World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5th June, is one of the principal medium through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances attention and action from last five decade. World Environment Day (WED) established by United Nations General Assembly in 1972, to mark the opening of the Stockhome Conference on the human environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP.
WED objective is to give a human face to environmental issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer, depletion of natural resources, desertification, global warming and empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
It’s time! Once again UNEP seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5th June, World Environment Day (WED) with the theme of “Only One Earth”.
“Only One Earth” was the slogan for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, this truth still holds - this planet is our only home.
The campaign invites everyone to celebrate our Earth through collective action to address one or more aspects of the triple planetary emergency: climate change, biodiversity and nature loss, pollution and waste.
Earth faces a triple planetary emergency: the climate is heating up too quickly for people and nature to adapt; habitat loss and other pressures mean an estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction; and pollution continues to poison our air, land and water.
· Earth’s climate has already warmed by about 1°C since pre-industrial times, with significantly larger increases over land. As a result, seasons are shifting and storms are intensifying; floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires are becoming more frequent and devastating.
· The climate crisis is adding to the pressures on nature, as species and ecosystems struggle to adapt. Critical habitats from rainforests to wetlands continue to be lost to human expansion, including deforestation to make way for farming. Logging, overfishing and the illegal wildlife trade are hollowing out populations of rare plants and animals.
· Air pollution, much of it from the burning of fossil fuels, causes around 7 million premature deaths a year. Nutrients from farming, sediment from soil erosion and discarded plastic waste are polluting both fresh and coastal waters
Youth and civil society play a key role in advocating for change to transform how we consume and manage the Earth and its resources. Everyone everywhere can help to create a more sustainable planet with following environmental conservation activities. It also includes examples of personal decisions to effect change and push for action.
The UN Decade runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.
The 2021-2030 decade agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to end poverty, conserve biodiversity, combat climate change and improve livelihoods for everyone, everywhere. These objectives, encapsulated in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are unlikely to be met unless ecosystem degradation is stopped and ecosystem restoration is undertaken at the immense scale of hundreds of millions of hectares globally.
Management of M/s India Glycols Ltd. has taken foremost steps in last decades for Sustainable Development:
- Taken foremost steps by making effective action plans & continual environmental improvements with considering Life Cycle Perspective and sustaining Environmental Management System with consecutive 6th certification cycle with the revised ISO 14001:2015 standard.
- Continuously assessing the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the products in support to provide batter option to customers than adopting Conventional Petro route approaches.
- Executing Energy Management System (ISO 50001:2018) and successfully sustaining certification by making effective action plans for continual improvements in energy conservations.
- Successfully executing and maintaining Social Accountability System (SA 8000:2014) and develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices.
- Company has become key partner in supply chain for innovative process of production of Glycols, Ethylene Oxide & Derivatives by utilizing biotechnological converted chemical from industrial carbon emissions for reduction of GHG emissions.
- Company is signatory of Responsible Care Guiding Principles, declaring "Key Performance Indicators (KPI)" including key environmental parameters, every year, and processing for RC 14001:2015 certification.
India Glycols Limited is working in the context of the SDGs execution, to create value for both business and society through: Developing products, services, technologies and distribution channels to reach all consumers with lower carbon footprint; advancing in supply chains which are ethical, inclusive, resource-efficient and resilient; Improving the skills, opportunities, well-being and hence productivity of employees, contractors and suppliers; Increasing investment in renewable energy and other infrastructure projects.
As citizens, workers, students, consumers or in any number of other roles, our individual decisions shape how our societies impact the environment. As well as making our personal lives more sustainable, as individuals we can press for and support faster and more far-reaching environmental change from larger entities like governments and businesses.
On this occasion we are celebrating World Environment Day with colourful activities such as Tree Plantation, Displaying of banners of UNEP’S themes and posters on Environment protection following all Covid Protocols.
The only thing that will change the World, is environment stewardship for a new integrated approach. Every one of us should participate by choosing pledges for Preserve Biodiversity, Energy Conservation, and Water Conservation as well as Recycling and Clean-up campaigns / House-keeping, “on the job”/ “off the job”. Pledges will be in upcoming e-mails on Environmental awareness. This contribution will help to save ecosystem, resources and natural processes that will let our future generations to survive in healthy and prosperous atmosphere.
“In the universe are billions of galaxies, in our galaxy are billions of planets, but there is Only One Earth - Let’s take care of it.
Secretary ,NSC Uttarakhand chapter
Head sustainability, M/s India Glycols Limited
49th NATIONAL SAFETY DAY (4th
“ ENHANCE SAFETY & HEALTH PERFORMANCE BY USE OF
ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY ”
The 49th “NATIONAL SAFETY DAY” is
being celebrated on 4th March' 2020 as a mark of foundation day of the National
Safety Council, set up by Ministry of Labour, Government of India. On this
occasion Safety celebrations will continue for a fortnight period at site.
On this occasion, our motto is to rededicate
ourselves to the cause of Safety, Health and Protection of Environment. We
will do our best to develop attitudes and habits to ensure SAFE days ahead.
The following Safety Competitions are also being
organized during this period .The winners of these competitions will be
awarded with attractive prizes.
a) Safety Slogan
Competition (English and Hindi)
b) Safety Essay Competition (English and Hindi)
c) Safety Cartoon
d) An on-spot
Safety quiz will also be held during closing ceremony
An exhibition is also being organized on this
occasion , wherein various safety equipment, which are available , will be
We wish that all of us should do our best to
achieve excellency in SAFETY RECORDS by adopting and ensuring Safe Work
Practices as well as Safe Work Conditions.
Let us join hands to make a Healthier & Safer Placeto Work !