This seventh Sustainable Development Report provide an overview of the approach and the achievements in FY 2014-15, outlining the actions over the past year to achieve the mission to be a world-class diversified natural resource company.

The purpose of this report is to present a clear context and holistic contextual perspective to our stakeholders on the Lanjigarh refinery operations, including human rights aspects, environmental and safety management practices, community interventions and stakeholder engagement.

Vedanta Resources plc (

Vedanta Resources plc announces that the Honourable Supreme Court of India approved the bauxite mining project at Lanjigarh in the Kalahandi District of Orissa. The Company is delighted that the project has been given the go-ahead and is committed to its implementation in accordance with the guidelines and safeguards laid down. The bauxite mining project along with the Lanjigarh alumina refinery will bring significant employment and economic livelihood for the local people and contribute to the overall development of the region.

Vedanta Resources plc is a London listed FTSE 100 diversified metals and mining group. Its principal operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and Australia. Vedanta produces aluminium, copper, zinc and lead and iron ore. It also has interests in commercial energy and is in the process of setting up a 2,400MW independent power plant.

Vedanta aims to develop and manage a diverse portfolio of mining and metals businesses to provide attractive returns to the shareholders whilst carrying out the activities in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and creating value for the communities. This report attempts to highlights the contribution to
sustainable development by the managed operations, focusing on the performance in the areas of safety, health, environment and community development.