Core objectives of environmental management policy at Engro include complying with regulatory requirements and reducing our environmental burden and footprint. The Company has shown strong commitment by establishing and upholding high environmental standards while at the same time pursuing capabilities and expertise towards softening impact of our industrial activities on communities and natural environment.
Engro has been rigorously pursuing environmental management by efficiently monitoring, controlling and reducing wastes at all times, while also conforming to relevant environmental standards. Broadly, Engro has displayed consistent progress in all its key environmental performance indicators: effluents; greenhouse emitting gases; ozone-depleting gases; hazardous and non-hazardous wastes; and natural resource management with respect to waste reduction, energy conservation, and compliance.
Engro has ensured 100% compliance to self reporting to the Environment Protection Agency on effluents and emissions. After discontinuation of Ozone depleting Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in air conditioners, replacement of Hydro CFCs is underway in a phased manner with normal replacement cycle of air conditioners. In 2009, use of chlorine from Cooling Water System was eliminated at Utilities-2 plant and Sodium Hypochlorite was introduced as the alternative. Similarly project is in place to eliminate use of chlorine from Utilitities-1 Cooling water system.
The company has taken one step forward towards achieving excellence in Environmental Management Systems by engaging British Safety Council for 5-star Environmental Audit of the Environmental Management Program at Engro. The Company scored 3-star in the first environmental audit conducted by British Safety Council in February 2009 which as per BSC rating is “good”. Engro has also won a number of consecutive National Forum of Environment & Health annual Environment Excellence Awards.