Safety management is a material issue for Vedanta, and we are committed to using internationally recognised standards on health and safety to create a ‘zero-harm’ environment for our employees. Our approach to health and safety is tailored according to the challenges posed by various stages of our operations, from exploration to exports, and the geographies in which they are situated.

To manage safety risks, we have a clear process of identifying hazards and managing these proactively and appropriately. With evolution of our operations, our risk mitigation strategies and methods have also evolved, keeping pace with global best practices. We have a structured and robust process of on-site trainings and competency building exercises that are appropriate to each site’s operations and contextual needs, such as the linguistic and literacy skills of employees and business partners in that area, to build a culture where the motto of ‘safety-first’ is encoded into the DNA of our people.