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Environment, Health & Safety

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Incinerator for the disposal of
chemical waste at Ratlam Site
At Ipca, we believe in inculcating and working responsibly so that our employees, the community at large, and the environment including natural resources, are protected, leaving minimal environmental footprints.

Our commitment to ensure that the facilities have as low as possible, an impact on local people, the environment and we continue to work in close partnership with community groups and other stakeholders to ensure that we are a responsible neighbour.

Excellence in safety, health and environmental performance is on top priority and we are open and honest about such performance.

EHS Management system : Doing business responsibly
Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) program is managed according to the framework that sets out consistent standards of employee health and safety, environmental protection and sustainability. This framework acts as an internal regulatory system that reflects our understanding of risks to ensure our operations comply with laws and regulations. Our integrated EHS management system is further evaluated on a regular basis to identify areas for continual improvement.

By thoroughly tracking our performance, we are able to spotlight our successes in eliminating or reducing our EHS impacts, quickly and responsibly handle any EHS issues, and identify key areas where we need to focus on improving our performance.

During the past few years, Ipca has improved energy efficiency and reduced the emissions in various operations. Our strategy is to focus on continuous improvement by striving to learn from our experience and those of others, and to apply scientific, economic and technical analysis to adopt best practices.

img_abus_culture.jpgEHS Culture
As an industry leader, we are committed to promote economic growth in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner.

We, promote a positive and open environment across our businesses, supported by effective communication between management, employees and contractors and an ongoing program of investment in safety.

Our management team and employees know that the sustainable long-term future of our businesses rests on our track record on Environment, Health and Safety. Employees and contractors throughout the Company participate in EHS programs, contribute to investigations and incident learning, and suggest ongoing improvements in EHS standards and procedures.

EHS Policy
We are committed to manufacture and supply the bulk drugs, drugs intermediates and pharmaceutical formulations with due respect to environment, health and safety aspects legal requirements associated with our operations and personnel.

We shall demonstrate the effective implementation and continual improvement of environmental, occupational health and safety management system through awareness, sharing information, training, provision of resources, periodic reviews, monitoring and measurement, Prevention of incidents, conservation and promotion of environment through tree plantation, waste reduction, recovery of solvents chemicals.

At Ipca, we are committed to integrating design for the environment and safety principles into our operations, management processes and products, and achieving an incident-free and injury-free environment for our employees and contractors in following ways:

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Rain Water Harvesting
Environment
We aim to use natural resources efficiently and by constant monitoring and preventive actions, minimize the environmental impacts of our activities and products during their life cycles. We ensure this through well designed systematic storage and use of chemicals, safe disposal of effluent material, control of gas emission and by adopting methods of resource conservation such as, recycling of water at our plants through reverse osmosis process.

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Health
We protect the interests of employees by providing them with appropriate and up-to-date training and access to development programs. Health monitoring of employees include regular health check-ups, special health checks for employees working in hazardous areas, eye, audiometry and Lung Function tests, first aid training, and other training workshops.

We also have an in-house dispensary equipped with first aid Centre and 24x7 ambulance facility.

Safety
At Ipca, process safety program applies management systems to the identification, understanding, and control of process hazards to prevent process related incidents that could affect our employees or neighbours.

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Firefighting Training
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Process Safety Training
Class conducted by CIBA

Certifications
Various international accreditations stand testimony to Ipca's commitment to EHS.

We have invested a large amount of resources to reduce workplace accidents and ensure a safe working environment. Ipca major site at Ratlam and Aurangabad obtained ISO 14001 (for environment) and OSHA's 18001 certification (for health and safety) during the year 2006 and 2010 respectively.

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