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At Shawcor, we naturally take a long view. We have designed, built, protected and managed critical energy and infrastructure assets for customers for over 50 years.

Our success can be attributed to our enduring core values – Integrity, Technology, Execution, customer relationships based on a track record of project delivery, a network of strategic global locations, industry-leading business processes and programs, and substantial investments in research and development initiatives to maintain a portfolio of leading proprietary technologies.

Our enterprise level sustainability programs, performance and metrics are presented in this section to align to the five elements of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) a convention which addresses health, safety and environment stewardship, social and human capital, business model and innovation and leadership and governance, all elements we consider critical to Shawcor’s success over the long-term.

Shawcor’s products, services and solutions developed based our leading material science and inspection technologies enable our customers to reduce their potential environmental impact while optimizing operations.

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Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in 2019
0 6.0 11
Fatalities Total Recordable Case Frequency Division / Site HSE Audits
2018: 0 6.2 11

Shawcor is committed to protecting the health and safety of all employees, contractors and the public at large and believes health and safety is everyone’s priority and responsibility. Our vision is an IIF (Injury and Incident Free) workplace with no harm to people or damage to the environment.

We believe there is a safe way to perform every job and effective teamwork and communication are the key to preventing injury. Our risk-based approach and review of leading indicators and performance metrics ensures that all potential hazards are identified and assessed, and that appropriate controls are put into place to prevent harm to all individuals working in Shawcor offices, laboratories, plants and field operations.

Shawcor maintains a comprehensive HSE management system in which HSE responsibility and accountability is established and incorporated into every level of the organization which results in a focus on reducing risk and preventing incidents.

We are committed to adhering to the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

For the years ending December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had recordable injuries per million person hours worked of 6.0 and 6.2, respectively. During 2019, the Company completed 11 HSE audits at manufacturing and service locations across the Company and developed action plans to correct any deficiencies identified in the audits.

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Environmental Stewardship in 2019
107,000 72 $1.2M+
GHG Emissions Emissions Intensity Environmental Remediation
Metric tonnes of CO2 emitted Metric Tonnes of CO2 emitted per $C1 million in Shawcor revenue
2018: 124,000 82 $435,000

Shawcor continues to promote environmental stewardship and management. We are committed to meeting international standards and regulations and making a positive contribution to the environment through program management and data collection, managing risk and promoting reductions in resource use in our operations.

We have taken steps to decrease the Company’s global greenhouse gas emissions through improved operating practices and continue to focus on waste generation, which we strive to reduce by improving internal processes, changing product formulations and finding beneficial ways to re-use by-products.

Shawcor has been voluntarily providing environmental information to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) since 2008 as a resource for our global customers and stakeholders.

We believe communicating our environmental management and performance data such as annual carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and intensity, baselines and targets, electricity use, water use, fuel consumption and our environmental oversight information supports our communication, benchmarking and continuous improvement objectives.

People, Ethics and Compliance in 2019
11.8% 19.4% 17.6%
Female Executives Female Executive Talent Pool International Executives
2018: 6.3% 11.8% 12.5%

Shawcor promotes the development of its people and workforce through high quality training and skill development, continuous improvement programs and human resources and talent management practices.

Employees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct and Human Rights Statement which ensures people’s rights are respected and protected as we conduct our business activities and interactions.

We strengthen our organization and build capability through our Shawcor Management System (SMS) Program, SMS Champions Certification and on-line Centre for SMS excellence. SMS combines the concepts of “Best in Class” benchmarking, lean management, leadership training and employee engagement for the purpose of operating efficiency, cost reduction and process improvement in our operations and business functions. Shawcor has been recognized for several years as a leader in lean and continuous business improvement.

We believe that talent should be managed for the best interests of the individual and the Company through best practice HR Management. Shawcor’s programs and annual cycle of activities ensure management and employees are aligned to the Company’s and business unit objectives, are provided feedback and coaching on performance and leadership demonstrated and talent is reviewed for development and succession planning.

We value the diversity of people and thought, developing leaders through effective training platforms and programs and strengthening collaboration across Shawcor and our value supply chain to ensure a sustainable infrastructure.

Our Code of Conduct is a key component of our commitment to operating with the highest standards of business ethics and earning the trust of our stakeholders. It is a trusted resource for helping our employees regularly make safe and accurate business decisions. Our Code of Conduct is reviewed and signed by all employees when they commence employment and reconfirmed each year in writing. At Shawcor, we respect the privacy of our employees and ensure proper collection, use and protection of personal data, maintaining records in accordance with regulatory requirements. We ensure the preservation of confidentiality of both our and our customers’ data and require the same of third parties who process this data on our behalf.

Shawcor’s business model is based on the principles of ensuring the Company maintains close involvement with customers, develops innovative technologies and products, pursues low cost and efficient manufacturing and service delivery, continues global leadership in its core offerings and continues to have financial strength and strong long-term fundamentals at its foundation.

The Company’s business model and organizational capabilities are supported by value-added corporate functions to support the enterprise and the growth of business and operating leadership which are responsible for the primary operating and profit and loss units of the Company.

Corporate functions are focused on the long-term horizon and building the standards, systems, tools and capabilities to deliver effective service. Their mandate includes functional management, program development/execution and capacity-building. Operating executives are focused on general management, sales and business development, operations and product/service quality, strategic and business planning and compliance with policies, standards and practices.

Shawcor is building organization capability based on three business segments: Pipeline and Pipe Services, Composite Systems, and Automotive and Industrial. While each operation has their own growth prospects within their respective market, we link many of the discrete products and services they deliver into complete value-added solutions that address major industry and customer challenges.

Management regularly review the Company’s operational systems and processes and develops new ones as required. Key operational programs utilized by Shawcor in the year ended December 31, 2019 include systems and controls over project bidding, capital expenditures, enterprise risk, internal controls over financial reporting, product development, HSE management and human resource development. In addition, the Shawcor Management System (SMS) program has been implemented to increase operating efficiency and achieve cost savings in each of the Company’s operating businesses.

Shawcor’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) System provides our Board of Directors and senior management with assurance that risks in our businesses are continuously identified, assessed, monitored and mitigated through management actions. ERM supports our ability to consistently deliver world-class operational excellence and provide solutions to our customers’ biggest challenges. Shawcor’s risk management framework includes operational risk management, business and strategic risk management, risk oversight and governance and our comprehensive audit program.

Together, our business model, management systems, operating conditions, organizational structures, processes, procedures, standards and Code of Conduct form a system of internal control that governs how we operate and manage risks in our business and value chain.

Research, Technology and Innovation in 2019
$12.6M 227 111
Research & Development Patents Proprietary Formulas
2018: $11.9M 182 86

Shawcor’s technology advantage is based on industry-leading material science that draws on deep partnerships with researchers, universities and customers, which has resulted in strength in materials science and inspection technology.

Shawcor has a proud history of innovation and inventiveness.

For example, we were the first to develop polypropylene sleeve technology to protect high temperature pipelines and were pioneers in the development of advanced detection technology to ensure offshore pipeline weld inspection integrity.

Shawcor develops advanced technology solutions which help our customers deliver long-term operating performance of long-life energy and infrastructure assets for applications in energy, water, industrial and automotive markets.

We promote technical leadership through designated technical communities in which subject matter experts share knowledge and best practices with internal and external stakeholders. Technical leaders are active on industry committees and associations where they educate customers and stakeholders on new research and developments through presenting technical papers and presentations.

Our intellectual capital is protected through a patent filing and renewal program which ensures the Company inventions and innovations are documented, communicated and protected. Please note that research and development expenditures do not include development spending related to plant and/or field trials.

Our Green Technology Solutions

We relentlessly pursue technologies that reflect our values and customer aspirations.

Shawcor’s business model is based on the principles of ensuring the Company maintains close involvement with customers, develops innovative technologies and products, pursues low cost and efficient manufacturing and service delivery, continues global leadership in its core offerings and continues to have financial strength and strong long-term fundamentals at its foundation.

The Company’s business model and organizational capabilities are supported by value-added corporate functions to support the enterprise and the growth of business and operating leadership which are responsible for the primary operating and profit and loss units of the Company.

Corporate functions are focused on the long-term horizon and building the standards, systems, tools and capabilities to deliver effective service. Their mandate includes functional management, program development/execution and capacity-building. Operating executives are focused on general management, sales and business development, operations and product/service quality, strategic and business planning and compliance with policies, standards and practices.

Shawcor is building organization capability based on three business segments: Pipeline and Pipe Services, Composite Systems, and Automotive and Industrial. While each operation has their own growth prospects within their respective market, we link many of the discrete products and services they deliver into complete value-added solutions that address major industry and customer challenges.

Management regularly review the Company’s operational systems and processes and develops new ones as required. Key operational programs utilized by Shawcor in the year ended December 31, 2019 include systems and controls over project bidding, capital expenditures, enterprise risk, internal controls over financial reporting, product development, HSE management and human resource development. In addition, the Shawcor Management System (SMS) program has been implemented to increase operating efficiency and achieve cost savings in each of the Company’s operating businesses.

Shawcor’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) System provides our Board of Directors and senior management with assurance that risks in our businesses are continuously identified, assessed, monitored and mitigated through management actions. ERM supports our ability to consistently deliver world-class operational excellence and provide solutions to our customers’ biggest challenges. Shawcor’s risk management framework includes operational risk management, business and strategic risk management, risk oversight and governance and our comprehensive audit program.

Together, our business model, management systems, operating conditions, organizational structures, processes, procedures, standards and Code of Conduct form a system of internal control that governs how we operate and manage risks in our business and value chain.

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