GAIL won the ‘Company of the Year’ award in the Environmental Sustainability category in recognition of its key role in building sustainable energy future for the country. GAIL is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact to further align its operations and strategies to the 10 universally accepted principles of UNGC. GAIL has also started Green House Gas (GHG) accounting for all its major sites and tied up with natural gas STAR programme under the aegis of Global Methane Initiative.
GAIL was adjudged the ‘Company of the Year’ in the Project Management (Rs 500 crore to Rs 2,000 crore) category for setting up commercial Wind Energy project of 100 megawatts. The project includes the 25.5 MW plant in Madurgudda, 12.6 MW plant in Sidnur (both in Karnataka), 24.65 MW plant in Palani, 25.5 MW plant in Periyapatti and 10.5 MW in Rastha (all in Tamil Nadu). The approved project cost was Rs 616 crores and it was completed in March 2012 as per schedule.
The recipient of the ‘Woman Executive of the Year in Oil & Gas Industry’, Ms. Sandepa Trakroo, is a Chemical Engineer from BITS, Pilani and also holds a post-graduate diploma in financial management. She has worked in GAIL for over 17 years and played a key role in formulation of long-term Strategy 2020 for GAIL to take the company from Rs 32,000 crore turnover in 2010-11 to Rs 130,000 crore by 2019-20.
GAIL has the distinction of being the only company in Asia to receive the ‘World No. 1 Company in Downstream Operations’ award for 2011 by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information. GAIL was also ranked the number one gas utility in Asia in the Platts Top 250 Energy Companies Ranking in 2012.