PARCO believes that ethical, socially responsible operations and environmental stewardship are fundamental to its long-term growth. Our performance in these facets mutual with our technical and operating strengths influences our financial results and overall success. Each employee and contractor plays an imperative role in achieving our aspirations while ensuring responsible operations and finding ways to achieve incessant improvement.
Handling hydrocarbons is our business and it comes with its share of hazards. PARCO proactively identifies, minimizes and mitigates situations that have the potential to cause harm to the health and safety of its employees, contractors, the public and the environment. The expenditures on social and environmental projects by PARCO speak for themselves.
Within PARCO, safety of our employees is paramount. The protection of health is guaranteed by an integrated management system, which conforms to international safety standards.
PARCO operates Karachi-Mahmoodkot (KMK) pipeline, Mahmoodkot-Faisalabad-Machike (MFM) pipeline and White Oil Pipeline (WOP). This efficient supply chain eliminates the movement of oil tankers significantly contributing in reduction of air pollution.
We have leak detection system, emergency shutdown system, corrosion protection, and microwave towers for communication, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to avoid leakages, thefts and intermediate storage tanks at different pumping stations.
PARCO is a fully IMS CERTIFIED ENERGY Company and amongst the first in Pakistan to simultaneously achieve three international certifications, that is, ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 45001:2018 (Health and Safety Management System).
Effluent monitoring is carried out at all Stations and Terminals and the Mid-Country Refinery (MCR). Reports are sent to Environment Protection Agency (EPA) against SMART Program.
PARCO`s Effluent Treatment Plant has a capacity of 340m3/hr. Waste water from the refinery is collected and through skimming, neutralization, dissolved air floatation, aeration, clarification, filtration and drying operations, the effluent water is brought within NEQs limits before discharging into local drainage or reuse for plants. If any parameter is not within NEQS limits then the whole batch of effluent water is diverted back to diversion tank of capacity 25,400m3 and is reprocessed.
Fire, rescue and emergency drills are conducted regularly at all PARCO locations to ensure preparedness for emergencies. Four batches of Emergency Response Team are being trained every year to ensure availability of trained manpower at all times. First Aid staff is trained by professional Fire and Rescue personnel and refresher courses are ensured periodically.
PARCO trains its staff for increased awareness regarding the biological resources
PARCO enforces a strict no-hunting, no-trapping and no-harassment policy
Damage to natural vegetation is minimized
Cutting of trees is strictly restricted
Night time construction and traffic is not allowed inside Kirthar National Park (KNP) and Mahal Kohistan Wildlife Sanctuary (MKWS)
Number of camps minimized inside KNP and MKWS
No off-track driving.