We commit

We are privileged guardians of the most precious and finite resources of our planet. It is our responsibility to ensure a Zero harm culture for our planet and people. Together with integrity and transparent business practices, our commitment is enshrined in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

We connect

It is crucial that we maintain an ongoing, transparent dialogue with all of our stakeholders in order to build the strong relationships that will allow our business to succeed and to maintain our ‘Licence to Operate’.

We care

We make an important contribution to socio-economic development through job creation, taxes, access to commodities and infrastructure, community empowerment and social mobility. In doing so we demonstrate that our business has a purpose beyond profit.

About This Report

This is our seventh Sustainable Development Report and coincides with the publication of our Annual Report. Combined, these two documents provide an overview of our approach and our achievements in FY 2014-15, outlining our actions over the past year to achieve our mission to be a world-class diversified natural resource company.



Covering the financial year 2014-15, the report is structured around our Sustainable Development Model’s pillars of Responsible Stewardship, Building Strong Relationships, and Adding and Sharing Value. All Group subsidiary companies except Fujirah Gold have been reported in full as though they were 100% wholly owned as we recognise the level of control and sphere of influence the Group has over these operations.

The aspect boundaries and content of this Sustainable Development Report have been defined using reporting principles prescribed in the GRI G4 guidelines and it is prepared ‘in accordance’ – Core criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines.

We followed the approach described in the GRI implementation manual for designing the report content. The material aspects that have been covered in the report are clearly brought out in the materiality matrix. In the report, the DMA (Disclosure on Management Approach) describes the Company’s approach to the subjects relevant to it and the indicators provide details on performance on the specific subjects. Our subsidiary Sesa Sterlite Ltd. was renamed Vedanta Ltd. in April 2015 and the same has been reported everywhere in the report. There are no specific restatements of the information provided in the previous reports and no significant changes in terms of acquisition and physical boundaries from the previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries.

The report is also mapped to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) principles. It reports our approach and disclosure towards triple bottom line principles – people, planet and profit over the 2014-15 financial year.


Annual Report
FY 2015

Annual Report
PDF (10.4MB)

Full Sustainable Development
Report 2014-15

Summary SD Report
PDF (4.47MB)

Tax Transparency
Report FY 2015

Tax Transparency Report 2014-15
PDF (854KB)