The Green Guardian
She protects the environment, she cares for the health
and safety of employees, she is the Vedanta guardian in
Sumathi completed her Electrical & Electronics engineering
from NIT, Trichy in 1997. Fresh out of college, she joined Vedanta
group as a GET with Sterlite Copper's Electrical Department.
I have been with Vedanta since the beginning of my career.
In a short period of time, I believe I have come a long way from
being a GET to being appointed as the General Manager, Health,
Safety and Environment. Along the way, I have helped the
organisation become ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 1800 certified
Today I feel proud of having had the opportunity to put my
best foot forward and contribute towards the sustainability journey
of the company in addition to the many challenging roles that have
come my way.
I have had the honour of being an active member of the team
that worked towards bringing down the sulphur dioxide emission
levels to better than international standards and also improving
sulphur recovery in our state-of- art Tuticorin smelter.
For Sumathi, with her combination of technical acumen and
determined work ethic, awards were never out of reach. The CII -
ITC Sustainability Award Commendation Certificate and the CII -
Best Environment Management Practices award, are just a few of the
many feathers in her cap.