SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Your Company is committed to ensure a sound Safety, Health and Environment (‘SHE’) performance related to its activities, products and services. It is continuously taking various steps to develop and adopt Safer Process technologies and unit operations.
The Company is investing in areas such as Process Automation for increased safety and reduction of human error element, Enhanced level of training on Process and Behaviour based safety, adoption of safe & environmental friendly production process, upgrading effluent treatment facilities, Reverse Osmosis plants, Multiple Effect Evaporator etc to reduce the discharge of effluents, commissioning of Waste Heat recovery systems, and so on to ensure the Reduction, Recovery and Reuse of effluents & other utilities. SHE Management System is monitored and reviewed periodically. Structured & regular safety meetings are carried out to Review Existing Process Safety Parameters.
Systematic and well documented scale up procedure is in place for the development of product from R&D to Pilot to Commercial Scale. It includes risk assessment and process safety study at each stage to ensure inherently safe processes.
The Company has policy and system in place to deploy internationally recognized guidelines, such as the principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (“ILO”) conventions and Responsible Care® Initiative. It has system in place to ensure social compliances related to human rights, labour & social standards, anti-discrimination, conflict of interest and anti-corruption. This is being audited by third party as a part of Together for Sustainability (“TfS”) system.
Health and Safety remained a core area of importance for the Company with an aim to achieve accident-free workplace. Your Company believes that all injuries, occupational illnesses as well as safety and environmental incidents are preventable. This ensures that all employees strive for excellence in their own personal safety and the safety of others including employees, contractors, customers, and the communities within which the Company operates.
The Company follows a strict incident reporting system. All incidents including near-miss and unusual occurrence are also logged into the Safety MIS. Each incident is analysed for their root-causes and required precautions are taken to prevent the recurrences. Each management of change and projects undertaken by the Company are made to undergo HAZOP studies before commencement. All plant-setting changes are first approved through Management of Change procedure before implementation. Workplace safety and Process Safety Management through employee engagement initiatives are continuously being strengthened. Your Company has a system of Internal and external Safety Audits and actions based on audit findings. All Manufacturing Units including Corporate Office are certified with the latest standard of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. The safety team regularly conducts safety awareness programs across plants to achieve continuous improvement in terms of process safety, workplace safety and behavioural transformation.
Logistic safety Management system
The Company has, along with its peers, founded Nicer Globe, an independent platform which provides real-time monitoring of the movement of dangerous goods across the length and breadth of India. This helps in monitoring any deviations in speed or route or driving time restrictions, which results in minimizing transport related incidents. Almost all raw materials and products within supply chain framework of the Company are transported in a secure manner, with GPS for real-time monitoring for the safety of its customers, carriers, suppliers, distributors and contractors.
The Company is committed to the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative and have set out the basic principles fully aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Commitment to environmental protection extends beyond the scope of legal requirements. It has focused on recycle and reuse and reduction of pollution load and constantly working on to reduce environmental footprint and find innovative solutions that benefit the environment.