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GAIL releases fifth Sustainability Report

Becomes first PSU to avail Content Index certified by GRI, Amsterdam
“Fostering Responsible Growth” theme of the report

New Delhi, 14th October, 2015: GAIL (India) Limited has released the Company’s Sustainability Report for the year 2014-15, becoming the first Public Sector Undertaking of the country to avail Content Index certified by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam.
The report, on the theme ‘Fostering Responsible Growth’, was released here yesterday by Shri B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, in the presence of Shri M. Ravindran, Director (HR), Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), Shri Subir Purkayastha, Director (Finance), Shri Ashutosh Jindal, Director, Smt. Anuradha Sharma Chagti, Director and other senior officials of the company.
The report, the fifth released by GAIL, marks the transition from GRI G3.1 to GRI G4 guidelines and is in line with GRI G4 Guidelines ‘in-accordance’ option core.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tripathi said “We believe in growth that is sustainable and inclusive while remaining deeply committed to ensuring the trust of our stakeholders.” He also noted that GAIL has been acknowledged among CDP India Leaders 2014 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and is the only company in Utilities category among the top 22 India leaders.
GAIL has developed ‘Sustainability Aspirations 2020’, which are self-driven targets focused towards the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption and specific energy intensity.
This year’s Sustainability Report is a materiality centric report and contains dedicated sections for each of the stakeholders. These material issues have been identified after a thorough materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement exercise which was conducted at 10 locations of GAIL amongst different stakeholder groups.
All Sustainability Reports of GAIL have been assured by external third party. Continuing the practice, this year’s Sustainability Report has been assured by DNVGL. This is a Type 2 Moderate level assured report based on AA1000AS (2008) standard. Assurance process includes data verification at different sites of GAIL that will continue to help GAIL improve its processes and data management mechanisms.
GAIL’s Corporate Sustainability Reports are available on the Company’s website (www. gailonline.com). The report for 2014-15 was web hosted on the day GAIL AGM was held.
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‘Super Performance’ of GAIL supported students in IIT JEE

50 students, who have been benefitted specialised academic coaching under GAIL’s CSR project qualified in the IIT entrance examination this year. The initiative supported wholly by GAIL (India) Ltd. and managed by Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) has created a history with 50 out of 100 students making it to IIT this year.

Every year, 100 students are picked up from Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh for grooming to be part of India’s best minds. In what is considered to be one of the toughest entrance examinations in the world, 95 out of 100 students qualified in IIT Mains this year and 50 out of these 95 cleared the IIT Advance round. In this batch of 50 IIT JEE achievers, 15 are General, 14 are OBCs, 18 are SCs and 03 are STs Candidates. Last year the successful IIT JEE achievers were 39 students from the batch of 100 students.

Known as GAIL Utkarsh Super 100, this is a residential program that spans over 11 months and aims at coaching the meritorious students from underprivileged sections of the society. The selected students are provided with free food, accommodation and coaching under the academic guidance of Shri Abhayanand, IPS to help them crack one of the toughest entrance examinations i.e. IIT/JEE.. GAIL (India) Ltd. also provides scholarship to all the students who have secured seats in the engineering colleges through the “GAIL Charitable & Educational Trust”. GAIL also helps the selected students for IIT/JEE with a scholarship of Rs.60,000/- annually per student to help them meet their academics fees etc. Students clearing other Competitive engineering examinations receive Rs. 48,000/ annually per student.

This project has completed five successful batches at Kanpur. Apart from Shri Abhayanand, students are also given academic guidance by the full-time faculties from IIT background, with rich experience of mentoring the students for cracking IIT/JEE examinations. The rigorous training helps students to train under the best guidance & mentoring which enables them to perform better.

GAIL, India’s youngest ‘Maharatna’ company, is a brand associated with energy, youthfulness and growth. Deeply committed to its philosophy of “Care, Share and Grow” and in-sync with their brand promise “Tomorrow is Yours” GAIL (India) Ltd. is proactively participating in various CSR initiatives aimed at youth.

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REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE

 

This world environment day, take a pledge to Reduce, Reuse, and Re-Cycle. In today’s society, wasteful consumption is a commonality which all of us knowingly and unknowingly choose to indulge in. Small things such as leaving the lights on, not turning off the television – it all adds up. Who’s paying the price? The Earth and our future generations. Not all of us are indifferent,

A small percentage of our population chooses to live carbon neutral life- styles. These environmental heroes are setting the right example for the rest of us as individuals to follow.

We at GAIL believe in long-term sustainability and have invested heavily in Research and Development projects. All these projects are based on groundbreaking technologies such as utilizing methane gas produced from landfills and using it to produce power. Another initiative known as the Waste to Diesel project, extracts precious chemicals such as diesel, gasoline, and aromatic fractions. Our sustainability based outlook follows one of our core philosophies known as  ‘Care, Share & Grow’. This philosophy extends into other programs such as”TOMORROW IS YOURS” which is a television series based on improving conditions throughout rural India.

Our Waste to Energy project, which is based at the Ghazipur landfill captures excess methane, which is produced by waste that has piled up over the years. A section of the landfill has been covered with grass, the covered area has bore wells that reach deep into the landfill, where the methane gas is captured. The captured gas is upgraded from low-quality LPG (Landfill gas) to high-quality LPG, which is the transformed into energy using micro-turbines.

Similarly the Waste to Diesel project, extracts diesel and other precious chemicals from wasted plastic. This groundbreaking breakthrough is attributed to our Research and Development team. The process recycles the chemicals, which exists in everyday plastics. The project has already passed lab and Bench test and is currently being implemented into the pilot stage. The diesel that is recycled meets the internationally recognized standard of Euro-IV.

To know more about Tomorrow Is Yours click here.

To know more about landfill gas to energy click here.

To know more bout Plastic to Diesel, click here.

Depiction of Plastic to Diesel project

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Before the implementation of Waste to energy project

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After implementation

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To know more about Tomorrow Is Yours click here.

To know more about landfill gas to energy click here.

To know more bout Plastic to Diesel, click here.

 

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What is it like to work at GAIL?

Gail does not only offer jobs, but an exciting career through challenging work tasks, a supportive work environment, an open and transparent system and social & financial security.
Utmost importance is given to human resources, which is considered to be our biggest asset. We at GAIL firmly believe that only engaged employees will go the extra mile, which is critical for realizing our mission and vision & company’s business strategy.
Our company, which promotes a “Performance-Oriented Culture” also provides an adequate emphasis on providing work-life balance. Parry (2009) goes on to state that there are a number of factors that have an impact on our work-life balance; working hours, gender, the presence or absence of children, social class, age and the domestic division of labour, as well as the country. All our efforts are focused on creating a workplace for our employees which is not only intellectually stimulating but is also a lot of fun. GAIL townships have facilities such as a sports club, a gym, a swimming pool, a library, which is for our employees and their family members. The objective has been to achieve the highest levels of business growth with a lean workforce.

GAIL being a dynamic organization believes that by providing training and development to its employees, the organization would attain greater heights. In fact, “Engaging our employees for superior results” has been one of our success mantras as we fall under Hewitt’s Best Employer Zone. We believe that learning is a never-ending process and we are willing to spend time, money and resources for all our employees at various stages of their careers in order to help them to grow as professionals and realize their full potential.

Referecnes
Parry, T. G. (2009). Restoring work-life balance. Journal of Financial Planning,  13.

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GAIL and NFCH to assist violence affected children

GAIL (India) Limited has entered into an Agreement with the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) for “Project Assist – Providing Financial assistance to 1000 violence affected children in Assam , Gujarat, Odisha and Jammu & Kashmir” which has been taken up asGAIL CSR initiative through GAIL Charitable & Education Trust on 18th December 2014. The Occasion was graced by the presence of Sh N K Nagpal, General Manager (Company Secretary) who is also the Member Trustee of the Gail Charitable and Education Trust. The Agreement was signed by Chief Manager(CSR), Mr. C.S. Majithia and Official of NFCH, Mr. Ravi Shankar Tripathi, in the presence of GAIL CSR Team.

The Project aims at providing assistance to the children of families affected by communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence through grant of Scholarship for their education with a view to ensure their effective rehabilitation. These beneficiaries are identified by the District Committee under the District Magistrate/Collector which also verifies the eligibility of beneficiaries.

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GAIL India among the Top Indian Companies on CSR

GAIL (India) Limited has been ranked 11th amongst India’s Best Companies for CSR 2014 as per the recently published study by ET together with Futurescape and IIM Udaipur

 The study looked at top 115 Indian companies to arrive at the ranking. It covered industries as varied as automobiles, banks, diversified, FMCG, infrastructure, information technology, metals and mining, oil, power, steel, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and others.

The Companies are being ranked based on their focus on CSR and Sustainability by creating a combined score that weighs each of the 4 parameters Governance, Disclosure, CSR Stakeholders and Sustainability. The scores are arrived at by evaluating each companies Sustainability/ Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report by analysts who scored based on a number of dimensions under the four parameters

We’re proud of this achievement and continue to pledge more for the society through our unique CSR programs such as GAIL Utkarsh, Project Arogya and unique events like GAIL The Fastest Indian

1. Tata Steel

2. Tata Chemicals

3. Mahindra Group

4. Maruti Suzuki

5. Tata Motors

6. Siemens

7. Larsen & Toubro

8. Coca-Cola India

9. Steel Authority of India

10. Infosys 

11. GAIL

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Read more at http://bit.ly/1rxp2aZ

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Cheap way to light homes : Liter of light

‘Liter of Light’ is a global open source movement with the aim to provide an ecologically sustainable and free-of-cost source of interior light to rooms in simple dwellings with a thin roof.
The device is simple: it is a transparent 1.5-2l plastic bottle, typically used for carbonated drinks, filled with water plus a little bleach to inhibit algae growth, fitted through the roof of a house. During daytime the water inside the bottle refracts sunlight, delivering about as much light as a 40- to 60-watt bulb to the interior.
Run by: My Shelter Foundation
Read more about the idea and the related campaign here: http://aliteroflight.org/

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Our Joint Ventures : BCPL

BCPL was incorporated on 8th January, 2007 as a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. The project is expected to generate scope for substantial investments in setting up of downstream plastic processing industries that will generate both direct as well as indirect employment.

GAIL (India) Limited is the main promoter having 70% of equity participation and the rest 30% is equally shared by Oil India Ltd (OIL), Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Government of Assam.

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Renewable Energy Expo

Renewable energy expo is around the corner. Gear up all renewable fans and enjoy the extravaganza of renewable resources! The expo will be held from 3 September till 5th September. Increase your knowledge and experience the wonders of renewable energy.