RIL’s Jamnagar SEZ Refinery Honored With ‘Globe Of Honor Award’ From The British Safety Counci
Filed Under: Business | Posted: 10/15/2012 at 2:34AM
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The British Safety Council honors RIL (Reliance Industries Limited)’s Jamnagar SEZ Refinery with ‘Globe of Honor Award,’ acknowledging its adeptness in environmental management. RIL announced that it would be presented with the prestigious award on 23rd November, at Mansion House, in London. With its origin in 1957, The British Safety Council is an international charity with its interests in health, safety, and the environment. It has been a pioneer one to introduce workplace health and safety, since the last fifty years, and has evolved to become one of the leading independent occupational health, safety, and environmental organizations in the world.
There were thirteen applicants in total and nine have been deemed eligible for the award. Jamnagar’s SEZ is the only Indian body that qualified for the leading list. Besides, it is a momentous moment for Reliance Group as it is for the first time that the company has been awarded for its manufacturing site.
An autonomous adjudicator was employed to give away the scores to the applicants in this five star environment audit where the applicants were entailed to present a culture of recommended practices to be followed in business with respect to health and safety from the grass root level to the top most position. RIL’s Jamnagar refinery obtained a score of 68 out of 72 marks.
In 2010, The Institute of Engineers had previously awarded the oil and gas segment of the Mukesh Ambani led refinery with the ‘Safety Innovation Award.’ This award lauded it for its operational proficiency, environmental management, quality, safety, and corporate social responsibility.
As the largest grass-roots refinery in the country and the third largest refinery in the world, the Jamnagar Refinery is capable of processing 27 million tons of crude per annum. It is designed to refine varied types of crude oil and manufacture different types of fuel from motor gasoline to Aviation turbine fuel with the petrochemical plant producing plastic and fiber intermediaries. The refinery is known for its complexity index of 11.3 that enables it to process heavy and sour crude oil resulting in the production of superior quality products.