Vedanta is committed to making a contribution, to delivering sustainable and responsible growth, which creates value for our shareholders and other stakeholders.
Our approach to sustainable development is built on four pillars:
- responsible stewardship;
- building strong relationships;
- adding and sharing value; and
- strategic communications.
These have been developed in line with:
- our core values;
- internal and external sustainability imperatives (such as materiality);
- the 10 Principles of the United Nations Compact;
- the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations; and
- standards set by International Finance Corporation, ICMM and OECD.
Responsible stewardship, building strong relationships and adding and sharing value are addressed through the processes and activities we undertake to ensure our future, from securing the health and safety of our people, to making economic, socioeconomic and social contributions to the communities and regions in which we operate, to managing our environmental footprint.
Strategic communications reflect our commitment to becoming a more transparent and responsible corporate citizen, in addition to highlighting our emphasis on principles of community dialogue and mutual respect, including free prior informed consent to access natural resources.
For more information on Vedanta's approach and strategy to sustainability, refer to www.vedantaresources.com
Latest case studies
Official opening of Gamsberg
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened Vedanta Zinc International’s Gamberg mine – near Aggeneys in South Africa’s Northern Cape province – on 28 February 2019.
Gamsberg's world-class TMF
Gamsberg has the largest high density polyethylene (HDPE)-lined TMF in South Africa and will accept 3.55Mt of tailings a year. It was named the Most Outstanding Geotechnical Project of 2018 by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers.
Gamsberg: operating in a uniquely fragile biome
‘Preserve, protect, restore and rehabilitate’ – are the pillars that should guide the environmental planning of any mining project.