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Vedanta On Green Mode

 
Vedanta’s Odisha operations marked World Environment Day celebrations with a plantation drive and various awareness activities with employees, business partners and communities.

Following social distancing norms and other COVID mandates, hundreds of trees were planted inside operations and townships. Additionally, saplings were distributed among rural households in many villages of Kalahandi and Jharsuguda.

To drive greater awareness among the children in township and community, various activities and competitions themed on ‘biodiversity’ like painting, slogan, quizzes, etc. were conducted by both units.

Speaking about Vedanta’s environment and sustainability initiatives, Rahul Sharma, CEO-Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh,said, “Our operations are governed by the robust Vedanta Sustainability Framework, drawn in line with the best international standards. Alongside this, our business imperatives and social duties are founded on the premise of ‘Zero Harm, Zero Waste & Zero Discharge’.” Adding to that, CN Singh, CEO-Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Our business and social sustainability objectives are reinforced through our commitment to leverage global expertise, adopt green technology and use resources judiciously, to create a lasting positive impact on the environment, our communities, partners and customers.”

Dr. Niranjan Mallik, Environment Scientist-cum-Regional Officer,
who attended the ceremony at Jharsuguda plant along with other OSPCB (Odisha State Pollution Control Board) officials remarked, “I am thankful to the Vedanta team for sincerely undertaking the plantation drive following all protocols amid the ongoing pandemic.”

As the country’s largest producer of aluminium, which is an eternally recyclable metal with minimal loss in quality and energy requirements, Vedanta integrates smart innovation, best-in-class technology, environmental safeguards and sustainability-focus adopting procedures to create value for the nation. Some of the best initiatives and technology adoptions undertaken by the company’s Odisha operations, resulting in a significant environmental performance, officials say.
 


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