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Organisation Overview:


Vedanta is an LSE-listed diversified FTSE 100 metals and mining company, and India’s
largest non-ferrous metals and mining company based on revenues. Their business is
principally located in India, one of the fastest growing large economies in the world.

In 2005 they started Corporate Social Responsibility with a continuous focus in safety, health
outreach program and educational initiatives. It is involved with micro-enterprise through
self-help groups and resource conservation in environmental projects. It has made significant
progress in that direction. Today, Vedanta reaches out to thousands of people in deprived
communities, spanning 150 villages in the remotest corners of India, Zambia, impacting over
2 million lives.


Summary Financials (Year ended 31 March 2009):

Revenue: $6.6 bn
EBITDA: $1.6 bn
Free Cash Flow: $1.7 bn
Net Assets: $7.6 bn
Basic EPS: 76.4 US cents per share
Full Year Dividend: 41.5 US cents per share
Gearing: 2.6%
Return on Capital Employed: 24.4%*

*(Excluding project capital work in progress)

Staff Strength: Over 29,000 employees

Program Overview:

CSR initiatives at lanjigarh: Some initiatives like Mobile health units, pulse polio
programme, child care center, Mid day meals, support to schools, bal chetna project,
Infrastructure project etc are taken up and addressed.

CSR initiatives at Jharsuguda: Similarly, Some health issues are looked after in this place

Project Vijjy to promote and support sustainable livelihood .

Floriculture proves to be one of the best means of livelihood for the farmers at Katikela

At present, floriculture in general and marigold cultivation in particular at Katikela village in

the district of Jharsuguda has become one of the best livelihood options for the farmers, as
the said profession is generating good amount of revenue for them. This has become possible
when four farmers of the Katikela started marigold cultivation under the Vedanta Integrated
Jan Jivika Yojana (VIJJY) which in turn has created an example for others in the village to

Vedanta Aluminium Limited, with an objective to provide improved livelihood support,

trains women, mostly tribal on leaf-plate making and collective trading. All these women are
all set to produce market standard leaf-plates on a mass scale. Out of the 300 women, 120
women are from Dongria Kondh, 90 from Kutia Kondh community.