Proman A global leader in natural gas derived products

Sustainability

Our success has always been built on strong local relationships. We seek to make a sustainable and positive difference to communities and in our shared global environment.

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Whether through long-term global partnerships or local community projects, our focus is on sharing our success with residents and local businesses, and empowering employees to participate and share their expertise. At Proman, we strive to have a positive impact on the communities we work in. Read our case studies below to find out how we’re working with communities at this very moment.

Proman is always seeking new ways to innovate, improve resource efficiency and protect our environment. Check back here soon to find out more about our current sustainability and innovation projects. 

 

Sustainable Development Goals

As a responsible business we strive to constantly improve our processes and performance, and do our part to contribute towards global targets. Click on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals below to find out more about the work Proman is doing on each of these areas.

UN SDG 1 No Poverty

Local employment and skills development is at the heart of our global model.

98% of our world-class workforce in Trinidad and Tobago are Trinibagonian, alongside majority-local teams in our methanol operations in Oman and the United States.

This distribution of investment ensures that our success is always shared with the communities where we live and work.

 

UN SDG 2 Zero Hunger

Our nitrogen-based fertilizers contribute to healthy plant growth and high crop yields, supporting farmers worldwide.

We are committed to improving global access to fertilizer products, to develop local agriculture, increase food availability and improve diets.

 

UN SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being

We adhere to the most rigorous industry health and safety standards, including comprehensive disaster risk reduction and preparedness training at all of our production sites.

Our HSEQ policies place employee well-being at the forefront, supporting a range of physical as well as mental health provisions.

 

UN SDG 4 Quality Education

Improving access to quality education is a core focus of our global ESG efforts and underpins our skilled workforce globally.

Working with local partners, we invest in better education at all levels, from primary to tertiary learning. Within Proman, we offer cross-disciplinary training schemes and scholarships to support local talent development, and provide ongoing vocational and other workplace training programmes for all employees.

 

UN SDG 5 Gender Equality

We are committed to providing an equal opportunities workplace. We constantly review our policies to ensure that we continue to recruit, motivate and progress talented women within our global business, at all levels of decision-making.

We have female participation at every senior management level, and women lead some of our core business functions, including Proman Shipping and the commercial division of our largest methanol subsidiary.

 

UN SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

We are committed to being responsible stewards of this essential resource.

We utilise recycled water in our operations wherever possible, and uphold stringent criteria for waste water discharge.

UN SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy

We have taken active leadership in developing the global market for methanol as a clean-burning, biodegradable and sustainable energy product.

As a marine fuel, methanol generates significantly lower emissions and the near total elimination of sulphur oxides compared with conventional fuels, and we have recently invested in the addition of two dual-fuel methanol-ready vessels to our global shipping fleet.

Bio-methanol, produced from sustainable sources, can play a key role in the global energy transition, and we are working with leading technology providers to explore waste-to-energy initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

UN SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

For us, local content means local value added, and the generation of economic activity that drives employment and the distribution of wealth to all levels of society. This principle extends across our operations, from local capacity-building and skills development, to fair and transparent sourcing and procurement.

 

 

UN SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Our production sites are built and maintained to industry-leading standards, to ensure the highest levels of safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations.

We utilise state-of-the-art technologies to ensure efficient production as a key criteria for all of our new projects, while always optimising towards efficiency upgrades and improvements for our existing operations.

 

UN SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

We work with our global CSR partners Habitat for Humanity to support a range of home building, disaster resilience and emergency response projects across the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States.

Over the course of two years, around 800,000 people will benefit from our education and community projects.

UN SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

We oversee all projects, processes and products through their life cycles, protecting our employees and local communities while minimizing environmental impact.

Our production of low emission methanol in Trinidad actively consumes carbon dioxide from nearby fertilizer plants, allowing us to reduce our carbon intensity and consequently our impact on climate change

 

UN SDG 13 Climate Action

Proman continuously seeks to improve resource efficiency across our plants, combining best-in-class technology with rigorous ongoing maintenance to optimise performance.

At the same time, we are actively developing the global marketplace for methanol as low-cost, low-carbon alternative energy source, reducing consumer reliance on non-renewable traditional fuels.

UN SDG 14 Life Below Water

Methanol is significantly safer for the marine environment in the event of spillage than other forms of fuel, being both water soluble and readily bio-degradable.

Combined with our pioneering new low-emission eco-tankers and deliberately reduced vessel speeds, Proman Shipping leads the way in developing a more sustainable global shipping industry.

UN SDG 15 Life on Land

Over the last two decades, we have worked closely with our local communities to regenerate coastal areas, supporting livelihoods and driving sustainable regional economic development.

UN SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

We adhere to a rigorous code of conduct and shared values throughout the business, which promote the development of effective, accountable and transparent institutions in all of our markets.

UN SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

We are a fundamentally partnerships-led business. In all of our markets, we choose the best-in-class technologies, operating and health and safety practices in the development of locally-led, world-class production facilities.

We constantly innovate, seeking new partnerships to shift the paradigm of our industry.

 

Habitat for Humanity

In January 2019, Proman’s two-year global partnership with Habitat for Humanity International began. This follows many years of collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Trinidad & Tobago, and expands the scope of our work together to the main regions of operation for the Proman family of companies: Europe, USA and Trinidad & Tobago.

$1.2m

our commitment to the Habitat for Humanity partnership over two years

1285

the number of people that Proman's donation helps Habitat for Humanity to support directly

275

the number of families that Proman's donation enables Habitat for Humanity to reach

Habitat for Humanity

Carli Bay Fish Fest

Proman sponsors the annual Carli Bay Fish Fest in Trinidad and Tobago, a fast-growing event which promotes the sustainable economic development of the area around Point Lisas industrial estate by celebrating the local fishing industry and supporting tourism to the area.

TT$ 100,000

Proman's sponsorship for the 2019 event and local signage

5000

attendees at the 2019 Carli Bay Fish Fest

TT$ 150,000

sales generated by 45 vendors and booths