Achievements and Awards 2007


Awards / Recognitions 2007

HPCL has won several awards in the year 2007-08 carrying on its golden run like the previous years. Here's a brief account of the achievements in 2007-08.

ENCON Award 2007

HPCL's Visakh Refinery has been awarded the First Prize for Energy Conservation in Petroleum Refining Sector for the year 2007. The award, presented by the Hon'ble President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, places special focus on efforts made by Indian Industry & other sectors for reduced energy consumption with fixed production goals. Bureau of Energy efficiency, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India chose Visakh Refinery specifically for economizing in energy consumption , from 93.2 in 2005-06 to 87.9 MBTU/BBL/NRGF in 2007, during which time Fuel & Loss as a percentage on Crude has reduced from 5.99 wt% to 5.8 wt%. The Refinery invested a Rs. 5.2 crore in the year 2006-07 for energy conservation, a commendable gesture duly recognized by the authorities.

Forecourt Retailer of the year 2007 award: Star Retailer Awards

HPCL has been awarded Forecourt Retailer of the year 2007 Award for the second year successively. This Recognition is testimonial to the trust placed on HPCL by the millions of consumers. The efforts by the field force, dealers and their agents to deliver the Club HP Brand according to market demand and the strategies to differentiate HPCL Retail outlets from competition has finally paid dividends. The innovative concept of Club HP launched with the promise of "Outstanding Customer Care & Vehicle Care" provides a large bouquet of products & services to consumers making the experience of filling fuel at Club HP outlets very special, ideally captured by the phrase- "Achcha lagta hai".

EMPI-Indian Express Indian Innovation Awards - "Silver Trophy"

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has been awarded the Silver Trophy at the EMPI-Indian Express Indian Innovation Awards Ceremony. The Trophy and Citation was presented by His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former President of India. The award comes as recognition of HPCL’s pioneering role in the implementation and adaptation of IT which face lifted the logistics and cost efficiency in Indian Petroleum Industry. Innovative IT solutions incorporated by HPCL have set new standards in Retail Automation, capacity utilization and production up gradation in the industry.

Best Work Place Practices

HPCL was awarded the prestigious 'Asian CSR Awards 2007' under the 'Best Work Place Practices' category. This award was co-presented by 'Asian Institute of Management' and 'Chemoil'. HPCL emerged victorious among 186 entries from 117 companies across 14 countries. HPCL has bagged this Award for the second time after 2004. The Asian CSR Awards in Best Work Place Practices category facilitates 'the company that has policies and programs in place that show the respect they have for their employees & how much they value them. How far the company has gone in taking care of its employees by way of embracing diversity in the workplace, providing childcare, providing for appropriate work life balance of employees, dependence care, layoffs & closing, health & wellness, privacy, employee training, fostering lifelong learning, improving the quality of life at work and implementing employee ownership plans on a sustainable basis'

Reader’s Digest “Trusted Brand Gold Award”

HPCL has been awarded in the 'Gas Station category in India' for the year 2007 in recognition of Club HP Brand. The Trusted Brand Survey, with unaided interviews as the modality, is regarded as the Ultimate Seal of Consumer Approval by a large customer base across the country. The award was based on a survey conducted by M/s AC Nielsen in seven Asian markets including India wherein consumers were asked to nominate their most Trusted Brand in each of the 43 categories covered. HPCL’s viability as a strong & trusted brand, creating enormous customer satisfaction has been substantiated by this brand survey. HPCL continues its golden run for the second year consecutively .

CNBC Awaaz Consumer Award 2007

HPCL's branded petrol 'Power' has been voted as the Most Preferred Auto Fuel consecutively for the second year at the CNBC Awaaz Consumer Award 2007. HPCL has been selected as 'India's Most Preferred Auto Fuel' based on a comprehensive study conducted by The Nielsen Company on behalf of CNBC Awaaz. A nationwide survey to determine India's most preferred brand was undertaken in 42 segments across 21 cities and 13 small towns across 14 States, with more than 10,000 registered respondents.

Most Admired Retailer of the Year - Forecourt Retailing Award

HPCL has won the 'Most Admired Retailer of the Year' award at the Images Retail Awards 2007, a ceremony to felicitate India's top Retail companies, professionals and concepts. HPCL has won this award for the second consecutive year. The selection process incorporated assessment of global standards of performance involving nationwide consumer and industry poll, self nomination, store visits and interviews of nominees by experts, process partners & jury.

Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance - 2007

HPCL has been conferred the 'Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance' by the 'World Council For Corporate Governance' (WCFCG) and the Institute of Directors (IOD). The winners were selected through an elaborate multilevel and transparent assessment process. HPCL won the award previously in 2003 and 2006. The Award underlines the high value that HPCL place on Corporate Governance and a re-affirmation of the level of disclosure and transparency at HPCL.

CIO 100 Award 2007

After the inaugural year of the award in 2006, HPCL won it a second time in 2007.The award was given for 'Project Parivartan' undertaken by HPCL and the extension of benefits of the ERP system to various stakeholders through the deployment of information portals, vendors & transporters and inauguration of e-payments. HPCL's progress in the areas such as In-house development of Quality Control monitoring module, payroll modules, interface with Maximo, tank truck filing and weightbridge automation has also been recognized. "CIO 100" award of IDG (International Data Group) is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the IT Industry worldwide. CIO Award is given for exemplary innovation shown during the execution of projects. In addition, the awardees have to demonstrate value- added service beyond a positive ROI. The award has once again consolidated HPCL's position as a corporation with innovative strategy and global impact .

Amity HR Excellence Award

The 'Amity HR Excellence Award' has been conferred on HPCL on the occasion of Fourth Global HR Summit 2007 at Amity International Business School. The Award was conferred on HPCL for achieving enviable position of one of the best and most admired companies due to innovative strategies for Human Resource Management and Development.

Safety Innovation Award 2007

HPCL's Santacruz (Mumbai) Aviation Service Facility (ASF) has been awarded the 'Safety Innovation Award 2007'. The Award was conferred by the Institution of Engineers (India), Safety & Quality Forum in recognition of HPCL's initiative for developing total Safety Culture & Innovation at the work place .The Institution adopted a three tier selection procedure including a presentation by each applicant before the eminent jury. HP Aviation emerged as the only winner from the Aviation category.

OISD Safety Award

HPCL was awarded the OISD Safety Award for the year 2006-07 in the 'POL Marketing Organizations' category. The OISD Awards felicitate Excellence in Safety Operations at POL Depots, Terminals and other marketing installations including safety during transportation of the POL products.

Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Occupational Health & Safety

HPCL's Mangalore POL Terminal was awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2007 for Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Management. The award, conferred by the World Environment Foundation and the Institute of Directors, New Delhi, recognizes the achievements and certifications of Mangalore Terminal such as ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 for environment Management Systems and OHSAS 18001:1999 for occupational Health and Safety. Mangalore Terminal was the first Terminal in the Oil Industry to be awarded the OHSAS 18001:1999 in the year 2005.

Greentech Foundation ‘Environment Excellence Gold Award’

HPCL's Palam Aviation Service Facility (ASF) has been awarded the 'Environment Excellence Award' by Greentech Foundation. Greentech Award is a cornerstone for outstanding performance by organizations in environmental management as well as industrial fire safety & security.

DMA Erehwon Innovative HR Award

DMA Erehwon Innovative HR Award, co-founded by Delhi Management Association and Erehwon Innovation Consulting, Bangalore upholds organizations for taking HR idea from concept to reality with sustained long term results.‘Project Organization Transformation’ authored by HPCL’s Project ACE won the first prize for HR Initiatives. HPCL's entry was one of 8 short listed out of 83 entries and it was the only PSU among the finalists.

Best Safe Industry Award

HPCL's Mangalore LPG Import Facility (MLIF) was awarded the 'Best Safe Industry Award' at the State Award Ceremony for its outstanding achievement in the field of Safety. The Award was conferred by Karnataka State Safety Institute, Department of Factories & Boilers on the occasion of the 36th National Safety Day, 2007.