304,442 228,395 153,787
Other costs (1) 2,299,454 1,953,051 1,410,796
Financial cost 204,183 169,990 105,572
Dividends 178,120 112,934 81,026
Taxes (2) 64,547 32,205 33,972
Profit attributable to non-controlling interest (571) (9) -
Charitable donations 1600 800 2,200
Economic Value Retained
Retained for Canvest’s sustainable operation and development 1,110,528 990,822 716,774

Notes:
(1) Represents other costs but excludes depreciation and amortisation for the year
(2) Represents current income tax but excludes deferred tax for the year

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Unit 2019 2018* 2017
Business Performance
MSW processed tonne 5,911,952 4,959,040 3,527,221
Power generated MWh 2,355,931 2,028,726 1,452,328
Percentage of renewable energy generated % 100 100 100
Power sold MWh 2,062,642 1,779,716 1,272,904
Percentage of renewable energy connection to grid % 100 100 100

* Phase 1 of Lufeng WTE Plant was under trial operation in 2018, and its performance data is excluded in 2018 Sustainability Report.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

Unit 2019 2018* 2017
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
Scope 1 (Direct Emissions) (3) tonne CO2e 4,459,286 3,900,993 2,163,801
Scope 2 (Energy Indirect Emissions) (4) tonne CO2e 3,222 2,463 101,230
Scope 3 (Other Indirect Emissions) (5) tonne CO2e 248 117 158
Total GHG emissions tonne CO2e 4,462,756 3,903,573 2,265,189
GHG emissions offset tonne CO2e 2,809,524 2,296,680 1,255,051
Net GHG emissions tonne CO2e 1,653,232 1,606,893 1,010,138
GHG intensity tonne CO2e/tonne of MSW processed 0.755 0.787 0.643
Net GHG intensity tonne CO2e/tonne of MSW processed 0.280 0.324 0.286
Air Emissions
Particulate matter (PM) tonne 67 69 46
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) tonne 297 237 228
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) tonne 3,178 2,348 1,374
Direct Fuel Consumption (6)
Fuel oil GJ 29,574 14,299 11,396
Natural gas GJ 35,213 20,764 9,987
Direct Energy Consumption (6)
Electricity GJ 1,061,556 867,603 620,378
From renewable sources GJ 1,042,546 851,475 Figures not available
From non-renewable sources GJ 19,010 16,128 Figures not available
Total energy consumed GJ 1,126,343 902,666 641,761
Energy intensity GJ/tonne of MSW processed 0.191 0.182 0.182
Percentage of renewable energy consumed % 93 94 Figures not available
Percentage of non-renewable energy consumed % 7 6 Figures not available
Key Material Consumption
Lime tonne 41,487 30,313 17,862
Activated carbon tonne 2,667 2,249 1,471
Urea tonne 5,647 4,612 2,136
Ammonia water tonne 6,079 2,198 1,603
PNCR material tonne 436 - -
Hydrochloric acid tonne 458 344 Figures not available
Sodium bicarbonate tonne 183 100 Figures not available
Coagulant & flocculant tonne 273 110 Figures not available
Freshwater Consumption
Total freshwater consumption m3 9,474,384 8,230,218 6,380,293
Freshwater intensity m3/MWh 4.593 4.624 5.012
Wastewater and Waste
Leachate produced tonne 692,505 431,015 273,735
Bottom ash produced tonne 1,194,373 1,030,569 691,045
Fly ash produced tonne 117,300 92,264 57,085
Environmental Compliance
Number of violation cases related to pollutant emissions or environmental impact No. 0 0 0

* Phase 1 of Lufeng WTE Plant was under trial operation in 2018, and its performance data is excluded in 2018 Sustainability Report.

Notes:
(3) The calculation for Scope 1 emissions is referenced to CDM methodology: ACM0022: Alternative Waste Treatment Processes (Version 2.0).
(4) Emission factors for non-renewable electricity used for operation in Scope 2 emissions are referenced to the latest available emission factor released by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and the 2015 National Baseline Grid Emission Factor in China issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC.
(5) The calculation method for GHG emissions from air travel is based on the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Carbon Emissions Calculator.
(6) Energy consumption is calculated based on the conversion factors provided in China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2018.

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR PRACTICES

Unit 2019 2018* 2017
Employment Profile
Number of full-time permanent staff No. 1,095 939 817
By Gender
   Male No. 876 761 662
   Female No. 219 178 155
By Age Group
   30 years old or below No. 338 284 277
   31–50 No. 679 601 515
   Over 50 years old No. 78 54 25
By Employment Category
   General and technical staff No. 1,004 869 748
   Middle-level management No. 64 43 42
   Senior management No. 27 27 27
By Geographical Region
   Hong Kong No. 29 27 20
   Guangdong No. 691 633 614
   Guangxi No. 194 190 92
   Guizhou No. 93 89 91
   Jiangxi No. 88 - -
By Ethnicity
   Han No. 984 Figures not available Figures not available
   Ethnic minorities No. 111 Figures not available Figures not available
Health and Safety
Number of work-related fatalities No. 0 0 0
Rate of work-related fatalities (7) 0 0 0
Number of high-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities)(8) No. 0 0 0
Rate of high-consequence work-related injury (excluding fatalities)(9) 0 0 0
Number of work-related injuries (10) No. 0 2 5
Rate of work-related injuries (11) 0 0.22 Figures not available
Lost days due to work-related injuries days 0 52 705
Number of occupational disease cases No. 0 0 0
Labour Practices
Number of violation cases related to employment or labour regulations No. 0 0 0
Number of violation cases related to child labour or forced labour No. 0 0 0
Number of discrimination cases related to gender, ethnicity, age and health during recruitment No. 0 0 0

* Phase 1 of Lufeng WTE Plant was under trial operation in 2018, and its performance data is excluded in 2018 Sustainability Report.

Notes:
(7) Rate of work-related fatalities = (Number of work-related fatalities / Number of hours worked) x 200,000
(8) High-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities) refer to work-related injuries from which the worker cannot, does not, or is not expected to recover fully to pre-injury health status within 6 months.
(9) Rate of high-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities) = {Number of high-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities) / Number of hours worked} x 200,000
(10) Work-related injuries include work-related fatalities and high-consequence work-related injuries
(11) Rate of work-related injuries = (Number of work-related injuries / Number of hours worked) x 200,000

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Unit 2019 2018* 2017
Community Outreach
Participated volunteers No. 599 491 Figures not available
Voluntary hours hours 2,516 1,580 Figures not available

* Phase 1 of Lufeng WTE Plant was under trial operation in 2018, and its performance data is excluded in 2018 Sustainability Report.


Data are extracted from Sustainability Report 2019