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HMEL was awarded ‘Shield Award’ by SECONA (Security Consultants Association) as ‘Security Project Design of the Year’ during ‘Secutech India’ Tradeshow held on April 26, 2019 at Mumbai. The Shield Awards recognise and honour organisational and individual excellence in the Indian Security Industry.

HMEL won among the leading industries from across the country in different spectrum like IT, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, etc.

Guru Gobind Singh Refinery first to get Five Star Rating in Process Safety Management Audit outside the UK

HMEL’s Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Bathinda became the first unit outside of the UK to get Five Star Rating in Process Safety Management Audit by the British Safety Council. This is the highest rating that is awarded by British Safety Council to recognize the “Best in class” in Process Safety Management systems. The audit measured the performance against a number of safety management indicators comprising four main areas of Organisational Leadership, Commitment and Planning; Implementation and Operation; Performance Monitoring and Measurement and Evaluation and Continual Improvement. Only units that scores 92% and above are awarded a “Five Star Rating”.

In 2016, HMEL received a Five Star Rating and the ‘Sword of Honour’ from British Safety Council for excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. Last year the British Safety Council introduced an additional new award based on the management of process safety for which GGSR has now also achieved a five star rating.


HMEL has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Global Award for Risk Management 2018’, presented by the Institute of Directors during the Annual Global Convention on Corporate Ethics & Risk Management held in Singapore on December 5, 2018.

Mr. Harak Banthia, CFO, HMEL, received the award on behalf of HMEL Team form H.E. Mr. Javed Ashraf, Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, in the presence of distinguished guests and CXO’s, Directors of various companies across sectors.

HMEL had also received the same award during 2015 as well.


HMEL was awarded ‘Petrochemical Deal of the Year-India’ and ‘Project Sponsor of the Year-Petrochemical’ by the Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. - an integrated multi-media company serving the elite community of leading corporate and financial decision makers in Asia.

The gala event held at Hong Kong on June 19, 2018 recognized our move to create greater value for the Company by expanding our position in the Petrochemical sector, mitigating the risk of single commodity cycle of petroleum products and also secure strategic financing for the project’s success.


HMEL has been awarded the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award 2018 for Community Development under its CSR initiatives during a gala event held on April 23, 2018 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of our communities has been an immutable part of our corporate philosophy since inception. This recognition only encourages us to strengthen our efforts.


HMEL’s Guru Gobind Singh Refinery was awarded first prize by Punjab State Safety Council under the Chemical Industry category. The award was presented during the state level function held to commemorate National Safety Week at Chandigarh on March 4, 2018. Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Labour, Government of Punjab, presented the trophy to Mr. Martin Hawkins, Chief Operating Officer, HMEL and Mr. Ian Thorpe, VP-Health & Safety.

HMEL wins Second Prize in ‘Cleanliness Award’ By Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

HMEL’s Guru Gobind Singh Refinery has been awarded second prize in the National Level ‘Cleanliness Award’ by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. GGSR was selected after several rounds of audits and site inspection by expert team. The award certificate was presented to Mr. M K Surana, Chairman & Managing Director, HPCL and Director, HMEL, by Secretary, MoPNG on Monday, 19th February, 2018.

ICAI confers 'CFO - Power, Oil & Gas Sector' on Mr. Harak Banthia, CFO, HMEL

Mr. Harak C Banthia, CFO, HMEL, was adjudged as the 'CA CFO – Power, Oil & Gas Sector' for 2017 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, presented the award to Mr. Banthia during to 11th ICAI Awards 2017 function held in Mumbai on January 19, 2018.

This award endorses Mr. Banthia's professional acumen to lead his team for ensuring best financial health of HMEL.

CA Professional Achiever – Power, Oil & Gas Sector

Mr. Manoj Kumar, Head – IT, HMEL was adjudged winner in the CA Professional Achiever-Power, Oil & Gas Sector, at the 11th ICAI awards 2017 held at Mumbai on 19th January 2018.

Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, presented the award during a gala event at Mumbai.

HMEL Wins CSR Award by Petroleum Economist, London

HMEL won the ‘CSR Program of the Year’ Award at the prestigious Petroleum Economist Awards 2017.

Mr. Prabh Das, MD & CEO, Mr. Ashok Kumar, VP-Human Leadership along with Mr. K K Shrivastava, GM-Project Control, received the award at a glittering ceremony held at London on 21 November 2017.

HMEL was also among the top five finalist under the ‘Downstream Company of the Year’.

This global recognition was awarded for HMEL’s unique and innovative ground level CSR program implementation.


HMEL won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2016 for Corporate Social Responsibility. The award was presented by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living, to HMEL Team during the ‘11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility’ held on January 20, 2016 at Bengaluru.

This award commemorates HMEL’s commitment to bring about a positive change in the lives of community it operates through sustained efforts.

HMEL wins National Energy Conservation Award

HMEL won First Prize in Energy Conservation in Refining Sector at the National Energy Conservation Award 2016 for its excellence in Energy Conservation and Management, which is awarded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Union Ministry of Power.

The award was presented by Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri. Piyush Goyal on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day (14 December) in New Delhi.


HMEL won the SAP ACE award for ‘Operational Excellence in implementing Manufacturing Intelligence Integration’. SAP MII implementation not only simplified HMEL integration framework architecture, integrating SAP and MES applications but also provides in-built analytics engine, which will be utilized in future for unified visualization of KPIs, events, alerts and decision support to users to make informed business decisions.

This award commemorates HMEL’s commitment to be the best refiner operating with world class People, Processes and Technologies. The award was presented to the HMEL Team at the SAP ACE Awards ceremony held at Mumbai, on November 21, 2016.


HMEL became one of 64 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies by British Safety Council that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

In order to acquire the Sword of Honour, an organisation first has to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit and demonstrate excellence in health and safety management throughout the business – from the shopfloor to the boardroom.

This recognition underscores HMEL’s commitment to build world class safety standards at its facilities by bringing in global experts. Our endeavour is to make GGSR an injury free workplace.

Sustainability Award for Excellence in Safety

HMEL won the FICCI 'Sustainability Award for Excellence in Safety' in the petrochemical sector at the ninth edition of India Chem Exhibition at Mumbai on Sep 1, 2016. The award recognizes the leaders who ensured sustainable growth in the Chemicals industry of India and set benchmarks for the others to follow.

The award was received by Mr Ian Thorpe, VP – HSE on behalf of HMEL team.

PetroFed 'HR - Company of the Year' Award

HMEL was adjudged the ‘Human Resources Management - Company of the Year’ in Oil & Gas sector by Petroleum Federation of India (PetroFed). The prestigious award was presented on Monday, August 8 2016 during a glittering ceremony at New Delhi.

Mr M K Surana, Chairman, HMEL was present during the function when Mr Prabh Das, MD & CEO accompanied by Senior Executives received the award.

The award honours our excellence across the spectrum of HR Management while meeting expectations of internal and external customers to achieve strategic goals of the business.

Golden Peacock Award for Environment Management 2016

HMEL received the Prestigious “Golden Peacock Award for Environment Management 2016” presented by the Institute of Directors at a grand ceremony during the 18th World Congress on Environment Management held on July 8 2016 at New Delhi.

HMEL was felicitated with the award by Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, Co-Chairman, Institute of Directors & former Judge, Supreme Court of India. HMEL had also won this award in 2014.

Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2015

HMEL received the Prestigious "Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2015" presented by the Institute of Directors at a grand ceremony, on 18th Dec-15, at the National Convention on Risk Management held in Bengaluru.

HMEL was felicitated with the award by Shri R.V. Deshpande - Hon’ble Minister for Industries & Tourism (Govt. of Karnataka) and Ms. Ratna Prabha K. (IAS) Addl. Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries, Govt. of Karnataka.

CFO 100 Award - 2015

CFO, Mr. Harak Banthia was selected to be amongst CFO India's 5th Annual CFO 100 Roll of Honour by the CFO India Network. He was selected in the category: Exceptional contribution to Corporate Finance: Fund Management. The award was presented by Mr U.K Sinha, present Chairman of SEBI on 19th March 2015 in Mumbai.

SAP Customer COE Award – 2014

HMEL was the Bronze winner in the prestigious SAP Customer COE (Center of Excellence) - 2014 in the “Innovation” category. The winners were announced at the 18th International Customer COE Info Forum on 19th November in Frankfurt (Germany). HMEL was recognized for the innovative ways in which it has used SAP’s Audit Management tool, Governance Risk and Appliance, Root Cause Analysis, Business Planning & Consolidation. The award was received by CFO, Mr. Harak Banthia, AGM – ERP & IS, Mr. Girish Ghildiyal, AGM – ERP & IS, Mr. Manoj Kumar.

Energy Performance Award – 2013-14

HMEL bagged the prestigious Energy Performance award given by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for 2013-14. The award was conferred for running Furnace/Boilers most efficiently among Indian Refineries having design heat duty of more than 1000 mm kcal/hr. The Petroleum Secretary, Mr. Saurabh Chandra presented the award to the HMEL Team represented by COO, Mr. Martin Hawkins, VP – Technical Services – Mr. Ramesh Chugh during the Refinery Technology Meet organized by Centre for High Technology at Chennai on November 12.

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award – 2014

HMEL received the prestigious “Golden Peacock Environment Management Award – 2014” presented by the Institute of Directors at the 16th World Congress on Environment Management on Friday, 11th July at New Delhi. The award recognises HMEL’s sound environment management practices and our commitment to environment sustainability. Mr. K.K.Shrivastava – GM – Project Control & Ms. Sangeetha Chakravarthy – Head – Corporate Communications received the award on behalf of HMEL.

Excellence in Customer Services Award

HMEL received the prestigious award for “Excellence in Customer Services” for the year 2014-15 presented by the “World HRD Congress”.
The award was conferred for our efforts in areas of Marketing, Sales and Customer Support. Mr. Rajendra Gupta (Regional Manager-West Zone), received the award on behalf of HMEL on 27 June at a glittering event in Mumbai.

CFO 100 Award - 2014

CFO, Mr. Harak Banthia was awarded the CFO 100 Award by the CFO India Magazine. The CFO 100 Award is an annual initiative that recognises India's finance leader's extraordinary contributions to the corporate world. The award was presented to Mr. Banthia in the Category: “Winning Edge in the Use of Technology” for implementation of SAP &MES in the building of the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery. The ceremonious event took place on March 14th in Mumbai.

Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Gets BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification

The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery received the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification in February 2014 given by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for Occupational Safety Management system.
The BSI is the world authority on management systems and having been certified with 18001:2007 it is symbolic of HMEL's testament to committed quality of sound Health, Safety and Environmental practices.

CIO Impact Award

HMEL was awarded the CIO Impact Award in Mobility Category by M/s Frost and Sullivan - an acclaimed global consulting organization. The award is a recognition of our state-of-the-art IT initiatives and early adoption of key technologies like Mobility.
The award was received by Mr. Vimal Goel, DGM-IT on behalf of the organization on 11th Feb 2014 at a glittering event held at San Francisco, USA.

Leadership & Excellence Award 2014 - Oil & Gas World Expo 2014

HMEL MD & CEO, Mr. Prabh Das was conferred the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement (Refining) Oil & Gas Leadership & Excellence Award 2014” at the Oil & Gas World Expo 2014. The Awards Committee unanimously chose Mr. Das for his exemplary role and leadership in building a world class state- of-the- art refinery. The prestigious award was presented at a gala event on February 10, 2014 in Mumbai.

Special Technical Award - PETROTECH 2014

HMEL received the “Special Technical Award” in the category Project Management Team Award at the Petrotech 2014 held on January 13th 2014. The Award was conferred on the HMEL Team for extraordinary Project Management skills in successfully completing and commissioning the GGSR project which is aimed at servicing the demand for fuel in Northern India. 

APAC Procurement Leaders Award - 2013

APAC Procurement Leaders Award - 2013

HMEL won the Highly Commended “Award for Excellence” at the Asia Pacific Procurement Leaders Award Ceremony at Singapore on November 13, 2013. HMEL was among one of the 14 Asia Pacific entries to receive this prestigious award.
The “Award for Excellence” recognises exceptional achievement to the team that has undertaken the most successful project or activity and helped raise procurement’s profile to the rest of the business world.

Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award

Silver Edge 2013

HMEL won the “Silver Edge 2013” award from Information Week for Project ‘PRISM’ from over 200 nominations. The award was presented at the fifth EDGE - Enterprises Driving Growth and Excellence Awards ceremony held at Mumbai, on 25th October 2013.

Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award

SAP ACE Award 2013

HMEL won the SAP Ace Award 2013 for Excellence in Green Initiatives and Sustainability. HMEL was awarded in the category “Jury Recognition for Excellence in Green Initiatives and Sustainability” for SAP Environment, Health and Safety module.
This award demonstrates Team HMEL’s commitment to be the best refiner operating with world class People, Processes and Technologies. The award was presented to the HMEL Team at the seventh SAP ACE Awards ceremony held in Mumbai, on 17th October, 2013.

Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award

IPMA - Project Excellence Award 2013

HMEL received the "International Project Management Association Award - Bronze" at a gala awards function on 01 October, 2013 at an august gathering of the global community in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The IPMA International Project Excellence Award is the highest international honour for excellent project performance. This is a real proof for extraordinary internationally recognised excellent projects around the world and this was awarded for the project Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in the Mega Projects Category.

Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award

Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award

HMEL received the 'Special Commendation' for the ‘Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for the year 2013. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Manish Tewari presented the award to the HMEL Team on 19 July 2013, during the 15th World Congress on Environment Management.

Best Change Intervention Asia Award

Best Change Intervention Asia Award

HMEL won the II Runner's Up Award at the Learning & Organisation Development Roundtable on 2nd July 2013. The award was presented to HMEL for its HR initiatives of achieving the objectives of setting up of Business Processes and enabling them through SAP and MES applications, thereby creating an integration framework for the organisation. HMEL was among the top five from a total of 40 participants.

Human Resources - Management Company of the Year

Petrofed 2012 Award

HMEL receives the Petrofed 2012 Award for "Human Resources - Management Company of the Year" from Hon'ble Minister for Petroleum and Natural GasMr. Veerappa Moily on 28 June, 2013. The Award was presented to HMEL for best people management practices. MD & CEO, Mr. Prabh Das, Head – Strategy & Feed Stock, Mr. Manu Sehgal along with VP – HR, Mr. Ashok Kumar received the award

Partners in Progress Award

Partners in Progress Award

HMEL was awarded the CIDC "Partners in Progress" Award at a ceremonial function on March 07, 2013 at New Delhi. The award was bestowed on HMEL for display of utmost commitment and drive to create a vibrant work environment for the construction fraternity especially for achieving targets of "Mission Skilling India".

SAP ACE Awards

SAP ACE Awards

HMEL was awarded two prestigious SAP Awards on October 19 at a glittering ‘SAP ACE Awards Ceremony’ held at Mumbai for the year 2012. HMEL won the ‘best run implementation’ award in 2 categories -namely ‘HR’ (joint winner with Indian Oil) and ‘Sourcing & Procurement’ (sole winner). CFO, Mr. Harak Banthia along with the HMEL team.

Best Design Stall Award

Best Design Stall Award – IndPlas 2012

HMEL was awarded the “Best Designed Stall in over 18 sq m” category at the IndPlas 2012 exhibition held from 5th to 8th October 2012, at Kolkata. 

  Fitch Rating Certification - August 2012 HMEL rated as 'Fitch AA-(ind)'/ Stable. The ratings reflect the existence of HMEL's firm 'take-or-pay' product off-take agreement with HPCL for the evacuation of produced liquids (about 80% of the total production) and the credit strength of its promoters. Fitch notes that HMEL's liquid output is fulfilling the refined products requirements of HPCL's distribution network in northern India, increasing the latter's downstream integration. The ratings also benefit from the high refinery complexity, which would enable HMEL to command high refining margins.
Best Design Stall Award PFI Awards 2007, for Outstanding Achievement and