Percentage hours lost3, which monitors the severity of our more serious injuries by the total time lost, increased modestly from 0.04% in FY2017 to 0.05% in FY2018. Hours away on restricted or transferred duties3, a more holistic measure of the effect of all recordable injuries, improved to 0.18% from 0.22%. This suggests that injuries were generally less severe or responded better to treatment and return to work programs – a positive outcome for our injured people and the organisation. 1. Per million hours worked for employees and contractors in 100%-owned businesses including Headwaters, and all joint ventures businesses regardless of equity interest in FY2018. Prior years data only includes 50%-owned joint ventures and excludes Headwaters.2. RIFR is the combined lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) and medical treatment injury frequency rate (MTIFR).3. Defined as a percentage of total hours affected against total hours worked – for employees only. 4. Proforma. All entities, including Headwaters data prior to Boral acquisition, and joint ventures within USG Boral.5. All entities, including full year Headwaters data, and joint ventures within USG Boral.6. For employees and contractors, including the Meridian Brick joint venture.Boral measures its safety performance for employees and contractors combined, which we believe is a true measure of performance. This can, however, make benchmarking challenging, as not all organisations report contractor data. In addition, Boral includes all entities irrespective of equity interest or management control, whereas other organisations typically include only entities in which they have management control. While leading indicators tend to vary across our businesses, at a Group level we monitor hazard, near-miss and regulatory intervention reporting. In FY2018, hazards reported increased 19% to more than 91,000 while near-misses reported increased by 37% to more than 16,000 compared to the prior year.
Boral Limited Annual Report 201825Climate-related impactsClimate-related impacts and the transition to a low carbon economy affect our operations, customers and supply chains. We recognise that as a global manufacturer of construction and building products, we are a significant emitter of carbon, particularly through our clinker manufacturing operations in Australia, which account for 49% of our total emissions of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2-e. Since FY2012, we have reduced our absolute (Scope 1 and 2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27% through actively re-aligning our portfolio towards lighter-weight products and less carbon-intensive businesses, reducing clinker manufacturing in Australia in favour of imports from larger scale, more modern and efficient operations in Asia1, and investing in energy efficiency and alternative fuels programs.