Health and Safety
We, at ICL, realize that our natural resources are limited and while we have to perform our business as a manufacturing concern, we also have a duty and responsibility to protect and preserve the nature and environment. The company provides and maintains, so far has practicable equipment, systems and working conditions are concerned, a safe and risk free environment to all its employees, visitors, contractors, and the local public.
Environmental and Energy Sustainability
Management has maintained its strong commitment to a safe environment in its operations throughout the year. We apply strict environmental criteria in all our activities, thereby ensuring that projects are integrated into the community with the least possible impact on the environment and the maximum social consensus. Energy conservation is a key issue world-wide. Through successful Energy Conservation Management, we can vastly reduce energy wastage, bring down the cost of production, and ensure we respect the limited resources of our planet.
ICL has taken important measures starting with the formation of an Energy Conservation Task Team (ECTT) to identify various conservation measures and constraints. The team constantly analyzes system design, process design, and re-engineering of various factory operations in order to make the processes more efficient and minimize wastage of resources. Through the implementation of powerful IT solutions (e.g. SAP), the company is moving ever close towards a paperless environment. Through awareness we have arisen to confront the challenges to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.
ICL and the Community
ICL has a unique and intrinsic relationship with its community. The following projects have been established for the welfare of its workers and for the locals.
SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR WORKERS (ON-GOING)
FREE MEDICATION/MEDICINE FOR LOCALS (ON-GOING)
SEWING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (ON-GOING)
Two sewing school for local girls are in operation with twenty girls registered in each school. Two lady teachers are hired to teach sewing and stitching, with a third school being set up in a nearby locality.
UP-GRADATION / RENOVATION OF LOCAL SCHOOLS
To raise the standard of the local schools up-gradation and renovation have been planned. Few of the local schools need a science laboratory and some schools are in need of computers. Apart from this, most schools need their buildings to be renovated.
WATER TAPS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
Forty clean drinking water hand pumps have already been installed for the local residents. Other areas have also been identified for boring and providing clean water. One hand pump each month is to be installed.
FREE EYE CAMPS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
Free eye camp was setup a couple of years ago for the local residents. A medical team of doctors from Karachi were arranged. A similar eye camp has been planned in Nov.2009.
BI-CYCLE SCHEME (ON-GOING)
This scheme is for workers below the grade scale of supervisor cadre. The procedure adopted for giving the bi-cycles is on six equal monthly installments. Twenty bi-cycles will be given in this project on installment basis. Project is on continual basis until the requests for bi-cycles end.
WEDDING GIFT (ON-GOING)
To help employees at the time of marriage of their daughters, financial assistance is provided. This scheme is in progress and the employees below supervisor cadre benefit from it.