The company is having a full-fledged Environment Department for preparation of EIA/EMPs for New/Expansion Coal Mining Projects, impact assessment studies, implementation of environmental safeguards and other environmental initiatives.
SCCL has been preparing EIA/EMPs since 1985 and so far obtained Environmental Clearance for 67 projects including 2x600 MW Power Plant and Sand Mining Project.
In compliance to MoEF guidelines, SCCL has registered with QCI/NABET and has been provisionally accredited as an EIA consultant organization. With this accreditation,SCCL has become eligible to carry out EIA/EMP studies and present them in the Expert Appraisal Committee meetings at MoEF for seeking Environmental Clearance for coal mining projects. Corporate Environment Department is also having ISO-9001-2008 certification.
SCCL has launched a number of 'eco-friendly' practices to mitigate damage to environment and improve the quality of life.
A number of key initiatives taken up by SCCL for environment protection in the recent years include setting up of Automatic Dust Suppression arrangements, Sewage Treatment Plants, Effluent Treatment Plants, Bio-engineering structures on Over Burden Dumps,Clonal Plantations, Medicinal Plantations and development of Parks & Gardens.