commodityonline.com, Jan 29, 2009
KALAHANDI (ORISSA): Vedanta Alumina Refinery belonging to Vedanta Group has received ISO certification for its refinery at Lanjigarh.
It has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 (QMS), ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 - 2007 certificates from British Standard Institute (BSI) Management Systems, BSI is a leading global provider of management systems assessment and certification solutions, with more than 60,000 certified clients and over 100 locations in worldwide.
ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) to reduce environmental impact on water, air, land etc. The ISO 9001 is one of the world’s best quality frameworks that set the standard for quality management systems. 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 audit report also found the quality of the product at par with global standard, according to a press release.
“This is indeed a great moment for us as such certification shows our continuous pursuit on organizational excellence by maximizing plant effectiveness, accomplishing stakeholder satisfaction and adopting world best practices in safety, environment and quality,” said Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Chief Operating Officer. The adoption of the ISO management framework by VAL will further reduce the environmental impact, improve the quality of the product and create a better working condition for employees.
Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has set up a 1 MTPA Greenfield Alumina Refinery with Captive Power Plant at Lanjigarh. It has employed benchmarked technology with best operational practices and superior environment management practices in order to develop the Alumina Refinery as one of the world’s premier Alumina refining complex, the press release added. (Courtesy:IndiaPRWire)