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Environment Performance Metrics1
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma (Devon + WPX) for U.S. operated assets.
2018 2019 2020
Direct GHG Emissions (Scope 1) (million tonnes CO2e)2 4.72 4.65 3.91
   By Constituent
      Carbon Dioxide (million tonnes CO2e) 3.65 3.66 3.39
      Methane (million tonnes CO2e) 1.07 0.99 0.52
      Nitrous Oxide (million tonnes CO2e) 0.003 0.003 0.002
   By Source
      Flaring/Venting (million tonnes CO2e) 3.14 2.61 1.92
      Combustion (million tonnes CO2e) 1.37 1.84 1.95
      Other (million tonnes CO2e) 0.21 0.19 0.04
Indirect GHG Emissions from Electricity Use (Scope 2) (million tonnes CO2e)3 0.33 0.27 0.32
Direct and Indirect GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) (million tonnes CO2e)2,3 5.05 4.91 4.23
Direct GHG Emissions Intensity (Scope 1) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 20.19 17.22 14.61
Direct and Indirect GHG Emissions Intensity (Scope 1 and 2) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 21.6 18.2 15.81
Indirect GHG Emissions from Use of Sold Products (Scope 3) (million tonnes CO2e)4,5 43 48 49
 We report indirect emissions from the use of sold products on an equity basis from sources not owned or controlled by Devon; however, it is important to note that Scope 3 emissions estimates are subject to uncertainty, inconsistency and duplication as further described in the Air Emissions section of this report. In 2020, legacy Devon’s estimated Scope 3 emissions increased, driven by an increase in net equity production.
Methane Emissions Intensity (Scope 1) (tCO2e/MBoe)2 4.58 3.65 1.94
Methane Emissions Intensity - Production Segment (Scope 1) (% of natural gas produced)6 0.0036 0.0031 0.0019
Flaring Intensity (% of natural gas produced)7 0.0213 0.0221 0.0148
Energy Used - Fuel and Electricity Use (trillion BTU)3 28.98 32.87 31.36
Water Usage (million Bbl)8 136.2 138.5 98.5
   Recycled (million Bbl) 22 33.8 37.2
   Sourced (million Bbl) 114.2 104.7 61.3
Water Usage Intensity (Bbl/Boe produced)8 0.57 0.5 0.33
Water Usage Intensity (million Bbl/well completion)8 0.25 0.25 0.29
Devon's total water use for completions activities varies with activity levels, targeted formations and lateral lengths, and includes fresh, non-fresh and recycled water volumes. We seek alternatives to fresh water supplies, where possible.
Reportable Spill Events Released to the Environment (events)9 377 336 246
Reportable Spill Volumes Released to the Environment (barrels)9 6441 4505 4042
1 The environment metrics have been calculated using the best available data at the time of publication. Historical metrics are subject to change as we continuously seek to improve our data management practices, data sources, and calculation methodologies in order to provide the highest level of transparency, consistency and accuracy. We report environment metrics on an operated basis, unless otherwise noted.
2 We include all reportable emissions under EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) for Devon operated facilities, as well as non-reportable emissions from our production assets and, beginning in reporting year 2019, gathering and boosting assets. We calculate emission intensities using gross production as reported under the EPA GHGRP for all reporting segments.
3 We calculate our reported emissions using EPA fuel and electricity emissions factors.
4 We report indirect emissions from the use of sold products (Scope 3) on an equity basis from sources not owned or controlled by Devon. To estimate our Scope 3 emissions, we rely upon IPIECA’s 2016 guidance document Estimating Petroleum Industry Value Chain (Scope 3) Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Per the IPIECA guidance, we report category 11 “Use of Sold Products” by calculating combustion emissions for our oil, natural gas and marketed natural gas liquids products using emission factors obtained from the EPA and net equity production reported in Devon’s 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
5 Performance is limited to legacy Devon performance only using net equity production reported in Devon's 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
6 Our methane emissions intensity rate calculation includes all natural gas produced at Devon operated facilities and all methane emissions from Devon operated facilities associated with the production of oil and natural gas.
Click here to see Devon's calculation methodology for methane emissions intensity
Click here to see AECOM verification of calculation methodology
7 Our flaring intensity rate calculation includes high-pressure flared volumes associated with the production of oil and natural gas.
8 Our water usage includes all water sources used in completions activities at facilities operated by Devon in 2020.
9 Reportable spill events and volumes exclude a well-control event that occurred in 2019.
 
Safety Performance Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma (Devon + WPX) for U.S. operated assets.
20181 2019 2020
Fatalities (Employee and contractor workforce) 0 1 2
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) (Employee + Contractor) 0.53 0.49 0.43
   TRIR - Employee 0.41 0.53 0.36
   TRIR - Contractor 0.55 0.49 0.44
Serious Incident and Fatality (SIF) Recordable Rate (Employee + Contractor) 0.06 0.1 0.11
Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) Incident Rate (Employee + Contractor) 0.26 0.24 0.2
   DART Incident Rate - Employee 0.12 0.28 0.24
   DART Incident Rate - Contractor 0.28 0.23 0.19
Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) (Employee + Contractor) 0.12 0.15 0.12
   LTIR - Employee 0.12 0.28 0.16
   LTIR - Contractor 0.12 0.13 0.11
Preventable Vehicle Incident Rate (per million miles) 1 1.5 1.2
Employee Hours (million) 4.9 5.7 5
Contractor Hours (million) 24.7 35.7 24.8
1 Performance in 2018 is limited to legacy Devon only.
 
 
Governance Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2018 2019 2020
Independent Board Members1 0.8 0.91 0.82
Currently, 8 of our 11 board members (73%) qualify as independent under NYSE standards and SEC regulations.
Women Board Members1 0.2 0.27 0.27
Currently three women (27%) serve on our board of directors, including the chairs of Devon's Audit and Governance, Environmental, and Public Policy Committees.
Contributions - Trades and Political2 (thousands) 494 2144 2234
In 2019, we began disclosing non-deductible trade association dues.
Lobbying - Federal and State2 (thousands) 905 1178 743
Devon's lobbying and political activity is disclosed via public agencies, as well as through the company's Political Activity and Lobbying Report available on our website.
1 Reflects legacy Devon board composion following the annual election of directors each June.
2 Legacy Devon only.
 
 
Social Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2018 2019 2020
Social Investments (millions) 8.3 7.8 5.3
  
  
Workforce Metrics
*Unless otherwise noted, all data presented is pro forma for Devon and WPX.
2018 2019 2020
Headcount (total company) 2727 2352 2022
Minorities and Women as a Percentage of Workforce1
   Minorities 0.18 0.19 0.21
   Women 0.29 0.28 0.27
Minorities and Women as a Percentage of Leadership
   Minorities 0.12 0.11 0.13
   Women 0.2 0.2 0.2
Years of Service
   Less than 5 years (percent of headcount) 0.42 0.35 0.33
   5-9 years 0.3 0.37 0.41
   10-14 years 0.17 0.17 0.14
   15-19 years 0.06 0.06 0.07
   20-24 years 0.02 0.03 0.03
   25+ years 0.03 0.02 0.02
Median Age 40 40 40
Attrition Rate 0.09 0.07 0.03
1 As defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.