Sustainability at RCF
Sustainability is core to RCF’s business. Our endeavour is to minimise carbon foot print. Accordingly, RCF have reformulated CSR Policy which will guide sustainability initiatives in the years to come. RCF have taken a number of initiatives to reduce energy consumption at both of its units – Trombay and Thal (Maharashtra).
In addition, RCF has been focusing on water management to bring down the water usage and conserve water at our plants. Almost 55% of our water requirement at Trombay is met through water generated at our sewage treatment plant. The plant generates around 15 MLD of treated water.
RCF along with BPCL has set-up one more Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Trombay adjacent to the existing STP with a capacity to treat 22.75 Million Litres per Day (MLD) of Municipal Sewage to produce about 15 MLD of treated water. . New STP will ensure the availability of process water for operation of RCF plants at Trombay unit and will also benefit BPCL. Besides this it will also help to residents of Mumbai and society at large, as about 15 MLD of additional potable water will be available for the domestic use.
As part of its initiatives under “Corporate Social Responsibility”, RCF has undertaken several projects in the areas of rural development, promoting health care and education aimed for the benefit of needy and for general good of the society. With a view to harness renewable energy sources, RCF has set up rooftop PV solar power generating facilities atop its offices at Trombay, Thal and its marketing offices in Satara and Ahmednagar. RCF has also set-up a 2 MWp solar power generation plant at Trombay Unit. As a part of expansion strategy we are planning to undertake major projects such as Coal Based Fertilizer Plant at Talcher, Joint Venture Fertilizer projects in Gabon, Syria, Jordan, etc.
RCF’s Facebook page “RCF Kisan Manch” is growing in popularity with more than 5000 dedicated likes and visitors more than 60 lakhs. At ‘RCF Kisan Manch’ farmers are educated on Scientific Agricultural practices. In addition to Facebook, RCF is effectively using other Social Media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Instagram to reach out to the farming community.
We are proud of our accomplishments on the sustainability front so far; nevertheless we also recognize that we have a long way to go further.