Jharsuguda: Vedanta Ltd. Jharsuguda cinched top spot at the 15th State Level Competition on Best Practices in Environment, Health and Safety (HSE), bagging the prestigious CII- EHS Award 2019.
Mr. Ajay Pandey, Head – HSE & Sustainability, Ms. Sasmita Rani Dash, Lead – HSE VSAP (Jharsuguda) and Mr. Manoj Kumar Debata – Environment Officer, received the award on behalf of the company from Chief Guest – Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Chairman-CII Odisha State Council, in presence of other dignitaries Dr.Pradipta Kumar Mohanty, Vice Chairman, CII Odisha State Council, Mr. Santosh K Mohapatra, Past Chairman, CII Odisha State Council, and Mrs. Suparna Nanda, Director & State Head – CII.
Speaking about the award, Mr. Chhavi Nath Singh, CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda said, “As the largest producer of primary aluminium in the country, we are nation builders and the country’s partners in progress. Our actions are guided by the robust Vedanta Sustainability Framework, and best-in-class Health, Safety, and Environment practices form the core of our business. We are committed to continuous improvement in this domain, leveraging global expertise and advanced digital interventions to enhance EHS standards at our operation.”
Mr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, Head – HSE& Sustainability, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda added, “The award is a testimony to our diligent efforts in ensuring safety and occupational health of everyone working with us, as well as compliance to environmental norms. With Zero Harm as our organizational value, we are consistent and committed in our efforts to match global standards of EHS & Sustainability.”
Vedanta Ltd., Jharsugudaparticipated in the competition along with all major industries of the state. The jury, which consisted of members from the statutory bodies, appreciated the performance of Vedanta’s best practices in EHS and bestowed it with the title of winner.
Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda is the greenfield aluminium smelter of Vedanta Limited. It is India’s largest producer of primary aluminium and the only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne Club’ of primary aluminium producers. With an installed smelting capacity of 1.6 MTPA, the company currently produces more than a third of India’s and nearly 2% of global primary aluminium. The company’s operations are backed by world-class assets, new-age technology, and innovative practices, and governed by the robust Vedanta Sustainable Development Framework. With a strong focus on safety, the company is committed to delivering sustainable and robust growth, which creates value for its shareholders and stakeholders.