Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium is theargest consumer of renewable energy in the country, said it’s CEO Rahul Sharma on the eve of World Environment Day which falls on Sunday this year.

He said, ” At AtVedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, we believe that business growth and sustainable development are two sides of the same coin. Our climate action endeavours saw us reduce our GHG emissions intensity at our largest aluminium smelter by around 12% in FY22 over the previous fiscal, while increasing our production volumes by 20%.”

“We were also India’s first to launch low carbon ‘green’ aluminium, branded Restora, and in the process became the nation’s largest consumer of renewable energy.”

Over 2012-21, Vedanta Aluminium reduced its GHG emissions intensity by 21% while tripling its production. Testimony to this relentless focus on sustainable development, Vedanta Aluminium ranked 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) world rankings for aluminium industry in 2021. To further step up our ESG performance, we have put in place 11 Communities of Practice to drive our Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) agendas for Net Zero Carbon by 2050, said Rahul Sharma, CEO, Vedanta Aluminium.