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PROFILE MAJYD AZIZ
COLUMN FOR THE RECORD
SOCIETY 1- AWARD FOR ICI PAKISTAN
2- CONCENTRATED ECONOMIES: A THREAT OR AN OPPORTUNITY?
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FLEXIBLE AND SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR E-BUSINESS - I
POLITICS & POLICY OFF COURSE A THREAT

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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AWARD FOR ICI PAKISTAN

 

The company has a proud history of sustained investments in the economy


June 09 - 15, 2003
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ICI Pakistan endeavours to provide a safe and healthy work place for both its employees and contractors and strives to act responsibly towards the communities and the environment in which it operates. This is achieved by the improvement of its first class Safety, Security, Health & Environment, (SSHE) performance through corporate leadership, the dedication of its staff and the application of the highest professional standards in its work. For ICI, the safety of its employees, customers and the communities around its manufacturing sites is of utmost importance. It is this challenge that drives the stringent rules that safeguard its stakeholders and protects the environment, in which we all live and work.

ICI Pakistan has maintained its strong commitment to Safety, Security, Health and Environment, SSHE, in all its operations. This is achieved through dedicated efforts to maintain standards and performance objectives agreed on an international basis within the ICI Group of Companies worldwide. The Company has progressed further in its continuous improvement strategy by defining revised and very demanding achievement targets under a new phased programme called SSHE Challenge 2005, which covers all aspects of Safety, Security, Occupational Health, Environment, Product Stewardship and Distribution. ICI Pakistan's manufacturing sites, are equipped with excellent effluent treatment facilities, continue to meet all applicable National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS).

ICI Pakistan was recently awarded the ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Award (PERA) 2002, at a special ceremony arranged at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of its high standards in the public reporting of its environmental performance. The PERA scheme has been launched by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in coordination with World Wildlife Fund to raise and recognize corporate awareness of its environmental responsibilities versus the stake holder and the public at large. Nine other companies competed for the award, with ICI Pakistan being adjudged the winner by a panel of judges.

ICI Pakistan manufactures and sells a range of industrial and consumer products including Polyester Staple Fibre, POY Chips, Light and Dense Soda Ash, Sodium Bicarbonate, Paints, Uniqema Specialty Chemicals, Polyurethanes and Adhesives and arranges manufacture on toll basis of Pharmaceutical and Animal Health products. In addition, the company markets Seeds and is engaged in trading various specialised chemicals for use of industries in Pakistan. In 2001, the Company's PTA Business was demerged to be housed in Pakistan PTA Limited, which is also an ICI Plc subsidiary. This business was set up in 1995 and a USD 490 m PTA manufacturing facility at Port Qasim was commissioned in 1998. ICI Pakistan has a 25% shareholding in Pakistan PTA Limited, which is a public quoted company. ICI Pakistan has a proud history of sustained investments in the economy of Pakistan.

 

 

ICI SSHE BELIEFS AND PRINCIPLES

Our goal is for ICI to be the industry leader in the production and sale of products, which supports the society. We will provide a safe and healthy workplace for both staff and contractors, and will act responsibly towards the communities and environment in which we operate.

This will be achieved by the continuous improvement of our first class SSHE performance through corporate leadership, the dedication of our staff and the application of the highest professional standards in our work.

The principles, by which we operate, within the limits of current knowledge, are:

All work related injuries and illnesses are preventable. Our goal is zero harm.

All escapes of hazardous materials can be prevented and emissions in the course of operation will progressively be reduced towards zero.

We will adhere to the highest standards for the safe disposal of waste materials.

Energy, water and resources, both natural and man made, will be utilized efficiently. We will minimise waste.

New products can be developed which have increasing margins of safety for users and the environment throughout their life cycle.

Line management are accountable for leading the continuous improvement in SSHE performance to defined goals.

Everyone has a personal responsibility for their own safety and health, for others in the workplace and for the environment in which they work. Safety and good health are equally important away from work and will be encouraged.

All the employees including the contactors' and suppliers' staff should be involved in the SSHE improvement process.

SSHE performance of Contractors working for ICI will be managed by them to the same standards.

We are individually and collectively committed to these principles and expect all who work in ICI to perform in accordance with them.

The Company continues to provide support and assistance to the further development of national environment programmes through various industry and trade organisations. As a good corporate citizen, ICI Pakistan is committed to the development of the country and the people and is sensitive to the needs for social development and community services.