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Performance data

The following is a compilation of the data included in the 'Data' section for each strategic theme.

A PDF summary of performance can be downloaded here.

Water

Water: Managing a precious resource wisely
Indicator Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018
restated1
2019 2019
restated1
2020

Total water used

Million cubic metres

8.3 8.3 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.8 7.4 7.6 5.9

Water intensity

Litres/kg produced

127 121 118 112 92 83 90 83 78

% of water recycled

%

2% 4% 8% 11% 20% 20% 24% 23% 22%

Withdrawal from municipal supply

Million cubic metres

3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.3

% water from municipal supply

%

41% 39% 36% 37% 36% 37% 36% 37% 39%

Withdrawal from ground water sources

Million cubic metres

2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.3

% of water from ground water sources

%

27% 26% 27% 24% 24% 23% 21% 21% 21%

Withdrawal from natural watercourses, reservoirs and rainwater harvesting

Million cubic metres

2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.1

% water from natural watercourses and reservoirs and rainwater harvesting

%

30% 30% 28% 28% 20% 20% 18% 18% 18%

Total water withdrawal

Million cubic metres

8.1 7.9 7.5 7.2 6.2 6.3 5.6 5.8 4.6

No water is withdrawn from other sources not detailed above.

1Where possible 2018 and 2019 are restated to include HP Pharr which was purchased in January 2020. This is to provide a like for like comparison.

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Energy

Energy
Energy: Renewables for a sustainable future
Indicator Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018
restated1
2019 2019
restated1
2020

Total energy used in operations

Million kWh

858 833 829 823 792 873 770 845 676

Energy intensity

kWh/kg produced

13.2 12.2 11.9 11.5 9.4 9.2 9.3 9.2 8.9

Non-renewable electricity used

%

31% 32% 30% 29% 29% 35% 31% 36% 35%

Natural gas used

%

33% 33% 35% 34% 33% 28% 31% 27% 29%

Oil used

%

11% 6% 6% 7% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4%

Coal used

%

0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Renewable energy used

%

25% 29% 29% 30% 32% 32% 32% 33% 31%

% Electricity covered by renewable certificates

%

- - - - - 4% - 5% 6%

1Where possible 2018 and 2019 are restated to include HP Pharr which was purchased in January 2020. This is to provide a like for like comparison.

For more information on our historical performance download our full data disclosure.

Effluent and Emissions

Effluent and Emissions
Effluent and Emissions: Working for a cleaner world
Indicator Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018
restated1
2019 2019
restated1
2020

% of water discharged as waste effluent

%

87% 80% 79% 77% 68% 69% 62% 62% 67%

Treated effluent discharge to surface water course

Million cubic metres

5.4 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.1 4.1 3.5 3.4 2.8

Effluent discharge to offsite treatment plant

Million cubic metres

1.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1

Total effluent discharge

Million cubic metres

7.0 6.6 6.4 6.2 5.3 5.3 4.6 4.7 3.9

No water is discharged to other destinations not covered above

Environmental prosecutions

No.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% effluent that is compliant with ZDHC

%

- - - - - - 63% - 74%

Investment in effluent treatment plants and technology

Million $

3.4 0.9 1.6 2.2 3.6 - 4.6 - 1.5

Total carbon footprint

Thousand tonnes CO2e

322 305 319 311 288 303 275 289 233

Scope 1 emissions footprint

Thousand tonnes CO2e

81.5 67.8 70.9 71.8 64.5 67.1 58.3 61.1 49.2

Scope 1 CO2 emissions

Tonnes CO2

- - - - - - - - 49,091

Scope 1 CH4 emissions

Tonnes CH4

- - - - - - - - 66

Scope 1 N2O emissions

Tonnes N2O

- - - - - - - - 41

Scope 2 emissions footprint (location based)

Thousand tonnes CO2e

240.4 237.6 247.6 238.8 223.9 236.2 216.4 228.3 184.3

Scope 2 CO2 emissions

Tonnes CO2

- - - - - - - - 183,308

Scope 2 CH4 emissions

Tonnes CH4

- - - - - - - - 139

Scope 2 N2O emissions

Tonnes N2O

- - - - - - - - 840

% scope 2 emissions covered by renewable certificates

%

- - - - - 4 - 5 6

Emissions volume intensity (location based)

CO2e kg/kg production

4.9 4.5 4.6 4.3 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1

Emissions value intensity (location based)

CO2e tonnes/$m sales

210 208 219 206 204 2002 198 1922 200

1Where possible 2018 and 2019 are restated to include HP Pharr which was purchased in January 2020. This is to provide a like for like comparison.

22018 and 2019 have been restated to include HP Pharr revenue

For more information on our historical performance download our full data disclosure.

Social

Social
Social: Safe and sustainable workplaces and communities
Indicator Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Permanent employee headcount

No. 19,204 18,985 19,079 19,419 18,239 17,725 17,943

Permanent employee average tenure

Years - - - - 10.3 11.1 10.3

Permanent employee turnover

%

- - - - - 25% 20%

Temporary employee headcount

No.

- - - - - - 3,163

% female permanent employees

%

40% 41% 40% 41% 39% 41% 42%

% female senior managers

%

19% 19% 21% 22% 23% 24% 23%

% female Board members

%

13% 11% 22% 30% 30% 33% 40%

Employee engagement score

%

81% 83% 83% 83% 83% N/A N/A

Safety training

Hours / employee - - - - 28 29 23

Sites accredited to OHSAS 18001

No. - - - - - 9 7

Sites accredited to ISO 45001

No. - - - - - 3 4

Near misses reported

No. - - - 1,583 1,485 1,900 1,320

Near miss reporting rate

No. / 100 FTE - - - 5.4 5.2 7.0 6.1

Hazards reported

No. - - - 33,112 41,583 39,471 35,083

Hazard reporting rate

No. / 100 FTE - - - 114 145 146 162

Improvement actions completed

No. - - - 36,014 41,034 46,377 39,689

Improvement actions completion rate

No. / 100 FTE - - - 124 143 172 183

Work related incident rate

Incidents / 100 FTE

- - 0.56 0.56 0.62 0.50 0.59

Number of recordable incidents

No. - - 163 163 178 134 128

Average lost days per incident

Days

- - 12 15 10 12 13

Total lost days from incidents

Days

- - 2,015 2,320 1,778 1,650 1,669

Work related fatalities

No.

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Health and safety prosecutions

No.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Commuting incident rate

Incidents / 100 FTE

- - - - 0.33 0.42 0.37

Number of commuting incidents

No.

- - - - 96 114 80

% workforce with 'Great Place to Work' or equivalent certification

% workforce.

- - - - - 19% 6%

Permanent employees subject to a collective agreement

%

- - - 38% 37% 43% 46%

Permanent employees that are members of a union

%

- - - 34% 38% 43% 47%

Diversity in employees

No. of nationalities

- - - 68 63 60 60

Diversity in senior managers

No. of nationalities

- - - 43 32 31 31

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Living Sustainably

Living Sustainably
Living Sustainably: Protecting our planet
Indicator Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018
restated1
2019 2019
restated1
2020

% premium polyester sales from recycled material

%

- - - - - - 2% - 13%

Total waste generated2

Tonnes

- - - - 12,232 24,092 12,450 25,401 17,610

Hazardous waste generated3

Tonnes

- - - - - 7,150 - 8,171 4.031

% total material waste

%

- - - - 9% 15% 9% 16% 14%

Reused or recycled waste

% of waste

- - - - 73% 73% 71% 69% 66%

% units sending zero waste to landfill

%

- - - - - - 67% 65% 47%

Total materials purchased by Coats

Tonnes

132,694 136,249 146,394 138,589 136,705 139,399 142,398 144,802 115,302

Process chemicals used

Tonnes

- - - - - 18,213 - 16,034 13,820

Packaging materials used

Tonnes

- - - - - 27,062 - 24,077 22,486

Materials used in Coats products

Tonnes

87,002 90,444 95,261 93,268 91,431 94,125 102,287 104,691 78,996

Textile fibres used in Coats products

Tonnes

- - - - - 89,329 - 99,880 74,942

Dyes and chemicals used in Coats products

Tonnes

- - - - - 4,796 - 4,811 4,054

1Where possible 2018 and 2019 are restated to include HP Pharr which was purchased in January 2020. This is to provide a like for like comparison.

2With the completion of the Coats Waste Catalogue additional waste elements have been added to the waste total, leading to a restatement of 2018 and 2019 numbers (in addition to the inclusion of HP Pharr).

3Hazardous waste includes all of the following categories: dyes, chemicals, solid and aqueous sludge, fuels, oils, toner cartridges, hazardous packaging waste, hazardous cleaning cloths, items containing CFCs, HCFCs & HFCs, batteries, inorganic waste, organic waste, laboratory waste, medical waste, construction materials containing asbestos, fluorescent tubes, paints, inks, adhesives, resins and electrical and electronic equipment.

For more information on our historical performance download our full data disclosure.

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