Environmental Safety Integral Part Of Our Operations – Indorama

Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Ltd says that effective environment management has continued to be an integral aspect of its operation.

The company made its position known over the weekend, while addressing newsmen shortly after a tour of its facility at the company’s corporate headquarters in Eleme, Rivers.

Head, Corporate Communications of the company, Dr Jossy Nkwocha said that the tour became necessary to express the extent of commitment towards achieving a zero harm, safe and healthy environment in line with operational laws of the Federal Government and the World Health organization (WHO).

“We have painstakingly shown you during the facility tour and the detailed presentation on our environmental management system that we are a responsible corporate entity committed to the goal of zero harm, safe and healthy environment.

“We have been able to achieve this milestone by making effective environment management system an integral part of our operations.

“We have also ensured a robust implementation of the environment management and monitoring system, thereby enhancing environmental performance as stipulated by Regulators and Lenders.

“We are putting efforts into continual improvement of our environmental systems and performance,” he said.

Nkwocha, however condemned attempts by certain individuals who are determined to disparage the company, alleging that the company had undermined environmental safety as well as corporate social responsibility to host Communities.

Nkwocha noted that the company had remained committed to the federal government and host Communities by ensuring a 7.5 equity for its host.

The company had also funded various programs and projects with a view to improving the living standards of host Communities and positively touching the lives of the youths, widows, persons living with disabilities and artisans through employment opportunities, skills acquisition programs, business support/ educational funding for indigent scholars.

Emphasising on the various strategic environment management systems adopted by the company, Nkwocha noted that the company was in compliance with all applicable national and state environmental regulations as well as international best practices.

According to him, the company has unrelentlessly carried out periodic monitoring (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly as defined) of noise, ambient air quality, and stack emissions.

The company, in collaboration with accredited consultants, has also ensured treated effluent quality, groundwater quality, recipient water body (Okulu River) quality and biodiversity.

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