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Safety is not just a priority, it’s a core value at Vedanta Aluminium: CEO Gupta



           “At Vedanta Aluminium, safety is not just a priority, it’s a core value,” said Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda CEO Sunil Gupta, while reiterating the company’s safety-first culture.

“As we observe National Safety Week, we recommit ourselves to fostering a culture of care and safety, both for our employees and the communities in which we operate. Vedanta Aluminium remains at the forefront of promoting a safety-first culture and contributing to a safer and healthier community. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our operations continue to be safe, secure, and sustainable,” added CEO Gupta on the occasion of the National Safety Week 2023 observance, here.

Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, observed National Safety Week 2023 in and around its operations at Jharsuguda in Odisha through a week-long campaign to raise awareness among employees, business partners and community members on the importance of adhering to safety measures.

In line with the theme ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’, the company carried out a slew of awareness programs on the importance of observing safety precautions and protocols. Through these efforts, the company reached out to more than 2400 people in the district as part of the campaign.

As part of the campaign, Vedanta Aluminium carried out initiatives underscoring the importance of safety, which included a community bike rally, quizzes, skit competitions, eye check-ups for Heavy Motor Vehicle drivers and health camps for business partners. These were bolstered by safety training sessions for community members at Purna village, Jharsuguda. A special initiative involving the company’s business partners – ‘Ghar Se Ghar Tak’ & ‘Suraksha Kutumbh’ was also conducted to ensure safety awareness among families of the company’s business partners. A blood donation camp organized on the occasion, witnessed employees and business partners donate over 100 units of blood, which were provided to the Jharsuguda District Blood Bank.

The week-long celebration concluded with a ceremony in the presence of Manoj Mishra, Assistant Director of Factories & Boilers, Jharsuguda, where plant safety champions and winners of the various safety competitions held as part of Safety Week were felicitated.

“Vedanta’s efforts to cultivate a behaviour and mindset of safety are truly commendable. I thank Vedanta for their unwavering commitment to promoting safety awareness, not only within their organization but also in the surrounding communities,” said Manoj Mishra.

Vedanta Aluminium is committed to building a safe workplace and community by continually enhancing its Safety Management Systems with advanced technologies and robust processes. The company has implemented several safety initiatives, including Suraksha Sankalp – a Safety Culture Transformation Programme, Agnivahini – an all-women fire-fighting team, regular Safety Stand-downs on the plant shop floor, safety awareness sessions & training sessions for students and community members, and mock-drill sessions in association with specialist bodies such as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.27 million tonnes in FY22. 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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