Environmental performance*

Tracking our performance to continuously improve and set objectives on emissions, energy, water and waste.

Energy consumption (Gigajoules (GJ))
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Energy consumption (Gigajoules (GJ))?1?2 4,259,082 4,600,739 4,391,935 4,414,963 4,707,394
Fuel (renewable and non-renewable) Consumed (GJ) 2,236,372 2,458,201 2,273,484 2,286,272 2,503,369
Natural gas (non-renewable) (GJ) 1,846,055 1,914,269 1,801,030 1,746,937 1,764,496
Kerosene (non-renewable) (GJ) 304,909 448,577 389,890 457,540 627,967
Other fuels (non-renewable) (GJ)?3 85,407 95,353 82,561 81,791 110,215
Ethanol (renewable) (GJ) 0 3 4 4 692
Electricity, Steam and Hot Water (GJ) 2,022,710 2,142,537 2,118,451 2,128,691 2,204,025
Hot water (GJ) 195,192 207,632 211,721 220,113 216,739
Steam (GJ) 58,988 61,258 61,527 59,836 57,809
Electricity (non-renewable and renewable) (GJ) 1,768,530 1,873,647 1,845,204 1,848,743 1,929,477
Renewable electricity (GJ)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Renewable electricity (GJ) 893,514 662,665 701,220 718,875 746,669
Energy intensity (GJ per million U.S. Dollars of Revenue)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Energy intensity (GJ per million U.S. Dollars of Revenue)?4 270 283 271 270 259
Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) (Scope 1 and 2) (Tonnes of CO2 Equivalent (tCO2e))
? 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) (Scope 1 and 2) (Tonnes of CO2 Equivalent (tCO2e))?5?6?7 252,214 280,332 272,270 285,296 313,743
GHG Emissions - Scope 1 (tCO2e) 133,751 148,927 137,174 138,906 154,820
GHG Emissions - ?Scope 2 (tCO2e) 118,463 131,405 135,097 146,390 158,924
Biogenic emissions - ethanol (tCO2e)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Biogenic Emissions - Ethanol (tCO2e) 0 0 0 0 49
GHG emissions intensity (tCO2e per million U.S. Dollars of Revenue)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
GHG Emission Intensity (tCO2e per million U.S. Dollars of Revenue)?8 16 17 17 17 17
Ozone depleting substance emissions (tCO2e)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Ozone depleting substance emissions (tCO2e)?9 571 1,024 1,082 1,048 1,629
Water withdrawal (cubic meter (m3))
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Water withdrawal (cubic meter (m3))? 1,673,168 1,742,807 1,807,211 1,706,741 1,881,071
Municipal water utility withdrawal (m3) 1,621,317 1,685,721 1,752,705 1,661,421 1,823,880
Waste generated (hazardous and non-hazardous (metric tonnes))
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Waste generated (hazardous and non-hazardous (metric tonnes))?10 55,348 53,693 51,723 46,926 50,983
Hazardous Waste (metric tonnes) 8,218 7,691 7,686 7,258 8,936
Recycling (metric tonnes) 2,860 3,618 1,867 1,232 1,597
Energy valorisation (metric tonnes) 1,992 1,286 1,198 1,067 1,132
Destruction (metric tonnes) 1,262 855 783 940 934
Landfill (metric tonnes) 2,105 1,933 3,838 4,019 5,273
Non-hazardous Waste (metric tonnes) 47,130 46,001 44,037 39,668 42,047
Recycling (metric tonnes) 33,564 31,763 30,985 28,453 30,299
Energy valorisation (metric tonnes) 8,033 8,637 7,765 5,797 5,690
Destruction (metric tonnes) 1,110 1,153 758 280 453
Landfill (metric tonnes) 4,423 4,449 4,530 5,138 5,605
Valorized Waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) (% of total waste)?11 84 84 81 78 76
  • 1. Some of this environmental data has been third-party verified. The verification covers sites participating in the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
  • 2. Energy consumed within our organization includes non-renewable and renewable fuel, and the purchase of electricity, steam and heat. We do not include energy purchased for cooling and do not sell energy. We do not currently measure the energy consumed outside the organization. Energy consumption data is compiled through invoice or meter measurements from our sites and consolidated in a central database. Factors from the International Energy Agency, Energy Statistics Manual, were used to convert energy consumption volumes into GJ.
  • 3. Other non-renewable fuels consumed within our operations include: gasoline, naptha, residual fuel oil, acetylene, LPG, and diesel.
  • 4. Energy intensity relates to energy consumed within our organization, covering both renewable and non-renewable fuel as well as the electricity, steam and hot water purchased at our sites.
  • 5. Some of this data has been third-party verified. The verification covers sites that qualify under the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as well as those receiving external verification for GHG emissions under the Québec cap-and-trade system for GHG emission allowances (C&T system).
  • 6. Some of this environmental data has been third-party verified. The verification covers sites participating in the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
  • 7. We report GHG emissions based on an operational control consolidation approach. The scope 1 emission factors are compiled from the International Panel for Climate Change. The scope 2 emission factors are compiled from local utilities, provinces/states, and national inventories, where available. For both scope 1 and 2, we apply the International Panel for Climate Change (2007 Fourth Assessment Report) Global Warming Potentials to our calculations, which includes the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Scope 3 emissions are currently not included.
  • 8. GHG intensity relates to scope 1 and 2 emissions only. It includes the following gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, and HFCs.
  • 9. Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) are used in air conditioning units, freezers, refrigerants in our facilities, trains and aircraft. We calculate the GHG emissions using the amount of ODS associated to accidental leaks in equipments and then applying the relevant global warming potentials from the International Panel (2007 Fourth Assessment Report) covering hydro fluoro carbons.
  • 10. We confirm our disposal methods through reports provided to us by our disposal contractors. Composted waste is included in our energy valorization numbers. We do not dispose any waste by deep well injection. We also do not have on-site storage.
  • 11. Valorized waste refers to hazardous and non-hazardous waste, which has been redirected to a process that reuses, recycles, composts and combusts the waste into useful product or sources of energy. The number reported is the percentage of valorized waste as compared to our total waste generated (including both hazardous and non-hazardous waste).

* The scope of our reported environmental and energy data includes: buildings we own or lease long term and manage as the sole tenant, with more than 4,645 square meter (50,000 square feet) of conditioned space; sites having 150 employees or more; sites that are considered primary production/operation and service facilities; and joint ventures where we have operational control (where we own more than 50% of voting shares).
In some cases, the data does not always add up to the corresponding sub-totals and totals, which we did not round.
Some of this data has been third-party verified. The verification covers sites that qualify under the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as well as those receiving external verification for GHG emissions under the Québec cap-and-trade system for GHG emission allowances (C&T system).
Some of this environmental data has been third-party verified. The verification covers sites participating in the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).