Transforming the Planet

Building a sustainable future for an empowered nation by addressing its social and environmental needs.

A Comprehensive ESG Vision

Vedanta is committed to delivering sustainable and responsible growth, which creates value for both our shareholders and all our stakeholders. We proactively engage to incorporate sustainability in all our practices.

Embracing the philosophy of `Zero Harm, Zero Waste, Zero Discharge’, our ESG Vision is supported by 3 pillars and 9 aims.

Transforming Communities

Aim 1

Keeping communities at the core of business decisions

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Aim 2

Empowering over 2.5 million families with enhanced skillsets

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Aim 3

Uplifting over 100 million women and children through education, nutrition, healthcare and welfare

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Transforming the Planet

Aim 4

Aiming net zero carbon by 2050 or sooner

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Aim 5

Achieving net water positivity by 2030

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Aim 6

Innovating for a greener business model

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Transforming the Workplace

Aim 7

Prioritising safety and health of all employees

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Aim 8

Promoting gender parity, diversity and inclusivity

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Aim 9

Adhering to global business standards of corporate governance

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Climate Change

Water Positivity

Waste Management

Biodiversity Conservation

Occupational Health & Safety

Workforce Diversity

Community Development

Social Performance

ESG Governance

Case Studies

Project 1

Daily 'Visual Management' Vedanta Aluminium - Lanjigarh

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Project 2

Recycle – Waste to Wealth Hindustan Zinc – Dariba Smelting Complex

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Project 3

Industrial Hygiene Programme Vedanta Aluminium - Jharsuguda

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Project 1

Daily 'Visual Management' Vedanta Aluminium - Lanjigarh

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Project 2

Recycle – Waste to Wealth Hindustan Zinc – Dariba Smelting Complex

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Project 3

Industrial Hygiene Programme Vedanta Aluminium - Jharsuguda

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Our Sustainable Journey

We have invested our time and resources in introspecting our actions; we have achieved our targets and formulated ambitious new ones; we have adopted global best practices and taken innovative leaps; we have aligned our standards with industry benchmarks and charted some of our own. We have done all this and continue to do it with a singular agenda: ensuring long-term growth for all stakeholders.

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

  • Businesses started embedding Vedanta Sustainable Development Framework training and implementation of policies and standards
  • External Review Concluded (URS - Scott Wilson) all recommendations got successfully closed
  • Sustainability linked with Remuneration Sustainable development KPIs linked to executive remuneration
  • Vedanta Sustainability Assurance Programme (VSAP) into its Second Year of Implementation supported by external auditors
  • Introducing 'Strategic Communications' as a new pillar of our Sustainable Development Model
  • Rolling out of Vedanta Sustainable Development Framework continues Introduction of safety performance standards, formal safety risk assessment, industrial hygiene baseline assessment and safety leadership coaching
  • VSAP into its Third Year of Implementation revised as per the material priorities, supported by external auditors
  • Environment & Social Review of VSAP Started external review
  • Revisiting our Community Need Assessment Studies aligning all community projects with updated studies
  • Environment & Social Review of VSAP Continued external review
  • VSAP into its Fourth Year of Implementation revised as per the material priorities with more emphasis and focus on safety by inclusion of safety performance standards, supported by external auditors
  • Advancing Accountability by incorporating safety performance standards into executive remuneration
  • Social Impact Assessment Studies - HZL & Cairn India aligning all community projects with updated studies
  • VSAP and its Implementation VSAP material priorities identified for the FY 2016-17 are occupational health and safety, resource use and management, stakeholder engagement, and supplier and contract management.
  • Social Impact Assessment Studies need-based assessment completed for nearly all our businesses. The major social impact assessment studies were done at Cairn Oil and Gas Business.
  • Advancing Accountability employee health, safety and well-being identified as the material issue is a key priority for the company. Hence, it is addressed by incorporating safety performance standards into executive remuneration.
  • Strong Focus on Safety
  • Alignment across businesses on a collective carbon strategy
  • Launching a systematic, group-wide programme to monitor and maintain tailings dams in line with global best practices
  • Consolidating efforts to drive effective implementation of the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act across our businesses
  • Re-evaluating our social performance standards in order to enhance our Social License to Operate