Name of the Company: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
Industry type: Oil and Gas Company
Revenue: US$ 34.44 billion (2012)
The Corporation is committed to conduct its operation compatible with environment and economic development of the community and aims to create an awareness and respect for the environment, by ensuring healthy operating practices, philosophy and training
HP’ Environment CSR activities include:
Hindustan Petroleum plans to augment the rain water harvest from the hills adjoining its refinery plant at Mumbai. It would enable the oil firm to regulate its municipal water intake for plant operations. During 2011-12, it has harvested 60,000 KL of rain water from this site.
Rain water harvest from hill slopes at Mumbai Refinery
Hindustan Petroleum has made use of renewable energy for lighting at its marketing locations in India. In Tamilnadu at Ennore Oil Terminus, the company has installed solar street lights for peripheral activities.
Solar street lights at HPCL Ennore, Tamilnadu
HPCL’ refineries at Mumbai and Visakh have implemented in total 24 energy conservation initiatives that save 0.99 million GJ of energy annually. The firm has developed a LEED certified green building at Visakh terminal which functions on natural light by sky light installations.
Sky lights at HP’ Visakh Terminus
Throughout India, HPCL has engaged in water conservation projects in rural areas, prone to drought. In co-operation with social bodies, rain water harvesting projects have been initiated at the following locations with social bodies in the respective states:
Bore wells to harvest rain water in villages
HPCL has joined TERI’ LABL (Lighting A Billion Lives) initiative which aims to alleviate electricity deficiency faced by the rural people in India. Under this program, solar lanterns will be rented at nominal fee from charging stations to villagers. Project with TERI leads to establishment of solar charging stations in three energy scarce, poor villages of Madhya Pradesh.
In the process of identifying defective cylinders, HPCL has replaced its conventional correction loop conveyor with an automated conveyor belt, resulted in reduction of hours of operation from 16 to 2 and saved net energy of 62,664 units of power in a single conveyor belt per annum in bottling plants.
Efficient Conveyor Systems to detect Defective Cylinders
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