NEW DELHI: Vedanta Limited, the sixth largest diversified natural resources company in the world, has appointed the Global industry veteran Phillip Turner as the Head – Sustainability, in addition to his existing responsibility as Group Head – HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) functions.
Phil joined Vedanta in 2014. Prior to this, he has worked with Rio Tinto, BHP Petroleum, North Limited and other resources companies. An HSE veteran, he draws upon his broad expertise in risk management, audit, investigation, assurance and successful engagement with key stakeholders.
“Our sustainability model has four pillars”, says Phil, “Responsible Stewardship; Building Strong Relationships; Adding and Sharing Value; and Strategic Communications. These support our long term sustainability as a transparent, world class, diversified natural resource Company and a responsible corporate citizen that provides superior benefits to our stakeholders”.
“This is an exciting time to be part of Vedanta as we look to a very bright future. Our emphasis on community dialogue and mutual respect linked with our commitment to the principles of free prior informed consent when accessing natural resources will galvanize Vedanta as the developer of choice”, Phil added.
Sustainable development is at the heart of Vedanta’s strategy for accessing the social license to operate and for creating enduring value for its stakeholders.
Vedanta Limited’s HSE and sustainability programs have created significant positive value for respective communities in terms of healthcare, education, innovation, infrastructure development, women empowerment, social security, and environment protection while building upon its core values of Zero Harm, Zero Waste and Zero Discharge.
Phil’s leadership in Sustainability and HSE will take Vedanta to a higher level of performance in these domains.