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Health, Safety & Environment

At the Forefront of Sustainability

Balmer Lawrie endeavors to operate the business in a manner that has minimal negative impact on the environment and regularly measures and monitors environmental performance to review and revise environmental goals.

Environment Management Pillars:

  • Adhering to all applicable legal requirements and preserving ecological balance.
  • Improving energy efficiency, reducing air emissions, water footprint and waste management by technology advancement and thereby addressing the cause of climate change.
  • Work with stakeholders to mitigate the environmental impacts of the product life cycle and supply chain.

All plants of Balmer Lawrie are certified with the ISO 14001 Environment Management system

Energy Management

Energy management is one of the key strategic areas in our pursuit of sustainability in our operations. Energy consumption is not only the main source of emissions but also has a direct implication on the cost of operations. The energy management strategy of Balmer Lawrie involves the following:

  • Increasing energy efficiency: This primarily involves reducing the quantity of energy used in our operations by process optimisation, using energy efficient technology, and conserving / recovering energy through activities.
  • Increasing the share of renewable energy: Balmer Lawrie has been continuously striving towards the transition to renewable energy for the last decade by investing in solar projects.

Energy Conservation and Emission

Balmer Lawrie is committed towards sustainable development and is continuously working towards reducing and controlling carbon emissions by adopting energy-efficient processes, technological advancement, using renewable energy sources, tree plantation etc.

Alternate energy

Balmer Lawrie has taken steps to utilize alternate sources of energy. It has installed 776 kwP Solar Power units to date to conserve energy and reduce carbon footprints.

The capital investment on energy conservation equipment

Balmer Lawrie is focused on investing in modern technology for improving energy consumption. This investment is broadly done in the areas of energy efficient motors, VFDs, LED Lights, three phase welding machines aimed at reducing the consumption or wastage of energy.

The Company also maintains a carbon emission inventory to measure and monitor its scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.


Water conservation goals to reduce water footprints have been achieved through the recycling and reuse of water in addition to continual improvements in the manufacturing processes.

The water conservation programs include but are not limited to the installation of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs), Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), RO systems, Atomizer tap controllers and rainwater harvesting pits etc.


At Balmer Lawrie generated waste is managed effectively through systematic handling, treatment and disposal. Sound waste management practices are followed to minimize waste generation.

SBU: Chemicals - Chennai closed its old solar evaporation ponds for an effluent treatment system and installed a state-of-the-art Zero Liquid Discharge Plant.

Zero Liquid Discharge plant at Chemicals Manali
Solvent Extraction System at SBU: Industrial Packaging - Asaoti

SBU: Greases & Lubricants

Chennai installed oil float sensors and LDO float sensors in the storage tank to prevent spillage of oil and any subsequent land contamination.

Health & Safety

At Balmer Lawrie ensuring the health, safety and well-being of employees is a key priority across all business segments. The Company maintains and operates its plants, equipment and facilities in compliance with all required statutory occupational health & safety protocols with various checks and balances in place.

HSE Audit / Inspection are carried out in all manufacturing and services units /establishments. HSE awareness training is frequently provided to employees as well as to contract workers.

Balmer Lawrie has a robust training and skill upgradation system in place. Various health and safety training sessions are conducted from time-to-time. This is done to enhance the employees’ knowledge on occupational health and safety. The training topics includes but were not limited to fire safety, material handling, work at height, emergency preparedness, electrical safety, defensive driving etc.