Key TASNEE Organizations have published reports describing their Sustainability activities. Each can ​be accessed by clicking on the thumbnail below:

           


A summary of Sustainability Performance across TASNEE is below:​​​​​​​​


Pollution prevention (reducing emission sources)

TASNEE Corporate
Pollution prevention is addressed in the TASNEE Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) Policy, and implemented at facility level.

Petrochemicals (TPC)
The TPC Operational and Organizational Excellence Policy includes a commitment to prevention of “any form of pollution.”

Titanium Products (Cristal)
The Cristal Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Commitment includes a focus on resource conservation and pollution prevention.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are established and tracked to focus on pollution prevention.


Biodiversity protection measures

Titanium Products (Cristal)
The Cristal SHE Commitment includes a goal to be a recognized leader in rehabilitation of mining sites and discontinued operations around the globe.

Biodiversity is one of, if not the major focus for Cristal mine reclamation operations. Cristal has received several awards from both governmental agencies as well as local universities for our efforts in restoring the land to better than the original condition for both flora and fauna.

Page 18 of the 2016 TASNEE CSR Annual Report http://www.tasnee.com/en/InvestorRelations/AnnualReports/TASNEE_AR_English_2016.pdf​ mentions the Cristal biodiversity protection program in the eastern coast of the Red Sea in Yanbu.

 

Biodiversity-related indicators

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Biodiversity metrics published in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report (page8) include

  • Total land disturbed and not yet rehabilitated
  • Total amount of new land disturbed within reported period
  • Total amount of land newly rehabilitated within the reporting period to the agreed end use
  • Total land disturbed and not yet rehabilitated

At Cristal mines in Brazil, the surface area of disturbed land was reduced by 22% compared to 2015.


Measures to reduce water use and effluents

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Company water management strategy and the KPI for net fresh water use reduction are discussed on page 13 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Controls are in place on wastewater and stormwater discharges, as required by national and local regulations and facility permits.

 

Data on water use

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Data on total water use and water use intensity is published in the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report on page 13.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Data on water consumption is published in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report on page 8.

 

Data on water effluents

Petrochemicals (TPC)
In 2017 around 28% of water was sent back to MARAFIQ as industrial wastewater.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Data on total and per ton of product water discharges is published in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report (page 10).
Data is routinely generated and reported to regulatory agencies and for internal KPIs. Parameters vary depending on the processes at the facility, and include:

  • Temperature
  • Oil and grease
  • pH
  • TSS
  • TOC
  • TDS
  • Specific organic and inorganic compounds relating to the particular facility

 

Measures to Reduce Energy Consumption

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Energy consumption is one of the four Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) chosen in 2017 for reduction by 2030, as discussed on page 10 through 12  of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report . 

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Energy intensity is a KPI for all facilities.  Specific measures have been implemented depending on the operations at each facility.  Energy intensity for pigment plants is at a level considered “best available techniques” by the European Commission.

 

Data on Energy Consumption

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Energy use and energy intensity (GJ/MT product) is published in the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report on page 12.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Energy consumption data in absolute and GJ/t of total products is published in the 2016 CristalSustainability Report on page 7.

 

Data on renewable energy use

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Solar and wind power are used at Cristal titanium mines. The Pariba, Brazil mine also uses sugar cane waste as a fuel. Data on energy from renewable sources is published in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report on page 7.

 

Measures to reduce atmospheric emissions related to energy consumption

Petrochemicals (TPC)

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Cristal publishes carbon footprint per kg of product in the Sustainability Report (page 9).

 

Data on emissions of CO2, SOx, NOx

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Data on GHG as CO2 equivalents from Scope 1 direct energy use and Scope 2 indirect energy use, are reported on page 12 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report. 

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Data on CO2, SOx, NOx and other species are collected and reported to agencies at Cristal facilities around the globe. Data is also used as part of monthly internal KPIs.

Carbon footprint, expressed as CO2 equivalents, is calculated including Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect energy-related) and 3 (indirect non energy-related) sources. Data is published on page 9 of the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report.

 

Measures to reduce atmospheric emissions not related to energy consumption

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Several non energy-related emissions are included in GHG calculation of the “Material Loss” KPI, including:

  • Fugitives Emissions
  • Process stationary combustion non- energy
  • Process Vents
  • Flaring

Data on Total Material Loss and Material Loss Intensity is published on page 13 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Process (non energy-related) emissions are monitored, and included in monthly KPIs to be targeted for reduction.

 

Data on VOC emissions

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Internal Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) relating to hazardous materials release to air are measured and reported monthly.
Many relating to facility operating permits are reported routinely to regulatory agencies.

 

Measures to reduce environmental impact from transportation of products

Petrochemicals (TPC)
TPC participates in Gulf-SQAS industry program to reduce environmental impacts of logistics (transport & warehouses) http://www.gulfsqas.com

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Transportation programs were highlighted in the 2014 Cristal Sustainability Report, on pages 23 and 36.  Specialized safety training addressing titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4). Including transportation incident avoidance and response is discussed on page 33 of that report. 

 

Data on waste generation

Petrochemicals (TPC)
The Material Loss KPI includes hazardous and nonhazardous wastes.  Data on total material losses and material loss intensity are published on page 13 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Data published in the Cristal Sustainability Reports (page 11 of 2016 report) includes:

  • Total waste
    • Waste (ton per ton of product)
    • Hazardous waste generated
  • Hazardous waste recycled
  • Hazardous waste treated
  • Hazardous waste landfilled
  • Non-hazardous waste generated
  • Non-hazardous waste recycled
  • Non-hazardous waste treated
  • Non-hazardous waste landfilled

 

Data on % recycled waste

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Data published in Cristal Sustainability Reports (page 11 of 2016 report) includes kilo tons:

  • Hazardous waste recycled
  • Non-hazardous waste recycled

 

Data on environmental nuisance sources (dust, noise, odors)

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Facilities monitor noise as required by Royal Commission Environmental Regulations (RCER 2015). Boundary Noise Monitoring Report (for all TPC units) is must be submitted annually to the regulatory agency. 

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Potential nuisance dust, noise, and odor sources are controlled at all sites as part of environmental management /permit compliance programs.

 

Measures to ensure product safety

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Product Stewardship activities are highlighted at http://www.cristal.com/safety-health-and-environment/Pages/product-stewardship.aspx. The Product Risk Assessment and Management Process addresses issues across the product life-cycle.

 

Measures to ensure responsible customer relations

Petrochemicals (TPC)
TPC research and development center (NIPRAS center) has laboratories equipped for physical and analytical testing, rheological and thermal analysis, molecular characterization and microscopy studies. The center supports product and process development and research, technical support and customer training.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Cristal R&D facilities support product development, production and customer issues:  they are located in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Stallingborough, UK; and Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.cristal.com/about-us/Pages/research-technology.aspx

The Baltimore Research Center supports the company’s commitment to coatings, plastics, paper and specialty customers.  The work accomplished at this site brings value to societies around the world through the research and development of new products and processes for the production of pigments, intermediate chemicals, and catalysts used in the paint, plastics, paper, automotive, chemicals and energy industries.

http://www.cristal.com/Corporate%20Fact%20Sheet/Baltimore_Research_Center_EN.pdf

 

Customer satisfaction results

Petrochemicals (TPC)
TPC obtains customer complaints and feedback related to its products and services from its official marketers and conducts in-depth investigations and analysis. When necessary customer on-site visits are conducted to further investigate issues and provide the most effective corrective action.

TPC also conducts annual customer satisfaction surveys – the rating for 2017 was over 80%.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Cristal uses an email box regulatory.query@cristal.com  for Customers and Suppliers to discuss product stewardship related items.

 

Supplier environmental screening

Petrochemicals (TPC)
The TASNEE supplier management program brochure at https://issuu.com/supplychaindigital/docs/tasnee-brochure-scd-july2017 discusses environmental and social expectations on pages 13 – 17.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
EcoVadis routinely verifies that Cristal (The National Titanium Dioxide Company) assesses suppliers regarding social practices.  Additionally, measures to control the origin of raw materials are in place. And a formal assessment of supplier progress regarding REACH (product safety) requirements was completed.  These have also been verified by EcoVadis.

 

Measures to promote equal opportunity

Titanium Products (Cristal)
The Cristal equal opportunity policy is discussed on page 13 of the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report.  It is a commitment to recruit, hire, promote, re-assign, compensate and train persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification. This policy is supported by a group of policies and procedures that includes code of conduct and business ethics and a policy on preventing workplace discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence.

 

Accident frequency rates, fatalities, H&S indicators

TASNEE Corporate
Tasnee KPIs for all facilities measured monthly to address health and safety issues.  Robust safety management system modeled after OHSAS 18001.  EHSS standards to insure training and implementation of EHSS programs meet a minimum expectation.  In 2016 there were no contractor or employee fatalities at any TASNEE site.

TASNEE conducted over 3300 occupational health consultations as well as 144 health awareness sessions/campaigns across the manufacturing sites in 2016. 

TASNEE’s incident rate which is calculated for both contractors as well as employees is below industry average.

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Data on Occupational Health and Process Safety are published on pages 14 and 15 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report, including:

  • Lost Time Incident Injury Rate (LTIIR)
  • Recordable Injury Incident Rate (RIIR)
  • Process Safety Incident Severity Rate (PSISR), and
  • Process Safety Total Incident Rate (PSTIR).

TPC completed 13 million safe man-hours without a lost workday injury in December 2016 which was reported in local news reports.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Occupational Health & Safety data is published in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report page 14.  Data includes Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR). Recordable injuries and illnesses include all work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries that result in a loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, permanent transfer to another job within the company, or that require some type of medical treatment other than first-aid treatment.

The Process Safety event rate is also reported.

 

Training hours per employee

TASNEE Corporate

  • TASNEE requires every employee to maintain and individual development plan for their   professional career.
  • TASNEE has a global training center which develops and tracks training for every employee.
  • Elements of EHSS training are required as a condition of employment.
  • TASNEE conducts both in person as well as computer based training at their sites for environmental, health, occupational safety, process safety as well as security training. 

Numerous other training programs are in place to support the ISO 9001 and similar quality systems.

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Information on employee training is included on page 7 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report.  Training includes Safety, environmental and health protection and other topics.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Training hours per employee is reported in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report page 15.  For 2016, the average was 48 hours per employee, an increase of around 13% compared to 2015.

 

Protection of human rights

TASNEE Corporate
TASNEE has a Code of Conduct program to ensure all employees understand and comply with the human rights requirements.  This program is reviewed annually.
All the TASNEE sites abide by the Federal and regional laws which apply to human rights and equal opportunity.  Evidence of this can be found on TASNEE employment applications where the laws are listed and compliance is noted.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
The comprehensive 2014 Cristal Sustainability Report (http://www.cristal.com/news-room/Documents/Sustainability_Report_Interactive.pdf, page 28) gives an overview of diversity and equal opportunity programs. Anti-corruption and anti-competitive behavior programs are discussed on page 30. Labor/management relations are discussed on page 25.

 

Share of women in the workforce

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Distribution of full-time employees by gender (and also by age) is published in the periodic Sustainability Reports (page 4 of the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report).

 

Share of women in management positions

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Management gender numbers and percentages are reported in the 2016 Cristal Sustainability Report on page 4.

 

Voluntary community initiatives

TASNEE Corporate
Tasnee allocates 1% of its profits to support charitable and humanitarian projects in Saudi Arabia.
Tasnee provided support to a number of educational, cultural, social and medical programmes.

  • Tasnee provided training for secondary school students on its 3D training programme which teaches them how to design three dimensional models and raise the society awareness on this technology.
  • Furthermore, Tasnee carried out an environmental awareness campaign “Waste Free Environment”. The campaign was carried out in eight different locations and 850 volunteers participated in it.
  • Several sites allow the local community to visit, to better understand the process and the safety measures which are in place to protect them. 

Petrochemicals (TPC)
TPC had a roadside clean-up day as well as several other activities during 2016.  TASNEE supports several non-profit charities to support the people and the communities they work and live in.

TPC is developing a new Medical and Occupational Health clinic in the Riyadh area.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
All Cristal sites partner with local communities to implement programs, such as ones highlighted at http://www.cristal.com/about-us/Pages/community.aspx, and starting on page 17 of the 2016 Sustainability Report.

 

Nationalization rate

TASNEE Corporate
TASNEE has a Saudization Program for the sites located within the Kingdom.  This policy is shared with the authorities as required.

Petrochemicals (TPC)
Addressed through TASNEE corporate program.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Sites in KSA are addressed through TASNEE corporate program. Not applicable for facilities in other locations.


Promotion of social and economic development

TASNEE Corporate
TASNEE allocates 1% of annual profits towards programs described in the Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report (http://www.tasnee.com/en/SocialResponsibility/Pages/Reports.aspx) Page 13 (English version) gives an overview of  cultural, rehabilitation, social and health programs conducted within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Cultural Programs: These include publishing and distributing of awareness publications, support of inventors, innovation seminars, sponsoring of educational conferences, moral awareness, social interaction, Quran interpretation and scientific contests, support of Islamic call libraries, community awareness, health awareness campaigns, support of development studies, security and environmental education and sports contests.

Rehabilitation Programs: These include sponsoring entrepreneurship and small projects,training of young girls on cooking, stitching, machine embroidery works, weaving works, beauty shops, sewing, secretary works, computer operation, photography, psychological and occupational rehabilitation of imprisoned women, youth training on home medical care, nursery, rehabilitation of blind persons and persons of special needs and rehabilitation of charity societies.

Social Programs: These include support of public interest societies, endowments, relief of affected persons, support of productive families, taking care of orphans, sponsoring children with disability, distribution of winter blankets and school bags, support of collective marriages, support of family seminars and family social development programs, sending needy people to perform hajj, provide housing for the needy, support of students who have learning difficulties, water provision programs, release of indebted prisoners and support of excess food keeping programs.

Health Programs: These include support of disability research efforts, support of health service projects, equipping of fixed and mobile clinics intended to combat smoking, diabetes, teeth treatment, support of kidney dialysis operations, gathering of medical equipment and blood donations campaigns support.

Petrochemicals (TPC)
TPC personnel located in the KSA participate in the programs discussed in the “TASNEE Corporate” section.

Many additional programs are described in pages 16 and 17 of the 2017 TPC Sustainability Report.

Titanium Products (Cristal)
Cristal personnel located in the KSA participate in the programs discussed in the “TASNEE Corporate” section.
Personnel in other locations have long established programs integrating social, economic and educational programs. For example, the Pariba, Brazil titanium mine

  • Uses seedlings from a local community nursery program for reclaiming former mining areas.
  • Runs an environmental education program in collaboration with NGO an community leaders
  • Supports education programs with local public schools encouraging reading to more than 300 children per year, and sponsors professional training for residents
  • Provides economic support to local fishermen
  • Sponsors health and well-being programs with the local Health Council, including a program to raise youth awareness on drug abuse and its dangers.

 Other facilities have similar programs depending on the needs of their local communities.

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