HSE Update 2011
Total Recordable Cases (TRC)
For the year ended 2011, the Total Recordable Cases (TRC) for the two HMC Polymers facilities located at Rayong (comprising 4 plants) and our Head Office in Bangkok was zero.
At HMC, we believe workplace injuries are preventable and we congratulate our management and staff for their efforts to ensure that our HSE Management program is understood and implemented.
As part of a continuous commitment to improve safety performance, senior management at HMC Polymers set challenging targets for TRC in 2011 and similarly this year in 2012. These targets are built on a trend of significant improvement since the start of company operations in 1987.
To achieve and maintain safety targets, HMC has adopted initiatives including behavioural safety programmes and near miss reporting. The 2011 TRC result of zero firmly places the company in the best-in-class category with our peers. It is a position we are striving hard to maintain through close involvement of the HMC workforce and our contractors/suppliers.
Working safely is a core value of HMC Polymers. We make the commitment to never allow the safe, responsible operation of our facilities to be compromised for any reason.
HMC Polymers has systems in place for all aspects of Health, Safety and Environment to define and monitor the performance of our management and staff to ensure the health and safety of our stakeholders, the community and our colleagues.
We manage environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, and documented manner to establish and assess the effectiveness of procedures, and to set an environmental policy with clear and measurable objectives.
Below are the HSE results for 2011. Please note, reporting on groups 2-3 is Jan - Oct, 2011.
1. Personal Safety
Total Recordable Cases (TRC) per million working hours
Total work hours lost = 0
(Contractors TRI included)
Energy (Electrical + Steam)
Energy required to produce per tonne of PP = 2022 MJ/Ton
Total = 1.003 Million Giga Joules
3. Environment | Climate protection | Water | Waste
Direct Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Total CO2 = 46,000 tons
PP = 82 tons
PDH= 94 tons
Total vOC = 176 tons
Total NOx = 90 tons
Total = 2,480,000 m3
Total = 80 tons
Total = 230 tons
Total = 500 tons
Total = 520 tons
HSE Reporting – Definitions
Total Recordable Cases (TRC)
Accidents resulting in absence from work, or the requirement to do a different type of work, or any other case in which medical treatment is required. The frequency is calculated as the number of accidents per million working hours. HMC Polymers’ employees and also contractors working on company premises are included in the TRC calculation.
Consumption of all energy vectors (i.e. fuels, electricity and steam). Electricity and steam are converted into primary energy with standard conversion factors of 40% (electricity) and 90% (steam).
Direct Carbon Dioxide CO2 Emissions
CO2 emissions from stationary sources on company premises, including emissions from fuel consumption, combustion of other hydrocarbon streams as well as flaring.
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions
Emissions of all organic compounds (from C1 to Cn) with a vapour pressure of 0.01 kPa or more, at either room temperature or at actual temperature when processed. The quantification is based on measurements and estimates.
Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions
Emissions of all nitrogen oxides from all relevant sources, including flares. The emissions are quantified as NO2. When NOx measurements are not done, emission factors correlated to the fuel type and heating value are used.
Total amount of fresh water withdrawn from surface or groundwater sources for any type of usage (e.g. cooling, steam generation, cleaning, sanitary use).
The Chemical Oxygen Demand – a measure of water pollution. It is the amount of oxygen needed for chemical oxidation of contaminants in wastewater.
Generation of all waste at HMC Polymers’ company locations during normal operations as well as during special projects. Any substance or object that is to be discarded is included in the definition of waste. Exceptions are atmospheric emissions, liquid effluents and by-products with commercial value.