New Delhi: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium has pledged to reduce its Greenhouse gas emission intensity by 25 percent by 2030, as part of its climate action endeavours.
“The company has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by around 12 per cent in FY22 over the previous fiscal, while increasing production volume by 20 Per cent” it said in a statement.
The company, however claimed that it has reduced its GHG emissions intensity by 21 per cent in the 2012-21 period, while almost tripling its production in the same period.
Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s approach to sustainable development, Mr Rahul Sharma, CEO Aluminium Business, Vedanta Limited, said, “Being India’s largest producers of aluminium, we firmly believe in our role as climate action stewards while being industry leaders.
“We have set ambitious targets for ourselves on our road to Net Zero Carbon by 2050, with the first milestone being 25% reduction in GHG emissions intensity by 2030” he added
Talking about the approach to sustainable development, Rahul said , “We believe our actions will help build a net-zero climate-resilient business, while creating virtuous circles of sustainable growth, jobs and opportunities – for us, our stakeholders, the nation and world at large.”
“Vedanta Aluminium has deployed a multi-pronged approach for combating climate change. This includes operating plants at high levels of operational efficiencies, increasing quantum of renewables in energy mix, and transitioning to cleaner fuels from fossil fuels. Testimony to its climate action initiatives” said the statement.
Vedanta Aluminium is the first from India to launch low carbon ‘green’ aluminium, branded Restora, whose carbon footprint is nearly half of the global threshold of 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium for low carbon aluminium.