JHARSUGUDA: On the observance of World Environment day on 5th June, the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Dept. of Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, concluded its week long celebrations with a mass plantation drive and an award ceremony commemorating all the winners of the various competitions.
More than thousand employees of Vedanta & its partner companies – Simens, Hofincons, Quess, Vaaman and others, gathered for the mass plantation drive spearheading the beginning of many more plantations set to happen this year.
The bio-investment agenda chalked out for 2018 – 2019 includes a target of planting 50,000 saplings inside plant premises and 10,000 saplings in the community. Till date, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda has planted more than 5 lakh trees inside the plant and its peripheral areas.
In the week preceding World Environment Day, various competitions were held for employees, partners companies and family members with an intention to provide impetus to their efforts directed at a cleaner and greener environment.
Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda’s sustainability journey so far has been encouraging and includes to its credit impactful best practices like Environment Incident Management System, departmental Green Champions, stringent environment reviews, and so on.
In tandem with UN Environment’s theme for the year Beat Plastic Pollution, the company has initiated several awareness programs, activities & campaigns aimed at combating plastic pollution within its premises.
(Based on statement)