Details of certain indicators

Industrial Safety definitions and indicators

TRIR (Total Recordable Injury Rate): number of recorded injuries per million hours worked.

LTIR (Lost Time Injury Rate): number of lost time injuries per million hours worked.

SIR (Severity Injury Rate): average number of days lost per lost time injury.

Employees of external contractors: any employee of a service provider working at a Group-operated site or assigned by a transport company under a long-term contract.

Tier 1: indicator of the number of loss of primary containment as defined in standards API 754 (for Downstream) and IOGP 456 (for Upstream).

Near miss: event which, under slightly different circumstances, could have resulted in a serious accident. The term “potential severity” is used for near misses.

Incidents and near misses are assessed in terms of actual or potential severity based on a scale that consists of six levels. Events with an actual or potential severity level of four or more are considered serious.

Environmental indicators

Personnel in charge of the environment: Means the persons in charge of the environment in the HSE departments of the sites and of the functional entities and, if any, the staff of research centers working on this theme, the laboratories of sites (for environmental analysis), effluent liquid and gaseous emission processing departments, the department responsible for the management (and possibly internal processing) of waste, and the departments and entities charged with remediation of sites.

ISO sites: sites covered by an ISO 14001 certificate that is valid, some certificates may cover several sites.

Fresh water: water with salinity below 1.5 g / l.

Hydrocarbon spills: spills with a volume greater than 1 barrel (159 liters) are counted. These are accidental spills of which at least part of the volume spilled reaches the natural environment (including non-waterproof ground). Spills resulting from sabotage or malicious acts are included. Spills which remain in a confined watertight containment system are excluded.

Waste: the contaminated soil excavated and removed from active sites to be treated externally is counted as waste. However, drilling debris, mining cuttings or soil polluted in inactive sites are not counted as waste.

GHG: the six gases of the Kyoto protocol, which are CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6, with their respective GWP (Global Warming Potential) as described in the 2007 GIEC report.

GHG based on the Group’s equity interest: GHG emissions of non-significant assets are excluded, i.e. assets in which the Group’s equity interest is less than 10% and for which the Group share of emissions are less than 50 kt CO2-eq / year. TOTAL relies on the information provided by its partners who operate its non-operated assets. In cases where this information is not available, estimates are made based on past data, budget data or by pro rata with similar assets.

Material loss rate: this rate corresponds to the net sum of materials extracted or consumed which are neither auto-consumed energy nor sold to a client, divided by the sum of transformed material. In the case of Exploration & Production, this rate is calculated by the ratio of the sum of identified losses to the sum of extracted materials. Petrochemicals considers that this new indicator is not yet sufficiently reliable for its activities to be published.

Oil spill preparedness:

  • an oil spill scenario is deemed “important” as soon as its consequences are on a small scale and with limited impacts on the environment (orders of magnitude of several hundred meters of beaches impacted, and several tons of hydrocarbons, typically);
  • an oil spill preparedness plan is deemed operational if it describes the alert mechanisms, if it is based on pollution scenarios that stem from risk analyses and if it describes mitigation strategies that are adapted to each scenario, if it defines the technical and organizational means, internal and external, to be implemented and, lastly, if it mentions elements to be taken into account to implement a follow-up of the environmental impacts of the pollution; and
  • oil spill preparedness exercise: only exercises conducted on the basis of one of the scenarios identified in the oil spill preparedness plan and which are played out until the stage of equipment deployment are included for this indicator.