CSR & EHS Initiatives

SUSTAINABILITY / CSR / EHS INITIATIVES

CSR Initiatives

Community development is a top priority for EMIL. Our goal is to contribute to the social and economic empowerment of all local stakeholders, and particularly those who belong to vulnerable sections. Through job, skilling, food, water and health security initiatives, we promote a holistic model of development in the vicinity of our plants. Central to the Aditya Birla Group’s vision and mission is to improve India’s Human Development Index and create sustainable livelihoods for communities in rural and tribal belts.

Amongst our key partners are government bodies, district authorities, village panchayats, and the end beneficiaries – local communities.

EMIL fulfils its corporate social responsibility through initiatives in 5 thematic areas, spread across all our operational geographies: Infrastructure Development, Sustainable Livelihood, Health & Family Welfare, Education & Capacity Building, and Social Cause & Women Empowerment.

BCML - Talcher district, Odisha

    1. February 2019: A desktop, sewing maching and water purifier were donated to the Adrut Shishu Sevs Shram orphanage in Angul.
    2. February 2019: Medical equipment was donated to Godibandh Community Health Centre by EMIL’s COO and FH HR.
    3. April 2017: Eye operating microscope was donated to Talcher Sub-divisional Hospital. The first of its type in Angul district, the event was inaugurated by both MLA and Sub-Collector.
  1. Safe drinking water: water filters with coolers were donated to 21 Schools.
  2. 2 air conditioners were donated for a conference hall of Dera D.A.V Public School with a purpose to provide students and teachers with a comfortable working environment.
  3. Seating benches for visitors were installed at the Lord Panchmeswar Temple.
  1. January 2014: Winter blankets were distributed in Hensmul & Naraharipur village for local senior citizens. This was to commemorate the late honourable Mr B K Birla.
  1. An Aqua guard water filter was installed in the Hensmul High school to deliver safe drinking water to all the students & teachers for good health & hygiene.
  2. August 2013: Teaching aid was provided to the students of Hensmul High school to meet their educational needs and enhance teaching quality. The broader aim was to attract students from impoverished communities to the facility.
  1. March 2013: A health checkup camp for senior citizens of Sarahi village was organised as part of a group initiative to promote community wellbeing. Free medicines, basic check-ups and consultation by medical Drs were provided.

RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand

 

The Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) of 2500 people affected by the project was undertaken successfully as part of EMIL’s local CSR agenda. 4 specific initiatives were carried out:

  1. 3 classrooms and 3 washrooms were constructed at a local school, Saraswati Shishu Vidyamandir.
  1. A 750 meter PCC approach road was constructed connecting the main road to the Saraswati Shishu Vidyamandir.
  1. 2 Bore wells installed at Basdiha village to provide local inhabitants with safe drinking water.
  1. Jogi Pond at Basidha village was rejuvenated for irrigation and cattle feeding.
  1. March 2013: A health checkup camp for senior citizens of Sarahi village was organised as part of a group initiative to promote community wellbeing. Free medicines, basic check-ups and consultation by medical Drs were provided.

Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat

  1. A Wheel Chair & Stretcher were donated to Vapi Railway Station on the request of the railway manager.
  1. At Dabkal village, food grains were donated to Van Kanya Hostel for girl students who are studying away from home.
  1. Study materials and sports kits were donated to a school in Andharpada, a village that EMIL adopted
  1. In response to the high frequency of road accidents on the nearby highway N.H.8, we organised a blood donation camp with a secondary objective to highlight the different ways everyone can give back to society.
  1. Winter blankets were distributed to members of the underprivileged communities.

EHS Initiatives

Safety & Sustainability

Safety at Open Pit Mines

Duties of Mine Operators

  • To make such financial and other provisions – for example providing appropriate tools, equipment and materials as may be necessary to ensure that the mine is managed and worked in good conditions of occupational safety and health;
  • To ensure that mines’ machinery, equipment, substances, processes and systems of work are reasonably practicable, safe and without risk to health;
  • Not to interfere with the technical management of a mine unless he is a competent person and unless appointed to a position superior to the manager;
  • to provide the necessary facilities to enable the workers’ representatives to carry out their inspections and investigations and other functions prescribed by legislation and regulations; and
  • where mining is carried out in areas of the world prone to natural disasters, to make provision in the design and operation of the mine to minimise the risks inherent in these areas.
  • In the appointment of officials, the following provisions should be observed:
  • The mine operator should appoint a mine manager to be responsible for ensuring that the operation, technical direction and daily personal supervision of the mine complies with national legislation.
  • The mine operator should appoint a sufficient number of assistant managers as may be appropriate to secure compliance with national laws or regulations
  • Operators of mines utilising power plant and other electrical machinery should appoint a competent person to have charge of the plant and machinery.
  • The mine operator should notify the competent authority of every appointment made in the technical management of the mine.
  • No person should be appointed to or take part in the technical management of a mine unless he is qualified to do so in accordance with national laws or regulations.
  • The mine operator should notify the workers of the proposed closure of a mine, indicating if the closure is temporary or permanent.
  • Any appointment or delegation of authority made under the terms of this code should not remove or diminish the duty of the mine operator to ensure the occupational health and safety of all persons employed at an opencast mine.
Safety In manufacturing EMIL follows global safety standards and protocols in the following areas to ensure the wellbeing of its entire workforce.
  1. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death, presenting a serious risk to all those working in the manufacturing sector. Employers must take steps to implement comprehensive fall protection measures at their companies.
  2. Machine guarding is essential to keep workers safe as many workers operate heavy machinery every day on the job. Proper guarding can prevent accidents, injuries and deaths.
  3. Powered Industrial Trucks should be operated only after proper training. Improper use can cause serious injuries and deaths. Today, it is among the top 3 hazards in manufacturing.
  4. Electrical hazards are a serious concern at manufacturing sites and can be life threatening. Improperly installed equipment, exposed wires and unlocked electrical panels are some examples.
  5. Lockout/Tag Out is critical at workplaces as many energy sources can be hazardous to manufacturing workers, such as electrical, mechanical or chemical machines and equipment. While workers are servicing or maintaining these pieces of heavy machinery, the unexpected release of energy or startup of the equipment could cause a serious injury or death. This is why proper lockout/tag out procedures must be followed to safeguard workers.

BCML

In strict adherence to the Mine Act, EMIL has put in place safety enforcement activities at its coal mines in India. The following measures are implemented at all our sites:

  1. Annual inspections, including mandatory quarterly inspections of underground coal mines and semi-annual inspections of surface coal mines and facilities each year
  2. Thorough investigations of fatal and serious nonfatal accidents
  3. Issuing of citations and orders for any observed violations
  4. Health sampling of respirable dust and noise exposure at mines as well as monitoring toxic materials and harmful physical agents
  5. Investigations of complaints of hazardous conditions reported by miners
  6. Investigations into criminal violations
  7. Examining complaints of discrimination reported by miners
  8. Safety and health conferences conducted with mine operators on violations that are issued.

RCML

  • A safety Committee has been formed which includes executives, supervisors and workmen
  • Safety talk at beginning of each shift delivered by shift in-charges.
  • Safety talk at regular interval given by senior executives of RCML/ECL.
  • Creating awareness about unsafe acts and Unsafe Conditions.
  • Safety pledge is taken by each workmen/supervisors and officers.
  • Regular inspection by pit safety committee to improve safety and health conditions of mines workmen
  • Safety quiz is organised to improve awareness among workers

Ferrochem Unit, Vapi, Gujarat

Safety is critical to all our operations and has been institutionalised at our Vapi-based Ferrochem Unit through an incentivised “Abnormality Identification” initiative.
The online registration of an abnormality found at any plant site can be uploaded to the Abnormality Module in our ERP system. These entries are reviewed every week and rewarded on a quarterly basis to individuals who register the highest number in the Open Communication Meeting.

The unit has also organised several onsite safety awareness events.

  1. Safety Week Celebration – March 4-10
  • Safety Rally involving everyone from Unit Heads to Contractual Workmen
  • Safety pledge by all employees and workers
  • Safety Quiz Competition
  • Safety Drawing Competition
  • Awards for best in both competitions at the Open Communication Meeting
  1. Safety Tea talk

A daily 15 minutes chat over tea to share safety tips/incident/best practices with internal stakeholders and contractual workmen.

  1. Behaviour-based safety training
A monthly 1-hour training for company employees and contractual workers on the various components of behaviour-based safety.
  1. Environment Day Celebration
Tree planting drive at our plant as part of EMIL’s annual celebration of World Environment Day (5th June).
  1. Visitor Safety Tips

Visitors to the plant are given a complete safety brief by the key security person. This is done to minimise incidents and maintain an accident-free zone.

  1. Mega Cleaning Day

Once a year, all unit employees clean their self-desk, work station, plant, equipment as part of the Mega Cleaning Day celebration.

CSR & EHS Initiatives​

SUSTAINABILITY / CSR / EHS INITIATIVES

CSR Initiatives

Community development is a top priority for EMIL. Our goal is to contribute to the social and economic empowerment of all local stakeholders, and particularly those who belong to vulnerable sections. Through job, skilling, food, water and health security initiatives, we promote a holistic model of development in the vicinity of our plants. Central to the Aditya Birla Group’s vision and mission is to improve India’s Human Development Index and create sustainable livelihoods for communities in rural and tribal belts.

Amongst our key partners are government bodies, district authorities, village panchayats, and the end beneficiaries – local communities.

EMIL fulfils its corporate social responsibility through initiatives in 5 thematic areas, spread across all our operational geographies: Infrastructure Development, Sustainable Livelihood, Health & Family Welfare, Education & Capacity Building, and Social Cause & Women Empowerment.

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BCML - Talcher district, Odisha

BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. February 2019: A desktop, sewing maching and water purifier were donated to the Adrut Shishu Sevs Shram orphanage in Angul.
  2. February 2019: Medical equipment was donated to Godibandh Community Health Centre by EMIL’s COO and FH HR.
  3. April 2017: Eye operating microscope was donated to Talcher Sub-divisional Hospital. The first of its type in Angul district, the event was inaugurated by both MLA and Sub-Collector.
BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. Safe drinking water: water filters with coolers were donated to 21 Schools.
  2. 2 air conditioners were donated for a conference hall of Dera D.A.V Public School with a purpose to provide students and teachers with a comfortable working environment.
  3. Seating benches for visitors were installed at the Lord Panchmeswar Temple.
BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. January 2014: Winter blankets were distributed in Hensmul & Naraharipur village for local senior citizens. This was to commemorate the late honourable Mr B K Birla.
BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. An Aqua guard water filter was installed in the Hensmul High school to deliver safe drinking water to all the students & teachers for good health & hygiene.
  2. August 2013: Teaching aid was provided to the students of Hensmul High school to meet their educational needs and enhance teaching quality. The broader aim was to attract students from impoverished communities to the facility.
BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. An Aqua guard water filter was installed in the Hensmul High school to deliver safe drinking water to all the students & teachers for good health & hygiene.
  2. August 2013: Teaching aid was provided to the students of Hensmul High school to meet their educational needs and enhance teaching quality. The broader aim was to attract students from impoverished communities to the facility.
BCML - Talcher district, Odisha
  1. March 2013: A health checkup camp for senior citizens of Sarahi village was organised as part of a group initiative to promote community wellbeing. Free medicines, basic check-ups and consultation by medical Drs were provided.

RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand

The Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) of 2500 people affected by the project was undertaken successfully as part of EMIL’s local CSR agenda. 4 specific initiatives were carried out

RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand
  • 3 classrooms and 3 washrooms were constructed at a local school, Saraswati Shishu Vidyamandir.
RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand
  • A 750 meter PCC approach road was constructed connecting the main road to the Saraswati Shishu Vidyamandir.
RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand
  • 2 Bore wells installed at Basdiha village to provide local inhabitants with safe drinking water.
RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand
  • Jogi Pond at Basidha village was rejuvenated for irrigation and cattle feeding.
RCML - Godda district, Jharkhand
  • March 2013: A health checkup camp for senior citizens of Sarahi village was organised as part of a group initiative to promote community wellbeing. Free medicines, basic check-ups and consultation by medical Drs were provided.

Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat

Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat
  • A Wheel Chair & Stretcher were donated to Vapi Railway Station on the request of the railway manager.
Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat​

At Dabkal village, food grains were donated to Van Kanya Hostel for girl students who are studying away from home.

Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat​
  • Study materials and sports kits were donated to a school in Andharpada, a village that EMIL adopted
Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat​
  • In response to the high frequency of road accidents on the nearby highway N.H.8, we organised a blood donation camp with a secondary objective to highlight the different ways everyone can give back to society.
Ferrochem - Vapi, Gujarat​
  • Winter blankets were distributed to members of the underprivileged communities.

EHS Initiatives

SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY

BCML

In strict adherence to the Mine Act, EMIL has put in place safety enforcement activities at its coal mines in India. The following measures are implemented at all our sites:

  1. Annual inspections, including mandatory quarterly inspections of underground coal mines and semi-annual inspections of surface coal mines and facilities each year
  2. Thorough investigations of fatal and serious nonfatal accidents
  3. Issuing of citations and orders for any observed violations
  4. Health sampling of respirable dust and noise exposure at mines as well as monitoring toxic materials and harmful physical agents
  5. Investigations of complaints of hazardous conditions reported by miners
  6. Investigations into criminal violations
  7. Examining complaints of discrimination reported by miners
  8. Safety and health conferences conducted with mine operators on violations that are issued.

RCML

  • A safety Committee has been formed which includes executives, supervisors and workmen
  • Safety talk at beginning of each shift delivered by shift in-charges.
  • Safety talk at regular interval given by senior executives of RCML/ECL.
  • Creating awareness about unsafe acts and Unsafe Conditions.
  • Safety pledge is taken by each workmen/supervisors and officers.
  • Regular inspection by pit safety committee to improve safety and health conditions of mines workmen
  • Safety quiz is organised to improve awareness among workers

Ferrochem Unit, Vapi, Gujarat

Safety is critical to all our operations and has been institutionalised at our Vapi-based Ferrochem Unit through an incentivised “Abnormality Identification” initiative.

The online registration of an abnormality found at any plant site can be uploaded to the Abnormality Module in our ERP system. These entries are reviewed every week and rewarded on a quarterly basis to individuals who register the highest number in the Open Communication Meeting.

The unit has also organised several onsite safety awareness events.

  1. Safety Week Celebration – March 4-10
  • Safety Rally involving everyone from Unit Heads to Contractual Workmen
  • Safety pledge by all employees and workers
  • Safety Quiz Competition
  • Safety Drawing Competition
  • Awards for best in both competitions at the Open Communication Meeting
Safety Tea talk

A daily 15 minutes chat over tea to share safety tips/incident/best practices with internal stakeholders and contractual workmen.

Behaviour-based safety training
A monthly 1-hour training for company employees and contractual workers on the various components of behaviour-based safety.

Environment Day Celebration
Tree planting drive at our plant as part of EMIL’s annual celebration of World Environment Day (5th June).

Visitor Safety Tips
Visitors to the plant are given a complete safety brief by the key security person. This is done to minimise incidents and maintain an accident-free zone.

Mega Cleaning Day
Once a year, all unit employees clean their self-desk, work station, plant, equipment as part of the Mega Cleaning Day celebration.

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