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The BPCL Kochi Refinery has been receiving several awards and recognition for its excellence in the fields of operational, safety and environmental performance. Some moments from various BPCL Kochi Refinery awards and felicitation ceremoniesover recent years are listed below.

 
Awards

2018

BPCL bags KMA CSR Award 2018

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  • Bharat Petroleum has bagged the KMA CSR Award 2018 for "Child & Elderly Care" and runners up for "Environment & Greenery" in Public Sector.
  • The CSR awards instituted by the Kerala Management Association (KMA) were distributed at the KMA CSR conclave in Kochi on 6 July 2018. Shri. Babu Joseph, Chief General Manager (Maintenance), Shri. George Thomas, General Manager (PR & Admn), Shri. Vineeth M Varghese, Senior Manager (PR & Admn), Ms Ancy Johnson, Manager (PR & LW) along with the CSR team received the trophies and certificates from Shri. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Chairman and CEO, V-Guard Industries Ltd and a revered philanthropist.
  • BPCL received the recognition in "Child & Elderly Care" for the support extended for facility enhancement and supplementary nutrition at 52 Anganwadis (play schools) in the neighbourhood. As part of facility enhancement, five anganwadis in Vadavucode Puthencruz Grama Panchayat were renovated with improved ambience and caring space for children . Under the Anganwadi Nutrition Programme, milk and eggs are being provided to children in the age group 3 to 6 years and adolescent girls in all 52 Anganwadis in Vadavucode Puthencruz Grama Panchayat and Thiruvaniyoor Grama Panchayat where Kochi Refinery is situated.
  • Support has also been extended for the purchase of books and book shelves for the Adolescent Girls Clubs (AG Clubs) functioning in these Anganwadis. Books on health, nutrition, well-being, happiness and success have been provided to inspire the young readers.
  • BPCL was also adjudged the first runner-up in the category "Environment & Greenery" for the Green Pilgrimage project. This was an exclusive project to promote use of organic colours instead of chemical at the annual ritual of Erumely Pettathullal among Sabarimala devotees who arrive in thousands during the festival. The green pilgrimage was conceptualised with the aim of protecting River Pampa where devotees take the holy dip before the sacred darshan every year.
  • Earlier at the conclave, Shri. George Thomas, GM (PR& Admin) presented the Green CSR Initiatives of KR. The stall set up by BPCL and SDI (Kochi), highlighted the CSR initiatives of Kochi Refinery to delegates from Corporate, PSUs, Private companies and NGOs in South India. This accolade for CSR follows soon after the NIPM Best Corporate Citizen Award that BPCL bagged in June 2018.

2018

Kochi Refinery wins State Pollution Control Award

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  • BPCL Kochi Refinery has won State Pollution Control Excellence Award instituted by Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Kochi Refinery has achieved this award for the 12th consecutive year for pollution control measures in the category of very large industries.
  • Mr. Prasad K Panicker, Executive Director (Kochi Refinery), Mr. Damien Gracious, Chief General Manager (HSE), Mr. ES Anilkumar and Mr. KG Aji received the award on behalf of BPCL Kochi Refinery from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan at a function held at Thiruvananthapuram on 7 June 2018.
  • Mr. K Muraleedharan MLA, Mr. K Sajeevan, Chairman, Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Mr. TA Thankappan, Member Secretary (IC), KSPCB and Dr. TN Seema, Vice Chairperson, Haritha Keralam Mission were also present.

2018

BPCL Kochi Refinery bags NIPM Kerala Best Corporate Citizen Award

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  • BPCL Kochi Refinery has bagged the NIPM Kerala Best Corporate Citizen Award for the second consecutive year.
  • Mr Jayesh Shah, Executive Director (HR), Mr George Thomas, General Manager (PR & Admn) and Mr.Vineeth M Varghese, SM (PR & Admin) along with the CSR team received the trophy and certificate from Mr. APM Mohammed Hanish IAS, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd in Kochi on 23 June 2018. BPCL Kochi Refinery competed among large companies having a minimum CSR budget above Rs.100 lakhs.
  • The National Institute of Personnel Management (Kerala Chapter) instituted the award for identifying and recognizing the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility into their core business operations.
  • Earlier BPCL Kochi Refinery presented the various CSR initiatives undertaken during FY 2017-18 on 18 June 2018. Five major CSR projects based on our thrust areas were showcased before the jury along with a summary of all the CSR activities including the contributions of the CSR Volunteers club of Kochi Refinery that has a wide representation from among employees and family members. Ms Ancy Johnson, Manager (PR & LW) and CSR Team members Ms. Elizabeth Davis and Mr. PA Mohammed Nizar made the presentation.
 

2017-2018

Rajbhasha Rolling Trophy for BPCL Kochi Refinery

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  • BPCL Kochi Refinery has won the prestigious Rajbhasha Rolling Trophy for the year 2016-17 (First Prize), instituted by Kochi Town Official Language Implementation Committee (PSUs) for the best Official Language performance among the Public Sector Undertakings located in Kochi
  • Mr P S Ramachandran, Executive Director (Projects), KR received the Trophy‍ from Shri G Muraleedharan ITS, PGMT, BSNL, Kochi and Smt. Girija V R, Sr. Manager (OL), KR received the certificate from  Shri A K Choudhury, Director, CIFNET in a function held at BSNL Bhavan, Ernakulam  on 12.03.2018.  Dr. Susmitha Bhattacharya, Asst. Director (Implementation), Regional Implementation Office, Kochi and Shri Sreenivasa Rao, Dy. General Manager, National Insurance Co. Ltd. were also present.
  • Kochi Refinery also won the overall Championship Trophy for scoring highest points in the Joint Hindi Week celebrations-2017 organised under the auspices of Kochi Town Official Language Implementation Committee (PSUs).
  • Employees from 36 PSUs situated in Kochi participated in the competitions.
  • Mr P S Ramachandran, Executive Director (Projects) & KR team received the trophy from Shri G Muraleedharan ITS, PGMT, BSNL, Kochi.
     

2017

  • Kochi Refinery has bagged the "KMA Excellence Award 2017" for its GREEN INITIATIVES. Mr. Damien Gracious, Chief General Manager (HSE), Mr. C Sainath, DGM (Environment) and Mr. Mathew P Thomas, DGM (Power & Utilities) received the award from Ambassador Dr. Deepak Vohra, Special Advisor to Prime Minister, Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau and Special Advisor to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Leh and Kargil at the Annual Awards function of the Kerala Management Association (KMA) on 5 June 2017.
  • Mr. Prasad K Panicker, Executive Director (I/C), Kochi Refinery and Past President, KMA, spoke at the function. Sustaining the various environment care initiatives implemented over the years has helped BPCL Kochi Refinery distinguish itself as an environment friendly company.
  • At Kochi Refinery, energising environment is a commitment we deliver everyday. From rejuvenating fresh water lakes to recycling waste paper; from solar power plants to biogas plants; from reduction in fuel consumption to reduction in water consumption, from air ambient quality systems to oil spill combat facilities, from de-sulphurisation of fuels to sewage treatment plants, each and every activity implemented here has environment as the prime focus. KR’s most recent initiative is the Butterfly Park, which is home to quite a few rare species. KR is also taking the environment care initiatives beyond the immediate community through ENCON Clubs in schools and colleges across Kerala.
  • The KMA is a pioneer management association, that has been playing a pivotal role in the promotion and propagation of contemporary management principles and practices in Kerala since 1957. This award for continued excellence in Environment care, has definitely made World Environment Day 2017, special for Kochi Refinery.
  • Kudos to KR team on yet another accolade for environment care!
 

2015-16

NIB AWARD

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  • BPCL has won the Silver Award in the Best House Journal category in the NiB awards 2016 instituted by the press club Ernakulam and Public Relations Council of India, Kerala Chapter. Mr George Thomas, Chief Manager ( Estates& Administration ) and Mr Vineeth M Varghese, Manager ( Public Relations ) received the award from Mr. V K Ebrahimkunju, Hon’ble Minister for Public Works at a function held at Kochi on 20 February.
 

2015-16

Safety Accolades for BPCL Kochi Refinery

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  • BPCL Kochi Refinery bagged the Outstanding safety Performance Award Instituted by National Safety Council- Kerala Chapter under the category of very large industries. The award was received by KR team headed by Mr PK Thampi, General Manager (Technical) and Mr. Damien Gracious KD, DGM (Fire& Safety) from Mr P Pramod, Director of Factories & Boilers Department, Government of Kerala during Safety Day Celebration held at Productivity House, Ernakulam on 4 March
  • BPCL Kochi Refinery also bagged another award for Excellence in Safety Management. Ms. MS Mythily, Member Secretary, Kerala State Pollution Control Board distributed the award. Mr. PK Thampi, GM (Technical) received the award on behalf of Kochi Refinery. Mr Roshan Shihab PM, Chief Manager (F& S) and JHSSEC members were also present.
 

2015-16

Kochi Refinery Wins CPT Award

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  • Kochi Refinery won Business Award for the Business House that Handled Highest Cargo through Cochin Port Trust in the financial year 2015- 2016. Mr P Murali Madhavan, General Manager ( OM& S ) received the award from from Mr Paul Antony, IAS , then Chairman of Cochin Port Day 2016 at Kochi on 26 May
 

2015-16

Kerala State Pollution Control Excellence Award

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  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Kochi Refinery has won the Kerala State Pollution Control Board Excellence Award for the year 2015. We received the Excellence Award in the category of very large Industry for substantial and sustained efforts in Pollution Control and for initiatives in environmental protection for the ninth consecutive year.
  • Mr Murali Madhavan, General Manager (Oil Movement and Storage) and Mr Mathew P Thomas, Chief Manager (Energy & Environment) received the the Award from Smt K K Shylaja Teacher, Honb’le Minister for Health, Social Justice and Pollution Control at a function held at Kannur to commemorate the World Environment Day.
 

2015-16

KR Finance Brings In Awards

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  • BPCL Kochi Refinery Finance has triumphed in the All India Finance Meet 2016 held at Bengaluru on 13 August bringing home three prestigious awards. KR has won the coveted Chairman’s Award for Best Business Partner recognizing excellence in Finance function in the Corporation.
  • Kochi Refinery has also won the Excellence Award in Accounting & Compliance and has come runner-up in Excellence in Governance. The finance team led by Mr PK Suresh, General Manager (Finance) and Mr Pius Mathew, Deputy General Manager (Project Finance) received the awards. Mr Balasubramanian P, Director (Finance) and Mr R Ramachandran, Director (Refineries) were also present during the award ceremony.
 

2014-15

Commendation for EMC

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  • Kerala State Energy Conversation Commendation Certificate 2015 in category of Large scale Energy Consumers in the State of Kerala during year 2014 – 15 was presented to BPCL KR by the Department of power, Government of Kerala through the Energy Management Centre – Kerala.
  • Mr. Thampi P K, General Mnager (Technical ) and Mr Madhu K M Manager (E & E) received the award from Shri Aryadan Muhammed, Honourable Minister for Power, Government of Kerala, on National Energy Consevation Day, 14 December 2015 at Thiruvanathapuram. Mr Sivasankar M, IAS, Secretary, Power Department, Government of Kerala, Mr Manoharan T M, Chairman, KSERC  and Damodaran V k, Founder Director, EMC Kerala were also present in the function. 
 

2014-15

Top Importer of Cochin for the year 2015

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  • BPCL has been awarded the second Top Importer of Cochin for the year 2015 by Cochin Customs. Mr PK Suresh, General Manager (Finance) received the award from Hon’ble Government of Kerala. Mr. P Sathasivam at a function held in connection with ‘’ International Customs Day” on 27 January at Merchant Navy Club, Willingdom Island, Cochin.
 

2013-14

  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding achievement in pollution control by Kerala State Pollution Control Board
    • We have been receiving Excellence award from the State Pollution Control Board for the last consecutive 7 years
  • "Green Manufacturing Excellence Award 2014" in the category of Mega Large Businesses in India in a survey by M/s Frost & Sullivan for the year 2014
  • Safety Award 2013 for the meritorious performance in the field of Safety, in Category-A among very large industries, from Factories & Boilers Department- Govt. of Kerala.
  • Runner-up award from National Safety Council - Kerala chapter, for outstanding safety performance among very large size chemical industries.
 

2009

  • Selected as Best Public Sector Undertaking and awarded first price in Large Factories (Petroleum) category by Department of Factories & Boilers, Government of Kerala. Also, the refinery has secured awards for the following:
    • Best Safety Committee (First Prize)
    • Best Safety Officer (First Prize - Mr. A.K. Das)
    • Best Safety Worker (First Prize - Mr. N.R. Rajeev)
  • Outstanding Safety Performance Award (First Prize - Large Size Chemical Industries) by Safety Council of India, Kerala Chapter
  • Excellence Award for outstanding performance in pollution control by Kerala State Pollution Control Board under very large Industries category
  • Received OHSAS 18001-2007 Certification on 18th Jan., 2010
  • Kerala State Energy Conservation Award, Commendation Certificate by Energy Management Centre, Kerala
 

2008

  • Best Public Sector Undertaking and awarded first price in the Chemical and Petroleum Category under Large Factories by Department of Factories & Boilers, Government of Kerala. Also, the refinery has secured awards for the following:
    • Best Safety Committee
    • Second Best Occupational Health Centre
    • Second Best Safety Officer
    • Second Best Workman
  • First Prize in Refinery Sector for the National Energy Conservation Award by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power
  • State level award for Energy Conservation by Energy Management Centre, Govt. of Kerala.
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding achievement in pollution control by Kerala State Pollution Control Board
  • Gold Award in Petroleum Refinery sector for Safety Management by Greentech Foundation
  • Safety Innovation Award in the Oil & Mining Sector (Refinery) from Institution of Engineers India, New Delhi
 

2007

  • Kerala State Pollution Control Board’s Award for outstanding achievement in pollution control performance among large scale industries
  • Gold Award in Petroleum Refinery Sector for outstanding achievement in safety management from Green Tech Foundation>
  • Safety Innovation Award from Institution of Engineers India, New Delhi
  • Award by National Safety Council of India, Kerala Chapter for the following:
    • Outstanding Safety Performance
    • Best Safety Committee
    • Excellence in Safety Management
 

2006

  • 7th Annual Green-tech Environment Excellence Gold Award in Petroleum Refining sector by Green Tech Foundation, New Delhi
  • Outstanding Safety Performance Award - Runner up prize in large scale industries by National Safety Council, Kerala Chapter
  • Best Performance Award for the Safety Committee by National Safety Council
  • Award of Excellence from Kerala State Pollution Control Board for substantial performance and sustained efforts in pollution control activities