The Statesman, Jan 31, 2009
Statesman News Service
BHUBANESWAR, Jan. 29: The Vedanta Alumina Refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 (QMS), ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) and OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates by the British Standard Institute Management Systems, a company statement claimed.
The British Standards Institution, which is a multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services, it added.
The ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) to reduce environmental impact on water, air and land. The ISO 9001 is one of the world's best quality frameworks that set the standard for quality management systems, the release mentioned.
Similarly, the OHSAS 18001 promotes a safe and healthy working environment by identifying and controlling health and safety risks. The certificates were awarded after a five-day audit in December by BSI, covering quality, environment and safety standards.
“The audit team appreciated the zero discharge, zero accident and zero fatality in the refinery,” the statement read adding that the report also found the quality of the product at par with global standard.
“This is indeed a great moment for us as such certification shows our continuous pursuit on organisational excellence by maximising plant effectiveness, accomplishing stakeholder satisfaction and adopting world best practices in safety, environment and quality,” said Dr Mukesh Kumar, chief operating officer of Vedanta Alumina Refinery at Lanjigarh.
It can be noted that Vedanta Aluminium Limited has set up a one MTPA Greenfield alumina refinery with captive power plant at Lanjigarh.