World Environment Day at ONGC Videsh

World Environment Day at ONGC Videsh

World Environment Day was celebrated at ONGC Videsh under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme on the theme ‘Connecting people to nature’, which implores to get outdoor into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its significance and to take forward the call to protect the Earth.

Employees and families of ONGC Videsh participated with enthusiasm in various competitions. Awareness drive was carried out by HSE Group for one week on various topics related with Environment, which was well appreciated.

Mr. Narendra K. Verma, MD & CEO through his message to employees asked their individual commitment to do their best to restore the harmony between nature and man. He said “At individual level, each of us needs to understand the importance of nature, not only for us, but also for future generations to come. We must not only change ourselves, but also encourage and inspire others to change their habits and behavior by practicing 5 R (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover), using energy efficient equipment like LED bulbs and BEE five star rating equipment, avoiding plastic bags and planting trees”.

World environment day was celebrated on 5th June at ONGC Videsh office chaired by Mr. P.K. Rao, Director (Operations) and attended by Regional Presidents, Heads of the Groups and employees.

Head HSE made a presentation covering environmental impacts of E&P industry. A video on impact of industrial activities on nature aroused the need to take corrective actions. On the spot quiz generated good response.

As a memorabilia to employees, energy saving manually operated multi utility dicer was unveiled during the occasion. The winners of various competitions were given attractive energy saving products as prizes.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. A.K. Deshwal, ED and Regional President (Asia Pacific BU) narrated his experiences on the importance of environment given overseas and said that ONGC Videsh is embracing the best HSE standards while operating overseas. He appreciated the efforts of HSE team towards inculcating HSE culture in the organisation.

Mr. P K Rao Director (Operations) touched upon various measures being taken in the overseas operations for environment protection like zero waste discharge during drilling of well at Colombia, remediation of produced water by Reed plants at Sudan, good housekeeping at Installations etc. He emphasized that best practices of the projects should be shared and followed.

The celebrations concluded with the commitment of protecting the nature and the environment.