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7th May 2022

BALCO declared ‘Platinum Winner’ at 5th CII National Safety Practices Competition

Balconagar; 7th May, 2022: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer, has been declared as the ‘Platinum Winner’ at the 5th CII National Safety Practices Competition for its ‘Suraksha Sankalp Kutumbh’ project on safety digitzaiton. The theme of this year’s contest, ‘Excellence in Workplace Safety’, required participating organizations to present safety digitization practices implemented by them and the resulting improvement in safety performance & culture at workplace.

Suraksha Sankalp Kutumbh is BALCO’s umbrella project for digital transformation of safety, which is aimed at integrating five safety modules for enhancement of safety leading indicators and building a strong safety culture. These include Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality Training Centre, Video Analytics, Sustainability Mobile App, E-learning course on Safety Modules for Competency Building, and Digitalization of Workforce Connectivity, aimed at skill development, auto detection of unsafe acts and conditions, driving digital safety culture & safety interactions, work force safety, productivity improvement and tracking of red zones.

Speaking about this exemplary achievement, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO and Director, BALCO, said, “Our unwavering commitment towards safety sees us continually improve upon and augment our safety measures. At BALCO, every employee is empowered to stop any unsafe activity at site. Each member of the BALCO family is committed towards enhancing safety at workplace by adhering to cardinal rules of Industrial Safety, Occupational Health and Environment. We are extensively utilizing technology and innovation to further enhance the safety culture. The achievement testifies our diligent and earnest approach towards establishing best safety standards across our operations.”

To ensure best-in-class safety standards, BALCO has also partnered with DuPont Sustainability Solutions to implement their industry-leading safety management solutions at site. The company has rolled out several initiatives and institutionalized best practices to bolster safety performance, such as ‘Suraksha Sankalp’, a safety meet on first day of every month to sensitize the workforce on various modules of safety.

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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