Vedanta Jharsuguda plants over 3 lakh saplings from Aug to Oct’2123rd November 2021
- Plantation drive a part of Vedanta Cares Green Cover initiative
Jharsuguda, Odisha; 23rd November, 2021: Vedanta Ltd, Jharsuguda plant, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has planted over 3 lakh saplings in and around its plant premises in Odisha, under the Vedanta Group’s ‘Green Cover’ initiative since August this year. The Green Cover initiative was launched with the aim of planting a million trees across the country within the financial year. Against a target of 1 lakh saplings, Vedanta Jharsuguda crossed the 3-lakh milestone in the August-October period.
Bio-investment in an important pillar of Vedanta’s approach to environment sustainability, alongside water recycling, energy conservation, waste management, renewable energy procurement, etc.
Mr. Deepak Prasad, Dy. CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Being India’s largest producer of aluminium, we are committed to the ethos of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and making India self-reliant in aluminium. The plantation drive at our Jharsuguda plant, is a green ode to India’s 75th year of independence. With this, we also reiterate our commitment to create sustainable value for our country, customers, and communities, with the aim of building a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.”
As part of the program, Vedanta also conducted a mass plantation drive recently in partnership with the Falta Special Economic Zone (Kolkata). Dr Balakrushna Panda, Development Commissioner, Falta SEZ, Kolkata, said “I commend the Vedanta Jharsuguda team for undertaking such a massive plantation drive. As one of the leading natural resource companies in India, Vedanta has triggered socio-economic development in areas such as Jharsuguda. We hope to see the company continue to contribute towards Odisha’s prosperity in the years to come.”
Mr. Praveen Kumar Panda, Assistant Divisional Commissioner, Falta SEZ, added, “I appreciate Vedanta’s exemplary feat of planting 20,000 trees in a single day. Vedanta has always been at the forefront of contribution towards the development of Jharsuguda. I request the continued support of Vedanta in the journey of Jharsuguda’s progress.”
Vedanta is India’s largest producer of the green metal, aluminium, operating a world-class 1.6 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility in Jharsuguda, Odisha. The only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne’ production and export club, Vedanta Jharsuguda is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications across core industries. With its state-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled engineering prowess, R&D and innovation abilities, Vedanta Jharsuguda is working towards a sustainable and greener future for all by spurring emerging applications of aluminium, the ‘Metal of the Future’.
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, Namibia, and Australia. 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 dedicating itself to the highest ESG standards to emerge as leaders in this space. It is among the 24 Indian companies who are signatories to the ‘Declaration of the Private Sector on Climate Change’ and is committed to decarbonizing its operations by 2050. 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 in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:
Vedanta Aluminium Business, a part of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of Aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.96 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY21. 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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