As one of the leading diversified natural resources companies in the world, Vedanta Resources Plc has operations spanning a vast value chain of exploration, asset development, extraction, processing and value addition. Our strategic capabilities and alliances, including our strengths, resources and relationships, are singularly focused on creating and preserving value for our wide stakeholder groups and our clientele.
Geographically, our operations are centered in India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Liberia, Ireland and Australia with employee strength of over 28,000 people.
We have undertaken several greenfield and brownfield expansion projects throughout the world. We have also consistently completed capital expansions, involving complex project technologies and large investments, in record time and at significantly lower costs.
Our constant endeavour has been to add more to our Reserves and Resources ('R&R') through various ongoing brownfield and greenfield activities. This helps us to extend the lives of our existing mines and oilfields.
Across our businesses, we have a strong track record of executing projects on time and within budget. We take special care to develop the resource base to optimise production and life of the resource following a successful exploration. We also strategically develop processing facilities.
Our operations are focused on mining metals, extracting oil & gas and generating power. We operate our mines in India, Africa, Australia and Ireland, extracting zinc, lead, silver, iron ore, bauxite and copper. We have three operating blocks in India producing oil & gas.
In line with our integrated business model, we produce refined metals by processing and smelting the extracted resources at our zinc, lead, silver, copper, and aluminium smelters, and other processing facilities in India and Africa. For this purpose, we generate captive power as a best practice measure and sell any surplus power. Alternatively, we also sell power generated by our independent power plants.
We meet market requirements by selectively adding value and converting the primary metals produced into higher margin products such as sheets, rods, bars, rolled products, etc. at our zinc, aluminium and copper businesses.