Undergoing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Vedanta’s primary aluminium products performed well in view of energy consumption, climate gas emissions, water usage and waste generation. This underlines the company’s green manufacturing practices.
Environmental Product Declaration – a cradle to grave approach
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized and internationally recognized document that provides transparent and scientifically verified information about the environmental performance of a product. It is based on a thorough Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and provides data on a product’s environmental impact throughout its life cycle, including raw material extraction, manufacturing, use, and end-of-life disposal.
The primary aluminium products produced by Vedanta and verified by EPD include billets, primary foundry alloy (PFA), wire rods and all categories of ingots. Together, these products find applications in sectors such as aerospace, infrastructure, automotive, electrical, and packaging, and more.
EPD confirms Vedanta’s green practices
Commenting on the certification, Sunil Gupta, head of Operations at Vedanta Ltd’s Aluminium business, said: “As the world embraces sustainable practices for a low-carbon future, the aluminium industry stands at the forefront of remarkable growth and innovation. With its versatile nature, aluminium holds significant potential in driving the energy transition, positioning Vedanta Aluminium as a critical facilitator. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is exemplified through the Environmental Product Declaration, showcasing our green practices and innovations across the entire aluminium value chain. We remain dedicated to upholding the highest industry standards and providing environmentally sustainable products to our customers.”
With 2.29m tonnes in FY23, Vedanta Aluminium produces more than half of India’s aluminium.
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