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Our commitment to sustainable development goes beyond our operating boundaries, as we continuously aim to add value to our stakeholders by advancing knowledge and improving lives.
We seek internal and external perspectives to identify and help us better understand the risks and opportunities associated with new and emerging issues. The issues identified are evaluated for their relevance to Reliance and their impact on economic, environmental and social aspects. This exercise is performed annually to ensure its relevance to the changing business environment, and the disclosure through reports is aimed at our stakeholders like investors, customers, employees, JV partners, business partners and the community. We have worked with key stakeholders and focused our efforts towards our strategic pillars for sustainable development: energy management, environment, product stewardship, occupational health and safety, and social institution building.
Our focus on the five strategic pillars ensures that we grow our business while responding to global trends and stakeholder needs. The key activities undertaken against each of the strategic pillars build on the progress we have already made in order to reduce our environmental impacts, and contribute to society by investing in meaningful endeavours.
Reliance and the Venezuelan state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), signed a 15 year heavy crude oil supply contract and an MoU to further develop Venezuelan heavy oil fields.
NEC 25: Reliance submitted an Integrated Block Development Plan for four discoveries (D-32, D-40, D-9 and D-10) proposing a phased development model.
Reliance has made significant investments in shale gas exploration in USA to unlock huge potential in the context of unconventional hydrocarbons.
Manufacturing divisions consumed 0.48 million GJ of renewable energy (wind and biomass).
Recycled material use of 63,220 tonnes at the manufacturing divisions.
Recycled water as a percentage of total water consumed was 55.05% in the manufacturing divisions.
Introduced several innovations in packaging (green polymer packaging bags, PTA bulk transport, fabric pallet for PET chips, aseptic packaging of milk).
Under pipeline integrity management, Reliance initiated a unique concept “Reliance Mitr” where the local community is encouraged to act as extended eyes and ears of the company, which in turn informs the control room in case of any mishaps.
During FY 2012-13, Reliance received seven patents.
Reliance has joined an industry programme at Tulsa University for a 3-year period. The programme will provide valuable information for enhancing and trouble-shooting operations.
Hoshiarpur Manufacturing Division was certified under the “Global Recycle Standard” for manufacturing Polyester Staple Fibre made with 100% recycled PET flakes.
Operations at Dahej, Nagothane and Vadodara are equipped with a state-of-the-art Special Burns Treatment Unit. The medical facilities extended by the OHCs are also applicable for contractual workforce.
A dedicated HSE learning academy was established to ensure safe work place conditions.
Life Protection Rules (LPR) were introduced with the aim to focus on ten high risk activities across the organisation.
The company’s Multi Chemical Terminal at Bhopal received British Safety Council’s Five Star rating for occupational health and safety.
An ambitious programmed titled “Work Life Project” has been undertaken across the sites with the focus on emotional health as part of resilience management.
Reliance Foundation’s Bharat India Jodo (BIJ) programme has reached nearly 300 villages while engaging with over one lakh villagers.
During the year, 32,000 drivers were trained at the RIL Hazira’s Truckers’ Safety Training Centre on safety rules and efficient driving techniques.
Reliance Foundation’s Drishti programme, which is run in association with the National Association for the Blind, has helped complete over 11,000 corneal transplants across the country.
Reliance Rural Development Trust has undertaken activities in 266 villages.
Reliance commenced reporting annually on its triple-bottom line performance from FY 2004-05. All its sustainability reports are externally assured and are GRI checked. The maiden report received ‘in-accordance’ status from GRI and all subsequent reports are ‘GRI Checked A+’ application level reports.
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