Bharat Petroleum inaugurates Vigilance Awareness Week 2023

BPCL has planned a series of activities throughout the week to promote vigilance and awareness across the Corporation, involving employees on a pan-India level.

Bharat Petroleum inaugurates Vigilance Awareness Week 2023

Mumbai, India: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a prestigious 'Maharatna' and Fortune Global 500 Company, inaugurated Vigilance Awareness Week 2023 (VAW-2023) at its Corporate Office today. Vigilance Awareness Week 2023, themed “Say No to Corruption; Commit to the Nation,” is observed from October 30 to November 5. BPCL has planned a series of activities throughout the week to promote vigilance and awareness across the Corporation, involving employees on a pan-India level.

The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Bhatia IAS, Upa-Lokayukta of Maharashtra, and attended by esteemed dignitaries, including Shri G. Krishnakumar, C&MD; Smt. Meenaxi Rawat, IES, Chief Vigilance Officer; Shri V.R.K. Gupta, Director Finance; Shri Sukhmal Jain, Director Marketing; Shri Rajkumar Dubey, Director HR; Shri S. Srikanth, Chief General Manager (Vigilance), and other senior officials of BPCL.

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During the inauguration, BPCL officials and employees from various offices in and around Mumbai took the Integrity Pledge through a live webcast, reaffirming their commitment to honesty and integrity.

In her inaugural address, Smt. Meenaxi Rawat, CVO BPCL, emphasized the importance of the PIDPI (Prevention, Identification, Deterrence, Punishment, and Disposal of complaints) framework and the organization's whistle-blower policy in upholding transparency. She stressed the significance of capacity building for officers serving as Inquiry officers and Presenting officers and highlighted the need for leveraging technology in the complaints management system.

Shri G. Krishnakumar, C&MD BPCL, emphasized, "Integrity in thought and action has been a cornerstone of BPCL's identity for years. We have faith in our employees to uphold our tradition of ethical practices and integrity. On this occasion of VAW-23, let us come together and reaffirm our commitment: 'Ethics govern all our actions, and trust is the bedrock of our existence.”

Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Bhatia shared insightful experiences from his personal and official life, emphasizing the need for a robust transparency plan within organizations. He emphasized the role of meditation in fostering individual transformation, stating that internal change is essential for achieving any goal.

On this occasion, the 19th edition of the Vigilance Plus newsletter and the Compendium of Central Vigilance Commission circulars and guidelines were released by Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Up Lokayukta Maharashtra, in the presence of all Directors and senior officers.

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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 Refinery 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 21,000 Energy Stations, over 6,200 LPG distributorships, 525 Lubes distributorships, 123 POL storage locations, 53 LPG Bottling Plants, 70 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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