Responsible Care Performance Snapshot

Key Performance Measures Summary

​Measures 2007 ​2008 2009 ​2010 ​2011 2012
Occupational Safety
Away from Work Case Rate (AWCR) Employees​ ​0.14 ​0.03 ​0.11 ​0.04 ​0.12 ​0.08
Away from Work Case Rate (AWCR) Contractors​ ​0.08 ​0.07 ​0.34 ​0.09 ​0.08 ​0.15
Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) Employees​ ​0.53 ​0.90 ​0.78 ​0.87 ​0.52 ​0.66
Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) Contractors​ ​1.64 ​1.36 ​1.46 ​1.53 ​0.76 ​0.90
Process Safety
Number of Uncontrolled Process Fires1   ​4 ​  7   ​2   ​4   5 ​16
Transportation Safety
Number of Non-Accident Transportation Releases (NAR) of Hazardous Materials​   ​1   ​0 ​  2 ​  1   0​ ​  0
Environment
Number of Regulatory/Permit Exceedences​   ​4   ​5 ​  5   ​4 ​  6 ​  2
Hazardous Waste Disposed per Unit Quantity of Product manufactured (kg/tonne)2 ​0.10 ​0.15 ​0.13 ​0.06 ​0.09 ​0.08
Loss of Process Containment Incidents (Serious or Greater)3 ​  6 ​  3   ​1 ​  2 ​  2   ​0
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Released per Unit Quantity of Product manufactured (kg/tonne)​ ​0.25 ​0.28 ​0.37 ​0.26 ​0.22 ​  --
Direct Greenhouse Gases (CO2 equivalents) Released per Unit Quantity of product Manufactured (tonne/tonne)4 ​0.57 ​0.59 ​0.57 ​0.62 ​0.57   ​--

1 Process Fire - An unintended oxidation that occurs in a process area that produces flame or glowing embers, or evidence that this has occurred, such as charred or burned material.

Controlled Process Fire - The fire potential was anticipated and safeguards put in place to control/contain the fire should it occur, and the fire does not exceed the anticipated consequences, and there was no damage to equipment beyond the initiating failure, and there were no injuries to personnel resulting directly from the fire.

Uncontrolled Process Fire - Any process fire that cannot be classified as controlled.

2 Hazardous waste numbers are based on routine waste (wastes that are generated on-site on a regular basis as a result of normal plant operations and often tied to production rates).

3 Loss of Process Containment Incident: An unanticipated leak, spill or release of process material to the air, water, land or work environment that resulted or could have resulted in a process, safety or environmental incident

4 Production data includes the range of materials considered to be high value chemical (HVC) products. This includes the primary products and co-products for which chemical plant operation is generally optimized to produce, and these may be consumed in further processing or sold to third parties.

N/A = Not available as of date

In addition to these voluntarily reported metrics, we also participate in the American Chemistry Council's public reporting initiative. For further information on both NOVA Chemicals' and the U.S. chemical industry's performance, please visit http://responsiblecare.americanchemistry.com/Performance-Results.