Vedanta Resources Plc hosted its second Sustainable Development Day in London on 24 June 2016. The welcome address was given by Ms. Roma Balwani, President, Group Communications & Sustainable Development, sharing an update on the social license to operate approach at Vedanta. The efforts in the last year resulted in transparent dialogue and two way engagement, robust grievance processes and the imperative to dialogue and engage with local communities and other stakeholders, to build trust and harmony. Vedanta’s philosophy is to be an equal opportunity employer, respecting and preserving the culture and heritage of local communities including socially vulnerable groups, to follow principles of Good Faith Negotiation, Informed Consultation and Participation and Free Prior Information and Consultation. Vedanta aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals and Modern Slavery Act and is rolling out a uniform framework for their implementation.