Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore reiterates its commitment towards Environment Conservation through plantation drives during ‘Van Mahotsav’

New Delhi: Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron reiterated its commitment towards sustainable ecosystem on the occasion of ‘Van Mahotsav’, by initiating series of plantation drives. The weeklong plantation programs from 1st to 7th July 2020, across all Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore business locations at Goa, Karnataka & Barbil- Odisha, aims to raise awareness about Environment Conservation and drive the efforts towards creating sustainable & greener environment by facilitating afforestation within plant premises & periphery of the operations by partnering with communities around.

Environment conservation is the major thrust area of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore’s CSR interventions and an integral part of Vedanta’s Business philosophy. Over the past several decades, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has contributed to Environment conservation initiatives through robust community engagement programs including Environment awareness campaigns, plantation drives, Assistance to nearby communities for adopting eco-friendly practices, introduction of greener & Environment friendly business practices etc.

Mr. Sauvick Mazumdar- CEO, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business applauded the team and quoted” At Vedanta, sustainability and care is our topmost priority. We are committed to work in complete harmony with Environment conservation and sustainable growth through adoption of Eco- friendly business practices & driving the environment protection initiatives among the communities and all our stakeholders”

The initiative of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore is well appreciated by the villagers & respective panchayat members. The Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Team has actively participated along with the communities to take up these plantation programs.

Mr. Sanjay Naik, Panchayat Member of Sanvordem Village panchayat appreciated this initiative and said “Vedanta Limited is committed towards Environment and eco-revolution from decades. I appreciate the initiative taken by the Company officials at Codli Mine for arranging plantation drive even during this pandemic situation with all the precautionary measures in place.”

Vedanta Sesa Goa iron ore has a legacy of around seven decades in Mining and metals. The company has introduced several Environment protective and Bio-diversity conservation measures. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has reclaimed mine at Sanquelim in such a structured manner that one can witness numerous species of flora and fauna along with development of aquatic ecosystem and is one of the role model for effective mine reclamation. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore continuously organizes plantation drives to develop the green belts.