1. Adopt a precautionary approach to Environmental Challenges
Despite dealing with hazardous material/processes/products, we have been using technology that minimizes environmental impact, promoting quality products that reduce pollution as well as promoting research for environment protection. We have been
Committed to environment protection and constantly endeavors to ensure that its operations do not lead to environment degradation
Committed to conduct all operations in such a manner as to be compatible with the environment
Our Refineries have systems and procedures in place for attaining compliance with international standard and other statutory stipulations. Drastic reduction is SO2 emissions has been achieved. SO2 emissions have been brought down from 36 TPD in 1984 to less than 12 TPD.
Increasing volumes of products are being evacuated through pipelines. Dependence on road transport for evacuation of products has been greatly reduced, resulting in considerable reduction in auto emissions to the atmosphere
Our Refineries have implemented the Environment Management System and has been certified by M/s. SGS India Pvt. Ltd. For ISO 14001:2006
2. Promotion of greater environmental responsibility
Towards this end we:
Have initiated a concept of Pay and use Community cooking with LPG - “Rasoi Ghar”. Communities below Poverty line, who are exposed to harmful smoke from burning firewood while cooking, are provided access to Community cooking, at nominal time based rates. The negative effects of cutting trees for firewood, Cataract due to smoke, loss of wages during firewood prospecting, etc. have been minimized.
Have deployed advanced technology in our Refineries and other installations
Adhere to stringent norms for effluents & emissions
Maximize transportation through pipelines
Conduct Health check-up, immunization, family planning camps, pre & post natal check-up, cancer detection, blood donation, eye-care camps, etc.
Allocate 0.75% of the net profit of previous year or INR 15 Crores, whichever is higher, every year. on various welfare & environment prospective activities for benefit of socially and economically weaker sections of Society. Know more about CSR Activities in HPCL
3. Encourage development and diffusion of environment friendly Technologies
Leveraged Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Technology for minimizing residue
Diesel Hydro De-sulphurization at Mumbai Refinery and Visakh Refinery
Installed Green Fuel Emission Control Plant (GFEC) at both the Refineries
Class R&D Centre at Vashi, Mumbai upgrading products & technologies
Upgradation of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) at both the Refineries
Entered into agreement with TERI for financing Bioreactor for sludge treatment in both the Refineries
Premium grade MS and Diesel launched for efficiency improvement with the following trade names