Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:54

Engen gets environmental accreditation

The crude-oil refinery of Engen and its depot in Wentworth, Durban, have received accreditation for its environmental management systems with certification under the ISO 14001 standard.

The refinery was recertified as standard-compliant by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) for another three years, while Engen’s Wentworth Depot (a major distribution centre with its own solvent-blend facility) achieved official accreditation for the first time.

ISO 14001 exists to help organisations minimise the negative effects of their operations on the environment, enabling them to comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements, and to continually improve on these.

Besides ISO 14001 recognition, the Engen refinery continues to comply with all the requirements for its trade permit, which is issued annually by the local eThekwini Municipality.

It has also received numerous accolades for its environmental investments and practices, which include an integrated waste management plan, investment of ZAR15-million annually in emission reduction, and zero exceedances of permissible levels of sulphur-dioxide emissions in the year ending 2010.

“Our accreditation reaffirms our commitment to a cleaner, safer, healthier environment and the well-being of our community,” says Kamal Bahrin B Ahmad, general manager of Engen Refinery.

For further media information, contact Tania Landsberg, the Engen Petroleum Group communications manager, on tel: +27 21 403 5258 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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