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 is protected against occupational accidents and diseases and works 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, NPC aims to promote development for a better life, and seeks to create a safe and clean environment by eliminating conditions that could lead to 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 them against workplace pollutants, especially in industries such as petrochemicals, is very important factor 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 NPC 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 department has focused its attempts on the application of these rules in all petrochemical firms and has achieved significant success in this regard. The department monitors their application through periodic audits and inspections, holding specialized training workshops for experts, and the provision of the necessary hardware facilities.
NPC Safety and Firefighting Department
Sustainable and safe production and prevention of incidents are the main goals of NPC. In recent years, due to the transfer of petrochemical companies to the private sector, this department has been involved in policy-making, planning and case monitoring of production companies in order to promote sustainable production and safety indicators at the petrochemical industry giving the primary focus on the safety status of plants and development projects.
The introduction of common international models in the field of safety, as well as the use of experience gained from industrial accidents inside and outside the country, aimed at making the most appropriate and logical decisions is among our goals.
NPC's Environmental Affairs Department
NPC 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. NPC has granted an important role to the environmental protection in its managerial decisions, as it believes that development without environmental protection is one-dimensional, unsustainable and incomplete.
To this end, NPC 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 procedure will be followed until a desirable outcome 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 meet a Zero Discharge level.
NPC's Passive Defense and Emergency Management Affairs
The Passive Defense and Emergency Management Affairs was established in NPC in 2010 in order to secure and reduce the vulnerability to domestic and foreign threats and to secure petrochemical plants. As the series of civilian measures to increase deterrence, reduce vulnerability, implement necessary measures, promote national sustainability and facilitate crisis management against threats are defined within the framework of passive defense activities.
In the first step, NPC has classified the petrochemical complexes into three groups; critical, sensitive and important. The most important goals of this classification are to implement the approved procedures and requirements of the passive defense in process plants and petrochemical projects in accordance with the nature and situation of each company.