In NSPCL, thrust on Environment management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable development and upliftment of marginalised and under-privileged sections of society are given.
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY
NSPCL has a comprehensive Environment policy, adopted during 2015-16, which outlines detailed plan for environment impact mitigation and management plan, resource conservation, waste management, sustainable land use and ecological monitoring.
NSPCL maintains excellent emission standards at par with the best in the industry. Our stations are equipped with Ambient air quality monitoring stations (AAQMS) , Continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS), and Effluent quality monitoring system ( EQMS) which conforms to the latest norms of MOEF . The data from these systems are directly fed to state pollution control authority as well as central pollution control boards.
NSPCL Rourkela, Bhilai (PP-II) and Durgapur were conferred with the prestigious Greentech Safety Gold Award in Thermal Power Sector category for the year 2015.
NSPCL, Rourkela had been adjudged winner of the coveted Kalinga Safety Award – 2014 in “Silver Category” in the power sector. The Safety Award was presented during the 6th “Odisha State Safety Conclave 2015” held on 29th September, 2015 at Bhubaneswar.
CSR AND SD
All the CSR activities are carried out in NSPCL in accordance with well-defined CSR policy, Company’s Act 2013 and Guidelines issued in the matter from time to time. The focus of CSR activities undertaken by NSPCL is to include and integrate the neighboring stakeholders by capacity building initiatives and infrastructure development. NSPCL carries out its CSR activities broadly in the areas of Promoting gender equality and Women empowerment, Education to underprivileged children and employment enhancing vocational skills, Preventive Health Care, Family Welfare and Sanitation Promotion of Sports & Local Art, culture etc. During the F.Y. 2015-16 NSPCL has achieved the target of 100% budget utilization of CSR.
NSPCL received Awards for a) Best CSR Practices, b) Quality Work-life Balance and c) Best Talent Management during World HRD Congress Meet. The Certificate of Award and Trophy was presented during the 14th Annual Greentech Occupational Health, Safety & Fire Conference held on 24-25th July, 2015 in Goa.
NSPCL is actively involved in SD program. Activities undertaken for Sustainable Development are Mass tree plantation, organizing ash utilization and energy conservation workshops, undertaking environment improvement, efficiency improvement, etc.
NSPCL, during 2015-16 adopted comprehensive ash utilisation policy, which details ash management in a sustained and environment friendly manner including efforts to promote ash utilisation across a wide spectrum.
NSPCL utilised more than 16 lakh tonnes of ash during 2015-16 which is more than 81% of the total ash generated during this period. Major areas of utilization are supplies to cement manufacturing units, NHAI road embankment works, dyke raising, internal and external ash brick manufacturing units. Fly ash brick plants are operational in Bhilai PP-II, Durgapur and Rourkela plants of NSPCL. Dry fly ash evacuation systems are in service in all the stations.
NSPCL has planted more than 50,000 trees during 2015-16 around its projects under sustainable development measure.