India’s largest aluminum producer, Vedanta Aluminium proudly announces that its largest aluminium smelter has substantially reduced its greenhouse gas emissions intensity (or carbon footprint) by around 12 percent in FY22. This remarkable feat was achieved alongside a 20 percent increase in production at the same aluminium smelter over the previous fiscal, standing evidence of Vedanta Aluminium’s climate action endeavors.
On World Environment Day, Vedanta Aluminium also announced its commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 25 percent in this decade (by 2030) over the FY21 baseline, Historically, Vedanta Aluminium has reduced its carbon footprint by 21 percent in the 2012-21 period, while almost tripling its production in the same period.
Vedanta Aluminium has a three-pronged approach for combating climate change, which includes operating plants at high-efficiency levels, increasing the quantum of renewable energy in its energy mix, and transitioning to cleaner fuels from fossil fuels. Testimony to its climate action initiatives, Vedanta Aluminium is the first from India to launch low carbon ‘green’ aluminium, branded Restora, whose carbon footprint is nearly half the global threshold of 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium for low carbon aluminium.
The company is India’s largest renewable energy consumer, at 3 billion units in FY22, and has signed a Power Delivery Agreement for 380 MW of renewable energy for its aluminium smelters.