Achievements and Awards 2009


HPCL has won several awards in the year 2009-10. A brief account of the achievements in 2009-10 are as follows:

HPCL Wins CIO 100 Award for the fourth Time in a Row

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva,Executive Director-Information Systems, HPCL, receiving the award from Shri Kiran Karnik Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. has been awarded the “CIO 100” Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year. The Award was presented to HPCL’s ED-Information Systems, Ms Nishi Vasudeva, by renowned IT visionary Mr. Kiran Karnik at a grand awards ceremony held on 4th Sept 2009 at Goa.

In recognition of winning the CIO 100 award for four consecutive years, Ms Nishi Vasudeva was inducted into “The CIO 100 Hall of Fame” which was instituted to honor exceptional and continuous contribution by CIOs to their organizations.

The annual award program recognizes organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). This year's award theme was "The Ingenious 100", which recognizes those CIOs and organizations who in tough global conditions found ingenious solutions to take business forward through the use of Information Technology. “CIO 100” award of IDG is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the IT Industry worldwide. Over the years a CIO 100 award has come to be considered the equivalent of the Oscars of the IT Industry across the world.

HPCL received the award for development & implementation of a business application that has automated the entire Capital budgeting process. This has made the budgeting process totally integrated and transparent with ready access to facts & figures. The system provides for on-line routing / approvals and consolidation of budgets at multiple levels. Proposals are converted online to appropriation requests. A high level of discipline & adherence to timelines in the budgeting process, have been made possible with the online system. HPCL`s commitment to continuously enhance stakeholder satisfaction by providing value added services, with technology as an enabler, has been recognized by IDG India by conferring the coveted CIO award fourth year in a row.

Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar

Her Excellency, President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil seen presenting the Award to Director – HR of HPCL, Shri V. Viziasaradhi, in presence of Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Union Minister - Home Affairs and other distinguished guests HPCL has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar [Third Prize] by Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs - Rajbhasha Vibhag for the year 2007-08 under PSU category for excellent performance in “B” Region.

Enterprise Connect Award 2009

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva,  Executive Director-Information Systems, HPCL, receiving the awardHPCL has received the Enterprise Connect Award 2009 which recognizes and rewards excellence among CIOs . The awards are instituted by CIOL (Cybermedia India Online Ltd., which is India's leading & first IT portal addressing the information needs of the IT community) in association with Dataquest magazine.

The project entry of HPCL was ‘Customer Connect’ that encompasses a host of initiatives developed to make the life simple for our dealers & direct customers. This includes Implementation of the Indent Management System, integration of IMS with JD Edwards ERP System, Retail automation, vehicle tracking, e-collection & access to information available to our various stake holders through web portals.

SAIL HR Excellence Award

Director-HR of HPCL Shri V.Vizia Saradhi and GM-HR (M) of HPCL Shri P.K.Joshi receiving the  Award from the Hon’ble Union Minister for Steel, Shri Virbhadra Singh HPCL has bagged the SAIL HR Excellence Award under the “Large Scale Organisation” category (Manpower strength above 5000). The Hon’ble Union Minister for Steel, Shri Virbhadra Singh handed over the trophy to Director-HR Shri V.Vizia Saradhi and GM-HR (M), Shri P.K.Joshi at a ceremony held recently at New Delhi. The award comprises of Rs.1,00,000/- cash prize along with the citation and trophy.

SAIL in its 50th year of production has instituted “SAIL HR Excellence Awards” for path breaking contributions in the field of People Management processes for the Indian Manufacturing industries in collaboration with IIM-Ahmedabad.

Reader’s Digest ‘Trusted Brand Gold Award 2009’

Reader’s Digest “Trusted Brand” Gold Award 2009 HPCL has bagged the Reader’s Digest “Trusted Brand” Gold Award 2009 in Petrol Station Category. The coveted Trusted Brand Awards by the reputed publication, Reader’s Digest are based on extensive market research carried out by Nielsen Research. The research is based on six qualitative criteria of Trustworthiness, Credible Image, Quality, Value, Understanding of Customer Needs, and Innovation. The award reflects the consumers’ choice of most trusted and favourite brands in each category.
This is the fourth year in succession that HPCL has bagged the trusted brand award.

Golden Peacock Corporate Governance Award 2008

The Award is conferred by ‘World Council for Corporate Governance’ (WCFCG), UK and Institute of Directors, India. The Award was presented at the 9th International Conference on Corporate Governance held at London. This annual award is conferred to companies which demonstrate benchmark standards and excellence in Corporate Governance The winners were selected through an elaborate multilevel and transparent assessment process.

This is the fourth time that HPCL has won the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance. We have won it in 2003, 2006 & 2007. Winning the prestigious Award underlines the high value that HPCL places on Corporate Governance. The Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance is a re-affirmation of the level of disclosure and transparency at HPCL.

CIO 100 Award 2008

HPCL has been awarded the CIO 100 Award for the Third Consecutive Year. The Annual Award Program recognizes Organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in Information Technology (IT). This year’s award theme ‘The Bold 100’ recognizes those Executives and Organizations who embrace great risk for the sake of great reward. These organizations are playing not just to survive, but to win. “CIO 100” award of IDG (International Data Group) is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the IT Industry worldwide. Over the years a CIO 100 award has come to be considered the equivalent of the Oscars of the IT Industry across the world.

HPCL received the award for its “Project Parivartan” Integrated Indent Management System and also for providing enhanced service to HPCL stakeholders extending the benefits of the ERP system to its various stakeholders through deployment of information portals for customers, vendors & transporters and also enabling e-payments.

India Star 2008

The Corporation has been conferred with India Star 2008, a National Award (the highest recognition) for excellence in Packaging in India in Consumer Pack Category for marketing Lubricant Oil in PET bottle. HPCL is selected for this Innovation Award in Packaging from a list of 357 entries received. The jury consisted of eminent persons from Institutions, Government Bodies, Consumer Forum, BIS and experts from the Industry.

OISD Safety Award

HPCL bagged 2 Safety Awards from Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) as the ‘Best Performer’ for the year 2007 – 08, one under the category of ‘LPG Marketing Organizations’ and the other amongst ‘Lube Oil Blending Organizations’. OISD safety awards are instituted in order to inculcate competitiveness among oil companies to improve their safety performance.

National Award For Excellence In Cost Management

HPCL was conferred with the National Award for Excellence in Cost Management from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWAI). HPCL has won the Second Award in the Public Sector – Manufacturing (Organization) – Turnover more than Rs. 1000 Crores category of National Award for Excellence in Cost Management.

Pursuant to Government directive for conducting audit of Cost Accounts, the Cost Audit was conducted for the first time in respect of various manufacturing facilities of Corporation for the year ending March 31, 2007.

Greentech Environment Excellence Award 2008

HPCL’s has been awarded 15 ‘Greentech Environment Excellence Award’ for the year 2008 at the 9th Annual Global Environment Conference held recently at Goa. HPCL’s Mumbai & Visakh Refineries were awarded the Greentech ‘Gold’ Award in Petroleum Refining Sector. While Hassan POL Terminal bagged the Greentech ‘Gold’ Award, Mangalore POL Terminal & Irumpanam POL Terminal were awarded the Greentech ‘Silver’ Award. Besides, 10 of our LPG Plants have won the Greentech Environment Excellence Award 2008.

Greentech Foundation’s Environment Excellence Awards are presented to Organizations & Individuals as a mark of recognition for the significant contribution made towards protection, preservation & improvement of environment. These awards certainly reflect HPCL’s commitment to environment protection and enhance our Eco-Friendly image.

Best HR Practices in ‘People Management’

Awarded by Amity International Business School for HPCL’s comprehensive HR practices. HPCL bagged the award among several other organisations that were researched for best HR practices.