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Sterlite Copper bags FICCI Water Award

Sterlite Industries India Limited (SIIL) is the principal subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, a diversified and integrated FTSE 100 metals and mining company, with principal operations located in India and Australia.

PRLog - Aug. 18, 2012 - TUTICORIN, India -- Tuticorin : Sterlite Copper has bagged the prestigious Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Water Award under Industrial Water Efficiency category.

Mr.Sanjay Karn, Head – Corporate Affairs, Sterlite Copper received the award from Mrs.Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi and Mr.Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Government of India  in a function organised at New Delhi.

The award was in recognition to the company’s excellence in reduction of specific water consumption, waste water treatment system, zero discharge and awareness on water conservation among employees.

FICCI in association with the HSBC launched the annual Water Awards with the aim of recognising efforts and leadership in the area of water efficiency and conservation and developing a knowledge base on sustainable water management practices adopted by different stakeholders and disseminate best practices for encouraging their adoption.

The entries for the Water Awards depict the wide range of initiatives Indian companies are taking to conserve water resources. Initiatives adopted range from rainwater harvesting; wastewater treatment; water audits and technology modification for reduction in freshwater consumption and reuse of wastewater. Sterlite Copper applied for the award and was shortlisted for the presentation. The presentation was made by Ms.Paramakalyani, Associate Manager on behalf of Sterlite Copper.

The final presentation included trends of specific water consumption, benchmarking details and gap analysis, waste water treatment system and zero discharge, monitoring and reporting system, creating awareness and water conservation and anti-pollution drives against water pollution.

Photo Cut - Line: Mr.Sanjay Karn, Head – Corporate Affairs, Sterlite Copper receiving the FICCI water award from Mrs.Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi and Mr.Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Government of India

For further information, please contact:

Head - Public Relations
Sterlite Copper   ln.balakrishnan@vedanta.co.in
Tel:  +91 461 661 2926

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