Nurturing a Natural Carbon Offset
The refinery recycles all the water needed to support its general operations—everything from drinking water and fire suppression reservoirs to removing impurities during the oil refining process.
Some of that desalinated water is also used to irrigate millions of trees cultivated around the refinery’s perimeter that help to offset carbon emissions. The green belt, developed by Reliance, contains more than 200 species of plants, including 3.2 million trees. More than 50 species of wildlife thrive in this ecosystem, including peafowl and other birds, antelope, mongoose, monitor lizards, jackals, and hedgehogs. The green belt alone employs as many as 450 workers including horticulturalists and agricultural scientists.
workers employed in the green belt