Awards and recognitions

Hindalco is consistently recognised for its excellence in Safety, Environment, Community welfare as also for Quality Exports. Major national and international awards over the years include:

2017

Hindalco Central Logistics Cell

  • Economic Times Award for Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Express Logistics & Supply Chain Leadership award for excellence in manufacturing supply chain engineering and logistics.

Mahan Aluminium

  • National Energy Conservation Award presented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • Rashtra Vibhushan Gold Award presented by the Foundation for Accelerated Mass Development (FAME), for exemplary initiatives in the field of sustainable livelihood for socio-economic development of the community around the unit.
  • Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award for initiatives in community development.
  • India CSR Award towards sustainable livelihood initiatives forthe rural community around the unit.
  • IDA Award presented for exemplary work in the field of Primary & Adult Education.

Aditya Aluminium

  • India CSR Award for initiatives under livelihood creation.
  • CII Eastern Region Award for Safety Health & Environment (SHE) with 3-Star rating.
  • CII Eastern Region Productivity Award 2016 – First Prize for significant improvement in productivity.

Renukoot Aluminium Complex

  • BT-CSR Award presented by Bureaucracy Today and presented by MrAnant G Geete, Union Minister, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Utkal Alumina International Ltd

  • CSR Excellence Award for Sustainable Livelihood and Primary Education, launched by Odisha CSR Forum to encourage the best practices under Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • BT-CSR Excellence Awards– 2016 presented by Bureaucracy Today in association with (business news channel) ET-Now for Excellence in CSR in the Women’s Empowerment category.
  • Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award 2017 presented by World CSR Day, in theWomen’s Empowerment category.

Baphlimali Bauxite Mines

  • First and Second prizes for Safety & Compliance, Safety Performance & Consciousness and Maintenance during Odisha Metalliferrous Mines Safety Week programme under the aegis of the Director General of Mines – Safety.
  • First and Second prizes for Overall Performance, Afforestation, Mineral Conservation and Publicity & Propaganda during the Environment &Mineral Conservation Week Celebration 2016-17 under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines, Bhubaneswar Region.
  • Awarded 4-Star rating for Sustainable Development Framework (through self-assessment) under the guidance of Indian Bureau of Mines, Bhubaneswar Region.
  • Kalinga Safety Award in the Silver category, for Best Safety Management in the performance year–2015, presented at the Odisha State Safety Conclave– 2016.

Hirakud Smelter & Power

  • Rashtra Vibhushan Gold Award 2016-17 for Excellence in Environment Protection presented by the Foundation for Accelerated Mass Development (FAME), New Delhi.
  • Environment Health & Safety (ESH) Award (2nd Runners Up) 2016, presented to Hindalco Hirakud Power by the CII, Odisha at the 12th State Level Competition on Best Practices in Environment, Safety and Health (ESH).

Muri Alumina

  • GreentechGold Award for outstanding achievement in environment management inthe chemicals sector.
  • CII Eastern Region Award for Safety Health & Environment (SHE) with 3-Star rating.

Taloja FRP

  • Silver Award presented by National Awards for Manufacturing Competitiveness (NAMC) 2016-17.
  • Maharashtra State Energy Development Agency (MEDA) Energy Conservation Award for 2015-16.

Dahej Copper Complex

  • India CSR Award for continuous effort in covering a large number of beneficiaries year on year under the unit’s ‘Education for All’ initiative.
  • BT-CSR Excellence 2016 Award for promoting education, under Dahej’s ‘Education for All’ programme covering 69 adopted villages in Bharuch district and reaching out to 85 primary and secondary schools covering over 16,000 students.
  • FICCI CSR Award 2016 –Recognition for Commendable CSR Work Done by Birla Copper for Rural and Community Development.
  • Champion of the Champions Trophy in the “Energy Vertical” of GHKC & GreEnv Contest 2016-17.
  • Annual Excellence Award (Certificate of Excellence 2015-16 presented by the Container Corporation of India, for having achieved first position as Exporter at ICD Ankleshwer.

Belagavi Alumina

  • National Gold Award for Manufacturing Competitiveness (NAMC) 2016 for its world-class manufacturing process and efficient working methodologies
  • Second Prize for "Safe Boilers" in Mega industries category, awarded by Department of Factories, Government of Karnataka.
  • Second Prize for "Best Safe Industry" in Mega industries category, awarded byDepartment of Factories, Government of Karnataka.

Alupuram Extrusions

  • CII - EXIM award for Business Excellence 2016 for displaying ‘Strong Commitment to Excel’ on the journey towards Business Excellence.

Gare Palma Coal Mines

  • Awarded various first and second prizes for Overall safety, Safety Management Plan, E&M, Ventilation, etc., and on Recovery during Zonal Safety and Rescue competitions, organised by the Director General of Mines – Safety.

Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh Bauxite Mines'

  • Amtipani Bauxite Mines awarded 4-Star rating for sustainable development at the National Mining Conclave held at Raipur, presented by Ministry of Mines & Steel, Government of India.
  • Samri Mines awarded National Safety Award – First Prize (President’s award) for longest accident-free period and Responsible Business Award –CSR (in organisational category).
  • Several First and Second prizes awarded to various mines for Overall Safety Performance, General Working, Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) and Housekeeping, Publicity & Propaganda, Environmental Pollution Control & Plantation, Mine Survey DGMS.First and Second prizes were also awarded to various mines on Afforestation, Reclamation & Rehabilitation, Overall Performance, etc., by the Indian Bureau of Mines.

West Coast Bauxite Mines

  • Dhangarwadi Mine won three prizes during the Mines Safety Week, including first prize for Overall Performance, Systematic Mines Working, Drilling, Blasting &Haul Road and Second prize for Engineering/Maintenance. The mine also won prizes for Mineral Conservation, Publicity &Propaganda during Mines, Environment & Mineral Conservation Week programmes.

Quality Circle Awards

  • Teams from Hindalco units – Renukoot, Renusagar, Dahej, Hirakud, Taloja among others – earned the highest-level awards at the Regional and National Quality Circle Conventions, including Gold Awards and Excellence and Par Excellence awards.

2016

HINDALCO MARKETING

  • Hindalco awarded the Top Exporter – Gold Trophy in the category of large enterprise for outstanding performance in financial year 2013–14, awarded by EEPC(formerly Engineering Export Promotion Council), an export promotion council under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.This is the second consecutive year that Hindalco has won the top award in this category.

ADITYA ALUMINIUM

  • Presented with the Safety Award by the National Safety Council of India –Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of appreciable achievement in Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Runners-Up in the Industrial Relations category, for its first Long-Term Settlement at a newly commissioned plant, without the formation of any trade unions – presented by the National HRD Network Eastern Regional Zenith Awards & Recognition Programme held in January 2016.

ALUPURAM WORKS

  • Third Prize (Certificate of Merit 2015) in the Engineering & Electronics Industry category by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board for its continuous efforts in monitoring and controlling various pollution control measures.

BELAGAVI ALUMINA PLANT(formerly known as Belgaum)

  • State Safety Award – Unnatha Suraksha Puraskara - by the National Safety Council of Karnataka State for outstanding work in safety performance and management systems in the manufacturing sector category.
  • Gold Award from Arogya World India Trust for best practices maintained at the Belagavi Occupational Health Centre, encompassing facilities, work-life balance, physical activities and positive mindset among employees.

BELUR ROLLING PLANT

  • First Prize in Industrial Relations category, for the 16th Long-Term Settlement signed at a 78-year-old unit, which has contributed towards survival and profitability of the plant, presented by the National HRD Network Eastern Regional Zenith Awards & Recognition Programme held in January 2016.

BIRLA COPPER DAHEJ

  • Greentech Environment Gold Award for 2015, in the Metals& Mining sector, for continual sustainable development approach, presented by the Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Greentech Gold Safety Award 2015 in the Metals& Mining Sector for outstanding achievement in Safety Management.
  • FAI Environmental Protection Award – 2015 constituted by theFertiliser Association of India for control of pollution.
  • CII Quality Circle Award
  • Teams from Materials, Jetty and Smelter I earn accolades at the BPC Piramal All India Kaizen Competition, winning First Prize, 1st Runners Up and 2nd Runners Up respectively.

GARE PALMA COAL MINES

  • First Prize in the HR Best Practices category, for cultural change brought about in the newly acquired mines, presented by the National HRD Network Eastern Regional Zenith Awards & Recognition Programme held in January 2016.

LOHARDAGA, JHARKHAND & SAMRI DIVISION, KUSMI, CHHATTISGARH

  • Numerous awards for overall performance and CSR earned by Bauxite Mines during the Metalliferrous Mines Safety Week, Mine Environment & Mineral Conservation Week, organised under the Directorate General of Mines – Safety in various regions.

HIRAKUD SMELTER – POWER

  • Greentech Safety Gold Award 2015 in Metals, Mining & CPP Sector category presented by the Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • First Prize at the CII Odisha State Award 2015, for Best Practices in Environment, Health & Safety.
  • FAME Excellence Silver Award - 2016 for Environment Protection.

MOUDA FOIL

  • Bronze Medal at the India Green Manufacturing Challenge-2015 awards for Sustainability initiatives, presented by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM).
  • Consolation Prize at the Maharashtra Best Safety Practices Award Competition, organised by the National Safety Council (Maharashtra Chapter) in cooperation with the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health for best Safety Practices.
  • Best Safety Practices Award in the Vidharba industrial region in Nagpur. Presented by the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health – Maharashtra State, and National Safety Council (Maharashtra Chapter – Vidharbha Action Centre, Nagpur).

RENUSAGAR POWER PLANT

  • Greentech Environment Platinum Award 2015 in Thermal Power Plant category, by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Vigilance Excellence Award 2015 during the Vigilance Awareness Week held at NCL Headquarters, Singrauli, for exemplary work done in establishing the environment friendly Belt Pipe Conveyor System.
  • CII National Award as Energy Efficient Unit 2015

TALOJA ROLLING PLANT

  • Second Runners Up Prize at the National Convention, IndiZen 2016 on Operational Excellence organised by the Kaizen Institute.

UTKAL ALUMINA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (100% subsidiary of Hindalco)

  • OTV (Odisha Television) CSR Award 2015 in the category of Women’s Empowerment.

QUALITY CIRCLES

  • Teams from Aditya Aluminium, Birla Copper Dahej, Hirakud Smelter, Hirakud Power, Renukoot, Renusagar earn highest level awards at the Regional and National Quality Circle Conventions.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  • Mr D Bhattacharya, Managing Director Hindalco and Vice Chairman, Novelis, named Global Leader of the Year by CEO India, for his multiple distinctions achieved on the world stage and leading the Aditya Birla Group’s metals business in a highly volatile environment.
  • Mr AR Das, President, Finance, Head of Hindalco Treasury Function, recognised for “Excellence in Treasury Management” and selected among the Annual Treasury 20 Roll of Honour at the CFO India 2nd Annual Treasury 20 Conference.
  • Mr Rupesh Mahajan, GM-Manufacturing, of Hindalco Almex Aerospace Ltd (HAAL), conferred the Legend Tech Yuva Anweshak Award 2015 by the Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers (SAME) for his excellent contribution in development of aerospace grade aluminium cast products.
  • Mr Sachin Satpute, Chief Marketing Officer, and Mr Bhushan Akerkar, Chief Information Officer, conferred the Business Impact 2015 award by CIO & Leader Magazine, for their joint effort in successfully implementing overall IT transformation for Hindalco.
  • Dr SP Panda, AGM, Hirakud Smelter, conferred the Scientist Award 2015 at the International Conference on Environment and Ecology, for his outstanding contribution in environment and ecology, presented by the International Foundation for Environment and Ecology (IFEE), Kolkata, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU), New Delhi.

2015

  • Aditya Aluminium – Kalinga Safety Award for Best Practices in Safety & CSR, presented at the Odisha State Safety Conclave.
  • Utkal Alumina International Limited – Think Media Best CSR Case Study Award 2014 on the theme of “Access to Quality Health Care Services”.
  • Hirakud – Greentech CSR Silver Award 2014 for its initiatives in Sustainable Livelihood in and around the unit location.
  • Hirakud Smelter – CII Easter Region Quality Award 2014-15 (Certificate of Appreciation) in the large-scale category.
  • Birla Copper Dahej – Greentech CSR Silver Award 2014 for Education Upliftment in 85 government schools.  

2013

  • Renukoot Aluminium Complex – Greentech HR Platinum Award, in the Best Strategy category, the highest in this segment.
  • Renusagar Power Division – Safety Innovation Award– 2013 in Power Plant category, presented by the Institute of Engineers (India) for its outstanding innovative achievements in the field of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Renusagar Power Division Hospital – FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award 2013.
  • Birla Copper– 3rd Annual Green Tech CSR Award in the silver category for the year 2013 for their “Education for All” project.
  • Hindalco Lohardaga–CSR activities won recognition from the Indian Bureau of Mines during 21st Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week held in March, 2014, at R&D Centre, SAIL– Ranchi.

2012

  • Renukoot Complex – Golden Peacock National Quality Award- 2012, in the Mining & Metals sector, presented by the Institute of Directors, for its efforts towards Quality, meeting international parameters.
  • Renusagar Power Division – Safety Innovation Award– 2012, in the Power Sector category, for outstanding achievement in safety management, presented by Institute of Directors.
  • Dahej Copper Complex – Greentech Gold Environment Award– 2012, for its outstanding achievement in Environment Management.
  • Hirakud Power Plant – CII Odisha Award– 2012 (2nd Runners Up), for Best Practices in Environment, Safety and Health.
  • Taloja Rolling Plant – overall title for “Maharashtra Safety Awards-2011”, competition organised by the National Safety Council – Maharashtra Chapter, in the Heavy Engineering category for its commendable safety performance, Scheme-I, Lowest Average Accident Frequency Rate.

2011

  • Hindalco – CII – EXIM Bank Business Excellence Award 2011 for its "strong commitment to excel on the journey towards business excellence".
  • Birla Copper (a division of Hindalco) –IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj Quality Award Commendation Certificate.
  • Hindalco Renusagar – Greentech Safety Gold Award 2011 in the Power sector for outstanding achievement in safety management by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.

2010

Renukoot
  • NIPM Gold Award for Best HR Practices for the year 2010 by National Institute of Personal Management (NIPM).
  • Greentech Gold Safety Award 2010 for Occupational Health and Safety Management in the mining and metals sector by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2010 in the metals sector for its efforts towards environment management by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • The Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the year 2010.
  • Greentech HR Excellence Silver Award for 2010 for excellence in training.
  • Best Exporter Award for 2010 by the Container Corporation of India for contributing to India's economic progress through significant volume of exports.
  • National Energy Conservation Award (Second Prize) 2010, in the Metals sector presented by the Ministry of Energy, Government of India.
  • Silver Certificate of Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award — 2010 by Economic Times and Frost & Sullivan.
Birla Copper Dahej
  • Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award — 2010 in the Mining and Metals sector for its efforts towards environment management by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Greentech Silver Safety Award 2010 for Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Mining and Metals sector by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
Renusagar
  • Greentech Gold Award 2010 in the Thermal Power sector for outstanding achievement in environment management by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Commendation for Safety Innovation Award 2010 by the Institution of Engineers (India).
  • Special Commendation for the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2010 by the Institute of Directors, New Delhi.
Hirakud
  • Third Prize in the state-level CII Odisha Award for Best Practices in Environment, Safety and Health 2010.
  • Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2010 in the Thermal Power sector category.
Muri
  • National Award for Excellence in Water Management 2010 "Beyond the Fence" category, for the indigenous work being done by the unit outside the fence as a corporate citizen and for fulfilling its corporate responsibilities.
Quality Circle Awards
  • Gold Awards to four Hindalco Renukoot Quality Circle Teams — Kushal, Vaibhav, Pragati and Nirantar — at the International Quality Circle Competition (IQCC 2010) held at Hyderabad.
  • Silver and Bronze Awards to Hindalco Hirakud Power Quality Circle Teams — Aryan and Power — respectively at the International Convention on Quality Concept Circle (ICQCC 2010) held at Hyderabad.
  • Quality Circle teams from Renukoot, Hirakud and Birla Copper Dahej units excelled at the National QC Convention (NCQC 2010), winning Par Excellence, Excellence, Distinguished and Runners-Up Awards.

2009

  • Hindalco Renusagar's Power division bagged the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award during the Global Convention on Climate Security held at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh from 12 - 14 June 2009. Dr Madhav Mehra, President, World Council for Corporate Governance honoured Renusagar's power division with the award in the services category.

2008

  • Greentech Safety Gold Award 2008 for outstanding achievement in Safety Management in Coal-based Power sector.
  • Hindalco Hirakud Systems ranked Runners-Up at the state-level IT Competition 2008 organised by CII in association with the Department of Information Technology, Government of Odisha.
  • Hirakud Smelter was awarded the state-level Safety Award for Best Occupational Healthcare 2006 — presented in February 2008 at Bhubaneswar.
  • Talabira Coal Mines won First Prize in working face and maintenance of Dozer and Payloader, and Second Prize in dust suppression at the Annual Coal Mines Safety Fortnight 2008 organised by Directorate of Mines Safety, Bhubaneswar and Chaibasa region.