BALCO celebrates International Family Day with ‘Proud Families’
Balconagar; 20th May 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, created a truly memorable experience for its employees and their families on International Family Day this year, by organizing plant visits for the family members of the employees. The visits not only showcased the processes of aluminium manufacturing to the parents but also added to their pride by leaving a lasting impression and further strengthening their bond with the company.
BALCO, under the ‘Proud Families’ initiative had provided a comprehensive schedule to all the visiting families that covered an understanding of the crucial functions of the company. From parents to siblings and spouses, the participating family members indulged in an overall understanding of plant operations over the well-guided trip that also included discussions with the plant representatives. Keeping the standards of safety intact at every level, the families were given an extraordinary opportunity to witness the entire journey of aluminium production, starting from pot rooms to power plants and the Finishing Line Areas (Casthouses). They had also witnessed the transformation of aluminium into a multitude of end products that serve vital purposes across various industries.
The visits were concluded with an enriching experience at BALCO Museum and Learning Centre, a rich repository of BALCO’s heritage where the families were introduced to the fascinating legacy of BALCO. Here, the families spent time learning about BALCO- independent India’s first Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), and its contribution to the industrial progress of the nation. More than 80 people had a joyful experience from the family visits spread over a week.
Speaking about the importance of employee well-being and fostering a nurturing workplace, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO, and Director, BALCO said, “Families play a pivotal role in the lives of employees, providing them with a strong support system and contributing to their performance and success. At BALCO, we understand this and work towards creating a healthy work-life balance for the overall happiness and well-being of our employees. We are committed to fostering a happy and healthy work culture for realizing the truest potential of our employees, crucial for their holistic growth and success.”
BALCO prioritizes the well-being of employees’ families by providing a diverse range of family-friendly benefits. Through the innovative ‘Spouse hiring policy’, BALCO offers deserving and experienced spouses, opportunities to join the company’s workforce. The company also ensures that the health needs of employees’ family members are taken care of through comprehensive medical coverage. BALCO facilitates a comfortable living environment within its township, with easy accessibility to schools, parks, hospitals, and grocery stores in the vicinity which, ensures that families have all the essential amenities. Additionally, the company also provides opportunities for families to socialize and have an engaging lifestyle by organizing vibrant events and celebrating all major festivals.
BALCO is committed to transforming the workplace by embracing internationally recognized best practices in people management. The company takes continuous measures for fostering a diverse and inclusive work culture, distinguishing itself as an organization that actively supports LGBTQIA+ employees in core operations. Through new-age learning & growth opportunities, the company is working towards creating a strong platform to empower the employees. In the past, BALCO has also been recognized with awards such as Arogya World Healthy Workplace Award – 2022 and Great Place to Work in 2023 for their benchmarked people practices.
Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is India’s iconic aluminium producer. It is owned 49% by the Government of India and 51% by Vedanta Limited. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. BALCO operates a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is also a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelter and power plants, the company fulfills its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.
About Vedanta Limited
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Vedanta and its group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and were conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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