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Bhubaneswar; 7th December, 2022: Vedanta Aluminium, India's largest producer of aluminium, hosted thousands of visitors at its stall in Make In Odisha 2022, the five-day flagship investment conclave by the Government of Odisha. Themed on 'nurturing the art of the past to investing in the metal of the future', the stall brought together science, art and technology in a vibrant display of the company's manufacturing excellence.
From dignitaries of the state to industry leaders, working professionals, students, customers, business partners, and general public, visitors thronged to experience the 'World of Aluminium' through:
A fun 'Science of Aluminium' installation which showcased the lifecycle of aluminium from the bauxite ore to alumina to aluminium to end products, with actual samples for people to touch and experience – a major attraction for school and college students
A showcase of the company's formidable product range in aluminium – one of the largest in the world
A live art & handicrafts set up where Saura artists and bamboo weavers fostered by the company demonstrated their skills
A virtual reality (VR) centre where visitors could experience the workings of the Nand Ghar project, which is Vedanta's flagship women & child development project to modernise aangawadis across India
An augmented reality (AR) Chroma set up for people to take away mementoes of their visit to the stall
The highlight of the conclave was the virtual inauguration of the Vedanta Aluminium Park, to be developed near its mega Aluminium Smelter (one of the world's largest) at Jharsuguda, by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik in the presence of Shri Anil Agarwal, Chairman – Vedanta, and Shri Rahul Sharma, CEO – Vedanta Aluminium. Vedanta Aluminium Park is a symbol of the company's continued commitment to boost the competitive edge of Indian Aluminium industry, making quality, reliability and sustainability the hallmarks of Made in India aluminium products. The park will be a world-class industrial facility where companies can set up their manufacturing units and draw hot metal (molten aluminium) from Vedanta's aluminium smelter to manufacture their products.
Mr. Rahul Sharma, CEO - Vedanta Aluminium, said, "We were delighted to be a part of yet another successful edition of the vibrant Make in Odisha conclave. This edition will be memorable, as we add one more milestone in our continued partnership with the state, through the inauguration of the Vedanta Aluminium Park. We take this moment to thank the Hon'ble CM, Shri. Naveen Patnaik, his able government, our customers and partners, well-wishers, and all stakeholders for standing by us through our journey of progress, with Odisha and its people."
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India's largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India's aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for the aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils 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 and Namibia. 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. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company's 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. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta's social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
About Vedanta Aluminium Business:
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India's largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India's aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the 'Metal of the Future' for a greener tomorrow.
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