Vedanta Aluminium recognized as Green Leader in mining and metal industry
06/09/2010

Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Lanjigarh has been awarded The Financial Express – Emergent Venture India (FE_EVI) Green Business Leadership Award in Mining and Metal Industry for its commitments and continuous improvements towards environment protection, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through selection of state of art technologies and bringing awareness about Climate change.

Online PR News – 09-June-2010 – – Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Lanjigarh has been awarded The Financial Express – Emergent Venture India (FE_EVI) Green Business Leadership Award in Mining and Metal Industry for its commitments and continuous improvements towards environment protection, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through selection of state of art technologies and bringing awareness about Climate change.

The award was presented by Dr.Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at a function organized in Delhi on World Environment Day i.e. 5th June, 2010 which was attended by others Corporate and other eminent personalities like Mr.RK Pachori, Director General, TERI besides Chairman of Navratan PSU’s like ONGC, Coal India Ltd.

The award was presented based on a study carried out by The Financial Express, Emergent Venture India along with Indian School of Business – Hyderabad to capture the trends and best practices in Climate Change mitigation across key industries of India. It covers 9 power intensive industries like cement, mining & metal, power, paper & pulp, oil & gas, iron & steel, information technology, chemicals & fertilizers and banking. The study identifies Green Leaders for each industry by providing a Green Leader framework drawing from the global best practices and incorporating them in the Indian context. The basic objective of the study is to raise awareness about the Indian Industry and also to provide an objective standard that they need to aspire.

Recently, Vedanta Aluminium Lanjigarh was also awarded the International Safety Award by British safety Council. Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Mukesh Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, VAL-Lanjigarh observed that environmental protection and safety is an integral part of Vedanta’s business practices. This has been demonstrated by the company being the 1st Alumina Refinery in the country having “Zero Discharge” system. It is aiming to become the 1st “Zero Waste” Refinery in the World by 2015 through utilization of all wastes like Red Mud, Lime Grit and Fly Ash etc.

Source: Orissadiary.com