Enerplus conducts its business in a way that ensures the health and safety of our workers, respects the environment and builds positive, long-term relationships in the community.

Our 2016 Sustainability Report

We are pleased to share our third Sustainability Report, summarizing our people, responsibility, business and performance in 2016.

At Enerplus, we are proud of what we do and how we do it. We care about being a trusted neighbour in the communities where we live and work. We believe the best way for us to earn that trust is by:

  •  leaving nothing to chance when it comes to keeping people safe;
  •  protecting the environment and operating responsibly; and
  •  treating stakeholders with respect and empowering them with knowledge.

 

We Care logo

We Care is more than just an idea or brand. We expect and empower our employees and contractors to demonstrate this thinking in all areas of their work. 


We Welcome Your Feedback

We welcome your thoughts, questions and feedback about our report. Click here to let us know what you think.


Your Opinion Matters

Tell us what economic, social and environmental topics matter to you by participating in this short, online survey. The results will be used to help inform our focus areas for sustainability.

View Our 2016 Report
Full 2016 Report

Our Sustainability Report summarizes our business, responsibility, people and performance in 2015. This report was prepared in accordance with the core indicators of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines and G4 Oil and Gas Sector Supplement (2013).

Materiality

The content of this report was determined through a 2015/16 materiality analysis to identify the areas of greatest interest to our stakeholders and of greatest relevance to our operations and business. We conducted a formal materiality survey, reviewed other sustainability and corporate social responsibility reports, considered disclosure guidance for the oil and gas sector, and obtained feedback from investor sustainability rating firms.

Data Tables

This report was prepared in accordance with the core indicators of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4  Guidelines and G4 Oil and Gas Sector Supplement (2013) and provides a four-year performance trend wherever possible.

GRI Content Index

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option

Read more about GRI

Full GRI Content Index

GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016
Organizational Profile (102-1 to 102-13)

GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
102-1 (G4-3) Name of the organization Enerplus Corporation
Enerplus.com
Financial Summary
pg.81
102-2 (G4-4) Activities, brands, products, and services About Enerplus - Page 2 Annual Information Form
pg.12 CDP Climate CC0.1 Introduction CDP Water W0.1 Introduction
102-3 (G4-5) Location of headquarters About Enerplus - Page 2
Operations
Annual Information Form
pg.12
102-4 (G4-6) Location of operations About Enerplus - Page 2
Operations
 
102-5 (G4-7) Ownership and legal form About Enerplus - Page 2  
102-6 (G4-8) Markets served About Enerplus - Page 2
Operations
 
102-7 (G4-9) NR0101-A Scale of the organization About Enerplus - Page 2 Human Resources Table Annual Information Form
pg.34
CDP Climate
CC0 Introduction
CDP Water
W0 Introduction
102-8 (G4-10) Information on employees and other workers

About Enerplus - Page 2

Human Resources Table

Annual Information Form
pg.34
102-9 (G4-12) Supply chain Supply Chain - Page 29
Doing Business with Us
 
102-10 (G4-13) Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Supply Chain - Page 29
Doing Business with Us
 
102-11 (G4-14) NR0101-21 Precautionary Principle or approach Risk Management - Page 27 Financial Summary
pg.29
CDP Climate
CC2 Strategy
CDP Climate
CC5 Climate Change
102-12 (G4-15) External initiatives Our Recognition
 
102-13 (G4-16) Membership of associations Our Industry Partners - Page 40
Our Industry Partners
 
Strategy (102-14 to 102-15)
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
102-14 (G4-1) Statement from senior decision-maker Message from our President & CEO - Page 4  
102-15 (G4-2) Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Risk Management - Page 27  
Ethics and Integrity (102-16 to 102-17)
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
102-16 (G4-56) Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Governance and Ethics - Page 28 Code of Business
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 28
102-17 (G4-57 and G4-58) Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Governance and Ethics Governance and Ethics - Page 28 Code of Business
Whistleblower Policy
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 28
Governance (102-18 to 102-39)
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
102-18 (G4-34) Governance structure Governance and Ethics - Page 28
Committee Charters
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 28
CDP Climate
CC1 Governance
102-19 (G4-35) Delegating authority Governance and Ethics - Page 28
Corporate Governance
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 26
CDP Climate
CC1 Governance
CDP Water
W6 Governance
102-20 (G4-36) Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Senior leadership positions whose roles include sustainability oversight:
  • Senior VP, Operations (directly reports to CEO)
  • Safety & Social Responsibility Board Committee (assists the Board with oversight and governance of the Corporation’s Safety and Social Responsibility (S&SR) policy, initiatives and performance).
  • Safety & Social Responsibility Steering Committee (Sub-committee of the Executive Leadership Team responsible for establishing S&SR strategy, policy, objectives and targets).
  • President, US Operations
  • VP, Canadian Operations
  • Manager, Safety & SocialResponsibility
Corporate Governance
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 29
CDP Climate
CC0 Introduction
CDP Water
W6 Governance
102-21 (G4-37) Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Corporate Governance
Safety & Social Responsibility
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 26
CDP Climate
CC0 Introduction
CDP Water
W6 Governance
102-22 (G4-38) Composition of the highest governance body and its committees   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-23 (G4-39) Chair of the highest governance body No  
102-24 (G4-40) Nominating and selecting the highest governance body   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 23
102-25 (G4-41) Conflicts of interest   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 17
102-26 (G4-42) Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy Corporate Governance
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-27 (G4-43) Collective knowledge of highest governance body

Governance and Ethics  - Page 28


Safety & Social Responsibility

Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-28 (G4-44) Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 24
102-29 (G4-45) Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts Governance and Ethics - Page 28
Corporate Governance
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-30 (G4-46) Effectiveness of risk management processes Risk Management - Page 27 Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-31 (G4-47) Review of economic, environmental, and social topics Risk Management - Page 27 Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-32 (G4-48) Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting The Safety & Social Responsibility (S&SR) Committee of the Board of Directors, and our Executive Leadership Team, including the CEO review and approve this report prior to publication.  
102-33 (G4-49) Communicating critical concerns   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 21
102-34 (G4-50) Nature and total number of critical concerns No critical concerns were communicated.  
102-35 (G4-51) Remuneration policies   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 90
102-36 (G4-52) Process for determining remuneration   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 53
102-37 (G4-53) Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration   Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 25
102-38 (G4-54) Annual total compensation ratio We do not publicly disclose this data.  
102-39 (G4-55) Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio We do not publicly disclose this data.  
Stakeholder Engagement (102-40 to 102-44)
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
102-40 (G4-24) List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14 Stakeholder Framework
Stakeholder Engagement
 
102-41 (G4-11) Collective bargaining agreements Human Resources Data Table  
102-42 (G4-25) Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14 Stakeholder Framework  
102-43 (G4-26) NR0101-14 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14 Stakeholder Framework  
102-44 (G4-27) Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Framework  
Reporting Practice (102-45 to 102-56)
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
102-45 (G4-17) Entities included in the consolidated financial statements   Annual Information Form
pg.9
102-46 (G4-18) Defining report content and topic Boundaries Page B  
102-47 (G4-19) List of material topics Page B  
102-48 (G4-22) Restatements of information All restatements are referenced in data table footnotes, where applicable.  
102-49 (G4-23) Changes in reporting There are no significant changes.  
102-50 (G4-28) Reporting period January 1 – December 2016  
102-51 (G4-29) Date of most recent report 2015 Sustainability Report  
102-52 (G4-30) Reporting cycle Annual Page A  
102-53 (G4-31) Contact point for questions regarding the report Sustainability@enerplus.com
 
102-54 (G4-32) Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. Page A  
102-55 (G4-32) GRI content index The GRI content is provided in this Content Index  
102-56 (G4-33) External assurance This report did not undergo external assurance.  
GRI 200: Economic Standard 2016
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Economic Performance - Page 26 Financial Summary
pg.1
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Economic Performance - Page 26 Financial Summary
pg.1
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Economic Performance - Page 26 Financial Summary
pg.1
201-1 (G4-EC1) Direct economic value generated and distributed Economic Data Table Financial Summary
pg.19,24,26,43,55
201-2 (G4-EC2) Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change We do not publicly disclose this data.  
201-3 (G4-EC3) Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans We do not publicly disclose this data.  
201-4 (G4-EC4) Financial assistance received from government We do not publicly disclose this data.  
GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Supply Chain - Page 29
Doing Business with Us
 
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Supply Chain - Page 29
Doing Business with Us
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Supply Chain - Page 29
Doing Business with Us
 
204-1 (G4-EC9) Proportion of spending on local suppliers Supply Chain - Page 29 Supply Chain Data Table
Doing Business with Us
 
GRI 205: Anti-Corruption 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
205-1 (G4-SO3) Operations assessed for risks related to corruption   Code of Business
Annual Information Form
pg.23
205-2 (G4-SO4) Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures   Code of Business
Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg.23
205-3 (G4-SO5) Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken No incidents of corruption were confirmed  
GRI 300: Environmental Standard 2016
GRI 302: Energy 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
302-1 (G4-EN3) Energy consumption within the organization Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
  CC11 Energy
302-2 (G4-EN4) Energy consumption outside of the organization We do not track energy consumption outside of the organization.  
302-3 (G4-EN5) Energy intensity Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
CC11. Energy CC12. Emissions Performance
302-4 (G4-EN6) Reduction of energy consumption   Annual Information Form
pg.32
CDP Climate
CC0 Introduction CC3 Targets and Initiatives
302-5 (G4-EN7) Reductions in energy requirements of products and services We do not track reductions in energy requirements of products and services.  
GRI 303: Water 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Water - Page 22
Water
Annual Information Form
pg.33
CDP Water
W1 Context W2 Procedures and Requirements W3 Water Risks W4 Water Opportunities W6 Governance & Strategy W8 Targets and Initiatives
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Water - Page 22
Water
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Water - Page 22
Water
 
303-1 (G4-EN8) NR0101-05 NR0101-06 Water withdrawal by source Water - Page 24 Environmental Data Table CDP Water
W1 Context
303-2 (G4-EN9) Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Water - Page 24 CDP Water
W2 Procedures and Requirements
303-3 (G4-EN10) Water recycled and reused Environmental Data Table Annual Information Form
pg. 40
CDP Water
W9 Managing Trade-offs
GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) NR0101-09 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Land and Biodiversity - Page 18
Land
 
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Land and Biodiversity - Page 18
Land
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Land and Biodiversity - Page 18
Land
 
304-1 (G4-EN11) NR0101-11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Land and Biodiversity - Page 18
Land
 
304-2 (G4-EN12) Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Land and Biodiversity - Page 18 Annual Information Form
pg. 40
304-3 (G4-EN13) Habitats protected or restored Land and Biodiversity - Page 18 Environment Data Table  
304-4 (G4-EN14) IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations Land and Biodiversity - Page 18  
GRI 305: Emissions 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Energy and Emissions - Page 21
Air
CDP Climate
  CC7 Emissions Methodology
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Energy and Emissions - Page 21
Air
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Energy and Emissions - Page 21
Air
 
305-1 (G4-EN15) NR0101-02 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Energy and Emissions - Page 21 Environmental Data Table Annual Information Form
pg. 33
CDP Climate
  CC7 Emissions Methodology CC8 Emissions Data CC9 Scope 1
305-2 (G4-EN16) Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Energy and Emissions - Page 21 Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
  CC7 Emissions Methodology CC8 Emissions Data CC10 Scope 2
305-3 (G4-EN17) Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
  CC8 Emissions Data CC14 Scope 3
305-4 (G4-EN18) GHG emissions intensity Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
  CC12 Emissions Performance
305-5 (G4-EN19) Reduction of GHG emissions Environmental Data Table CDP Climate
  CC3 Targets and Initiatives CC12 Emissions Performance
305-6 (G4-EN20) Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Enerplus does not emit Ozone-Depleting Substances (CFCs,HCFCs, Bromochlormethane) in its operations  
305-7 (G4-EN21) NR0101-04 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions Environmental Data Table  
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Environmental Release Performance – Page 20 Annual Information Form
pg. 32 and 40
Financial Summary
pg.27
CDP Water
W1 Context W2 Procedures and Requirements W3 Water Risks W4 Water Opportunities W6 Governance & Strategy W8 Targets and Initiatives
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Environmental Release Performance – Page 20  
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Environmental Release Performance – Page 20  
306-1 (G4-EN22) Water discharge by quality and destination Environment Data Table CDP Water
W1 Context
306-2 (G4-EN23) Waste by type and disposal method Environment Data Table  
306-3 (G4-EN24) NR0101-10 Significant spills Environmental Release Performance – Page 20 Environment Data Table  
306-4 (G4-EN25) Transport of hazardous waste We do not track transport of hazardous waste.  
306-5 (G4-EN26) Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff   CDP Water
W1 Context
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Regulatory Compliance - Page 30 Annual Information Form
pg.40
Financial Summary
pg.27
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Regulatory Compliance - Page 30  
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Regulatory Compliance - Page 30  
307-1 (G4-EN29) Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Regulatory Data Tables CDP Water
W7 Compliance
GRI 400: Social Standard 2016
GRI 401: Employment 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Employees – Page 10  
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Employees – Page 10  
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Employees – Page 10  
401-1 (G4-LA1) New employee hires and employee turnover Employees – Page 12 Human Resources Data Table  
401-2 (G4-LA2) Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Employees – Page 12 Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 71
401-3 (G4-LA3) Parental leave We do not publicly disclose this data  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
103-1 (G4-DMA) NR0101-19 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Safety – Page 6
Health & Safety
Annual Information Form
pg.32
103-2 (G4-DMA) The management approach of its components Safety – Page 6
Health & Safety
 
103-3 (G4-DMA) Evaluation of the management approach Safety – Page 6
Health & Safety
 
403-1 (G4-LA5) Workers representation in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees Safety – Page 6
Health & Safety
 
403-2 (G4-LA6) NR0101-17 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities Safety – Page 6 Safety Data Table Annual Information Form
pg.32
403-3 (G4-LA7) Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Safety Data Table Annual Information Form
pg.32
403-4 (G4-LA8) Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions We do not have local or global agreements with trade unions.  
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
404-1 (G4-LA9) Average hours of training per year per employee Human Resources Data Table  
404-2 (G4-LA10) Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Employees – Page 12  
404-3 (G4-LA11) Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Employees – Page 11  
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
405-1 (G4-LA12) Diversity of governance bodies and employees Human Resources Data Table Notice of Annual Meeting & Information Circular & Proxy Statement
pg. 22
405-2 (G4-LA13) Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men We do not publicly disclose this data.  
GRI 413: Local Communtiies2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
413-1-1 (G4-SO1) Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
413-2 (G4-SO2) Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
419-1 (G4-SO8) Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area We believe we are in compliance with all current government regulations and industry best practices in the U.S. and Canada.  
GRI G4: Oil and Gas Sector Disclosures
GRI Disclosure Number SASB CodeGRI Disclosure TitleLink or Direct AnswerOther Report Reference
G4-OG1 NR0101-22 Volume and type of estimated proved reserves and production Reserves & Resources
Financial Summary
pg.4
G4-OG2 Total amount invest in renewable energy   CDP Climate
  CC3 Targets and Initiatives CC11 Energy
G4-OG3 Total amount invest in renewable energy   CDP Climate
  CC3 Targets and Initiatives CC11 Energy
G4-OG4 Number and percentage of significant operating sites in which biodiversity risk has been assessed and monitored Land and Biodiversity - Page 18 Annual Information Form
pg. 40
G4-OG5 Volume and disposal of formation or produced water Environmental Data Table  
G4-OG7 Amount of drilling waste and strategies for treatment and disposal Environmental Data Table  
G4-OG9 Operations where indigenous communities are present or affected by activates and where specific engagement strategies are in place Stakeholder Engagement - Page 14
Stakeholder Engagement
 
G4-OG10 Number and description of significate disputes with local communities and indigenous peoples    
G4-OG11 Number of sites that have been decommissioned and sites that are in the process of being decommissioned Land and Biodiversity - Page 18 Environmental Data Table  
  • 3000 Dome Tower, 333 7 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 2Z1
  • Phone (403) 298-2200
    Fax (403) 298-2211
  • Sitemap
    Legal Notice
Emergency Number 1-877-576-5636
Last Updated: September 5, 2017
© Copyright 2011 Enerplus Corp.