natural capital

Engro Corporation stands firmly with valuing its interventions both at corporate and subsidiary level from mere reactive compliance towards natural capital ownership and its subsequent impacts through proactive environmental stewardship. Over the years we have evolved to preserving the environment we operate in as an active part of our organizational culture. Our commitment towards ensuring our natural capital objectives drives and thrives from the topmost tier of corporate governance and management both at corporation and its subsidiaries. Engro Corporation together with its subsidiaries take great care with utmost responsibility to define and designate priority areas within their own operating environment to redesign, refine and assign aggressive targets for natural capital value creation. We treat ecosystem management and responsible resource utilization as our own natural capital and continuously strive for its betterment. In 2019, we have carefully crafted environment upkeep as a basic core value i.e ‘an Engro employee ‘Cares deeply about environmental impact and safety of people’. Engro Corporation and its subsidiaries maintain a rigorous internal audit regime with a prime focus of continuous learning and improvement from behavioral as well as technical interfaces.
Our Journey-Timeline

voluntary environment parameter monitoring


regulatory environmental monitoring and reporting of parameters to envrionmental protection agency (EPA)


public disclosures of environmental parameters as required by GRI and UNGC frameworks


value creation through integerated natural capital management and reporting


    our journey from compliance to capital

At Engro our approach towards natural capital management has always been that of a responsible stakeholder while delivering excellence in production operations since our inception. Our journey towards valuing our Natural Capital started from 1991 as part of the legacy we inherited from EXXON Chemicals, after formally transforming to Engro Chemicals Ltd. At that point in time Engro had already developed its self-monitoring environmental metrics though not binding to any local law there was a commitment to at least monitor our emissions and keep them to a certain benchmark. In 1997 with the passing of Pakistan Environmental Protection Act (PEPA) and induction of National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) we became one of the first commercial chemical manufacturing facility in one of the remote geographical locations of Pakistan to follow the mandatory standards in letter and spirit and adapted our organization’s working culture accordingly by developing an organization and corresponding management structure with stringent training and staffing regimes. We had already started categorizing and managing our hazardous wastes with our own set of disposal standards. In 2003 Hazardous Substance Rules were promulgated by the government of Pakistan.

Once again Engro became a leader with amicably trained human and physical resources to cater to the ever-changing needs of the regulatory framework adopting the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Framework in 2004 one of the pioneers in this standardization in Pakistan. In 2005 Engro took another leap forward by becoming a signatory to the charter of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and became the first company in Pakistan to officially disclose its environmental performance by adopting to the disclosure requirements of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and followed the GRI frame work till 2013. As part of Engro Corporation we adopted the integrated reporting model keeping in view the diversification of our businesses and became the first corporate entity to publish Integrated Report merging our environmental performance to resource efficiency and valuing it formally as our Natural Capital. This journey of constant dedication and responsibility still continues in 2019.

    our strategy-valuing our natural capital

At Engro, we have a three layered approach to our strategy towards valuing our natural capital, at the core is our operations. We at Engro have a firm belief that responsible operations will always result in sustained and improved environmental outcomes. Keeping in view of the multitude of challenges that we face due to our operations predominantly in the Fertilizers, Chemicals, Energy and Agricultural businesses. We always reflect upon the intended environmental impacts and risks associated to the external and internal environment. We also take great care that we monitor and reduce our negative impacts and bring sustained improvement in our positive impacts with an active commitment and governance structure at each tier of management, this includes a structured approach on adherence to all local laws and applicable standards, classification and regular appraisal of our environmental foot prints, and also to continuously strive towards conservation of natural resources through efficient technology and behavioral change.

arrowOur Commitments:

  • Adherence to local laws and standards.
  • Positive environmental footprint.
  • Conversion of Natural Resources, preserving Biodiversity and valuing our impacts.

arrowOur Impacts:

  • Global warming with GHG Emissions to air.
  • Loss of Biodiversity, ecosystem degradation.
  • Other environmental impacts due to our operations.

arrowOur Operations:

  • Energy Production..
  • Chemical and Fertilizer Production.
  • Resource Extraction and Production.
  • Technology Management.
  • Storage & Distrubtion.

    our measured natural capital-performance


In the current reporting year of 2019, our coal-based power generation subsidiary of Engro Energy Limited (EEL) at Thar completed its first financial close consuming about 2 million metric tons of coal for electricity generation. This has had a material impact on our overall energy & water consumption footprints and subsequent emissions to air and water treated and safely disposed. All our reporting parameters thus have shown significant increase in this reporting year. Our total energy consumption was an estimated 99.86 million GJ as compared to about 41 million GJ reported in 2018. This significant increase is mainly attributed to EEL’s coal-based energy operations at Thar amounting to about 52 million GJ. Apart from this in our fertilizer business total energy consumption increased by 14.6 percent however there is corresponding 4% increase in production as well in 2019. Our total water consumption stood at approximately 33.57 million cubic meters an increase of 42 % from 2018, major contributor to this increase are coal mining and electricity generation businesses in Thar however direct GHG emissions from our electricity generation from coal are not included in this year’s reporting. In year 2019, environmental parameters of energy, waste and GHG emissions of EVTL’s Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) have also been included. It is pertinent to mention here that we continue to work with our subsidiaries to benchmark and update their corresponding resource and other natural capital footprints with global best practices and assessment parameters especially on the topics of energy, water and GHG emissions. We are committed to reducing our energy, water and waste footprint and remain fully committed in compiling with all requirements of the concerned regulatory bodies.

Key Inputs

  • Investments of approximately 246 million rupees were made in the year 2019 for natural capital value creation.
  • Subsidiary wise water foot printing associated technology upgrades to increase efficiency and develop an internal culture of water saving throughout our associated businesses.
  • Carbon foot printing to benchmark ourselves with global industrial averages.
  • Resource Efficiency initiatives in materials, energy, water, and waste reduction throughout the subsidiaries.
  • Carbon offsets though investment in renewable technologies and other conventional initiative.

Key Outputs

  • Engro Fertilizer saves 136,127 GJ for generating steam from heat recovery.
  • SECMC saves 284.6 metric tons of diesel through installation of solar panels for electricity generation.
  • Engro Fertilizer, EPTL, EPQL offset approx. 2000 tons of CO2 by planting 270,000 trees..
  • EVTL and SECMC saves approx. 13,000 GJ of energy through fuel substitution and technology upgrades.
  • EEAPL generates approximately 63,252GJ of energy from biofuels.
  • An estimated 6.2 million cubic meters of water safely disposed through our state-of-the-art water treatment facilities.
  • An estimated 1.7 million cubic meters of water recycled and reused in our subsidiaries.

    natural capital fact sheet


Total Energy Consumption 99.86 million (GJ)arrow

Energy:Subsidiary wise breakup

Energy Consumption (GJ)arrow


Water Consumption million (m3)


Total Water Consumption Comparison million (m3)arrow

Water:Subsidiary wise breakup

Water Consumption (m3)arrow

Water Disposed and Recycled 2019

Water Disposed & Recycled (m3)arrow

Water Disposed and Recycled 2019

Water Disposed & Recycled Comparison (m3)arrow

Waste Generated

Total Waste (Tons)arrow

Water Disposed and Recycled

Breakup of Waste Generated (Tons)arrow

Waste Generated

Total Waste Generated Comparison (Tons)arrow

Waste Generated:Subsidiary wise breakup

Total Waste Generated (Tons)arrow

Waste Generated:Subsidiary wise breakup

Hazardous Waste (Tons)arrow

Waste Generated:Subsidiary wise breakup

Non hazardous Waste (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions

GHG Emissions million (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions

Total GHG Emissions Comparison (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions

GHG Emissions (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions

Direct GHG Emissions Comparison (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions

Indirect GHG Emissions Comparison (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions:Subsidiary wise breakup

Total GHG Emissions (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions:Subsidiary wise breakup

Direct Emissions (Tons)arrow

*GHG emission from EEL’s electricity from coal has not been reported in 2019
Gaseous Emissions:Subsidiary wise breakup

Indirect Emissions (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions:NOx and SOx Emissions

Total NOx and SOx Comparison (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions:NOx and SOx subsidiary wise breakup

NOx Emissions (Tons)arrow

Gaseous Emissions:NOx and SOx subsidiary wise breakup

SOx Emissions (Tons)arrow

Direct Emissions = GHG emission from greenhouse gas sources owned or controlled by the organization
Indirect Emissions = GHG emission from the generation of imported electricity, heat or steam consumed by the organization
SOx = Sulphur oxides (SOx) are compounds of sulphur and oxygen molecules which are mainly produced due to the burning of sulfur compound in the fuel.
NOx = NOx is a generic term used for the nitrogen oxides which are usually produced from the reaction among nitrogen and oxygen during combustion of fuels.