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ESG 2019 Annual Report

By the Numbers

Sustainability Metrics

EEI-AGA ESG/Sustainability Metrics

DISCLAIMER: The standards of measurement and performance as well as any goals disclosed in this report are based on various assumptions made in good faith at the time of publication and are not guarantees or promises of actual future performance and should not be construed as a characterization regarding the materiality or financial impact of that information. For a discussion of information that is material to SJI, please see our Annual Report or Form 10-K.‚Äč

* Waste information is from all division locations except for ETG New Village / Flemington as they weren't available at time of report
** numbers include intern population

Totals

Measurement 2019 2018 2017 2016 Baseline 2011
Utility System Emissions (in Metric Tons)
Direct CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 1 128,384 142,763 135,185 161,466 233,238
Product-Supplied CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 3 (partial) 5,024,549 5,130,336 4,863,376 5,092,375 5,260,258
CO2 1,888 1,991 1,562 4,776 3,113
Methane 5,060 5,631 5,345 6,267 9,205
Nitrous Oxide 0.0030 0.0040 0.0030 0.0130 0.0050
 
Methane Emissions and Migration from Distribution Mains
Number of Gas Distribution Customers 701,114 691,448 681,857 671,197 -
Distribution Mains in Service 10,186 10,049 10,133 10,057 9,375
Plastic (miles) 6,934 6,558 6,311 5,984 4,493
Cathodically Protected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 2,805 2,897 2,826 2,869 2,956
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 89 151 467 572 957
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron - without upgrades (miles) 338 418 504 607 938
Ductile Iron (miles) 20 24 24 24 31
Copper 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
 
Plan/Commitment to Replace/Upgrade Remaining Miles of Distribution Mains (# years to complete)
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated 3 SJG; 6 ETG 4 4 5 -
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron 3 SJG; 6 ETG 4 4 5 -
 
Distribution CO2e Fugitive Emissions
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 126,495 140,769 133,621 156,685 230,122
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Infrastructure (Pipeline Main & Services), includes ductile iron for ETG 127,058 142,011 135,709 158,547 230,215
Percent Reduction from 2006 to each year 53% 47% 50% 41% 14%
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 5,060 5,631 5,345 6,267 9,205
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (MMSCF/year) 264 293 278 326 479
Annual Natural Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in thousands of standard cubic feet (Mscf/year) 104,026,451 106,151,779 100,934,568 106,042,435 97,378,324
Annual Methane Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in millions of standard cubic feet (MMscf/year) 98,825 100,844 95,888 100,740 92,509
Fugitive Methane Emissions Rate (Percent MMscf of Methane Emissions per MMscf of Methane Throughput) % 0.27% 0.29% 0.29% 0.32% 0.52%
 
Excess Flow Valve Installation Program
Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) 238,922 209,168 244,115 214,557 -
Total Number of Services 557,264 549,499 619,037 611,904 -
% EFVs to total Services 43% 38% 39% 35% -
EFVs Methane Emissions Reduction, Mcf 109,221 95,620 111,595 98,083 -
 
Tons of Municipal Waste, Landfilled* 365 421 283 250 -
Tons of Municipal Waste, Recycled* 798 614 705 864 -
% Recycled* 69% 59% 71% 78% -

South Jersey Gas

Measurement 2019 2018 2017 2016 Baseline 2011
Utility System Emissions (in Metric Tons)
Direct CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 1 69,899 74,436 58,469 76,227 135,230
Product-Supplied CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 3 (partial) 2,491,760 2,575,648 2,345,926 2,371,043 2,591,032
CO2 1,388 1,502 1,170 1,654 2,067
Methane 2,740 2,917 2,292 2,983 5,326
Nitrous Oxide 0.0020 0.0030 0.0020 0.0030 0.0040
 
Methane Emissions and Migration from Distribution Mains
Number of Gas Distribution Customers 397,090 391,092 383,633 377,625 -
Distribution Mains in Service 6,830 6,697 6,791 6,738 6,144
Plastic (miles) 4,987 4,706 4,533 4,273 3,030
Cathodically Protected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 1,760 1,845 1,781 1,825 1,923
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 83 145 460 564 955
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron - without upgrades (miles) 0 1 17 76 236
Ductile Iron (miles) 0 0 0 0 0
Copper 0 0 0 0 0
 
Plan/Commitment to Replace/Upgrade Remaining Miles of Distribution Mains (# years to complete)
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated 3 4 4 5 -
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron 3 4 4 5 -
 
Distribution CO2e Fugitive Emissions
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 68,509 72,933 57,299 74,571 133,161
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Infrastructure (Pipeline Main & Services), includes ductile iron for ETG 67,582 72,023 57,316 74,405 131,137
Percent Reduction from 2006 to each year 55% 52% 62% 50% 13%
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 2,740 2,917 2,292 2,983 5,326
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (MMSCF/year) 143 152 119 155 277
Annual Natural Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in thousands of standard cubic feet (Mscf/year) 54,496,700 55,690,815 51,422,903 52,691,248 45,164,947
Annual Methane Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in millions of standard cubic feet (MMscf/year) 51,772 52,906 48,852 50,057 42,907
Fugitive Methane Emissions Rate (Percent MMscf of Methane Emissions per MMscf of Methane Throughput) % 0.28% 0.29% 0.24% 0.31% 0.65%
 
Excess Flow Valve Installation Program
Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) 144,299 125,762 170,496 150,501 -
Total Number of Services 322,000 315,475 386,508 381,217 -
% EFVs to total Services 45% 40% 44% 39% -
EFVs Methane Emissions Reduction, Mcf 65,965 57,491 77,941 68,800 -
 
Tons of Municipal Waste, Landfilled* 236 275 274 241 -
Tons of Municipal Waste, Recycled* 717 527 705 864 -
% Recycled* 75% 66% 72% 78% -

Elizabethtown Gas

Measurement 2019 2018 2017 2016 Baseline 2011
Utility System Emissions (in Metric Tons)
Direct CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 1 57,862 67,798 76,189 84,724 97,511
Product-Supplied CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 3 (partial) 2,464,394 2,489,002 2,457,084 2,661,338 2,608,759
CO2 499 489 392 3,121 1,046
Methane 2,295 2,692 3,032 3,264 3,859
Nitrous Oxide 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0100 0.0010
 
Methane Emissions and Migration from Distribution Mains
Number of Gas Distribution Customers 297,191 293,672 291,504 286,905 -
Distribution Mains in Service 3,251 3,246 3,237 3,216 3,133
Plastic (miles) 1,873 1,778 1,704 1,639 1,434
Cathodically Protected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 1,014 1,020 1,014 1,013 1,033
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 6 6 7 8 2
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron - without upgrades (miles) 338 417 487 531 634
Ductile Iron (miles) 20 24 24 24 31
Copper 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
 
Plan/Commitment to Replace/Upgrade Remaining Miles of Distribution Mains (# years to complete)
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated 6 - - - -
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron 6 - - - -
 
Distribution CO2e Fugitive Emissions
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 57,363 67,309 75,797 81,599 96,464
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Infrastructure (Pipeline Main & Services), includes ductile iron for ETG 59,476 69,988 78,393 84,142 99,078
Percent Reduction from 2006 to each year 50% 41% 34% 29% 17%
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 2,295 2,692 3,032 3,264 3,859
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (MMSCF/year) 120 140 158 170 201
Annual Natural Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in thousands of standard cubic feet (Mscf/year) 48,316,276 49,310,579 48,427,952 52,259,567 51,134,314
Annual Methane Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in millions of standard cubic feet (MMscf/year) 45,900 46,845 46,007 49,647 48,578
Fugitive Methane Emissions Rate (Percent MMscf of Methane Emissions per MMscf of Methane Throughput) % 0.26% 0.30% 0.34% 0.34% 0.41%
 
Excess Flow Valve Installation Program
Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) 92,298 81,165 71,481 61,932 -
Total Number of Services 229,886 228,745 227,316 225,493 -
% EFVs to total Services 40% 35% 31% 27% -
EFVs Methane Emissions Reduction, Mcf 42,193 37,104 32,677 28,312 -
 
Tons of Municipal Waste, Landfilled* 119 137 - - -
Tons of Municipal Waste, Recycled* 81 86 - - -
% Recycled* 40% 39% - - -

Elkton Gas

Measurement 2019 2018 2017 2016 Baseline
Utility System Emissions (in Metric Tons)
Direct CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 1 623 528 526 516 497
Product-Supplied CO2-Equivalent Emissions - Scope 3 (partial) 68,395 65,686 60,366 59,994 60,467
CO2 1 1 1 1 1
Methane 25 21 21 21 20
Nitrous Oxide 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
 
Methane Emissions and Migration from Distribution Mains
Number of Gas Distribution Customers 6,833 6,684 6,720 6,667 -
Distribution Mains in Service 105 106 105 103 97
Plastic (miles) 74 74 74 72 29
Cathodically Protected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 31 32 31 31 0
Unprotected Steel - Bare & Coated (miles) 0 0 0 0 0
Cast Iron/Wrought Iron - without upgrades (miles) 0 0 0 0 68
 
Distribution CO2e Fugitive Emissions
CO2e Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 622 528 526 515 497
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (metric tons) 25 21 21 21 20
CH4 Fugitive Methane Emissions from Gas Distribution Operations (MMSCF/year) 1 1 1 1 1
Annual Natural Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in thousands of standard cubic feet (Mscf/year) 1,213,475 1,150,385 1,083,713 1,091,620 1,079,063
Annual Methane Gas Throughput from Gas Distribution Operations in millions of standard cubic feet (MMscf/year) 1,153 1,093 1,030 1,037 1,025
Fugitive Methane Emissions Rate (Percent MMscf of Methane Emissions per MMscf of Methane Throughput) % 0.11% 0.10% 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
 
Excess Flow Valve Installation Program
Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) 2,325 2,241 2,138 2,124 -
Total Number of Services 5,378 5,279 5,213 5,194 -
% EFVs to total Services 43% 42% 41% 41% -
EFVs Methane Emissions Reduction, Mcf 1,063 1,024 977 971 -
 
Tons of Municipal Waste, Landfilled* 9 9 9 9 -
Tons of Municipal Waste, Recycled* 0 0 0 0 -
% Recycled* 0% 0% 0% 0% -

Social

Measurement 2019 2018 2017
Total Employees** 1,117 1,110 763
Corporate 197 150 143
Utility Company 889 905 533
Non-Utility Company 31 45 87
 
% of Employees Represented by Unions** 44.3% 45.0% 40.0%
Employee Turnover Rate** 6.7% 6.9% 6.9%
Employee Population Ethnicity Representation**
American Indian 4 Total:
4 Female / 0 Male
3 Total:
3 Female / 0 Male
3 Total:
3 Female / 0 Male
Asian 28 Total:
8 Female / 20 Male
28 Total:
8 Female / 20 Male
24 Total:
7 Female / 17 Male
Black 134 Total:
78 Female / 56 Male
138 Total:
76 Female / 62 Male
83 Total:
41 Female / 42 Male
Hispanic 134 Total:
82 Female / 52 Male
109 Total:
65 Female / 44 Male
47 Total:
24 Female / 23 Male
Two or MOre Races 15 Total:
9 Female / 6 Male
11 Total:
7 Female / 4 Male
7 Total:
4 Female / 3 Male
White 800 Total:
251 Female / 549 Male
811 Total:
249 Female / 562 Male
599 Total:
234 Female / 365 Male
 
Median Employee Age** 45 47 47
Employee Population Generational Representation**
Traditionalists (Over 72) 0 2 2
Baby Boomers (53-71) 346 413 262
Generation X (37-52) 382 363 267
Millenials/Generation Y (22-36) 383 321 228
I Gen/Generation Z (21 and younger) 6 1 3
 
Median Employee Tenure** 6 7 6
Female Employees in Leadership Roles 84 95 79
Internship Program Participants 14 23 28
Employee Engagement Survey Response Rate 82% N/A 70%
Employee Engagement Survey Engagement Rate 88% N/A 84%
Employee Participation in Corporate Training/Development Programs (in hours) 4,877 5,714 3,758
OSHA Recordable Injury Rate - 2.31 4.11
Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) Injury Rate - 1.27 2.94
Preventable Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2.84 2.68

* Waste information is from all division locations except for ETG New Village / Flemington as they weren't available at time of report
** numbers include intern population

Governance

Measurement 2019 2018 2017
Members of the Board of Directors* 11 10 10
Female Members of the Board of Directors 3 3 3

* Click here for current board composition.

Other

Measurement 2019 2018 2017
Utility Customer Count 701,080 691,448 385,000
Customer Representation
Residential 92.80% 92.80% 93.30%
Commercial 7.10% 7.20% 6.60%
Industrial 0.10% <0.10% 0.10%
 
Gas Leak Hotline Calls 24,540 27,067 11,181
Gas Leak Hotline Average Call Response Time (in Minutes) 25.6 26 28
Customer Growth Rate 1.40% 1.40% 1.60%
Total Utility Customer Bill Financial Support Given (in Millions of Dollars) 16.50 15.00 9.70
Capital Investment (in Millions of Dollars) 504.20 361.60 273.00
Salaries Paid to Employees (in Millions of Dollars) 90.30 76.80* 63.70
Total Supplies and Services Expenditures from New Jersey-Based Companies (in Millions of Dollars) 155.50 239.00* 173.00
Total Supplies and Services Expenditures from Minority-, Service-Disabled Veteran-, Woman-Owned Businesses (in Millions of Dollars) 87.40 55.00* 5.80
Economic Earnings (in Millions of Dollars) 103.00 116.20 98.10
Annualized Dividend Declared Per Common Share (in Dollars) 1.18 1.15 1.12

* Includes only partial year data from Elizabethtown and Elkton.