Vedanta Jharsuguda wins the Best Exporter Award by Govt. of Odisha

5th February 2021

Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 05 February 2021: Vedanta Jharsuguda, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, has won ‘Best Exporter’ Award for the years 2017-18 & 2018-19 at the Odisha State Export Award. Organized by the Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing (DEPM), Odisha, the awards were presented to the company in a virtual ceremony chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri. Naveen Patnaik. Mr. GG Pal, Chief Operating Officer – Metal, received the awards on behalf of the company.

Vedanta’s Jharsuguda plant was awarded for being the largest exporter from the state of Odisha consecutively for two years, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Vedanta’s aluminium smelters at Jharsuguda produce an array of top-of-the-line products such as Ingots, Billets, Wire Rods, Primary Foundry Alloy (PFA), Slab, and others, for domestic and global markets. Manufactured using state-of-the-art technology, these products are acclaimed globally for their quality and performance standards and cater to critical industries like aerospace, automotive, construction, electrification, transportation and others. The company has a strong overseas clientele and is a leading exporter of aluminium and value-added aluminium products from the country.

Speaking about the awards, Mr. CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “I thank Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, and the Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing for awarding us with the coveted ‘Best Exporter’ awards. Vedanta’s Aluminium Business has been a long-time partner in the state’s socio-economic progress, with significant contribution towards GDP, employment and quality of life. Our Jharsuguda smelters single-handedly produce more than one-third of India’s aluminium, strengthening the state government’s endeavours to ‘Make in Odisha’ for the country and the world. These awards will bolster our commitment to emerge as the world’s best and most sustainable producer of aluminium, transforming natural resources into tools of economic prosperity and fulfilling the needs of the country.”

Receiving the awards on behalf of the company, Mr. GG Pal, COO – Metal, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda added, “It was my honour to accept the Best Exporter’s Award. At Vedanta, our efforts are dedicated towards fulfilling the state’s vision of becoming India’s most preferred destination for business.”

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 one of the largest technically qualified and diverse workforces in the country, the company 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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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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