Coats

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Performance data

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

Our Communities

Our Communities
Our Communities 2016 2017

Number of completed Community Engagement Plans (CEPs)

138 140

Percentage of Coats' units participating in CEPs

81% 85%

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

Our Environment

Our Environment
Our Environment 2016 2017

Percentage of water discharged as waste effluent

79% 77%

Total greenhouse gas emissions (thousand tonnes CO2e)

319 311

Greenhouse gases emitted per unit of production (kg per kg dyed product)

4.6 4.3

Emission intensity (tonnes CO2e/$m sales))

219 206

Environmental prosecutions

0 0

Our Manufacturing

Our Manufacturing
Our Manufacturing 2016 2017
Total materials purchased by Coats (tonnes) 146,394 138,589
Materials used in Coats products (tonnes) 95,261 93,268

Materials purchased from non-renewable sources (tonnes)

123,915 115,564

Total energy used to manufacture Coats products (million kWh)

829 823
Electricity used (%) 30% 29%
Natural gas used (%) 35% 34%
Oil used (%) 6% 7%
Coal used (%) 0% 0%
Other fuels used (%) 29% 30%

Energy used per unit of production (kWh per kg dyed product)

11.9 11.5
 

Total renewable energy used (%)

28.6% 28.5%

Volume of water used to manufacture Coats products (million cubic metres).

8.2 8.0
Municipal supply (%) 38% 39%
Ground water source (%) 26% 24%
Natural watercourses and reservoirs (%) 28% 27%
Other (%) 8% 11%

Water used per unit of production (litres per kg dyed product)

118 112

Percentage of packaging made from recycled materials

58% 57%
Total waste generated (tonnes) - 7,538

Waste material generated as a proportion of the raw materials used in manufacturing (%)

4.5% 8.1%

Our Partners

Our Partners
Our Partners 2016 2017

Economic value distributed to suppliers as a proportion of value generated (%)

63% 63%

Percentage of suppliers that have been informed about our supplier code

- 97%

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

Our People

Our people
Our People 2016 2017
Total headcount (no.)* 19,079 19,442
Females - all employees (%)* 40.2% 40.8%
Females - senior management positions(%)* 21.1% 21.5%
Females - plc Board* 22.2% 30%
Nationalities in global leadership team (no.)* 23 24
Nationalities at senior management level (no.)* 43 43
Employee engagement participation rate (%) 97% 99%
Employee engagement score (%) 83% 83%
Incident rate (no. of injuries per 100 FTE) 0.56 0.55
Lost days caused by work related accidents 2,015 2,320
Average lost days per recordable incident 12.4 14.4
Work-related fatalities (no.) 0 1
H&S prosecutions (no.) 0 0
Permanent employees subject to a collective agreement (%) - 46%
Permanent employees that are members of a union (%) - 34%

Our Products

Our Products
Our Products 2016 2017

Number of different colours dyed (thousand)

162 171

Number of dye batches produced (million)

3.7 3.9

Our Standards

Our Standards
Our Standards 2016 2017

Senior employees and those with externally facing roles who have now successfully completed training in ethics, bribery and corruption, and competition (headcount)

4,500+ 4,500+
 

Number of employees think that Coats is a socially and environmentally responsible company

92% 92%

Number of employees that feel that our senior leaders are committed to ethical business practices and conduct

90% 89%