Further investment in education is one of our main sustainability priorities.
- Expansion of healthcare
initiatives and medical facilities in villages and communities
around the sites at the Vadinar refinery, the Salaya, Mahan and
Tori power projects and the Raniganj gas block
- Increased provision for
education and entrepreneurship initiatives
- Good progress towards a robust
greenhouse gas management system
- Excellent health and safety
record again - Vadinar refinery at 1,460 LTI free days and Stanlow
refinery at 794 LTI free days. Essar Power operations at Hazira at
3,584 LTI free days
- Introduction of new people
development initiatives across Essar Energy, principally in
internal talent development and learning
Our priorities in terms of building a sustainable business
remain consistent. They are:
- To ensure health and safety
remains the number one priority, with senior management taking the
- To build on the healthcare
provision and medical facilities we provide to communities around
our operating and construction sites
- To further develop environmental
initiatives and improve infrastructure around our sites
- To continue investment in
schools and children's education, adult education facilities and
entrepreneurship in the communities where we have a presence
- To develop people and to
maximise the array of talent within Essar Energy
Essar Energy is the first to recognise the degree of challenge
associated with building and operating a major portfolio of oil and
gas, exploration and production and power assets in India. Such
large-scale activities, more than most, inevitably impact the
people and communities in the areas where they take place.
We are equally clear that the company and its employees must
meet these challenges, and ensure that our strategy, business and
operations are founded on a culture of responsible behaviour
towards all our stakeholders. We know that without this, we cannot
create sustainable value.
As we make clear in our first annual sustainability report there has been
significant progress meeting these objectives.
Our aim is to ensure we have a positive impact - whether on
individuals, communities or the environment - and that by careful
management, we minimise risks.
How can we do this? One way is to continually benchmark
ourselves against best practices in our industries and in our
communities, whether in India or overseas. Another way is to keep
challenging ourselves to do better, to ask how performance can be
improved and to encourage positive change.
Our first sustainability report carries a great deal
more detail on all of our CSR activities. While this is a positive
step forward, we recognise that we have a great deal more to
improve on what we do and the quality of reporting in the vital
areas of our business.
Below: Workers at Essar Energy's Vadinar refinery in