Jharsuguda: On 2nd November Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda make momentous wins at the Odisha State Safety Conclave (OSSC) 2018 held at the New Marion Hotel, Bhubaneshwar by bagging two Golds of the Kalinga Safety Awards for the 2017 financial year in recognition for its excellent safety practices. Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda received one Gold in the Aluminum Smelting Business & Captive Power Plant (CPP) category and another Gold in the Thermal Power Plant Business category.
More than 200 attendees that included employees of 50 industries, Industrial experts and other eminent guests witnessed this prestigious ceremony.
The awards were presented to Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda by the Honorable Governor of Odisha – Prof. Ganesh Lal along with the President of Odisha State productivity council – Mr. Abasara Beuria, Director of Factories and Boilers, Odisha – Mr. Kamalendu Mohapatra and CEO & Convener of OSSC – Mr. Debabrata Panigrahi. On behalf of Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda Mr. Gobinda Gopal, Head – Smelter II received the Kalinga Safety Award for the Aluminum Smelting Business & 1215 MW CPP, while Mr. Pankaj Sharma, Head – TPP received the Kalinga Safety Award for the 2400 MW Thermal Power Plant.
Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO of Vedanta Ltd. Jharsuguda said on the occasion ’this award is a recognition of our consistence effort to ensure a zero harm environment in and around our operation. We dedicate it towards the vision of our chairman Mr. Anil Agrawal and committed effort of our employees and partners in imbibing a safety first culture’.
The Industries battled out to gain their recognition from a total of 16 categories in the Kalinga Safety Award sphere at the OSSC 2018. By bagging a total of two Gold awards in both the categories of enrollment, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda have set new limits of achievement across the country.
The Kalinga Safety Award is one of the most coveted & prestigious award in India specifically in Eastern India, with the objective to award industries who have displayed optimum excellence in their safety practices over the last one year. The award also appreciates outstanding contribution made by an organization through their contributions to improve productivity, Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and working conditions as well as quality and safety of products and services.
At Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda safety of our employees and service providers within our Smelter premises is our sole priority. With our expanding productivity we ensure there are no compromises on safety of our employees and service providers. The safety culture imbibed in our business continuously works towards our core philosophy of creating a zero-harm environment.