health, safety and environment

Practicing What We Preach – Our Safety Policy

Safety is well defined at all levels of our organization. It is a most stressed upon factor at the annual board meetings of Engro and continues to be the chief fraction of attention for the respective company sectors. We continue to hold ‘Safety Days’ and ‘SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) Days’ where the senior management, external experts along with the employees come together to discuss and ponder over the safety and security within the organization.We place strong emphasis on checks and balances to make sure our operations are running as they should. Internal and external performance reporting is part of this effort. Sites carry out self-verification, supported by internationally accredited systems and professionals.

We also regularly conduct HSE seminars to bring together industry leaders and experts in Health, Safety & Environment on a single platform to discuss best practices, ideas, success stories and experiences that enable us to continuously strive towards excellence in Health, Safety and Environment. These seminars provide valuable discourse on HSE practices and innovations in Pakistan, improvement in HSE, Environment Impact, and engaging Stakeholders for Sustainability, Behavioral Safety, World Bank’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Energy Management Systems and Sustainable Energy & Environment Footprint.

Testimonial of our Safety Performance

We are proud of our record of ensuring health and safety of our employees. Our exceptional performance in maintaining the highest health and safety measure record is the result of considerable investments not just in physical infrastructure, but also in terms of creating an institutional architecture where health and safety are monitored at every level of the organizational hierarchy.

During the year, our efforts were recognized globally and we became the only South Asian company to receive DuPont Level-4 rating. This makes our manufacturing site located at Daharki, Sindh, the first fertilizer complex in DuPont HSE aligned companies to achieve Level 4 rating.

Our Daharki site also got recertified in Integrated Management Systems “IMS” (ISO-9001, ISO-14001 & OHSAS-18001) and continued British Safety Council (BSC) 4-Star and WWF Green Office certifications. Daharki’s clinic and warehouse achieved 5S certification. Furthermore, Daharki extended Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) to five nearby villages. Marketing warehouses and field offices remained injury free and retained their DuPont level 3.0 rating.

The Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) amongst employees for the year was 0.16 as compared to 0.22 in 2012, which shows the Company’s continued commitment towards best practices. These achievements speak volumes about our resolve towards excellence in safety.

Safety Incidents Data 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Number of Injuries (by type)            
– LWI ( Lost work day injury) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– RWC ( Restricted work case) 1 4 4 3 0 2
Number of occupation diseases cases 5 3 2 3 1 4
Number of occupation diseases cases 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of work related fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of lost days            
Number of absentee days over the period            
Scheduled working days for the year 250 250 250 250 50 250
Actual number of days worked during the year 250 250 250 250 250 250

 

Going Green through Green Office Initiative

The growing challenges of environmental degradation, energy deficiency and rapidly increasing carbon footprints indicate an alarming need for a comprehensive strategy for environmental management. We, therefore, have initiated various programs of action that are ecologically favorable and in connection with the development and sustainability of the environment.

As responsible corporate citizens, we are playing a significant role in implementing programs that reduce energy consumption and addresses issues of environmental degradation.

Green Office Initiative is a practical environment program aimed at reducing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and workplace environmental footprint. Green office enables workforce to act in environmentally friendly and conscious manner in everyday tasks,and it improves environmental awareness in cost-efficient ways.

Through our Green Office Initiative, we reduced our carbon emissions by 44%, and paper consumption by 56%, saving Rs. 4.6 million in 2013 whilst simultaneously and reducing our industrial waste by 82% in 2013. We are also proud to announce that our electricity consumption declined by 42%.

Acknowledging our efforts, WWF-Pakistan honored Engro Fertilizers with Silver Award of Achievement. These awards were conferred upon us in recognition of our substantial reduction in our environmental footprint.

In 2014, the Green Office Ceryification was achieved for two new buildings and three others achieved recertification through an external Audit by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)

Certifications

Urea manufacturing site at Daharki has the following certifications: ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS and 18001:1999 and SA 8000:2001. The intent of OHSAS 18001:1999 is to establish an Occupational Health and Safety Management System that eliminates or minimize risks to employees and others who may be exposed to Occupational Health and Safety risks associated with potentially hazardous activities. SA 8000:2001 certification on the other hand improves social accountability by assuring just and decent working conditions for all workers. In addition to these certifications, preliminary work has been completed for ISO 17025 certification. This certification will ensure the internal Laboratory functions’ alignment with world-class standards. Engro Zarkhez plant has also achieved Environmental Management System ISO-14001:2004 certification, reiterating our commitment towards well-controlled and strong environmental and safety safeguards. In 2014, recertification was also achieved for IMS&SA-8000 (Integrated management systems and Social accountability).

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