Vedanta Aluminium dispatches first supply of its Restora low carbon aluminium in India

With an order of 300 metric tons of RestoraBillets,Global Aluminium is the first Indian customer for Vedanta Aluminium’s low-carbon product range

Bhubaneswar, 15thNovember 2023:Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has dispatched its first domestic supply of Restora, the nation’s first-ever low-carbon ‘green’ aluminium, to Global AluminiumPvt Ltd, a leading aluminium extrusion company based in Telangana. As part of the order, the company will supply 300 metric tons of Restora Billets to Global Aluminium, making it the first domestic customer of what is likely among the most sustainable products from the domestic primary aluminium industry today.Theagreement thus also marks a significant milestone in the industry’s accelerated journey towards decarbonising its value chain, and will be fulfilled through Vedanta Aluminium’s mega smelter situated in Jharsuguda, Odisha.

Vedanta Aluminium is demonstrably the first in India to offer low-carbon aluminium, branded Restora and Restora Ultra(ultra-lowcarbon aluminium), to a global customer base, many of whom are increasingly focused on ensuring the sustainable provenance of their materials and actively decarbonising their value chains. Manufactured using renewable energy, Restorais produced with a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity within 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium manufactured, which is the global threshold for aluminium to be considered as having a low-carbon footprint.Restora Ultra, made with aluminium recovered from dross (a by-product of aluminium smelting), has an even lower carbon footprint that is near zero and is amongst the lowest in the world.

Thesupply agreementwill see Global Aluminium deployingRestora Billets supplied by Vedanta Aluminium in various extrusion profiles, undergoing in-house value addition including anodizing processes, aluminium powder coating processes, and precision machining facilities. The end products will cater to customized applications across a wide range of industries, including Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Building, Construction & Architectural, Aeronautics, Air handling, Renewable industry, Defense, Automation, and more.

Sharing his views,Mr. John Slaven, CEO,Vedanta Aluminiumsaid, “At Vedanta Aluminium, we are committed to providing our customers with an unmatched competitive advantage throughsustainably produced products, while also continuously decarbonising our operations as well. Our Restora brand continues to garner an enthusiastic response from our customers globally and in India as well. We are happy to introduce our truly world-class Restora range into the domestic market, and are committed to working with our valued customers to realise a greener future for the planet.”

Adding his views, Mr. Anil Agarwal,Chairman and MD, Global Aluminium said, “Vedanta Aluminium is a trusted provider of high-quality solutions catering to our needs of high-quality and value-added aluminium. Its Restora range of products will be a gamechanger in enabling players in the domestic extrusion industry to reduce their carbon footprint and establish a greener value chain. This supply partnership is a true milestone in our decarbonisation journey and will furtherencourage sustainable practices in the industry.”

Keeping customers at the core of its product development and design process, Vedanta Aluminium offers them products benchmarked to international standards as well as a bouquet of advantages through 360-degree holistic solutions.With anextensive portfolio of products developed using best-in-class technologies from leading international providers, Vedanta Aluminium iswell-positioned to cater to the rapidly evolving demands of its customer base.

Its products have been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), while also being verified as environmentally sustainable by Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) International, after undergoing a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Additionally, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), has also certified the company’s plant located at Jharsuguda, Odisha, a coveted marker of sustainable business performance worldwide.

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