Community Activities
     

Proudly Investing in Local Content

 

   

In keeping with its dictum of “All Locally Grown”, one of the more significant characteristics of the company is the ability to conduct its full business services using manpower comprised only of nationals of Trinidad & Tobago. In the context of rapid expansion in the petrochemical downstream sector, and the lean levels of experience available, IPSL continues to invest in our own.    



   

One of the characteristics of remaining local is the high investment in training – both classroom and on-the-job coaching.

 

The company goes beyond the fence line in building the national pool of forthcoming contributing members of society. In collaboration with our clients, we continue to partner with the University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) in providing at least two annual on-the-job training sessions for students on a four-month basis and in many instances allowing further professional development opportunities via our Graduates in Training (GIT) programme.

 

   

Being Part of Our Communities

   

Some of the more recent partnerships have been with:

 
  • Couva Anglican Primary School including assistance with emergency response plans and capabilities, installation of safety signs, provision of first aid supplies, funding of eye examinations and procurement of prescription glasses for needy children.

  • The Carli Bay Project sees to the conversion of what was once an abandoned site to one that is now a community recreation park.  IPSL has partnered with the Lisas Gardens Welfare Community Group assisting with coordination with the relevant authorities to deem it safe, grading the site for better drainage, installation of signs, planting of appropriate flora, beach clean-up and overall site beautification initiatives to name a few.  This group and project won, among other awards, the National Green Leaf Award primarily for successful partnering with IPSL as a NGO.

 
  • Training of community members in basic first aid and CPR, safety at home and motivational interventions with young women in the community via the community center.

   
  • IPSL has been involved in the Homes for Children project via our Corporate HSE Committee.  Through the efforts of our employees, fund raising events are hosted throughout the year towards different charities.  The monies raised by employees are matched by the organization.  The initiative includes enriched support for employee volunteerism and charitable-giving with the following centers benefitting:

Phillips Children’s Home

-  Balmain

Mother Marjorie’s Home

-  Preysal

Grace’s Children’s Home

-  Freeport

Wesleyan Home

-  Couva

Hope Center

-  San Fernando

Operation Smile

-  Gasparillo

Florence Foundation

-  Freeport

The Muslim Children’s Home

-  Gasparillo

F.E.E.L. & H.O.P.E.

     
   

Gift of Life

   


Since 2001, IPSL has conducted blood donation drives twice per annum.  This has become defined calendar days for us as employees seize the opportunity to give the gift of hope.  

 

In 2007, the company received the Outstanding Mobile Company 2003-2006 award, from the Friends of the Blood Bank. 

     
   

Building the National HSE Fabric

       
     

IPSL is an active member of various committees at the Point Lisas Estate including: the Trinidad and Tobago Emergency Mutual Aid Scheme (TTEMAS), Point Lisas Energy Association Health, Safety, Environment and Community (PLEA HSEC) and the PLEA Contractor Safety Programme. Under PLEA HSEC some of the noted contributions were as follows:

       
     
  • Partnership with schools in the Couva / Point Lisas area with the primary purpose of assisting them with emergency preparedness.

     
  • Annual Training of teachers of the schools in the Couva / Point Lisas area on HSE issues.

     
  • Training of members of statutory organizations who may be involved in emergency response for the Point Lisas Estate: Fire Services, Police, ODPM, Regional Corporation.

     

IPSL was instrumental in raising the bar for ensuring the safety of the contractor workforce.  We were the first company on the Point Lisas Estate to implement the requirement for the PLEA Contractor HSE Passport as minimum HSE training requirement for working on our facilities.  This push on the part of IPSL no doubt expedited the implementation of the programme on the Estate.

       
     

Investing in Environmental Sustainability

       
     

The facilities managed by IPSL were designed to meet World Bank guidelines and standards.  Day to day operation of the facilities are geared towards the optimization of raw material / energy usage, as well as efficient processing in compliance with both the local standards for environmental performance (liquid effluents, gaseous emissions and noise), and the reduction of waste material generation.


The waste generated by the facilities is managed using the best available technologies with the emphasis on the recovery and recycling rather than disposal. Materials such as batteries, paper and catalyst are recycled.  All contractors utilized for waste treatment and disposal are audited for verification of environmentally sound principles, best practices and legislative compliance.


The IPSL workforce is sensitized on a regular basis to environmental issues and the contribution they can make both at work and at home to environmental preservation via our monthly Eco Tips issued by the Corporate HSE Committee.


World Environment Day is an annual commemoration and is utilized as a mechanism to get the children of employees also involved in environmental consciousness via the poster, poetry and essay competitions.

 

IPSL is an active supporter and participant in the Point Lisas Estate Environmental Interschool Competition with central initiative geared towards raising the environmental awareness of students in the immediate Couva / Point Lisas area.  The competition has traditionally revolved around the implementation of a project based on an environmental theme at the school, and the more recent introduction of a debate feature for secondary schools. 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
     

Expanding our Contribution Outside the Workplace

       

Industrial Plant Services is dedicated to creating and maintaining a values-based, performance-driven culture of opportunity. This means that all our employees are expected to live our company’s shared values – Focus on HSE, Teamwork, Accountability, Growth and Development, and Professionalism.

 

While we benefit from these qualities within the confines of our managed facilities, we have proudly pitched our people to the wider community where these qualities catapult them to being key players in wider societal and national development. 

       
       

 

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