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
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