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 importantfor us. In the past few years, we have been working towardsdeveloping robust systems which have helped us adopt aproactive approach to making the business sustainable andsocially relevant.
The first step, in this direction, was taken up by setting up theEnvironment Management Division (EMD) and the CorporateSocial Responsibility (CSR) divisions. These divisions nowoperate across all our units with dedicated personal equippedwith the specific skill sets. This was followed up by setting upClimate change and sustainability department in 2011. Thisdepartment was, later, renamed to Sustainability Divisionin 2014 with the aim of focussing on holistic sustainabilityavenues and aligning sustainability with the core strategy ofthe organization. This was marked by the appointment ofcompany’s Chief Sustainability Officer to ensure that JSPL is ona 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 healthand safety management (OHSAS18000) at all our units. Our unitat Angul has also been certified for social accountability (SA8000). Our power plant at Tamnar has recently been certifiedas ISO 50001. With the aim of manufacturing products at lower costs and reduced impact on environment and society, wehave pioneered on bringing ground-breaking technologies forthe first time in India and also innovative initiatives includingenhanced operational efficiencies, greater cost optimizationand 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 moreefficient systems,
- Developing and promoting use of waste through newapplications such as road
- Municipal solid waste processing to usable forms such asmethane etc.
Today, JSPL views sustainability aspects not in silos but has beenworking towards integrating it throughout our operations. It is aunique model of ensuring sustainability and social commitmentright at the core of our business ethos, processes, and products.