The NPC Industrial Health Affairs Administration
The NPC Industrial Health Affairs Administration
One of the most important goals of large industries is to boost production and produce more high-quality products with an emphasis on health, safety and environmental issues. In other words, they seek to have a healthy workforce, who are protected against occupational accidents and diseases, and work in a pollution-free environment.
Attention to health, safety, and the environment has always been one of the general responsibilities of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company. Based on its organizational mission, the NPC aims to promote development for a better life, and seeks to create a safe and clean environment by eliminating all incidents and harmful effects on individuals, the environment and facilities. It also seeks to guarantee the production of high-quality products through improving production processes.
Human resources are considered to be the main developmental factor in any industry and therefore, protecting the personnelagainst workplace pollutants, especially in industries such as petrochemicals, is very important on the path to achieve goals and realize slogans such as "healthy human in the workplace" and "healthy human,axis of sustainable development."
To this end, the Industrial Health Affairs Administration of the National Petrochemical Company has formulated and enforced a set of workplace health rules in accordance with the operational conditions of petrochemical industries, taking into account the national and international requirements as well as the recruitment procedures. The NPC health administration has focused its attempts on the application of these rules in all petrochemical firms and has achieved significant success in this regard.
The Safety and Fire Service Affairs Department of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company
"Sustainable and Safe" production and prevention of accidents are the main goals of the National Petrochemical Company of Iran. In order to achieve this great goal, the NPC Safety and Fire ServiceAffairs Department is tasked with planning and monitoring the safety operations of the country’s petrochemical companies and holdings. The administration is well aware of its mission and the importance of honesty and conscientiousness in realizing its goals. It also believes in the significance of education, prevention and skills as the main factors in reducing danger in industrial complexes.
The occurrence of any kind of unfortunate accident in industry can not only cause human damage, but can also bring about financial loss, harm the environment and even damage the brand and credibility of companies. Therefore, preventing accidents through personnel training, visits and periodic audits, as well as the application and supervision of design, and operational standards are part of the priorities of the NPC Safety and Fire Service Department.
The Environmental Affairs Department of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company
Iran’s National Petrochemical Company aims to increase the technical know-how and industrial self-sufficiency, create productive employment,discard the concept of mono-product industry and develop the petrochemical industry in order to achieve sustainable and comprehensive development with the slogan,"Endeavour, Creation and Growth". The NPC has, therefore,granted an important condition to environmental protection in its managerial decisions, as it believes that development without environmental protection is one-dimensional, unsustainable and incomplete.
To this end, the National Petrochemical Company will only build new units if their design enjoys technical, economic and environmental justification and incorporates all environmental and safety aspects. Process plants have also been implementing projects to improve their safety conditions and achieve national and international standards. This process will continue until a desirable level is achieved. The National Petrochemical Company is committed to the optimal use of resources and energy and respect for the rights of citizens, setting its ultimate goal to reach a Zero Discharge level.
The Passive Defense and Crisis Management Department of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company
The Passive Defense and Crisis Management Department of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company was established in 2010 as part of attempts to immunize the country’s petrochemical industry and reduce its vulnerability against internal and external threats.Passive defense measures include boosting deterrence, reducing vulnerability, carrying on with necessary activities, promoting national resistance and facilitating crisis management.
As the first step, the NPC has classified its petrochemical complexes based on their significance and critical condition. The most important objective of this measure has been to implement the passive defense requirements in process plants and petrochemical projects in accordance with the nature and status of each company.