Sustainability

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

2018 HK$’000 2017 HK$’000
Direct Economic Value Generated
Revenue 3,325,894 2,397,531
Share of net profits of associates and a joint venture 32,004 -
Other income 130,290 106,596
Economic Value Distributed
Employee benefit expenses 228,395 153,787
Other costs (1) 1,953,051 1,410,796
Interest expense, net 169,990 105,572
Dividends 112,934 81,026
Income tax expense(2) 32,205 33,972
Profit attributable to non-controlling interest (9) -
Charitable donations 800 2,200
Economic Value Retained
Retained for Canvest’s sustainable operation and development 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 2018 2017
Business Performance of Operating Projects
MSW treated tonne 4,959,040 3,527,221
Power generated MWh 2,028,726 1,452,328
Power sold MWh 1,779,716 1,272,904

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

Unit 2018 2017
GHG Emissions
Scope 1 (Direct Emissions) (3) tonne CO2e 3,900,993 2,163,801
Scope 2 (Energy Indirect Emissions) (4) tonne CO2e 2,463 101,230
Scope 3 (Other Indirect Emissions) (5) tonne CO2e 117 158
Total GHG emissions tonne CO2e 3,903,573 2,265,189
GHG emissions offset tonne CO2e 2,296,680 1,255,051
Net GHG emissions 1,606,893 1,010,138
GHG emissions intensity tonne CO2e/tonne of MSW processed 0.787 0.643
Net GHG emissions intensity tonne CO2e/tonne of MSW processed 0.324 0.286
Air Emissions
Particulate matter (PM) tonne 69 46
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) tonne 237 228
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) tonne 2,348 1,374
Direct Fuel Consumption (6)
Fuel oil GJ 14,299 11,396
Natural gas GJ 20,764 9,987
Direct Energy Consumption (6)
Electricity GJ 867,603 620,378
Total energy consumed GJ 902,666 641,761
Energy intensity GJ/tonne of MSW processed 0.182 0.182
Key Material Consumption
Lime tonne 30,313 17,862
Activated carbon tonne 2,249 1,471
Urea tonne 4,612 2,136
Ammonia water tonne 2,198 1,603
Hydrochloric acid tonne 344 Figures not available
Sodium bicarbonate tonne 100 Figures not available
Coagulant & flocculant tonne 110 Figures not available
Water Consumption
Total water consumption m3 8,230,218 6,380,293
Water intensity m3/MWh 4.624 5.012
Wastewater and Waste
Leachate produced tonne 431,015 273,735
Bottom ash produced tonne 1,030,569 691,045
Fly ash produced tonne 92,264 57,085
Environmental Compliance
Number of violation cases related to pollutant emissions or environmental impact No. 0 0

Notes:
(3) The calculation for Scope 1 emissions is referenced to CDM methodology “ACM0022: Alternative waste treatment processes (Version 2.0)”.
4) Emission factor for non-renewable electricity used for operation in Scope 2 is referenced to the latest available emission data release by the Hong Kong Electric Company Limited and the Regional Baseline Grid Emission Factor in China 2011–2012 issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) 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 2017.

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR PRACTICES

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

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Unit 2018 2017
Community Outreach
Participated volunteers No. 473 Figures not available
Voluntary hours hours 1,532 Figures not available

Data are extracted from Sustainability Report 2018