Sustainability Reporting

GRI CORE INDEX

Jan 2019 – Dec 2019

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GRI Standard Disclosure Location/Information
(Page numbers and/or URL)
Omission
General Disclosures
GRI 102:
General Disclosures 2016
Organisational profile

102-1 Name of the organisation

Serica Energy plc

 

102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services

2019 Annual Report and Accounts Highlights section (pages 1-9)

 

102-3 Location of headquarters

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

 

102-4 Location of operations

https://www.serica-energy.com/asset-portfolio

 

102-5 Ownership and legal form

Serica Energy plc

 

102-6 Markets served

UK Energy Market - This is described in the Serica Energy ESG Report under the About Our Company and Operations Section, page 4

 

102-7 Scale of the organisation

Serica Energy currently has 148 employees
2019 Annual Report and Accounts (pages 61-74)

 

102-8 Information on employees
and other workers

Serica currently has 148 employees and 29 contractors comprising:

  • 158 male and 19 female workers.
  • Of our 29 contractors, 27 are working in the UK and 2 are working in Namibia.
  • Of our employees, 147 are full time and one is part time.

Like many independent oil and gas companies, Serica utilises fixed term contractors to provide support to our operational activities. The mix of employees and contractors in operational roles is balanced to ensure that it is in the best interests of the business and has the resilience to respond to all operational challenges.

This number remains relatively constant and will depend on operational activity.

If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.

Data is collected from the Human Resources record of employees and direct contractors

 

102-9 Supply chain

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Partnerships to Achieve Goals Section, page 38

 

102-10 Significant changes to the organisation and its supply chain

There are no specific changes for the purposes of GRI as this is Serica Energy's first year of reporting

 

102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach

A description of our approach to managing risk is provided in the Corporate Governance section of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 36-60)

This is also described in the Serica Energy ESG Report in the following sections:

  • Climate Action, pages 14 to 17
  • Responsible Consumption &  Production, page 18 to 20
  • Life Below Water, pages 23 and 24

 

102-12 External initiatives

Serica aligns and recognises the following external initiatives in
relation to our operations:

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • The OSPAR Convention
  • OSPAR Recommendation 2003/5
  • ISO Standard 14001
  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 

102-13 Membership of associations

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Partnerships to Achieve Goals Section, pages 38 and 39

 

Strategy

102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker

CEO's Introduction to ESG Report. This can be viewed in the Serica Energy ESG Report, Welcome page 3

 

Ethics and integrity    

102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of Serica Energy's Annual Report and Accounts 2019 (pages 26-74)

Detail is provided in the Serica Energy Code of Business Conduct.

 

Governance

 

 

102-18 Governance structure

A description of the Corporate Governance structure of the organisation can be found in the Corporate Governance Statement of the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts, page 40

 

Stakeholder engagement

102-40 List of stakeholder groups

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Section, page 6

 

102-41 Collective bargaining agreements

There are currently no collective bargaining agreements in place for the Serica workforce

 

102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Section, page 6 

 

102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Section, page 6 

 

102-44 Key topics and concerns raised

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Section, page 7

 

Reporting practice

102-45 Entities included in the
consolidated financial statements

The entities included are described in the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 61-74)

 

102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries

Serica has detailed its approach to determining which topics are material in the ESG Report Materiality Assessment, pages 8 to 10. For each material topic, the management approach is detailed and linked in either this document or to our published, public reports

 

102-47 List of material topics

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

102-48 Restatements of information

There have been no previous reports prior to this one so no data is required to be restated

Data is presented in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report in Appendix 2 of Serica's Data Book, pages 43 and 44

 

102-49 Changes in reporting

None to report as this is the first year of GRI Reporting

 

102-50 Reporting period

The reporting period will be January to December

 

102-51 Date of most recent report

23rd April 2020

 

102-52 Reporting cycle

The reporting cycle is annual

 

102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report

The contact point for questions regarding this report will be oliver.lever@serica-energy.com

 

102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

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

 

102-55 GRI content index

This document is published on the Serica Energy plc website

 

102-56 External assurance

External assurance of the Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts is provided by our auditors on an annual basis

There is currently no external assurance of the ESG Report

 

GRI Standard Disclosure Location/Information
(Page numbers and/or URL)
Omission
Economic Performance

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report section of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Independent Auditors sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-69)

No
omission

GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016

201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

As a Public Limited Company, Serica Energy is required to disclose financial information in line with the requirements of the London Stock Exchange. The Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts 2019 provides the information required to align with the aspects of GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016 deemed material to the organisation. The requirement to report economic value generated and distributed at a country, regional or market level is not significant as all of Serica Energy’s operations are currently undertaken in the UK. The Namibia business does not justify reporting on this level as it is not deemed to be significant due to the
very limited size and financial value of the entity.

 

201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Serica has estimated the financial implications of responding to climate change by producing a cost associated with the following:

  • Producing and acquiring emissions and environmental permits
  • Time spent by personnel working on climate-related issues
  • Participating in industry initiatives related to climate change
  • Energy efficiency and benchmarking commitments
  • Our ESG activities

In 2019 the total for these costs is estimated to be £300,000

 

201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

Do not report - Not material

 

201-4 Financial assistance received from government

Do not report - Not material

 

Market Presence

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

No
omission

GRI 202: Market Presence 2016

202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

Do not report - Not material

 

202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

Do not report - Not material

No
omission

Indirect Economic Impacts

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)
Detail is provided in the Serica Energy Code of Business Conduct

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Independent Auditors sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)

No
omission

GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported

Do not report - Not material

 

203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Decent Work & Economic Growth Section, pages 30 and 31

 

Procurement Practices         

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)
Detail is provided in the Serica Energy Code of Business Conduct

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Decent Work and Economic Growth Section, pages 30 and 31

No
omission

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers

In 2019 Serica's local spend amounted to 96.49% of it's total spend.
Local suppliers are classified as those within the UK

 

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)
Detail is provided in the Serica Energy Code of Business Conduct

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Decent Work and Economic Growth Section, pages 30 and 31

No
omission

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Decent Work and Economic Growth Section, pages 30 and 31

 

Anti-Corruption                 
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)
Detail is provided in the Serica Energy Code of Business Conduct This is also described in Serica Energy's Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy is owned by the Board of Directors and is regularly reviewed and updated as required

No
omission

GRI 205: Anti-Corruption 2016

205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Risks related to corruption are assessed by Serica Energy as described in the Corporate Governance section of the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts. As such, Serica considers all its operational activities to have been assessed for risks related to corruption. Given the controls
and oversight in place through the PLC board, Corporate Governance commitments and management systems, Serica does not consider there to be a significant risk of corruption in its current operations

 

205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

All six members representing 100% of Serica Energy’s Board of Directors have had the Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy communicated to them.

Similarly, 139, representing 94% of Serica Energy’s employees had conducted the Company's Business Code of Conduct e-learning training which includes modules on Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy by the close of 2019. Business Code of Conduct training is a mandatory requirement for those joining the Company. Those who had not completed the training at the close of 2019 will be scheduled to do so.

All business partners, contractors and vendors are required as part of their contractual Terms and Conditions to comply with Serica's Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programme as if it applied mutatis mutandis to the contractor

 

205-3 Confirmed incidents of
corruption and actions taken

There have been no reported or confirmed instances of corruption in Serica Energy plc

 

Anti-Competitive Behaviour

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Corporate Governance and Financial Report sections of the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (pages 26-60)

Serica’s contractor assessment and management process complies with all European and UK legislative requirements relating to non-competitive behaviour and worker rights. Serica aligns with Oil and Gas UK and FPAL industry contractor assessment and selection initiatives

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

The Code of Business Conduct is covered by the Serica document management control process and is reviewed and updated on a routine basis or in line with organisational changes and developments

No
omission

GRI 206: Anti-Competitive
Behaviour 2016

206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

There are no legal actions pending and none have been completed during 2019 relating to anti-competitive behaviour or violations of anti-trust and monopoly legislation

 

GRI Standard Disclosure Location/Information
(Page numbers and/or URL)
Omission
Materials

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 301: Materials 2016

 

 

301-1 Materials used by weight or volume

Do not report - Not material

 

301-2 Recycled input materials used

Do not report - Not material

 

301-3 Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

Do not report - Not material

 

Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Responsible Production and Consumption Section, page 18

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Climate Action Section, pages 14 to 16

No
omission

GRI 302: Energy 2016

 

 

302-1 Energy consumption within the organisation

Energy is consumed by the organisation in its offices onshore and on its offshore installations. Onshore energy is provided to the buildings and associated facilities by the local municipal supplier. In 2019 an estimated £1,200 was spent on electricity supply for Serica's main offices in London and Aberdeen. This equates to approximately 8,571 Kw/h

Offshore, fuel gas is predominantly utilised to produce energy to support production, compression and life support systems. This gas use is metered, reported and energy use calculated. For 2019 the energy use from fuel gas offshore was 3,366 TJ

Energy use from fuel gas is tracked in accordance with the statutory requirements of the EU ETS

 

302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organisation

Do not report - Not material

 

302-3 Energy intensity

Do not report - Not material

 

302-4 Reduction of energy
consumption

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Responsible Consumption & Production Section, page 18

 

302-5 Reductions in energy
requirements of products and services

Do not report - Not material

 

Water and Effluents

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018

 

 

 

 

303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource

Do not report - Not material

 

303-2 Management of water
discharge-related impacts

Do not report - Not material

 

303-3 Water withdrawal

Do not report - Not material

 

303-4 Water discharge

Do not report - Not material

 

303-5 Water consumption

Do not report - Not material

 

Biodiversity

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Responsible Consumption & Production Section, page 18

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

All activities likely to result in an environmental impact require regulatory approval. Serica is bound by UKCS legislation and its licensing, permitting and consenting requirements. Serica's environmental performance is audited annually by OPRED to ensure compliance with these regulations. This process includes the survey of the physical and ecological environment in which we operate and the mitigation of impacts at individual and species levels to ensure impacts to local and regional biodiversity are reduced to ALARP

No
omission

GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016

304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Do not report - Not material

 

304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

Do not report - Not material

 

304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Do not report - Not material

 

304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

A key component of the UKCS licensing, consenting and permitting process is the EIA process. Impacts are examined in EIA's accompanying permit and license applications. Serica operates in full compliance with these requirements and all information on IUCN Red List species with the potential to be impacted by Serica operations is available within these reports

 

Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Serica has procedures and processes for managing the approach to emissions in the OMS. These management system documents cover all aspects of emissions from the reduction of emissions through to the monitoring, calculation and reporting of emissions

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Evaluation of this approach is established through periodic review of the OMS as well as internal and external audit and assurance activities. Management of compliance is tracked through returns and reports to EEMS and ETSWAP, these reports and returns are verified through regulator inspection. This is described in the ESG Report - Climate Action, Section, pages 14 to 16

No
omission

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG
emissions

Data is presented in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report in Appendix 2 - Serica's Data Book, pages 43 and 44

 

305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Do not report - Not material

 

305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Do not report - Not material

 

305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Do not report - Not material

 

305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Do not report - Not material

 

305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Do not report - Not material

 

305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulphur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

Do not report - Not material

 

Effluents and Waste

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Waste management is controlled by processes described in the OMS by competent in-house specialists who ensure that all applicable environmental regulations and industry requirements are understood and that organisational knowledge is up to date. Where applicable, they are supported by specialist consultancies. Waste management activities comply with all applicable legislation

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This approach is evaluated through periodic review of the OMS and verification of the environmental elements to the principles of ISO 14001. In addition, Serica is subject to regular inspections and assurance activities by OPRED, the offshore environmental regulator.

No
omission

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016

 

 

 

 

306-1 Water discharge by quality and destination

Data is presented in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report in Appendix 2 - Serica's Data Book, pages 43 and 44

 

306-2 Waste by type and disposal method

Data is presented in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report in Appendix 2 - Serica's Data Book, pages 43 and 44

 

306-3 Significant spills

Data is presented in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report in Appendix 2 - Serica's Data Book, pages 43 and 44

 

306-4 Transport of hazardous waste

Do not report - Not material

 

306-5 Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

Do not report - Not material

 

Environmental Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Life Below Water Section, pages 23 and 24

Environmental compliance is managed via the OMS by competent in-house specialists and advisors who ensure that all applicable environmental regulations and industry requirements are understood and that organisational knowledge is up to date. Where applicable, they are supported by specialist consultancies

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

This approach is evaluated through periodic review of the OMS and verification of the environmental elements to the principles of ISO 14001. In addition, Serica is subject to regular inspections and assurance activities by BEIS, the offshore environmental regulator

No
omission

GRI 307: Environmental
Compliance 2016

307-1 Non-compliance with
environmental laws and regulations

This is presented in the ESG Report - Climate Action, pages 14 to 16 (EU ETS, Vent Consent and Flare Consent non-compliances) and ESG Report Life Below Water (PON1s), pages 23 and 24

 

Supplier Environmental Assessment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

 

308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

Do not report - Not material

 

308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI Standard Disclosure Location/Information
(Page numbers and/or URL)
Omission

Employment

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Decent Work & Economic Growth section, pages 30 and 31

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

The employment related policies and procedures are reviewed and updated regularly. This ensures full, ongoing compliance with UK and European employment law

No
omission

GRI 401: Employment 2016

 

 

401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

22 new employees were hired in 2019 in the UK region. This represents a rate of 14%

Nine employees left during the same reporting period, representing a rate of 6%

 

401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

Do not report - Not material

 

401-3 Parental leave

All male and female employees (148 total, 14 female) are entitled to parental leave. During the reporting period, 0 females and 11 males took either unpaid parental leave or paid paternity leave. All employees returned to work in the reporting period after parental leave ended.

This will be continually monitored to determine the total number of employees returning to work after parental leave who are still employed 12 months later, by gender. Current return to work retention rates based on operational data to date is therefore 100%

 

Labour/Management Relations
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 402: Labour/Management Relations 2016

402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

Do not report - Not material

 

Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Serica's commitment to the prioritisation of Occupational Health and Safety is provided in the Serica Corporate and Social Responsibility Section of the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts (page 57)

The approach to the management of occupational health and safety is also described in Appendix 1 of the ESG Report, How we Manage our Operations, page 42. In addition, the Decent Work & Economic Growth Section (pages 30 and 31) also contains information relating to the management of Occupational Health and Safety

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the
management approach

OMS documents are reviewed and updated in accordance with the review cycle of each specific document, these can vary depending on the type and nature of the document. Documents will also be updated out of cycle as and when operational changes dictate. There is a statutory requirement to ensure that occupational health and safety management is owned at the highest level of the organisation, and to that end the CEO signs off on all occupational health and safety policies.

The application and effectiveness of the OMS is reviewed during the annual management review. Occupational health and safety management is demonstrably owned at the highest level of the organisation by the CEO's signature and ownership of the HSEQ Policy.

Reporting and data on occupational health and safety is reviewed by the Board and targets are set annually

Audit and assurance of the OMS is undertaken both internally and externally by the Health and Safety Executive

No
omission

GRI 403: Occupational Health
and Safety 2018

403-1 Occupational health and safety management system

The Serica Occupational Health Management System consists of a series of policy, procedure and practice documents some of which are listed below:

  • Noise Risk Management - SER-UK-PRA-3.4-1001
  • Health Surveillance -SER-UK-PRO-3.4-1002
  • Fitness to Work Procedure - SER-UK-PRO-3.4-1001
  • Fatigue Management - SER-UK-PRO-3.4-1006
  • Radiation Policy - SER-UK-POL-3.4-1002
  • Process for Managing Asbestos Containing Materials - SER-UK-3.4-0002
    Manual Handling Operations - SER-UK-PRO-3.4-1009
  • Potable Water Quality and Legionella Risk Management - SER-UK-
    PRO-3.4-1003

 

403-2 Hazard identification,
risk assessment, and incident investigation

Occupational Health and Safety Risk is managed in accordance with the Serica Risk Management Policy - SEUK-POL-3.1-001. The policy is supported by a number of procedures which describe specific risk management processes such as HAZOP, HAZID, LOPA, Control of Work etc. Reporting and investigation procedures are also mentioned in Our OMS, Appendix One, on page 42 of this report. There are two separate procedures within the Serica OMS, these procedures are as follows:

  • Incident Reporting Procedure SEUK-PRO-4.4-003
  • Incident Investigation Procedure SEUK-PRO-4.4-0001

 

403-3 Occupational health services

Serica provides 24-hour medical cover for its offshore installations via the provision of qualified medics. Personnel requiring medical attention can be treated and triaged offshore and, if required, dedicated helicopter transfer can be arranged to medivac them to a suitable onshore facility. Serica provides this support to all personnel working on our offshore assets regardless of whether they are staff or contractors

All staff are automatically enrolled in a Private Medical Insurance scheme on joining the Company. Continued membership is then discretionary on the part of individual staff members. Serica covers the cost for the employee. Employees can then choose to add family members to the policy via salary exchange at a competitive rate

All staff joining Serica are entitled to a free BUPA health check up, this is on top of a placement assessment for employees based onshore. Those working offshore all undergo a mandatory Offshore Medical as outlined in our Serica Fitness to Work Procedure SER-UK-PRO-3.4-1001

 

403-4 Worker participation,
consultation, and communication
on occupational health and safety

Serica complies with the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989

In addition, Serica operates a behavioural based safety system on all offshore installations which enables any personnel to raise concerns or observations, both positive and negative, relating to health, safety and environmental performance

Serica has an HSE Sub Committee which consists of the CEO, VP Ops
and non executive directors

The Aberdeen office holds regular HSEQ meetings to ensure onshore staff are engaged in our HSEQ efforts

 

403-5 Worker training on
occupational health and safety

Safety training has been identified for key offshore and onshore positions and is implemented and tracked as part of our OMS.

Training plans are based on legal requirements, industry best practice and risk assessment

 

403-6 Promotion of worker health

Serica provides private medical insurance for all employees.

In addition, we have mental health first aiders and promote monthly health campaigns. In 2020 we have signed up for RigRun, an industry based initiative which encourages personnel to participate in exercise through cross asset competition: http://www.rigrun.org/ Serica has also run a healthy eating campaign offshore in 2019 and ensures a balanced and nutritious diet is available in the Platform's galley

 

403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Serica is a non-operating partner in a number of UKCS production operations. Through our Joint Venture relationships we ensure that occupational health and safety remains a formal agenda item and that performance is monitored and reported regularly. Serica has influence within all our partners and can raise concerns relating to health and safety both within these relationships and externally with the appropriate regulator if required

 

403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

All Serica employees onshore and offshore are covered under the Serica Occupational Health and Safety Policy

 

403-9 Work-related injuries

In 2019, 26 work-related injuries were recorded. Of these injuries two were non reportable and four required no treatment. Thirteen were first aid cases,  three resulted in days away from work, three were restricted work injuries, and one was a reportable medical treatment injury

 

403-10 Work-related ill health

There were no instances of work-related ill health in Serica Energy in 2019

 

Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the
Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

The Serica TMS (Training Management System) is provided for managing training courses and certifications. All employees have a training matrix assigned to their role and TMS monitors their compliance with that training matrix. TMS sends reminders of courses that are expiring and employees are able to book their courses via the application

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Serica have a Training and Development policy and Further Education policy which are located in BMS. There is a Competency Architecture policy and Staff Competence Assurance procedure located in OMS.

The policies and procedures are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. These documents ensure full, ongoing compliance with UK and European Employment law. Information is provided in Section 7 - Decent Work and Economic Growth of the ESG Report (pages 30 and 31)

No
omission

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016

404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

Do not report - Not material

 

404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes

Do not report - Not material

 

404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Serica has a formal employee appraisal system which encompasses the setting of career development objectives. These objectives are agreed with the employee by their Line Manager at the start of the year, reviewed mid-year and assessed at the end of the year to determine the progress made. This process is independently verified out-with the reporting line to ensure it is applied consistently across the organisation. 100% of employees receive an annual appraisal

 

Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This is described in the Serica Energy 2019 ESG Report under the
Materiality Assessment Section (GRI Materiality Table, pages 8 to 10)

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Serica's approach to the management of Diversity and Equal Opportunity is described in the 2019 Serica Energy Annual Report and Accounts (page 57)

The Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy (SEPLC-BMS-HR-POL-0002) describes how Serica is committed to Diversity and Equal Opportunity across its operations

No
omission

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

The Board oversees the Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy and ensures it is applied consistently and fairly

No
omission

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016

405-1 Diversity of governance
bodies and employees

Board of Directors (Governance Body) - 100% male, 0% female; 0% under 30, 0% 30-50, 100% over 50. 2020 Board of Directors 86% male, 14% female

Employees - 91% male, 9% female; 11% under 30, 67% 30-50, 22% over 50

 

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

Do not report - Not material

 

Non-discrimination
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 406: Non-discrimination
2016

406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

Do not report - Not material

 

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

 

 

 

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

407-1 Operations and suppliers
in which the right to freedom
of association and collective
bargaining may be at risk

Do not report - Not material

 

Child Labour
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 408: Child Labour 2016

408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labour

Do not report - Not material

 

Forced or Compulsory Labour

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

 

 

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labour 2016

409-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour

Do not report - Not material

 

Security Practices
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 410: Security Practices 2016

410-1 Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

Do not report - Not material

 

Rights of Indigenous Peoples
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016

411-1 Incidents of violations
involving rights of indigenous peoples

Do not report - Not material

 

Human Rights Assessment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 412: Human Rights
Assessment 2016

412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Do not report - Not material

 

412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Do not report - Not material

 

412-3 Significant investment
agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

Do not report - Not material

 

Local Communities
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 413: Local Communities
2016

413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes

Do not report - Not material

 

413-2 Operations with significant
actual and potential negative
impacts on local communities

Do not report - Not material

 

Supplier Social Assessment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 414: Supplier Social
Assessment 2016

414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

Do not report - Not material

 

414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Do not report - Not material

 

Public Policy
GRI 103: Management
Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016

415-1 Political contributions

Do not report - Not material

 

Customer Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016

 

416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Do not report - Not material

 

416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

Do not report - Not material

 

Marketing and Labelling
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 417: Marketing and Labelling 2016

417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labelling

Do not report - Not material

 

417-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labelling

Do not report - Not material

 

417-3 Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing
communications

Do not report - Not material

 

Customer Privacy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016

418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

Do not report - Not material

 

Socioeconomic Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Do not report - Not material

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Do not report - Not material

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Do not report - Not material

 

GRI 419: Socioeconomic
Compliance 2016

419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

Do not report - Not material

 

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