Essar Energy is committed to minimising pollution, reducing environmental footprint and optimising resource consumption by planning and carrying out operations through environmentally responsible processes, techniques and practices.

We continuously recognise and assess environmental risks in our operations through risk and impact assessments and regular audits. Our approach is towards mitigating risks, minimising pollution, reducing our environmental footprint and optimising resource consumption. All the environmental aspects, impacts and plans are part of an environmental management plan which is specific to each site.

Our approach towards climate change mitigation and adaptation continues to aim at providing clean solutions to our customers and reducing our carbon footprint by adopting the latest technology and energy conservation measures. In addition, managing regulations, stakeholders' expectations and costs are key factors in our approach. At Essar Oil, the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation approach includes optimisation and energy conservation schemes. Various activities were carried out across the Vadinar refinery which reduced energy consumption and in turn the GHG emissions.

We continue to report our carbon performance to the CDP. For the second year in a row, Essar Oil was ranked the highest scorer in the energy sector by CDP, India. In terms of the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), Essar Oil achieved a score of 72 out of 100, and was the only energy company in India to be featured in the list. Overall, Essar Oil India is positioned sixth in the CDLI list, cutting across all sectors. This score is achieved in spite of the refinery's capacity addition and Nelson complexity index enhancement as well as inclusion of emissions being generated on account of the exploration and production division's coal bed methane production operations being included for the first time which contributed to Essar Oil's total emission count. Our power plants in Hazira collectively reported to CDP, India, under the 'Other Responding Companies' category.  Please access the following link to download Essar Oil's CDP response and the CDP India 200 Climate Change Report 2012: www.cdproject.net

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