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Vedanta Aluminium once again certified as ‘Great Place to Work’


NEW DELHI, JULY 18, 2023

Vedanta Aluminium, the largest aluminium producer in India, has been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’for FY2023, with each of its plant locations receiving the recognition for several years now. They further cement the company’s position as a preferred, equal-opportunity employer within the Indian manufacturing industry, and reflect its unwavering commitment to fostering an ecosystem of trust, high performance, and unparalleled work culture built on the principles of inclusivity, credibility, and fairness.

The ‘Great Place To Work’ (GPTW) certification is globally recognized by both employees and employers as an important benchmark in identifying and recognizing great workplace cultures.

Individually, Vedanta Aluminium’s units have received the certification several times over. Vedanta Jharsuguda in Odisha, among the largest aluminium smelting operations in the world, has received the GPTW certification six times consecutively, while BALCO, India’s iconic aluminium producer has secured it four times in a row, and Vedanta’s world-class Alumina Refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha has received the certification five times previously.

Commenting on the recognition, Vedanta Limited – Aluminium Business COO Sunil Gupta said, “At Vedanta Aluminium, our employees are our strongest assets. We believe that our success lies in our talented workforce, and nurturing their growth and well-being is at the core of our operational values. Our people’s practices focus on creating a supportive environment that empowers our employees to thrive both personally and professionally.”

Adding his views, BALCO CEO & Director Rajesh Kumarsaid, “Receiving the Great Place to Work certification for the 4th consecutive year at BALCO is a testament to the effectiveness of our people-centric initiatives and the unwavering belief that our employees place in us. We extend congratulations to all our employees and business partners for making Vedanta Aluminium the preferred employer in the industry and a superb place to work.”

As an industry leader, Vedanta Aluminium offers an environment primed to offer optimal learning and rapid growth opportunities to its employees, enabling them to have both thriving professional careers and well-balanced lives beyond the workplace through Unparalleled Leadership Development; Best-in-class Talent Acquisition, Promotion, and Retention; Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Focus on Sustainability and Green Jobs; and Comprehensive Employee Well-being Initiatives.

The company focuses on creating leaders for the entire industry by ensuring rich job content, cultivating and empowering employees through internal growth workshops and focused training programs.

It consistently recruits and hires high quality talent from top-tier institutions across India and abroad. The company also attracts accomplished domain experts and specialists from across the globe, providing best-in-class benefits and growth opportunities.

Vedanta Aluminium is deploying cutting-edge digital technologies that enable a level playing field for all who wish to pursue a career in manufacturing and is ensuring gender-agnostic roles towards creating an enabling environment for every professional to perform. It employs one of the largest female workforces in the heavy engineering sector in the country and is also actively working with the LGBTQIA+ community to employ professionals in areas such as material handling and asset security, building access to sustainable livelihoods.

Regular training in ESG, focus on natural resource optimisation in operations and creating gender parity, are some of the ways that Vedanta Aluminium is growing sustainably, and as a result, its people’s career trajectories are growing too. It is leading decarbonisation efforts within the industry, developing green products through its Restora low carbon ‘green’ aluminium range, and focusing on achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2050. Along the way, the company is creating ‘green jobs’ never before seen in the industry.

Conducive tools and policies, such as Vedanta Umang, a digital solution offering a plethora of well-being support services to employees and their families, help create best-in-class working conditions. A spousal hiring policy is in place that enables employees to reside with their families. The company’s operations also feature world-class residential townships, equipped with top-quality amenities including modern homes, hospitals, schools, recreation centres, gyms, day-care, swimming pools, shopping complexes, movie theatres, and places of worship, providing employees and their families a vibrant and very high quality of life.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. 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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