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HSE & Sustainability in BHEL
BHEL’s strong belief in Sustainable Development resonates in its mission statement – “Providing Sustainable Business Solutions in the fields of Energy, Industry & Infrastructure”. The tenets of Sustainable Development have taken deep roots in our business processes and is embedded in our systems. Our concern for environment protection is manifested in our efforts towards development of products having a lesser environmental footprint, use of renewable energy & cleaner fuels having lesser carbon footprint in our operations, recycling of natural resources like raw materials & water to the extent feasible, and responsible waste management based on the concept of Reduce-Recycle-Reuse (3R). Major thrust areas include efficient energy management, use of cleaner technologies, addressing the issue of social development and inclusive growth through focus on capacity building, development of backward regions and, up-liftment of the marginalised & under-privileged sections of the society. A Carbon Footprint avoidance of nearly 43500 MT C02-equivalent during last four years (2014-15 to 2017-18) through generation of renewable energy with the help of Mega Watt, Kilo Watt scale RE Systems and Roof top based solar systems for captive use is a clear manifestation of our commitment towards reduction of our own environmental footprint in our operations.
BHEL is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment in all its manufacturing units and project sites. It is our firm belief that safe and healthy workplace not only boosts people’s morale but is also a precondition for greater productivity at workplace. It has always been our endeavour to consolidate good safety practices and make them a part of our work culture. Occupational Health Services (OHS) centres are being run in the factory premises providing preventive as well as curative occupational health services to employees. Health monitoring of employees is carried out at these centres as a preventive health management measure.
For fulfilling the obligation of providing a safe and healthy work environment a Health, Safety & Environmental Policy has been formulated and implemented through management systems. In recognition of this, BHEL has been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Certification. Our HSE culture and deep rooted concern for HSE & Sustainability has been recognised by renowned national and international agencies and we have been conferred with numerous awards and accolades.