We stand committed to protecting the environment by minimising pollution, optimising fuel consumption, and converting waste into resources where we can.
We have been certified with the ISO 14001:2004 as conforming to the Environmental Management System standard. Working in diverse regions and in different communities and terrain, Punj Lloyd has always maintained focus on sustainable development practices. Sustainable development for us stands for the balance between fulfilment of human needs with the protection of the natural environment so that these needs are met in the indefinite future as well. This is evident in most of our project sites where utmost care is taken to conserve the environment.
Before construction of Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline, Punj Lloyd Limak - JV conducted a detailed vegetation mapping along the pipeline Right Of Way (ROW) and identified the threatened and rare species found in the area. The surveys were followed with documentation, compilation of environmental manuals, setting up of procedures, formulation of plans, establishing of special area reinstatement methods, preparation of reports and mobilisation of resources. During the construction phase, important areas were barricaded, erosion was controlled, ROW and rivers were protected and environmental training was imparted to all concerned. In the post construction phase, reinstatement and bio restoration were the most important activities carried out.
Our special achievements at this site were successful reinstatement of the Zamanti River and the innovative waste management activities carried out by us. The Zamanti River and its floodplain is home to fish, eel, aquatic and exotic plants and migratory birds. Between the periods of their migration, breeding and ecological constraints, we had only two months in the entire year to execute this important river crossing. Care was taken to preserve the top soil from the ROW and during mobilisation of equipment, reinstatement of river and its tributaries, re-contouring the land with re-growth of flora.
In Tunu Field Development project in Indonesia, effective monitoring and implementation of Environment Management Plan during construction in the restricted ROW saved the adjoining aqua culture ponds, fishnets, vegetation, flora and fauna in the Mahakam Delta. Continuous analysis of seawater to maintain its natural quality was undertaken. This activity also ensured there was no negative impact on fishing and shrimp farming, which are important economic activities of the Mahakam Delta.
Practices such as usage of biodegradable sandbags instead of plastic sand bags in swamp have saved the environment besides minimizing the cost of manpower and equipment deployed for retrieval of plastic bags.
These small practices demonstrate our concern and commitment to protecting the environment.
This campaign, released in Tehelka in India showcases Punj Lloyd's respect and commitment to safeguard the flora and fauna around the world.