Awareness Week Inaugurated at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Inaugurates Vigilance Awareness Week, 2021

Mumbai, November 1, 2022: Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 (VAW-2022) was inaugurated in BPCL, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company with a function held in the Corporate Office today by Shri Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, BPCL, in presence of Smt. Meenaxi Rawat, IES, Chief Vigilance Officer, BPCL; Shri Vetsa Rama Krishna Gupta, Director (Finance) & Director (HR); Shri Sukhmal Jain, Director (Marketing); Shri Sanjay Khanna Director (Refineries); Shri S. Srikanth, Chief General Manager (Vigilance) and other senior officials of BPCL.

On this occasion, an Integrity Pledge was also taken by the BPCL officials present and by other employees located at various locations in and around Mumbai through a live webcast. 

Smt. Meenaxi Rawat, CVO, BPCL, in her inaugural address, urged everyone to invest in ‘Preventive Vigilance’ which aims at reducing the occurrence of a lapse, rather than punitive vigilance and shared that Preventive Vigilance takes a central role in BPCL. 

She felt proud stating that BPCL has a long tradition of following ethical practices and good governance and have used technology to bring transparency in their operations, across the nationwide network.  

On this occasion, 15th edition of ‘Vigilance Plus’ a quarterly newsletter by vigilance team which shares case studies, articles related with good practices and governance are shared with the employees.  

Subsequently, a skit was also played by Nrityanjali Theater Group, highlighting our values, which was liked by everyone present.

Vigilance awareness week is being observed from 31st October 2022 to 6th November 2022 with the theme of “Corruption Free India for a Developed Nation”. A host of activities have been planned in the company, during the week to spread awareness and promote good governance amongst employees.

About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL):

Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.

Bharat Petroleum’s Refineries at Mumbai & Kochi and Bina at Madhya Pradesh have a combined refining capacity of around 35.3 MMTPA. Its marketing infrastructure includes a network of installations, depots, energy stations, aviation service stations and LPG distributors. Its distribution network comprises over 20,000 Energy Stations, over 6,200 LPG distributorships, 733 Lubes distributorships, and 123 POL storage locations, 54 LPG Bottling Plants, 60 Aviation Service Stations, 4 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.

Bharat Petroleum is integrating its strategy, investments, environmental and social ambitions to move towards a sustainable planet. The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over next 5 years.

With a focus on sustainable solutions, the company is developing a vibrant ecosystem and a road-map to become a Net Zero Energy Company by 2040, in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.  Bharat Petroleum has been partnering communities by supporting innumerable initiatives connected primarily in the areas of education, water conservation, skill development, health, community development, capacity building and employee volunteering. With ‘Energising Lives’ as its core purpose, Bharat Petroleum’s vision is to be the most admired global energy company leveraging talent, innovation & technology.

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