GIL does not just offer customers quality products and services. It conducts business with a respect for the environment at every stage of its product cycle across all its plants. As a result, the company is committed to sustainable development.
Safe and sustainable environmental practices are integral to operations at Graphite. Its multi-stage operational process consumes a large amount of energy, generates enormous heat, various gases and dust particles. All these are treated adequately to protect ambient working conditions and the external environment.
One tonne of electrode needs approx 6500-7000 units of power and approx 325-425 litres of furnace oil. Over the years GIL has rationalized energy consumption through various means: the installation of 18 MW hydel power plant in Karnataka generating over 50 million units.
The company has made substantial investments in various pollution control equipment over the past few years. The equipment installed include ETP incinerators, electrostatic precipitators,dust collectors, scrubbers, fume hoods and oil separators. The investments made and initiatives adopted have resulted in maintaining emission and pollution control levels well within the prescribed limits.
The plants have adopted wide-ranging initiatives to protect the health of its employees. Some of the key initiatives adopted by the various plants include.
Workers have been covered under an ESIC and Personal Accident Policy
Officers / staff are covered under a Mediclaim and Personal Accident Policy
A qualified physician carries out biannual check-ups for workmen
Dust, fumes and heat generating areas are controlled to reduce emissions