Setting another global benchmark in environmental management for sustainable industrial growth, the National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) has been conferred with the coveted ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award’ for 2019.
Panchpatmali bauxite mine in Koraput district has won this prestigious award in recognition of its outstanding practices and work in protection of environment and also to further stimulate it to rapidly accelerate the pace of stakeholder oriented continual improvement process, an official release informed.
The Nalco received the award comprising a trophy and a certificate from UAE’s Climate Change and Environment Minister Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi at a glittering ceremony held in Bangalore on the occasion of the 21st World Congress on Environment Management and Climate Change. A jury headed by former Supreme Court Justice Arijit Pasayat chose the mine for the award.
Instituted by Institute of Directors, New Delhi in 1991, the Golden Peacock Award, is regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide.
With wide acceptance among businesses and industry, its ‘Awards Certification’ has achieved recognition and patronage among peers, globally. The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various national and global awards, from India and over 25 countries worldwide.
The Panchapatmali bauxite mine has also received the Five Star Rating from the Government of India. The national PSU had earlier received Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra (IPVM) Award from Ministry of Environment & Forests for its contribution in the field of afforestation and wasteland development and the prestigious Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) from MOEF for its outstanding contributions in the field of environment management, among many national and international awards.
The Nalco’s environmental management system is certified according to the global standards of ISO 14001 since 1996.