Vedanta Aluminum in the S&P Global CSA ranking as the most sustainable aluminum producer in the world

7 February 2024

Vedanta Aluminum, one of the largest aluminum producers in the world, has achieved the top position in the esteemed S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2023 ranking for the aluminum industry, confirming its position as the most sustainable producer aluminum in the world, which outperforms global competitors in Environmental, Social and Governance ( ESG) practices.

S&P Global CSA is the leading independent assessment of corporate sustainability, providing an annual assessment of the sustainable practices of more than 10,000 companies worldwide. Vedanta Aluminum scored high on the criteria assessed, especially in biodiversity, occupational health and safety, social impact, human rights, talent planning and water management practices.

Vedanta Aluminum is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, adopting a two-pronged strategy to reduce and offset its carbon footprint. In terms of reducing its carbon footprint, the company is focused on increasing the use of renewable energy sources, improving manufacturing excellence to ensure higher operational efficiency and transitioning to low-carbon energy sources. To offset its carbon footprint, the company is also implementing large-scale carbon sequestration solutions through extensive afforestation activities. As part of its operations, the company enables greater global access to responsibly produced, high-quality aluminum to ensure a greener future for all people.

Commenting on this achievement, John Slaven , CEO of Vedanta Aluminum, said: “We have embarked on a transformational journey where our commitment to sustainable practices goes beyond regulatory compliance and has a positive impact on the environment. The first place in the S&P Global CSA ranking is an expression of our commitment to fully implement sustainable practices throughout the entire value chain, from procurement to product delivery. We prioritize resource efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, turning waste into resources, ensuring the well-being of our people and building lasting partnerships with our communities for inclusive growth. "Vedanta Aluminum continually strives to manage the environment in a way that helps shape a more sustainable future."

Vedanta Aluminum, a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, is the largest aluminum producer in India, responsible for the production of over half of the country's aluminum. In fiscal year 2023, the company's production reached 2.29 million tons. The company is a leader in high-quality aluminum products that find important applications in key industries. With world-class aluminum smelters and alumina refineries in India, the company realizes its mission to promote new applications of aluminum as the "metal of the future" for a greener tomorrow.