Promel Global Refinery is dependent on natural resources including coal, crude oil, natural gas and water for our business activities. Our activities, by their very nature, have an unavoidable impact on the environment; and we remain committed to minimising these impacts.
We recognise and understand the environmental footprint associated with our activities and responsibly manage these in a prudent and legally compliant way. Our actions aim to ensure that safety, health and environment (SHE) is a top priority. Additionally, our SHE Policy commits us to responsibly address our environmental challenges with consideration for the interests of our stakeholders.
Promel Global Refinery continues to mitigate the risks related to air quality, water consumption, waste footprint, land use, and the impact on biodiversity through the ongoing investigation of alternative feedstocks, optimised processes, improved efficiency and focused abatement technology retrofits.
This includes offsets, monitoring air quality through an extensive monitoring network as well as assessments of the impacts on the environment. Investments to reduce the environmental footprint of our existing facilities will benefit natural, human and social capital.
We recognise that in today’s world, stakeholder engagement is about working collaboratively with stakeholders to find solutions for more inclusive economies. As a global firm with strong roots in South Africa, our promise to society is that we will seek to employ inclusive and sustainable business practices that enable development in the geographies and communities where we operate. Our products touch and enhance the quality of people’s lives every day and we see great potential to do more to enable economic development. In addition, using our extensive value chain, we commit ourselves to facilitating inclusive and local supply chains, enabling local economies and the development of critical skills.
We have integrated our understanding of stakeholders’ desired outcomes – with our own aspiration to be an organisation that is seen by our stakeholders to be transparent and transformed, that delivers on its promises, and that co-develops sustainable solutions to challenges and issues of stakeholders. Following a process of understanding our stakeholders’ issues and desired outcomes we identified social investment focus areas and themes under which programmes will be implemented within our fenceline communities.