Delivering on its commitment to ensure the health and well-being of its people, Vedanta has launched a mega vaccination drive across its locations to cover all employees, their families and business partners. The company has received 50,000 doses of the vaccine and employees and family members are being inoculated across business units. Vedanta is procuring an additional 2 lakh doses to complete the inoculation plan, which covers Business Partners, along with family members. More than 1.2 lakh people will be vaccinated under the program.
Employee-centricity is at the core of Vedanta which has taken up employee friendly initiatives to promote health and safety of its people, especially during the current pandemic. The company is spending around Rs 12.6 crore to procure vaccines in bulk for the Vedanta family.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Agarwal-Chairman, Vedanta said “The safety and well-being of every single member of Vedanta and the extended family of business partners is of paramount importance. Our vaccination drive will ensure 100 per cent of our people are inoculated. We stand firmly with the central and state governments in contributing towards the country’s vaccination program.”
Hindustan Zinc (HZL), a Vedanta Group company has initiated a COVID-19 mega vaccination drive for its employees, business partners and their family members across its locations in Rajasthan at Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur. The company has been standing in complete solidarity with communities, state government and local administration in this fight against COVID-19 through various relief measures.
To provide a seamless and safe vaccination experience, the company has set-up an on-site vaccination camp to avoid unnecessary exposure in hospital visits and makes it super convenient as there is minimal waiting time. The vaccine is administered by qualified professionals from the hospital. The aim is to cover 100 % workforce of Hindustan Zinc and their families in next few days who had registered on the Cowin platform, following which slots are booked on the link provided by HZL. Further, the definition of family has been expanded that covers spouse, parents, grandparents, eligible children and siblings. This vaccination drive aims at not only making its employees and their families safer, but also support the public administration educe the pressure on public health systems and help India counter the pandemic challenges more effectively.
Meanwhile, to provide a sense of security to employees and their families, Vedanta has introduced a best-in-class Term Life Insurance Policy with world-wide coverage for all executives across the group. The policy provides with coverage of 5x fixed pay of employees which is equivalent to annual salary for 5 years. The Term Life insurance provides financial security for the dependents of the employees in the unfortunate event of death and is in addition to Mediclaim and Group Personal Accident insurance policies currently provided to support the employees in emergencies.
The Medical insurance cover has also been enhanced to 1.5 times the existing eligibility. Vedanta is extending all support that is required and corporate floater cover is introduced for any employee that exceeds their eligibility.
It is rolling out 10 Vedanta Cares Field Hospitals for Covid patient across the country. The Field Hospital project - an initiative of Anil Agarwal Foundation – is being rolled out in Delhi NCR, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Tamil Nadu.
Hindustan Zinc, committed to their Chairman’s thought of giving back, has come out firmly in support of the Rajasthan government in its efforts to take both preventive and curative measures against the pandemic. In last few months, the company has ensured over 5000+ vaccinations so far in the first drive for employees, family members, business partners employees and their families. There is also a dedicated 24x7 Covid Care Apollo helpline number to provide any kind of healthcare support and assistance for all its employees and their dependents.
The company has set up an oxygen bottling plant at its Dariba unit (Rajsamand district) in a record time of 5 days earlier this month and since then has supplied over 11,000 cylinders of medical oxygen and has also supported the local authorities with over ~300 MT oxygen till date. Hindustan Zinc had especially imported and brought 500 oxygen concentrators for the state and handed over to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan – Shri Ashok Gehlot in a virtual program in the presence of Vedanta Group Chairman – Mr. Anil Agarwal.
Earlier this year, Hindustan Zinc provided an insulated vaccine van to the Udaipur district medical health office to support a smooth vaccination drive. The company has even extended support to the Local Health Administrations, by disinfecting villages by spraying & fumigating with Sodium Hypochlorite solution and providing medical gears like masks, sanitizers & Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
About Vedanta Cares
Vedanta is committed to reinvest in the social good of its neighbourhood communities and the nation. Under the aegis of Anil Agarwal Foundation, Vedanta is setting up 10 ‘field hospitals’ with 1,000 beds for COVID -19 patients across India. The company has pledged Rs 150 crore to help the country in its fight against the rapidly spreading second wave of Covid 19. The company had contributed Rs 201 crore last year in the wake of the Covid crisis catering to the livelihood of daily wage workers, preventive health care and support to all its employees and contract partners across its plant locations.
About Vedanta Limited
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Vedanta and its group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and were conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information please visit www.vedantalimited.com
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its Headquarter at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 7th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2020 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4Good Index and has scored ‘A’ rating by CDP for climate change.
Being a people-first company, Hindustan Zinc believes in inculcating the values of Trust and Excellence to have a culture of high-performance in its workforce. The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2021’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Award.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of
Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 77% of growing Zinc market in India.