Environment Management Division

SAIL is committed to conduct operations in an environmentally responsible manner to comply with applicable legal and other requirements related to the environmental aspects. The environmental vision of the company is drawn from the tenets of the policy which not only stresses on the need to remain in compliance but also to strive to go beyond, address stakeholder concerns, and communicate the company’s environmental philosophy to all the stake holders.

Concerted efforts have been put over many years with a view to conduct various operations in an environment friendly manner. These have resulted in the reduction of emissions and discharge levels, increase in utilization of solid wastes and green cover.

SAIL plants are effectively maintaining the air pollution control devices and regularly up-grading them in order to maintain the norms which are becoming stricter day by day. Through the continuous effort, the specific Particulate Matter (PM) emission load from the major stacks has reduced by more than 12% in the last five years. As part of the on-going expansion cum modernization projects, many state-of-the-art technologies are being installed to further bring down the pollution level and CO2 emission. During the last five years, the specific CO2 emission has been reduced by about 5%.

Water pollution level at the steel plants are taken care by effective utilization of the installed Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) at the various shops, rejuvenation of the existing water re-circulation systems and recycling of used water for other operational purposes. The treated effluent from the ETPs, are then let out through the outfalls outside the plant boundary only after meeting the stipulated norms of effluent discharge. The specific effluent load of the discharges has reduced by more than 27% in the last five years. The quality of discharges through the outfalls has remained well within the stipulated norms at all the plants.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
SAIL has effectively adopted waste minimization strategies, including conservation at source, integration of the four ‘R’s principle (reduce, recover, recycle and reuse) in operations etc. to manage the wastes associated with steel making. The utilization of solid waste for the year 2016-17 was 83.20 %.

ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SAIL has progressively introduced ISO : 14001 certification at its plants and mines, resulting in improvement in waste management, water & energy conservation, noise reduction, control of stack and fugitive emission, improved housekeeping, improved work zone environment etc. The following units of SAIL are accredited to EMS -ISO 14001:
Bangalore and Bokaro Warehouse under CMO have been recommended for accreditation to EMS-ISO 14001:2015 during 2016-17.

Plants/Units

Certification Status

BSP

Entire Plant and Township

DSP

Entire Plant

RSP

Silicon Steel Mill, Sinter Plant-II, Hot Strip Mill, Plate Mill, ERW Pipe Plant, SW Pipe Plant, Special Plate Plant, EED and RSP Township

BSL

Entire Plant

SSP

Entire Plant and Township

ASP

Entire Plant

VISL

Entire Plant

CFP

Entire Plant

CMO

Warehouses at Faridabad, Dankuni, Kalamboli, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Durgapur, Vizag, Bangalore and Bokaro

Transport & Shipping

BTSO Vizag

Mines

Certification Status

Dalli Iron Ore Mine

Entire Mine

Kiruburu Iron Ore Mine

Entire Mine

Meghahatuburu Iron Ore Mine

Entire Mine

Bolani  Ore Mine

Entire Mine

Kuteshwar Lime Stone Mine

Entire Mine

Barsua Iron Ore Mine

Entire Mine

 

GREENERY EFFORTS
SAIL Plants and Units have taken up massive plantations programmes using scientific methods to develop green belts, parks, clean and green surroundings, tree lined avenues and townships. Green belts act as effective barrier to dust, noise and as sink for carbon dioxide. Every year, SAIL units carry out extensive plantation programme. During 2016-17, 2.10 lakh saplings have been planted in and around the plants and mines of SAIL.

ECO-RESTORATION EFFORTS
Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems is essential for maintaining and enhancing bio-diversity as well as replenishing the eco-system services. A project on restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems has been executed at Purnapani Limestone Mine & Dolomite Quarry, where the mined out area has been successfully restored to productive ecosystems. Activity for the long term maintenance of this ecologically restored limestone mined out area and water body of the mine void started in Dec. 2014. The project duration is for five years towards sustainability of the restored ecosystems, while providing ecological services and goods to local communities. As a part of this on-going Project, during 2016-17, more than 10,000 saplings of different native plant species and more than 2000 saplings of medicinal plants were planted during the year. Training was also provided to around 100 villagers (mostly from tribal community) from Purnapani and neighbouring villages on practicing of silviculture, apiculture, pisciculture etc.

Contact us:
email: sailex[dot]emd[at]gmail[dot]com

 

SAIL’s Corporate Environmental Vision, Policy and Responsibility

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