Driving the clean energy transition

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Enabling a self-sustained nation

The Sterlite Copper business of Vedanta Limited is central to the group’s business.

Since its inception in 1996, Sterlite Copper has steadily grown to become one of India's leading contributors to copper production, contributing up to 36% of India’s demand for refined copper.

As the world accelerates towards clean energy, the switch to electric vehicles has become a top priority. Copper is at the heart of the electric vehicle industry, owing to its high electrical conductivity, durability, and malleability. The metal also supports the electrical grid infrastructure, an essential asset in charging stations.

Our business unit consists of Copper Smelter, Refinery, Sulphuric acid plant, Phosphoric acid plant, and Copper Rod plant at Tuticorin in southern India and a Refinery and two Copper Rod plants at Silvassa in western India.

  • Copper is an essential commodity of everyday life
  • Copper is a wonder metal with anti-corrosive properties
  • Because of its high electrical conductivity, durability, and malleability, copper is integral to renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, batteries, and driving other aspects of Clean Energy
  • Copper is also used for making cables, transformers, castings, motors and castings, and alloy-based products
  • One of the largest copper producers in India, contributing to 36% market share
  • 0.4 kg per capita of copper is consumed in India today
  • Demand for copper is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% in India
  • Copper will aid the growth of clean energy systems and the electric automotive industry
  • Copper consumption in India and China is expected to increase by 19% and 0.9% respectively

Advancing responsible operations

Sterlite Copper has been committed to operating as a responsible business to the highest international standards of sustainability and corporate governance. We are focused to achieve zero harm, zero waste, zero discharge, and promoting social inclusion across our operations.

We, at Sterlite Copper, aim for delivering quality excellence powered by responsible and sustainable operations. As we step into a new Financial Year, our vision will be supported by revolutionizing our products through Digital Innovation and Green Technologies. We are committed to preserving the environment and promoting the mindful utilization of natural resources. In our quest for ESG leadership, we are implementing good green practices like the adoption of sustainable packaging, switching to 100% clean fuels, and lowering our overall carbon footprint, allowing us to truly manifest Vedanta’s spirit of transforming for good.

Puneet Khurana

Deputy CEO, Sterlite Copper - Silvassa
CEO, Fujairah Gold

125kt

of Cathode produced

36%

Indian market share

500 crores

Invested towards Environmental Mitigation Measures

Vision

To leverage the future technologies and contribute to nation building, by ensuring self-sufficiency and sustained capabilities of copper production in the country.

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