GRI Content Index

2019 GRI Content Index

We prepared this report in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. The following index provides readers with references for where they can find information in this report and other public documents addressing GRI disclosures relevant to our business.

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Disclosure NumberDisclosure TitleDisclosure StatusReference or Response
GRI 101: Foundation 2016 (GRI 101 does not include any disclosures)
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of organization Fully
  • Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“WFS”)
102-2 Activities, brands, products, services Fully
102-3 Location of headquarters Fully
  • 101-1750 W75th Avenue Vancouver, BC, Canada
102-4 Location of operations Fully
102-5 Ownership and legal form Fully
102-6 Markets served Fully
102-7 Scale of the organization Partially
  • Total workforce of 1,289 people
  • Total of 11 operating sites
  • 2019 Revenue $305.3M USD
  • Total capitalization at Dec. 31, 2019 ~$318M USD
102-8 Employees and other workers Partially
102-9 Supply chain Fully
102-10 Significant changes to organization and supply chain Fully
  • Transitioned production of our hydrogen components from Kitchener, ON to Brescia, IT. This transition resulted in location change from Kitchener, ON to Cambridge, ON.
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach Fully
  • WFS has not formally adopted the precautionary principle. Adoption of the principle would apply primarily to potential harm related to use of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases. We are fully aware of these risks, we are deeply engaged with the stakeholders regarding them, and we manage our business to reduce, avoid or mitigate them.
102-12 External initiatives Fully
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
102-13 Membership of associations Fully
  • Corporate Memberships and Key Collaborations - 2019 ESG Report
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker Partially
  • A Letter from the CEO – 2019 ESG Report
102-15 Key impacts, risks and opportunities Fully
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behaviour Fully
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Fully
Governance
102-18 Governance structure Fully
102-19 Delegation of authority Fully
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics Fully
  • ESG Governance – 2019 ESG Report
  • WFS has one executive-level position for sustainability, the VP Sustainability and External Affairs. Our VP Sustainability and External Affairs reviews ESG strategy, goals and performance regularly with the executive team and Board of Directors.
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental and social topics Fully
  • Consultation between external stakeholders and the Board of Directors occurs both formally and informally each year. Our VP, Sustainability and External Affairs shares feedback from stakeholders with our Board of Directors and management when appropriate.
  • Stakeholders who have general feedback and input on our ESG Report can reach us at sustainability@wfsinc.com or by way of the submission form on our sustainability website.
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Fully
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Fully
  • WFS current Chair of the Board of Directors, Mr. Daniel Hancock, is not an officer of the company, and his predecessor Ms. Brenda Eprile, who served as chair from February 2017 to April 2020, was also not an officer of the company.
  • 2020 Management Information Circular page 21
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Fully
102-25 Conflicts of interest Fully
102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy Fully
  • ESG Governance – 2019 ESG Report
102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body Fully
  • The Board of Directors maintains and continually enhances its knowledge of economic, environmental and social impacts through regular Board meetings and committee meetings, continuing education sessions, overseeing the efforts my management and reviewing the company ESG Report and the Audit Committee’s oversight of our process each year.
102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance Partially
  • The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee coordinates and oversees an annual self-evaluation process with the Board of Directors.
  • Board of Directors Charter
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental and social impacts Fully
  • See Disclosure 102-26 – Governance Roles and Disclosure 102-27 – Collective Knowledge of Governance Roles
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes Partially
  • The Board of Directors ensure proper risk management systems are in order to monitor the integrity of internal controls and critical information systems. The Audit Committee has responsibility to review the effectiveness of systems pertaining to financial reporting.
  • Board of Directors Charter
  • Audit Committee Charter
102-31 Review of economic, environmental and social topics Partially
  • See Disclosure 102-26 Role of Governance
102-32 Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting Fully
  • The Board of Directors is the highest governance level which would receive the report via the VP Sustainability and External Affairs, who communicates with all major business units and functions and is responsible for addressing and resolving concerns.
  • ESG Governance – 2019 ESG Report
102-33 Communicating critical concerns Fully
  • Should a critical concern arise regarding ESG areas, the Board of Directors would receive a report via the management, specifically the VP Sustainability and External Affairs, which communicates with all major corporate functions and is responsible for addressing and resolving such concerns.
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns Fully
  • In 2019, there was one critical concern resolved which was raised in 2017. The concern was addressed at the Board of Directors level in conjunction with senior management.
  • Commitment to Compliance – 2019 ESG Report
102-35 Remuneration policies Fully
102-36 Process for determining remuneration Fully
102-37 Stakeholder’s involvement in remuneration Fully
  • “Say on Pay” allows shareholders to vote, on an advisory basis, on whether they approve the compensation of our executive officers as disclosed in our Management Information Circular. At our 2020 Annual General and Special Meeting, Westport Fuel Systems introduced their first ever Say on Pay vote. More than 90% of voting shareholders were in favour of our executive compensation.
  • 2020 Management Information Circular page 8
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Fully
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Key Collaborations – 2019 ESG Report
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Fully
  • Our Global Workforce – 2019 ESG Report
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Fully
  • Determining Materiality – 2019 ESG Report
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Partially
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Key Collaborations – 2019 ESG Report
  • Determining Materiality – 2019 ESG Report
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Fully
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Key Collaborations – 2019 ESG Report
  • Determining Materiality – 2019 ESG Report
Reporting Practices
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Fully
102-46 Defining report content and topic boundaries Fully
  • Materiality is a critical input of our corporate ESG strategy because it ensures our reporting is aligned with stakeholder expectations and issues most important to our business
  • About Our Report – 2019 ESG Report
102-47 List of material topics Fully
  • Determining Materiality – 2019 ESG Report
102-48 Restatements of information Fully
  • There were no restatements of information for the reporting period of fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
102-49 Changes in reporting Fully
  • There are no significant changes from the previous reporting period.
102-50 Reporting period Fully
  • This report covers fiscal and calendar year ending December 31, 2019.
102-51 Date of most recent report Fully
  • This report is dated at August 11, 2020, prior to this our previous Sustainability Report was issued May 2019
102-52 Reporting cycle Fully
  • Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Fully
  • Sustainability and External Affairs
Westport Fuel Systems Inc
101 – 1750 W75th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V7E 0A7
sustainability@wfsinc.com
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with GRI Standards Fully
  • This report has been prepared as best as possible in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") Standards 2016 (a standard effective for reports published after July 01, 2018), however at this time we do not yet meet the minimum expectation to claim a core or comprehensive accordance.
102-55 GRI content index Fully
102-56 External assurance Fully
  • We secure external assurance for all financial reporting information as part of our Audited Financial statements. Internal reviews and processes are in place to ensure the integrity and the credibility of the data contained within this report, but aside from the audited financial statements, we have not sought external assurance of the ESG Report at this time.

Topic Specific Disclosures

GRI StandardDisclosure Number & TitleDisclosure StatusReference or Response
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • We report on the operating structure of our organization, changes in this structure and our financial performance primarily through our Annual Report and Interim Financial Reports. These are posted to the SEC filings site, EDGAR and the Canadians filings side SEDAR and can be found at wfsinc.com/investors/financial-information /.
  • 2019 Annual Report
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Fully
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Partially
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans Partially
Market Presence
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • We report on the operating structure of our organization, changes in this structure and our financial performance primarily through our Annual Report and Interim Financial Reports. These are posted to the SEC filings site, EDGAR and the Canadians filings side SEDAR and can be found at wfsinc.com/investors/financial-information /.
  • 2019 Annual Report
GRI 202: Market Presence 2016 202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage Fully
  • We provide competitive levels of compensation that meet or exceed local minimum wage requirements. Competitive wages and benefit programs may vary according to country and/or location. Most employees are hired locally.
202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community Fully
  • Most employees are hired locally. When hiring for senior management, we may consider qualified candidates from across the globe.
Anti-Corruption
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Governance, Ethics and Compliance – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 205: Anti-Corruption 2016 205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Fully
  • Anti-Corruption and Bribery – 2019 ESG Report
205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Fully
Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Environmental Responsibility and Leadership – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Fully
  • Energy Intensity and Consumption – 2019 ESG Report
302-3 Energy Intensity Fully
  • Energy Intensity and Consumption – 2019 ESG Report
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Fully
  • Energy Intensity and Consumption – 2019 ESG Report
Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Environmental Responsibility and Leadership – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Fully
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Emission Intensity – 2019 ESG Report
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Fully
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Emission Intensity – 2019 ESG Report
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Information Unavailable
  • At this time, we are not reporting on this disclosure until we have finalized a global system to ensure the integrity and credibility of the data.
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Fully
  • GHG Intensity – 2019 ESG Report
Environmental Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Environmental Compliance – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016 307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Fully
  • During the reporting period we received no sanctions for non-compliance with environmental law.
Employment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Fairness and Concern for Employees – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 401: Employment 2016 401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Fully
  • Global new hire rate of 14.58%
  • Global voluntary turnover rate of 4.63%
  • Our Global Workforce – 2019 ESG Report
Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • The health and safety of our employees and their participation in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace is an integral part of our operations. Our Joint Health and Safety Committee members are champions for workplace safety and help to monitor, collect feedback and advise on programs and initiatives. More than 95% of employees work in facilities with a formal joint management-employee health and safety committee. Our Committees are made up of cross-functional management and employee representatives who advise and recommend action on any workplace health and safety issues brought to them.
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system Partially
  • More than 95% of employees work in facilities with a formal joint management-employee health and safety committee.
403-9 Work-related injuries Fully
  • Health and Safety – 2019 ESG Report
Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Global Training and Development – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Fully
  • Global average hours of training per employee for 2019 was 17 hours.
  • Global Training and Development – 2019 ESG Report
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Partially
  • Global Training and Development – 2019 ESG Report
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion begins with the Board of Directors which considers diversity in the selection criteria for new board members and senior management team appointments. Thus, our Diversity Policy is intended to set out expectations to promote diversity on the Board, Executive Leadership, Management and employee positions across the organization.
  • Workplace Diversity – 2019 ESG Report
  • Diversity Policy
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Fully
  • Board of Directors at Dec 31, 2019 is 75% male and 25% female
  • Management diversity at Dec 31, 2019 is 83% male, 17% female
  • Global workforce diversity at Dec 31, 2019 is 65% male, 35% female.
  • Workplace Gender Diversity – 2019 ESG Report
Customer Privacy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Fully
  • Data Privacy and Cyber Resilience – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016 418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Fully
  • During the reporting period we received no complaints nor had any breaches of data privacy or losses of customer data.
Socioeconomic Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1, 2, 3 Management Disclosure Partially
  • Governance, Ethics and Compliance – 2019 ESG Report
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016 419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Fully
  • See Disclosure 205: Anti-Corruption
  • Other than the settlement described in Disclosure 205, Westport Fuel Systems received no sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations in the social and economic area.

News Releases

September 23

Westport Fuel Systems Clarifies Statements Regarding the Chinese Certification of Weichai Westport’s WP12HPDI Natural Gas Engine

to clarify market news regarding its Weichai Westport Inc. joint venture and WWI's 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0™ fuel system

September 18

Weichai Westport Secures Chinese Certification for WP12 Natural Gas Engine Powered by HPDI 2.0

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. today announced that its Weichai Westport Inc. joint venture has received certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China for its 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0 fuel system

September 15

Westport Fuel Systems Combines Businesses to Better Serve Growing Indian Market

Transaction Provides Cost Efficiencies and Greater Product Choice for Customers

August 31

Westport Fuel Systems Awarded Key Electronics Supply Contract

Estimated revenue of US$58 million over seven-year period

August 11

Westport Fuel Systems Secures €7 Million Loan from Deutsche Bank

Further strengthens liquidity of Emer S.p.A in Brescia, Italy

Industry News

Published: July 17

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Egypt has launched an ambitious plan to shift the primary fuel for vehicles in its jurisdiction from petrol and diesel to compressed natural gas.

Published: March 26

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Natural gas vehicles (NGV) may get a boost as power markets and renewable equipment production are seen as potential casualties.

Published: March 16

Europe Increasingly Turns to CNG, LNG

The statistics not only show continuously growing sales of CNG and especially liquefied natural gas fueled vehicles, but also the growth of corresponding fueling infrastructure.

Published: March 12

Finnish heavy-duty transport expert Simeon: ”Gas is energy of the future”

Simeon’s gas-powered Volvo is used to transport gas for partners. Stenberg is pleased with the new tractor unit.

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