Sesa Sterlite, Lanjigarh Bags GreenTech Award for CSR & Environment

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LANJIGARH: Sesa Sterlite Limited, Lanjigarh has bagged the prestigious Greentech Foundation CSR and Environment Award in the Gold Category for its outstanding achievements in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental practices.

sesa sterliteThe award was given in a glittering function on 29-30 January 2014 at JW Marriot, Chandigarh. With this SSL, Lanjigarh has become the only company in India to have received both the awards.

Commenting on the awards, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, COO & President, Sesa Sterlite Ltd., Lanjigarh – Aluminum & Power Business, said, “We are happy to receive the awards and dedicate the same to the local community. The company is committed to development of the region through inclusive growth and by partnering with the society.”

SSL, Lanjigarh was praised for its commitment & contribution towards the overall community development in Health, Education, Livelihood and Social Infrastructure. Vedanta Hospital, Lanjigarh, with its modern equipment, advanced medical facilities and specialist doctors, has been providing free medical treatment to patients in the vicinity. The hospital is focusing on malaria eradication, control of sickle cell anemia – a genetic disease, cleft lip & palate surgery and institutional delivery.

Another successful project of the company, DAV Vedanta International School in Lanjigarh is providing quality education to the students of the locality and is one of the topmost educational institutions in the KBK region. The school was recently awarded by the state Environment and Forest Department with PrakrutiMitra Award.

Besides, the school has received recognition from CBSE, under its health & Sanitation initiative in association with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Urban Development & GIZ (Deutshe Gesellschaft fur internationalle Zusammenarbeit), as the only one School in Odisha under Green Rating. Presently the school is providing free education to more than 700 students, mostly from tribal community. SSL, Lanjigarh is also running 37 Child care centers to achieve the overall goal of education to all.

On environment front, the Company has recently developed a technology, for the first time in the world, to produce red mud powder to eliminate major environmental hazards coming out of alumina refineries. The technology has been applauded by global aluminium producers as inspirational.

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