Vedanta Aluminium receives All India first BIS certification for its products

11th November 2022

New Delhi; 10th November 2022: On World Quality Day, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, announces that its products are now Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certified, reaffirming the promise of unmatched quality of its products. With this, it has become the first in the Indian aluminium industry to secure the BIS certification for its large range of aluminium products as per available BIS quality standards. The products certified include:

  • Wire Rods, Primary Ingots, Alloy Ingots and Cast Bars manufactured at Vedanta Aluminium’s Jharsuguda plant in Odisha
  • Rolled Products (Sheet, Plate-Conductors and Plate-General Engineering), Wire Rod, Alloy Ingots, and Primary Ingots manufactured at BALCO, the company’s subsidiary in Chhattisgarh

In total, the company has received 15 certifications for its products and their applications across diverse customer industries, such as electrical, automotive, engineering etc. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the apex domestic body tasked with defining quality standards across industry sectors. It employs rigorous assessment methodologies before issuing the BIS Standard Mark, a coveted stamp of quality on manufactured products. These certifications reiterate Vedanta Aluminium’s promise of making quality and reliability the key attributes of its product offerings. The company is also collaborating with BIS to develop standards for aluminium products and raw materials for which appropriate quality standards do not exist currently.

Vedanta’s aluminium products are registered with the London Metal Exchange (LME), an undisputed testimony to their international quality standards. The company has now proactively sought the BIS certifications to further boost Indian customers’ confidence that the aluminium they buy is certified by the country’s highest authority on quality standards. To achieve this, Vedanta Aluminium deploys some of the world’s best technologies in metal manufacturing, uses sophisticated processes, deep R&D and works with emerging-tech start-ups and experts from around the world. Owing to this, the company continues to be a preferred supplier to customers in nearly 50 countries.

Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s focus on quality excellence, Mr Rahul Sharma, CEO – Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd. said, “Aluminium will be indispensable to a low carbon future, with its limitless potential for applications in clean energy solutions, electric mobility, green buildings, high-tech manufacturing, sustainable packaging and more. Therefore, Vedanta Aluminium has robust systems in place to understand and exceed customer expectations. The BIS certifications for our products show that Indian manufacturing is synonymous to high quality, the benefits of which are being passed on to the end consumer. In India’s journey to become a global manufacturing powerhouse, we are proud flag-bearers of the nation’s manufacturing prowess.”

Sharing his views on the certification, Mr. Jagannath Majhi, Head, BIS – Bhubaneswar, said “Vedanta Aluminium has displayed immense proactiveness by coming forward voluntarily to certify its product range through the comprehensive standards established by BIS. An uncompromising focus on quality is the hallmark of any great organisation, and Vedanta deserves praise for pioneering new benchmarks in this regard. I am sure that this move will encourage several other organisations to collaborate with BIS to ensure quality product offerings for consumers.”

The company currently produces one of the largest ranges of aluminium products. Vedanta Aluminium’s products such as Restora Low Carbon Aluminium, Billets, Wire Rods, Alloy Ingots & Cast Bars, AlSi T-Ingots, Slabs, Rolled Products, etc. cater to a vast spectrum of industries, from aerospace to automobiles, building & construction, electrification, engineering, packaging, consumer goods and more.

The BIS certifications are now the latest addition to the company’s list of important quality standards, which include:

  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) for production and supply of Primary Aluminium and Alloys
  • IATF 16949:2016 (International Automotive Task Force) for the production and supply for various applications to the automotive industry
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 NABL accreditation for laboratory for Testing Accreditation Certification
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environment Management System) for production and supply of Primary Aluminium and Alloys
  • ISO 50001:2018 (Energy Management System) for production of Primary Aluminium and Alloys
  • ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) for production and supply of Primary Aluminium and Alloys

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow. www.vedantaaluminium.com

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium at 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. Vedanta is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.
Sonal[dot]Choithani[at]vedanta[dot]co[dot]in
www.vedantaaluminium.com

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