The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for 2021 in the steel sector by the Institute of Directors (IOD). SAIL has been the winner of this award for successive three years in recognition of its work towards sustainable and environmentally responsible steel making.
Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the IOD, India in 1991, are now regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. A corporate is awarded for its efforts in adopting various environmental measures like upgrading pollution control facilities, treatment and recirculation of wastewater from individual units and outfalls, enhancement in green cover and efficient solid waste management.
A part of the Ministry of Steel, SAIL has been taking action for its efforts towards decreasing carbon footprint reduction. Company’s corporate policies and operations, deployment of state-of-the-art environment-friendly technology, R&D initiatives in association with academic institutes of repute for resource efficiency, creation of carbon sinks by massive plantation drives, gradual shift to LED lighting, and enhancing the share of renewable energy are some of the initiatives undertaken by SAIL.
SAIL’s environmental protections measures include upgrading of pollution control facilities, water conservation to achieve zero liquid discharge, efficient handling of different solid wastes such as process, hazardous and canteen/township wastes), carbon sequestration through afforestation, eco-restoration of the mined-out area and others.