Our People

At Essar, we believe that our people are our greatest assets and are fundamental to the achievement of our aspirations.

Essar Oil operates within a framework of HR policies, practices and regulations appropriate to the country of operation. We maintain policies relating to labour aspects which highlight our commitment to being an employee friendly organisation. There are HR processes in place for recruitment and selection of personnel at all levels; policies in place for induction, performance management, learning and development, retirement, separation, business practices and exit.

The Business HR Function has functional responsibility for HR issues at Essar Oil. Business HR provides direction in different aspects of HR and introduces innovative models and tools for continual improvement and value creation.

Essar capabilities

The Essar Brand ‘Positive Action’ emphasizes superior execution, translating positive intentions to ‘actions’, delivering value to internal and external stakeholders, strong goal orientation, and aligning values to performance.

At Essar Oil, we have established six key operational objectives, the ‘Essar Capabilities’, as follows:

Entrepreneurial orientation

Customer focus

Operational excellence


Project management


The Essar Capabilities are a strategic human resources vehicle to create intangible value and reinforce the brand. The Essar Capabilities are the touchstone for decisions on talent acquisition, assessment, development, promotion, and succession planning. In this, and other ways, Essar Oil is leveraging organisational capability to derive sustained competitive advantage in the marketplace and to assist in value creation.

We are striving to be on a par with the best by building a culture of high-performance and meritocracy, creating a strong talent pipeline, developing people into global leaders and managers, building a learning organisation and ensuring an engaged workforce that would deliver business objectives.

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