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Environment at HPCL

Environment Policy

The Corporation is committed to conducting its operation in such a manner as compatible with the environment and economic development of the community. Its aim is to create an awareness and respect for the environment, stressing on every employee’s involvement in environmental improvement by ensuring healthy operating practices, philosophy and training.

Objectives of this policy are :

  • Adopt environment sound operating systems, practices and procedures.
  • Strive to progressively bring about an improvement in the environmental performance of our facilities by adopting eco-friendly techniques/processes for optimal use of energy and to reduce hazardous emission and wastes.
  • Establish procedures and devise a suitable method for disposal of toxic, other hazardous waste and scrap.
  • Create environment awareness amongst its employees and develop programmes for environment protection.
  • Comply with the relevant statutory rules & regulations and devise appropriate standards on other cases wherever required.
  • Maintain the highest standards of vigilance and preparedness to respond to emergencies supplemented with mutual aid of neighbouring facilities and Government agencies.
  • Endeavour to associate with and support R&D on the environment by Government agencies and reputed research institutes.
  • Program reviews and evaluation to measure the progress of compliance with the policy.

Environment Measures

We, at HPCL, are aware of our responsibilities towards safeguarding the planet and conserving the environment for future generations. We strive to achieve this by making our business practices more sustainable and futuristic. We lay strong emphasis on Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) aspects of the business along with a robust sustainable development model and framework. We have also put in place customised management systems to monitor and control the progress on sustainability objectives.

To achieve environmental stewardship, we have adopted best-in-class operating systems, practices and processes. Our major installations are certified with the latest environmental management systems. Effluent treatment plants, air emission controls and hazardous waste disposal systems have been installed at our locations in line with the best practices in the industry and are being monitored. Our refineries and several marketing locations are ISO 14001 certified. As part of the ISO 14001 certification, we have undertaken Initial Environment Review (IER) at our refineries.

To mitigate the risks of climate change, companies across the globe are striving to ensure synergies between business operations and sustainability across their value chain. For us, responding to climate change is a priority issue; it deeply influences the way our business interacts with governments, customers and local communities. We have a policy with the stated objective of reducing our carbon footprint and incorporating a ‘Green Perspective’ in our key organisational initiatives and processes.

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