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  • First Mines Safety Award-1988 by DGMS
  • Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra (IPVM) Award-1994 from MOEF, Govt. of India, for afforestation and wasteland development
  • Best Eco-friendly Factory Award 1994-95 to the Mines and Refinery Complex by Odisha State Factory Inspectrate
  • State Award-1995 to Captive Power Plant from state Factory inspectorate for Environment Management
  • FICCI Environment Award for Environment Conservation and Pollution Control- 1996-97
  • WEC-IIEE-IAEWP Environment award -1997 for contributing towards environment protection
  • Gem Granite Environment Award for -1997-98 by FIMI, New Delhi for Mines
  • Shri Sita Ram Rungta Memorial Social Awareness Award-1997-98 by FIMI, New Delhi
  • Pollution Control Excellence Award – 1998 by Odisha State Pollution Control Board for Mines
  • Special Commendation under Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 1998 Scheme by World Environment Foundation
  • State Award for Best Occupational Health Centre to S&P Complex`-1998
  • Best Safety Performance Award to CPP by CII (ER)- 1999-2000
  • 2nd Best Practice in Environment, Safety & Health in industries of Odisha award by CII-ER to CPP -2006-07
  • Best Environment Management Award to CPP for 2006-07.
  • Best Performance in Accident Prevention, Safety management & communication System to CPP for 2006-07
  • Pollution Control Excellent Award 2008 to Panchpatmali Bauxite Mines from State Pollution Control Board, Bhubaneswar.
  • 2nd Best Practice in Environment Management instituted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to Alumina Refinery for 2008-09.
  • Pollution Control Excellence Award 2009 by OSPCB to Alumina Refinery.

All the five units of Nalco have achieved ISO-14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certification ISO 14001

Unit Date of Initial Certification Initial Certifying Agency
Mines June 24, 1996 M/S Aspects Moody Certification, UK
Alumina Refinery February 10, 1997 -do-
CPP December 19, 1997 M/S RWTUV, Germany
Smelter May 25, 1998 -do-
Port Facility July 13, 2006 M/S TUV Nord

OHSAS 18001

Unit Date of Initial Certification Initial Certifying Agency
Mines October, 2005 M/S TUV Nord
Alumina Refinery November, 2005 -do-
CPP September, 2005 -do-
Smelter September, 2005 -do-
Port Facility November, 2005 -do-