On 22nd November, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda bagged Gold Award at the Odisha State Safety Conclave (OSSC) 2019 held at Bhubaneshwar for performance year 2018 in recognition of the excellent safety practices of its 2400MW TPP.
Mr. GG Pal, Director – Metal, and Mr. Krutisundar Mohapatra, Head Safety – Power Plants, received the award on behalf of the company from Chief Guest Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena, IAS – Principal Secretary to Govt. Rural Development, Special Relief Commissioner & Managing Director OSDMA Govt of Odisha, in presence Shri Niranjan Sahu, IAS – Labour Commissioner & Director of Factories & Boilers, Govt. Of Odisha and Shri Deepak Mohanty, IFS – Director of Mines, Steel & Mines Department, Govt. Of Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. GG Pal, Director – Metal, said, “This award is a testimony of our consistent efforts to build and perpetrate a ‘Safety First’ culture within and beyond our operations. Guided by our Chairman’s vision of imbibing Zero Harm as our organizational value, we are consistent and committed in our efforts towards making our operations safe for our employees, partners and community.”
Mr. CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd. Jharsuguda said, “As India’s largest producer of primary aluminium, we are nation builders and the country’s partners in progress. And therefore, we work diligently to ensure that our operations are benchmarks in safety and quality, guided by the robust Vedanta Sustainability Framework.”
The Kalinga Safety Award is one of the most coveted & prestigious awards in India, which acknowledges and celebrates the efforts by industries who have displayed optimum excellence in their safety practices over the last one year. The award also appreciates outstanding contribution made by an organization through their contributions to improve productivity, Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and working conditions as well as quality and safety of products and services.
Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda is the greenfield aluminium smelter of Vedanta Limited. It is India’s largest producer of primary aluminium and the only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne Club’ of primary aluminium producers. With an installed smelting capacity of 1.75 MTPA, the company currently produces more than a third of India’s and nearly 2% of global primary aluminium. The company’s operations are backed by world class assets, new-age technology and innovative practices, and governed by the robust Vedanta Sustainable Development Framework. With a strong focus on safety, the company is committed to delivering sustainable and robust growth, which creates value for our shareholders and stakeholders.