To learn more about our sustainability efforts, please see a presentation about Sustainability at Plains or download a copy of the Plains Sustainability Information detailed below. 


Plains Sustainability Information

Operational 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB1
Transportation Volume (mmb/d)Crude oil pipeline, NGL pipeline and trucking transportation volumes 6.9 5.9 5.2 102-7 | EM-MD-0000.A
Facilities Volume (mmb/mo)Liquids Terminalling and Storage, natural gas storage and NGL fractionation 125 124 130 102-7 | -
Supply & Logistics Volume (mmb/d)Crude oil lease gathering purchases and NGL sales 1.4 1.3 1.2 102-7 | -
Total Assets (B) $29 $26 $25 102-7 | -
Asset Highlights 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Miles of PipelineCrude oil and NGL pipelines 18,965 18,000 19,700 102-7 | -
Terminalling and Storage Capacity (mmb) Crude oil and NGL (Facilities and Transportation segments combined) 148 140 143 102-7 | -
NGL Fractionation / Condensate Processing Capacity >345 >345 >345 102-7 | -
Natural Gas Processing Capacity (bcf/d) 7.3 7.4 7.4 102-7 | -
Natural Gas Storage Capacity (bcf) >60 >60 >65 102-7 | -
Pipeline and Asset Integrity 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Integrity and Maintenance Expenditures (mm) $512 $4682 $520 - | EM-MD-540a.4
Pipeline Miles Assessed via In-line Inspection3 8,717 6,870 7,647 - | EM-MD-540a.2
Pipeline Control Center Simulator Trainings4 681 682 275 404-2 | -
Safety 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Employee Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR)5 (per 200,000 work hours) 0.52 0.74 0.81 403-9 | EM-EP-320a.1
Contractor Total Recordable Injury Rate (per 200,000 work hours) 0.26 0.38 0.57 403-9 | EM-EP-320a.1
Employee Lost Time Injury Rate (per 200,000 work hours) 0.17 0.53 0.35 403-9 | -
Employee Fatalities 0 0 0 403-9 | EM-EP-320a.1
Contractor Fatalities6 1 0 0 403-9 | EM-EP-320a.1
Employee Motor Vehicle Incident Rate (per one million miles) 0.94 1.407 1.63 -
Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercises 153 118 94 404-2 | EM-EP-320a.1
Large-scale Emergency Preparedness Exercises 12 6 1 404-2 | EM-EP-320a.1
Emergency Preparedness Specialty Exercises8 17 7 8 404-2 | EM-EP-320a.1
Corporate and Regulatory Asset Security Plans9 57 79 55 -
Qualified Individual Notification Drills10 214 203 206 404-2 | -
Employees Trained on Emergency Response 3,934 3,074 2,407 404-2 | -
Employees Trained on the Incident Command System 2,428 1,111 1,042 404-2 | -
Agencies/Response Organizations Trained on Emergency Preparedness 576 297 382 -
First Responders Trained on Emergency Preparedness 2,123 909 1,380 - | EM-EP-320a.1
Environmental11 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Number of Federally Reportable Releases12 23 31 36 306-3 | EM-MD-540a.1
Barrels of Petroleum Liquids Transported (B) 2.6 2.3 2.0 -
Percentage of Barrels Safely Delivered >99.999% >99.999% >99.999% -
Public Awareness and Damage Prevention 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Pipeline Safety Guides Distributed to the Public13 365,272 154,800 413,272 -
Call Before you Dig One-call Tickets Processed 254,827 242,855 243,715 - | EM-MD-540a.4
Public Awareness Safety Trainings 172 120 226 -
Third-party Line Strikes Resulting in a Release 0 1 3 - | EM-MD-540a.4
Employee14 2019 2018 2017 GRI/SASB
Employees Located in the United States 3,683 (32 states) 3,660 (34 states) 3,577 (32 states) 102-7 | -
Employees Located in Canada 1,315 (4 provinces) 1,237 (4 provinces) 1,206 (4 provinces) 102-7 | -
Percentage of Field Employees 68% 69% 71% 102-8 | -
Percentage of Non-exempt Employees 54% 55% 57% -
Number of Employees Hired 930 620 588 401-1 | -
Voluntary Employee Turnover Rate 10% 10% 11% 401-1 | -
Percentage of Female Employees 21% 21% 20% 102-8, 405-1 | -
Percentage of Management Roles Filled by FemalesEmployees at Manager, Director and above levels 19% 22% 20% 405-1 | -
Percentage of Executive Roles Filled by FemalesEmployees at the Vice President, Senior Vice President and Executive levels 12% 14% 7% -
Percentage Minority Employees in the United States15 30% 28% 27% 405-1 | -
Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces Rank Among Large Companies 6 7 12 -
Board Composition 2020 2019 2018 GRI/SASB
Number of Board Members 11 13 12 -
Number / Percentage of Independent Directors16 7 / 64% 7 / 54% 6 / 50% 102-22 | -
Percentage of Directors Subject to Public Election3-year staggered term 64% 54% 50% -
Number / Percentage of Female Directors 1 / 9% 1 / 8% 0 102-22, 405-1 | -
Number / Percentage of Minority Directors17 1 / 9 % 2 / 15% 2 / 17% 102-22, 405-1 | -
Average Age of Independent Directors 62 67 68 102-22, 405-1 | -
Average Tenure of Independent Directors 9 12 14 102-22 | -
Total Number of Board Meetings Held During the Fiscal Year 5 (as of 5/31) 7 4 -
Average Board Meeting Attendance 100% 98% 98% -
Executive Compensation 2020 2019 2018 GRI/SASB
Percentage of Director and Executive Officer Equity OwnershipAs of date of annual meeting proxy statement 13% 16% 17% -
Percentage of CEO Target Compensation "At Risk"18 For Fiscal Year 88% 88% 88% / 0%19 -
Average Percentage of All Named Executive Officer (other than CEO) Target Compensation "At Risk" For Fiscal Year 84% 84% 84% -
Governance Structure Key Elements 2020 2019 2018 GRI/SASB
Unified Board of Directors20       -
Majority Independent Directors16       102-18 | -
Annual Meetings for the Public Election of Independent Directors3-year staggered term       -
Lead Independent Director       -
No Incentive Distribution Rights21       -
No "Golden Share"22       102-25 | -
Quarterly Sustainability Program Reporting to Board       102-19 | -

Footnotes

*Unless otherwise noted, data is as of, or for the 12 months ended, December 31 of each year presented.

  1. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) publishes reporting standards for economic, environmental and social issues. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) publishes sustainability standards by industry.
  2. 2018 value updated from prior disclosure to include re-categorization of expenditures.
  3. Annual mileage assessed varies based on integrity management assessment schedules and number of different assessments run on the same pipeline segment.
  4. Control Center staff complete simulator trainings each year. As part of our continuous improvement, at the end of 2017, new training software was launched and training was expanded.
  5. Our 2020 year-over-year reduction target is 20%.
  6. No incident is acceptable to us, and our first concern in all instances is for those impacted. We remain committed to reaching our goal of zero incidents and injuries, and ensuring that everyone working on our behalf returns home safely each day.
  7. 2018 updated from prior disclosure based on re-classification of incidents.
  8. Specialty exercises include drills that take place in non-traditional conditions, such as winter weather response, swift water booming and boat operations training.
  9. A new regulatory requirement for site-specific Hazardous Materials Plans prompted the 2018 increase in plans. Since 2018, Plains has divested and/or inactivated several assets with site-specific plans, resulting in the 2019 decrease.
  10. A Qualified Individual (QI) is an employee who has been trained to manage an emergency response. Notification Drills task QIs with responding to unannounced, simulated emergency scenarios.
  11. Our current internal reporting infrastructure is designed to provide GHG emissions estimates in accordance with the U.S. EPA Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (Subpart C – General Stationary Fuel Combustion Sources and Subpart W – Emissions from Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems), and in Canada, the Alberta Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction program (regulation 133/2019), the Ontario Greenhouse Gas Emissions rule (regulation 390/18) and the federal Output-Based Pricing System (regulation 2019/266). We are evaluating additional GHG emission reporting frameworks and implementation requirements and will provide an update on this effort in future disclosures.
  12. Our 2020 year-over-year reduction target is 20%.
  13. Guides are mailed to first responders and excavators annually, to landowners and business owners every other year, and to public officials every three years.
  14. Data is representative of full-time employees only.
  15. Minority data includes all U.S. employees who identify as non-white. Due to regulatory limitations, this data is not collected in Canada.

*Data as of May 31 of each year unless otherwise noted.

  1. As of November 2019, our governing documents require that a majority of our Board satisfy the independence requirements of the exchange where our securities are listed for trading, despite the fact that, as limited partnerships, PAA and PAGP are exempt from such requirements. Directors who serve pursuant to a previously negotiated contractual right to designate a director to the Board are not assessed for independence.
  2. Minority data includes Directors who identify as non-white.
  3. "At Risk" compensation is typically tied to the achievement of one or more performance metrics that measure value creation over both the near and longer term, as well as service period requirements.
  4. During 2018, Mr. Armstrong served as CEO for the first nine months of the year and Mr. Chiang served as CEO for the last three months of the year. For 2018, at Mr. Armstrong’s request, annual bonus and long term equity incentive targets were not established for Mr. Armstrong and he elected to forego approximately 90% of his CEO-related base salary and thus did not have any “at risk” target compensation for 2018 (although the compensation committee ultimately awarded a discretionary bonus to Mr. Armstrong in recognition of his contributions as CEO to PAA’s 2018 performance). For 2018, 88% of Mr. Chiang’s target compensation was considered "at risk."
  5. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (trading symbol: PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (trading symbol: PAGP) are managed by a single unified Board of Directors located at PAA GP Holdings LLC. Prior to 2016, PAA and PAGP were managed by two separate boards under a dual board structure.
  6. Incentive distribution rights give a general partner an increasing share of incremental distributable cash flow based upon certain conditions.
  7. Refers to a control right granted in certain partnership agreements whereby the holder has the right to direct certain activities of the partnership, including the unilateral right to appoint and replace board members, irrespective of the holder’s economic interest.

Glossary

B = in billions   mb/d = thousand barrels per day
mm = in millions   NGL = natural gas liquids
mmb = millions of barrels   BCF = billiong cubic feet
mmb/d = millions of barrels per day   CO2e = carbon dioxide equivalent
mmb/mo = millions of barrels per month      


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The above are unaudited disclosures and certain figures have been rounded for presentation purposes.  Plains undertakes no obligation to update the figures and information contained herein, although it is our intent to provide similar information in the future with respect to periods following 2019.