Navin Agarwal, Executive Vice-Chairman, Vedanta Limited, reaffirmed Vedanta’s commitment to an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ as he addressed employees at Vedanta’s alumina refinery in Lanjigarh on August 30, through a virtual townhall meeting.
The event saw participation by employees, business partners and the entire leadership team of the refinery. Prominent among those present were Rahul Sharma, CEO, Alumina Business and Rakesh Mohan, COO, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh.
Agarwal said, “I commend the technological excellence the alumina refinery has unlocked. This plant is poised to make a mark in the history of aluminium production in the world. The refinery will continue to support ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ by producing high quality raw material for aluminium production – a vital raw material for the country – through digitalisation, focus on quality, skill enhancement and asset optimisation.”
He said that the refinery should continue to be quick to adopt emerging technologies and global best practices.
During the meeting, Agarwal interacted with the employees and business partners and answered their queries on various matters. He urged the participants to work towards achieving goals through operational and management excellence while keeping safety as the focus of the operations.
Agarwal acknowledged that the organisation has achieved many milestones in terms of production, productivity and sustainability, following the principles of trust, care, integrity, respect, excellence and innovation. He also emphasised having a collaborative model of working with business partners to achieve inclusive growth. He said that Vedanta focuses on creating an ecosystem that benefits the country, employees, society and stakeholders at large.
On the occasion, CEO Sharma said, “We are proud to be a part of the Group’s vision to contribute towards the country’s self-reliance by producing high quality raw material for aluminium production, a strategic metal for the nation.”