BALCO Celebrates World Health Day by Promoting Healthy Lifestyle among Employees
Balconagar; 7th April 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, celebrated World Health Day with a series of activities that promoted healthy lifestyle among its employees. From nutrient- rich food to physical workouts, the company advocated adoption of various health-conscious habits and created an awareness around importance of health and healthy lifestyle.
The company organized Zumba sessions at various locations across the plant for increasing awareness around importance of physical workout in daily lives. The activity had attracted a participation from more than 500 employees who rejoiced the fun-based dance choreography with a blend of cardio moves.
In addition, BALCO provided its employees with well-balanced meals that were meticulously crafted with highly nutritional foods, carefully chosen to ensure a balanced and healthy diet. These meals were available at all canteens alongside the regular meals and were accompanied by information on their calorie count, aimed at promoting health-conscious habits among the employees. Over 3000 employees gladly chose to partake in these meals during the day and expressed their appreciation for the initiative.
The company also encouraged their employees to share photos and create reels or videos showcasing their healthy lifestyle choices. The aim of this initiative was to motivate their colleagues to adopt healthier habits and promote a culture of wellness at the workplace. By participating in this activity, the employees had the opportunity to inspire and encourage each other to prioritize their health and well-being.
Talking about health-related initiatives, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO & Director, BALCO, said, “BALCO prioritizes the health of its employees and is committed to promoting a healthy work culture. We will continue to promote health at workplace and in communities through our interventions and thrive for a healthier and better society.”
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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