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12th February 2022

BALCO certified as best workplace in manufacturing 2022

Balconagar, February 12, 2022: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic Aluminium producer, has been listed in top 30 among India’s best workplaces in manufacturing 2022 out of 132 industries. The certificate is bestowed to BALCO by Great Place to Work institute. This certification has once again corroborated BALCO’s best people practices approach.

As a global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work has been gathering insights on employee experience and people practices across organizations for over three decades. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work institute for assessment, benchmarking and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. The criteria for selecting the Best Workplaces entailed: Trust Index with 75% weightage which includes an employee survey seeking anonymous feedback and Culture Audit with 25% weightage, which is a study of the people practices of an organization.

Speaking on this proud moment, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO and Director, BALCO, says, “BALCO has always been a front runner in providing optimum environment for growth and development to its workforce and always strives to work towards realizing the maximum potential of its employees’. The recognition stands testimony to BALCO’s best people practices approach centered on foundations of digitalization, technology and innovation. Our best people practices approach is a major enabler in pursuing new fronts and opportunities and hence we will continue to institutionalize and define global best people practices in our journey to excellence.”

BALCO frequently organizes enriching sessions such as Management Development Programmes in association with prestigious management institutions, behavioural training programs by eminent trainers, growth workshops for diversity candidates and new talents by senior leaders of BALCO. BALCO has also been conducting regular training sessions on advanced leadership excellence by Vedanta’s eminent leaders. BALCO continuously ensures to take measures in the direction of transforming workplace by adhering to international standards of best people practices approach. BALCO has been advocating diverse and inclusive work culture and with its many new age learning & growth opportunities, it is creating a strong platform to empower the employees to lead the path of operational excellence.

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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