Jharsuguda: Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda’s Special Economic Zone unit (Plant-2) was assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of the coveted ISO 50001:2011 (Energy Management System) for production and supply of primary aluminium, ingots, wire rod and billets effective from 19 December 2019. The certification is a significant recognition of the company’s energy efficiency standards in the global metal industry.
The ISO 50001 encourages and supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). It is intended at enabling an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance and the EnMS.
Referring to the certification, Mr. CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda said, “As India’s largest producer of primary aluminium, we work diligently to ensure that our operations strive for global benchmarks in sustainability indices. The ISO 50001 certification is a testimony to the company’s vision to create and demonstrate world-class standards of sustainability and social responsibility.”
Speaking about the same, Mr. GG Pal, Director – Metal, said, “Obtaining this certification brings great confidence to our customers and stakeholders. It drives better systems and processes at our operations, enabling us to add the values of sustainability and responsibility into our quality products.”
Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda is the greenfield aluminium smelter of Vedanta Limited. It is India’s largest producer of primary aluminium and the only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne Club’ of primary aluminium producers. With an installed smelting capacity of 1.75 MTPA, the company currently produces more than a third of India’s and nearly 2% of global primary aluminium. The company’s operations are backed by world class assets, new-age technology and innovative practices, and governed by the robust Vedanta Sustainable Development Framework. With a strong focus on safety, the company is committed to delivering sustainable and robust growth, which creates value for our shareholders and stakeholders.