Vedanta Lanjigarh wins ‘Bronze’ at The Economic Times Human Capital Awards 2021

16th November 2021

Lanjigarh, Kalahandi district, Odisha; 16th November, 2021: Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, has won Bronze Award at the prestigious Economic Times Human Capital Awards. The company won the coveted award in ‘Excellence in Reward and Recognition’ category for its program ‘Manyata’. With an aim to drive business results, nurture an empowered and engaged workforce, and a performance-oriented culture, Vedanta Lanjigarh rewards employees and business partners who play a crucial role in driving the company’s ambitious growth agenda, with focus on operational excellence, quality, and ESG (environmental, social and governance) sustainability goals under the Manyata program.

Mr. GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Alumina Business, Vedanta Ltd., said, “It is a proud moment for each of us at the Alumina Business that Vedanta Lanjigarh has been recognized at the prestigious Economic Times Human Capital Award. At Vedanta, we truly believe that our people are our greatest assets. This prestigious recognition bears the testimony of our continued endeavour towards creating a meaningful, empowering, and supportive environment for everyone working with us. Our aim is to nurture a technically superior, progressive and a goal-oriented workforce. We thank the jury for acknowledging our efforts and wish our team many more such accolades in the coming times”.

The Economic Times Human Capital Awards aims to inspire leaders to grow their human capital by investing in their people, processes, and culture. It aims to bring together the best minds in the field of HR, and to inspire HR professionals to take the lead in growing their human capital. The virtual award ceremony, held on 12th November 2021, was attended by eminent business personalities from diverse industry sectors. The jury for the award comprised Dola Mukherjee, Director & Head of Human Resources – Exide Life Insurance, Rajiv Nathani, EVP & Chief People Officer –   Infogain, Amit Malik, CEO & MD – Aviva India, Prabhajit Sarkar, MD & CEO – Power Exchange India Limited, and Panini Balaji, Head HR – Allegis Group.

Mr. Subhakanta Biswal, an employee of L&T, Vedanta Lanjigarh’s Business Partner company for projects, and an awardee under the Manyata program, added, “I am delighted to have won an award under Vedanta’s Manyata program. I am proud to be associated with Vedanta, an organization that not only recognizes our efforts but also rewards us for having performed exceptionally, thus ensuring we stay motivated at all times and perform to the best of our capabilities”.

Vedanta is the largest producer of aluminium in India and remains the premier manufacturer of metallurgical grade alumina. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery in Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district, Odisha), India since 2007 and an associated 90 MW captive power plant. 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.

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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Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.


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