IMS policy statement



Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) constructs, operates power generation plants and associated supporting infrastructure to supply power to meet national and regional electricity demand. In pursuit of our vision and mission, risk based thinking forms an integral part of our planning and decision making process. The company is committed to achieving and maintaining Zero Harm to people, environment, property and community through appropriate risk management programs.

To facilitate the achievement of value for the organisation and interested parties we will be guided and upheld by the following principles/core values:

  •  Systems- Adoption and implementation of risk based integrated internationally recognised management systems (safety, health, environmental, risk and quality-SHERQ).
  •  Management - Managing our company in an ethical way that strikes an appropriate and well-reasoned balance between economic, social and environmental needs.
  • Teamwork – Bound and powered together as one, we shall maximise on the skills base of team members.
  • Environment - Towards clean and sustainable energy generation, we shall minimise waste generation, health stressors, emissions, effluent and resource consumption, e.g. water, electricity, and fuel.
  • Customer – Powering the economy into the future.
  • Creativity – Creating energy solutions with the courage to implement.
  • Professionalism – Fearless, diligent and accountable application of our skills without favour.
  • Social Responsibility – Uplifting the welfare of our communities.
  • Risk Management- Identify, assess and manage all activities and processes which may pose a risk or opportunity to the environment, community, employees, contractors, product and services.
  • Compliance obligation- Commit to comply with all relevant SHERQ laws, company policies, world-class standards and voluntary codes to which it subscribes.
  • Communication- This policy will be communicated within the organization and made available to interested parties.
  • Competence and awareness- Facilitate the education of employees and contractors in relation to their roles and responsibilities in SHERQ management and to require each to correspondingly accept their own duty of care and responsibilities to themselves and their colleagues.
  • Review and Change Management- Consistent with the requirements of our business, procedures/ protocols will be documented to give guidance on change management and reviewed for continual improvement.



ZPC currently operates four coal fired power stations, Hwange, Bulawayo, Munyati and Harare thermal stations, and one hydro power station, Kariba South Power Station.  All five have a total of 1960 MW as installed capacity.

Each power station holds a generation license from the Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Authority (ZERA). The company's mandate is to generate electricity for the domestic market. The Small Thermal Power Stations are operating as embedded generators (i.e. power stations that are directly connected to the distribution network) but will be dispatched only to meet supply shortfalls as follows:

•             For strategic system security.

•             To cover constraints on the national grid.

•             To provide an alternative to imports to reduce demand on foreign currency.

•             To sell electricity to the domestic market through PPA's with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC).


In the process of generating electricity other by products are produced such as but not limited to the following coal ash, effluent, scrap metal, rubbles, gaseous emissions and demineralized water. These by products are managed by internal controls such as waste management procedure and legislations. Electricity generation activities ranges from hydro to thermal generation.

The internal and external issues will be guided by the relevant and applicable legislative instruments, agreements and/or contracts. We shall endeavor as guided to comply with IMS requirements. The internal and external issues shall be drawn from the groups that include but not limited to: employees, stockholders, customers, suppliers, local authorities, Government and regulatory authorities. Some external issues will be governed by applying the PESTEL methodology.


ZPC will derive its compliance obligations from the interested and affected parties needs and expectations these shall be guided by applicable IMS legislative instruments.

As ZPC we have influence and control on IMS issues within our functional units internally. Areas of control and influence will adopt the principle of the Product Life Cycle perspective or assessment. We shall also put measures to influence our suppliers. For instance purchasing chemicals from approved suppliers with EMA permits and lobbying for washed coal peas.









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