JSPL at its core is very much a social enterprise – its business and processes are designed to serve the social cause of building the Nation of our dreams. Sustainable business practices are therefore very important for us. In the past few years, we have been working towards developing robust systems which have helped us adopt a proactive approach to making the business sustainable and socially relevant.
The first step, in this direction, was taken up by setting up the Environment Management Division (EMD) and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) divisions. These divisions now operate across all our units with dedicated personal equipped with the specific skill sets. This was followed up by setting up Climate change and sustainability department in 2011. This department was, later, renamed to Sustainability Division in 2014 with the aim of focussing on holistic sustainability avenues and aligning sustainability with the core strategy of the organization. This was marked by the appointment of company’s Chief Sustainability Officer to ensure that JSPL is on a trajectory of authentic and holistic growth.
In order to reaffirm our promise of balanced and inclusive growth, we have rolled out systems for quality management (ISO9000),environment management (ISO14000) and occupational health and safety management (OHSAS18000) at all our units. Our unit at Angul has also been certified for social accountability (SA8000). Our power plant at Tamnar has recently been certified as ISO 50001. With the aim of manufacturing products at lower costs and reduced impact on environment and society, we have pioneered on bringing ground-breaking technologies for the first time in India and also innovative initiatives including enhanced operational efficiencies, greater cost optimization and new product applications. The key innovations in the company have been profiled in detail in the 'Innovation and Technology Leadership' section of this website.
We are also focussed on utilizing our waste by:-
- Reducing the waste generation by developing more efficient systems,
- Developing and promoting use of waste through new applications such as road
- Municipal solid waste processing to usable forms such as methane etc.
Today, JSPL views sustainability aspects not in silos but has been working towards integrating it throughout our operations. It is a unique model of ensuring sustainability and social commitment right at the core of our business ethos, processes, and products.