PSX:HUBC STOCK INFORMATION
Date
Nov , 24 2017
Closing Rate 101.82
Volume
454,200

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

The Company is committed in cultivating a culture which ensures safety and healthy environment. By following our safety and security goals, we are in pursuit of a safe & secure workplace for our employees & all stakeholders engaged in our business operations. The reflection of our efforts is visible with the achievement of a lowest ever Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 0.17 achieved in a year under review.

We consult employees on matters affecting their health and safety, encourage communication and consider HSE compliance at all times as aresponsibility of everybody in the organization.

We take pride in the fact that we operate the first power station in Pakistan, which is recognized by ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident) for its excellent performance in the management of Occupational Health and Safety. Our Hub Plant has received various awards from the ROSPA consecutively since 1998. The plant has also received ROSPA SECTOR AWARD in the years 2008, 2011 and 2013.

We are also committed to comply with all legal, regulatory and other HSE requirements to which we subscribe. At Hubco, a comprehensive HSE management system is in place to review objectives and targets for the continual improvement while the policy is disseminated to all its stakeholders.

Reduction in Carbon Footprint

The Company pursues the path to clean energy under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Under this compliance our 84 MW New Bong Escape Hydropower Project, Laraib Energy Limited, is registered under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project. The Company continues to ensure its compliance with Environment & Social Management Plan (ESMP).

Workplace Safety and Security

The Company lays relentless efforts in ensuring workplace safety and security of its personnel and premises. We ensure continuous awareness of our employees about the workplace safety and health issues. The Company uses regular internal communication channels, transformation forums and internal safety workshops to educate the employees about the best HSE practices, safetyrules and cautions in all work activities.

We conduct risk assessments that address all the hazards that might cause harm in workplace. Additionally, effective Management Safety Audits and ToolBox Talks are carried out at our sites to ensure a proactive approach towards HSE.

Waste Water Effluent and Air Emissions Management

As an environment conscious company, the Company strictly conforms to National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) with regards to Waste Water Effluent and Air Emissions from our all our sites. We regularly report our effluent and emission results to Provincial Government on Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technique (SMART).

Green Office Certification

Environment friendliness is not limited to our operations, but all our facilities are in constant pursuance of this trail. A reflection of our efforts is that our Head Office was certified as Green Office by WWF. For achieving and maintaining this world renowned certificate our HSE team inspected and scrutinized three indicators during the year: paper,energy and waste. This inspection also gave us a baseline for further reduction during the upcoming year and achieve our targets.

Further weaving the sustainability in our culture, the Company regularly distributes environment conscious souvenirs like Jade Plants and solarlights to each employee. Other measures include installation of duplex printers to save paper, replacement of bulb to LEDs, installation of motion sensors and using 3M films on glass windows to reduce indoor ambient temperature, are the kind of initiatives taken to yield better results.

Other initiatives related to occupational health and safety include:

  • Internal audits of HSE
  • Analysis of all incidents, accidents and unsafe conditions
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
  • HSE operational instructions have been formulated in the local language
  • Safety talks are carried out
  • Training and practical demonstrations are conducted regularly to increase awareness and understanding about fire and safety procedures
  • Emergency drills are conducted
  • Employees are urged to report unsafe work conditions and non-compliance of our HSE procedures
  • Safe water: Water filtration systems have been installed at our sites and drinking water at our campuses is tested periodically
  • Environmental parameters are monitored
  • HSE awareness through Newsletters

The scope of our HSE policy not only extends to our employees but also covers our stakeholders from any potential risks. Our Environmental initiatives have also been recognized by various prestigious awarding bodies. All of our Plants have been certified in Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001).

DuPont Safety Management System

Ensuring the safety standards for personnel and processes, the Company is undergoing the implementation of DuPont Safety Standards – one of the world’s best OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) based safety standards. The initiative is a testament of our commitment to not only ensure effective implementation and compliance of the HSE system but also enhance it to world class excellence. Our three major plant sites are currently training their employees and implementing the process and risk management elements.

Recognition by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident (ROSPA) Our Hub Plant honored as the first power station in Pakistan, which is recognized by ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident) for its excellent performance in the management of Occupational Health and Safety.

We strive proactively to prevent or minimize all possible causes of injury and ill health, prevent environmental pollution, minimize waste, conserve energy, enhance safety awareness, impart HSE training, prepare for emergencies and manage environmental impact arising from the workplace, products and services that can affect the surrounding communities and the environment at large.

We consult employees on matters affecting their health and safety, encourage communication and consider HSE compliance at all times as a responsibility of everybody in the organization. We are also committed to comply with all legal, regulatory and other HSE requirements to which we subscribe. At Hubco, a comprehensive HSE management system is in place to review objectives and targets for the continual improvement while the policy is disseminated to all its stakeholders.

HSE Initiatives for the New Coal Project

Our 2 x 660 MW Coal-based Power Plant and the associated jetty received its NOC from Balochistan Environment Protection Agency (EPA) last year. This year our coal project 330 MW Mine-Mouth Power Plant, to be based in Thar, had its Environment, and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study conducted by Haigler Bailly based following which it has received the NOC from Sindh Environment Protection Agency.