India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company won “Top Companies to Work for in Asia” recognition at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards 2016. The award was conferred to laud the company’s adoption of global best practices in people management, developing in-house talent, creating an enabling work culture, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
“The ACES award reiterates our focus on empowering our people and contributing to our host communities. With adopting innovative organizational practices, we also pride ourselves as being an equal opportunity employer which is a rarity in the natural resources industry. These trends are the DNA of Vedanta,” said Madhu Srivastava, Group Head – Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, Vedanta Limited.
At Vedanta, the emphasis is on freedom to learn, lead, explore experiment, innovate and evolve as a professional and as a person. Effectively empowering individual skills of talents by new roles across businesses prepares them for leadership positions. Vedanta is a proud signatory of the ‘CEO Statement of Support’ for the United Nations’Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) – ‘Equality Means Business’. Aligning with its agenda of diversity, the company continually focuses on bringing diverse skills across the group, across grades and management levels.
As a socially responsible company, Vedanta has skill development programmes across its communities in India. The Cairn Enterprise Centre is a key programme which has benefitted 4541 youth in Rajasthan. The company also built Udaipur’s first Wastewater Treatment Plant in an innovative public-private partnership to improve water quality and availability. These initiatives were conveyed to the ACES Awards which recognizes successful companies and individuals in Asia across two leading metrics namely leadership and corporate social responsibility.