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Safety 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Fatalities – employees and contractors  0  0  0   0   0 
 Lost-time incident frequency – employees per 200,000 hours worked  0.00  0.02  0.05  0.03  0.00
 Lost-time incident frequency – contractors per 200,000 hours worked  0.01  0.01  0.04  0.01  0.01
 Total recordable incident frequency – employees per 200,000 hours worked  0.15  0.14  0.27  0.22  0.08
 Total recordable incident frequency – contractors per 200,000 hours worked  0.37  0.39  0.33  0.30  0.39
 Total recordable incident frequency - workforce per 200,000 hours worked
 0.31  0.33  0.32  0.27  0.26
Environment 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Sulphur oxides (expressed as SO2 - thousand tonnes/year) 24.3  26.0  24.3  22.9 21.3 
 Nitrogen oxides (thousand tonnes/year) 12.6   12.9  12.7  14.7  14.9
 Volatile organic compounds (thousand tonnes/year)  14.5  21.5  18.0  16.9  13.3
 Gas flaring from oil production (million cubic feet per day)  0.6  1.7  1.3  3.0  2.9
 Freshwater consumption (millions of barrels)  174.4  143.6  146.9  256.3  205.5
 Upstream freshwater consumption
 (bbl of fresh water per bbl of oil-equivalent barrels)           
 1.32  0.77  0.94  1.82  1.28
 Downstream freshwater consumption
 (bbl of fresh water per bbl of refinery throughput)
 0.46 0.50 0.43 0.41 0.43
 Total energy use (million gigajoules)  157.3  173.7  170.6  198.2  206.3
 Oil and chemical spills (total number)  23  21  26  10  4
 Volume of product from oil and chemical spills (barrels)  493  566  496  500  62
 Hazardous waste disposed from operations (thousand tonnes)  19.2  22.4  16.6  9.6  10.8
 Number of environmental regulatory compliance incidents  28  46  31  27  19
 Number of environmental exceedance incidents  12  15  18  12  9
 Environmental fines and penalties (thousands of dollars)  $0  $0  $6.5  $13  $37
 Environmental expenditures (millions of dollars)  $1,000  $1,500  $1,700  $1,200  $700
 Greenhouse gas direct emissions – excluding cogeneration
 (million tonnes of CO2e) 2
 8.6  9.0  9.0  9.2  9.0
 Direct emissions – cogeneration (million tonnes of CO2e)  1.4  1.6  1.7  2.9  3.3
 Indirect emissions (million tonnes of CO2e)   0.8  1.1  1.1  1.0  0.9
 Total emissions (million tonnes of CO2e)  10.8  11.7  11.8  13.1  13.2
 Emissions from exported power and heat (million tonnes of CO2e) 0.35  0.27  0.32  1.22  0.51
 Net emissions (excluding emissions from exported power and heat) 
 (million tonnes of CO2e)
 10.46  11.44  11.48  11.91  12.67
 Net GHG emissions intensity, Upstream
 (tonnes of CO2e per barrel of oil equivalent produced)
 0.062  0.072  0.071  0.063  0.068
 GHG emissions intensity, Chemicals
 (tonnes of direct CO2e per tonne petrochemical sales)
 0.260  0.307  0.326  0.296  0.302
 GHG emissions intensity, Downstream
 (tonnes of direct CO2e per tonne throughput)
 0.032  0.032  0.032  0.032  0.034
 Fuels refining energy intensity - normalized versus 1990 3  0.830  0.831  0.813  0.811  0.808
 Hydrocarbon flaring – company total (hundred tonnes)  334  570  534  612  639
 Gross crude oil and NGL production
 (thousands of oil-equivalent barrels a day) 4
 250  261  282  344  364
 Refinery throughput (thousands of barrels a day)  435 426  394  386  362
 Petroleum product sales volumes (thousands of barrels per day)  445 454 485 478 484 
 Chemical sales volumes (thousands of tonnes)  1,044  940  953  945  908
 Gross research expenditures, before credits 201 199 175 195 195
Economic development 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Capital and exploration expenditures (billions of dollars) $5.7 $8.0 $5.7  $3.6  $1.2
 Payments for goods and services (billions of dollars, approximate)  $10.0  $12.3  $11.6  $9.5  $8.0
 Spending with Indigenous businesses (direct and subcontracted)
 (millions of dollars)
 $266.7  $350.0  $433.0  $329.0  $225.0
 Taxes and royalties to government (billions of dollars)  $5.8  $5.7  $6.0  $5.4  $5.2
 Wages and benefits (billions of dollars)  $1.4  $1.4  $1.4  $1.5  $1.4
 Education assistance program (thousands of dollars)  $569  $505  $478  $627  $685
 Scholarships for employee dependents (millions of dollars)  $3.5  $2.8  $2.3  $2.7  $2.6
 Number of regular employees at year end 5  5,263  5,328  5,498  5,917  5,706
 Percentage of women at year end  27.0  26.7  26.6  25.8  25.0
 Percentage of visible minorities at year end 6  9.9  11.1  11.5  10.9  11.2
 Percentage of Indigenous Peoples at year end 6  3.1  3.3  3.5  3.7  3.9
 Percentage of persons with disabilities at year end 6  1.4  1.5  1.5  1.2 1.0 
Community engagement 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Community investment (millions of dollars) 7  $15.0  $17.2  $20.3  $27.0  $21.2
 Contributions to United Way-Centraide campaigns
 (millions of dollars) 8
 $4.4  $4.5  $4.7  $4.8  $4.2
Corporate governance 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Corporate political contributions (thousands of dollars)  $69 $67  $70  $65   $61
 Common shares outstanding (millions of shares) 9  848  848  848  848 848 
 Dividends (millions of dollars) 9  $398  $407  $441  $458  $500

NOTE: Adjustments may have been made to some data points to reflect internal updates. All references to financial information is in Canadian dollars.

1 Increases in freshwater consumption are associated with start and expansion of operations at the Kearl oil sands mine.

2 Imperial reports both direct and indirect GHG emissions from all owned and operated facilities on an Imperial equity basis. Direct GHG emissions are from Imperial’s own operations. Indirect GHG emissions result from the generation of electricity produced for Imperial by external sources.

3 The energy intensity index is a measure of energy efficiency for petroleum refineries. A lower energy intensity index number indicates a more energy-efficient facility.

4 Includes Syncrude production.

5 All Imperial employees as of December 31, 2016.

6 Statistics are collected from self-identification questionnaires.

7 Imperial’s 2015 total value to community includes $6.6 million in government contributions to the Institute for Oil Sands Innovation.

8 Represents combined donations from the company, employees and retirees.

9 For complete disclosure and additional information, see the 2016 Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements.

Our corporate citizenship reporting is guided using the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association's oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting.

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