Vedanta organizes bike rally in Lanjigarh to spread awareness on Road Safety

22nd February 2021

Lanjigarh, Kalahandi District, Odisha; — February 2021: Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, organized a bike rally on 19th February 2021, as part of the Road Safety Month observation, to sensitize the people about the road safety standards and regulations. Around 50 employees of Vedanta participated in the rally. The rally was conducted adhering to all the road safety norms and COVID restrictions.

Talking about the successful organization of the rally, Mr. Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit said, “Safety is one of the key priorities of all the operations at Vedanta Lanjigarh. Within our plant premises and township, adherence to road safety is being taken very seriously and all the employees are encouraged to comply with the safety standards. The bike rally organized as part of the Road Safety Month is yet another example the unit’s responsibility towards sensitizing the employees and the locals about the importance of road safety standards.”

Prior to the rally, Mr. Harshvardhan Pande, Head-HSE, Vedanta limited, Lanjigarh, motivated and instructed the riders and the pillions on responsible riding. He, along with Col. K.J.K. Choudhary, Chief Security Officer-Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh flagged off the rally. The rally got started from the Material Gate of the unit and was culminated at the Plant Main Gate. The riders also took a road safety oath. During the rally, the participants sensitized the onlookers through public announcement system and placards with messages on road safety.

Appreciating the initiative, Mr. Satyananda Patra, Inspector In-charge (IIC), Lanjigarh said:

“Vedanta has always demonstrated its responsibility towards the safety of its employees and the community. The rally organized by Vedanta was an effective means to educate and sensitize the locals about the crucial importance of road safety.”

As part of the Road Safety Month, Vedanta has organized multiple activities including slogan writing competition, poster making competition, spot quizzes on road safety and workshops among its employees.

Vedanta Lanjigarh not only believes in the ethos of ‘zero harm, zero waste and zero discharge’ but also practices it in letter and spirit. Regular safety interactions, trainings, awareness campaigns and emergency preparedness are integral to the unit’s operations. Towards ensuring a safe and healthy environment, Vedanta Lanjigarh has robust air quality management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management and water and wastewater management systems in place. The plant is the lowest Green House Gas emitting plant, among similar coalfired alumina refineries in the world. In the field of occupational health, the company accords significant importance to regular health check-ups and preventive measures to safeguard its employees against potential health hazards.

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.

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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