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Awards and Recognitions

BALCO has been recognised for its achievements in multiple spheres and received awards for several initiatives undertaken in manifold areas. Please select the year to know about the awards and recognitions received by BALCO.

Year 2015

  • CSO50 Award by CSO Magazine, US
  • Infosec Mastroe Awards 2015

Year 2014

  • India Manufacturing Excellence Gold Award from Economic Times and Frost & Sullivan
  • Winner of Green Apple Award (Innovation Category)from Green Organisation- England
  • India Green Manufacturing Challenge Silver Award from International Research Institute for Manufacturing
  • Winner in excellence in training and skill development at Manufacturing Today  Excellence Award from International Thompson Publications, Today group
  • Runners Up in Excellence in HR at Manufacturing Today  Excellence Award from International Thompson Publications, Today group
  • Winner- Excellence in CSR at Manufacturing Today  Excellence Award from International Thompson Publications, Today group
  • Trophy for  Innovative Energy Saving Product Award at 15th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management from CII
  • Lean Leadership Conclave 2014Gold Award from Think Media
  • CIO 100  Award for Information Technology Professionals from International Data Group
  • Winner of Company of The Year from Think Media
  • Par Excellence for GO GREEN Award scheduled at Colombo at National Qaulity Circle Convention from QCFI

Year 2013

  •  Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2013 - Gold Award received from Frost & Sullivan and Economic Times of India
  • Certificate of Appreciation received from National Safety Council 2012  in the Group-C
  • Manufacturing Today Awards 2013 - Runners up in  Excellence in Human Resources
  • Manufacturing Today Awards 2013' - Winner in Excellence in Innovation from ITP Publishing.
  • National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013  organized by CII- won by BALCO- Plant-2 for Energy Efficient Unit in general category

Year 2012

  • QA Lab accredited by NABL for raw material (Alumina, Aluminium Tri-Fluoride, CP Coke and CT Pitch) in addition to FG.
  • ISO 14064 Certification for carbon foot printing.
  • Received recertification of Integrated Management System- QMS 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001: 2007, EMS 14001:2004
  • Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2012 - Gold Award received from Frost & Sullivan and Economic Times of India
  • IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award- Commendation Certificate (Smelter) from Indian Merchant Chamber National Quality Trust
  • CII ITC Sustainability Awards 2012 (Certificate of Commendation for Significant Achievement in Category A)
  • International Green Apple Award -Bronze Award 2012 for Online Busbar Welding Project
  • Shrishti Good Green Governance Commendation Award (Runner Up)for 270 MW Power Plant and Smelter-2

Year 2011

  • 1. Srishti Good Green Governance Award : Smelter 2 -- Winner in the Metallurgical Sector and CPP1- Winner in power sector
  • 2. QCI DL Shah Award on Economics of Quality for Pitch Optimization- Commendation Certificate
  • 3. Qimpro Six Sigma Convention- First prize for Pitch Optimization Project (Smelter)
  • 4. CII- environmental Best Practices award – Power plant
  • 5. Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award- Silver Certificate (Smelter)
  • 6. IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award- Commendation Certificate (Smelter)
  • 7. Best Prax Management Governance Award- First prize for Risk Mitigation (Smelter)
  • 8. Shrishti Good Green Governance Commendation Award for Power Plant in April’11
  • 9. Shrishti Good Green Governance Winner Award Aluminium Plant in April’11

Year 2010

  • Silver Certificate of Excellence - India's Manufacturing Excellence Award 2010
  • Shrishti Good Green Governance Runner-up Award 2009 - Power Plant
  • Shrishti Good Green Governance Runner-up Award 2009 - Aluminium Plant

Year 2009

  • 1. Silver Certificate of Excellence - India’s Manufacturing Excellence Award
  • 2. International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice - Silver Winner 2009 - BALCO Fuse Technology
  • 3. Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Week (MEMCW) 2009-10 of IBM
  •     - First prize in Reclamation & Rehabilitation - Bodai Daldali Mines
  •     - First prize in Waste Dump Management - Mainpat Mines
  •     - Second prize in Reclamation & Rehabilitation - Mainpat Mines
  •     - Third prize in overall Semi-mechanised category - Mainpat Mines
  • 4. Ideas UK 2009 - For installation of Bath Hopper in GAMI pot Superstructure
  • 5. Ideas UK 2009 - Highly Commended Certificate (Innovation Category – Online Pot Cut- out)
  • 6. National Safety Award from DGFASLI
  • 7. Institute of Engineer’s Award (Safety Innovation Award)
  • 8. Shrishti Good Green Governance Award 2008 - Power Plant II

Year 2008

  • 1. International Safety Award, Smelter II - British Safety Council
  • 2. International Safety Award, Central Maintenance – British Safety Council
  • 3. International Safety Award, Central Garage – British Safety Council
  • 4. Safety Innovation Award, CPP I - The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • 5. Safety Innovation Award, Alumina - The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • 6. National Safety Award, Winner - Smelter II - Govt. of India
  • 7. National Safety Award, Winner - Central Garage - Govt. of India
  • 8. Greentech Gold Award in Safety - Metal sector
  • 9. Greentech Gold Award in Safety - Power sector
  • 10. Golden Peacock Health & Safety Award – Commendation Certificate Institute of Directors
  • 11. FIMI Gem Granite Award for Environment Management (awarded to Mainpat Mines) - Federation of Indian Mineral Industries
  • 12. Best Pollution Elimination Eco-friendly Industries (CG) – VRM Foundation
  • 13. Golden Peacock Awards for CSR
  • 14. CGSACS Appreciation for efforts in HIV-AIDS
  • 15. TERI -GTZ Appreciation for efforts in HIV-AIDS
  • 16. Reclamation and Rehabilitation - First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 17. Aesthetic Beauty - First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 18. Management of minerals and sub-grade material – First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 19. IDEAS UK 2008 : Technology Trophy for BALCO Fuse Technology
  • 20. European Aluminium Award 2008 : Special prize for production techniques for BALCO Fuse Technology
  • 21. Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award - Silver Award to Plant -II
  • Mainpat and Kawardha have bagged the following Awards on the Annual Safety Convention of Director General of Mines Safety, Western Zone, Nagpur
  • Mainpat Bauxite Mines
  •     - First rank in Injury Rate Performance
  •     - First rank in Health Safety & Welfare Amenities
  •     - Second rank in Safety Education of Mines Employees
  • Daldali Bauxite Mines, Kawardha
  •     - Second rank in Use of Explosives
  •     - Second rank in the Environmental Management and Pollution Control
  •     - Second prize in Top Soil Management

Year 2007

  • 1. National Safety Award - Lowest Average Frequency Rate, Winner - Govt. of India
  • 2. National Safety Award - Accident free year, Winner - Govt. of India
  • 3. Greentech Gold Award in Safety – Metal sector
  • 4. Mainpat Mines received First prize for Safety Performance under semi-mechanised category of Group C
  • 5. Kawardha Mines received Second prize for Safety Performance under semi-mechanised category of Group C
  • 6. Srishti Award of Commendation for Good Governance - Srishti Foundation
  • 7. Greentech Platinum Environmental Excellence Award in the Minerals and Metal Sector - Greentech Foundation
  • 8. Greentech Environmental Excellence Silver Award in the Coal Based Thermal Power Plant Sector for Power Plant - Greentech Foundation
  • 9. Golden Peacock Environment Management Award - World Environment Foundation
  • 10. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chhatisgarh Excellence Award in HR - Second prize
  • 11. TERI – GTZ appreciation for efforts in HIV-AIDS
  • 12. Second prize in Top Soil Management to Kawardha Mines
  • 13. Second prize in Injury rate performance to Kawardha Mines
  • 14. Third prize in Publicity and Propaganda to Kawardha Mines
  • 15. Overall Performance - Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • 16. Injury Rate Performance - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • 17. Transport of Minerals Performance – Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • 18. Use of Explosives - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • 19. Management of minerals and sub-grade material l- First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 20. Reclamation and Rehabilitation - First prize won by Mainpat mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 21. Publicity and Propaganda - First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 22. Aesthetic Beauty - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • 23. International Safety Awards by British Safety Council for Smelter-II, Central Garage and Central Maintenance

Year 2006

  • Greentech Silver Award in Safety - Power Sector
  • National Safety Award - Accident free year, Runner-up - Govt. of India
  • National Safety Award - Lowest Average Frequency Rate, Winner - Govt. of India
  • Greentech Gold Environmental Excellence Award in the Metal and Mining Sector - Greentech Foundation
  • Golden Peacock Special Commendation Award - World Environment Foundation
  • First Prize in Machinery to Kawardha Mines
  • Use of Explosives - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Use of Explosives - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Safety Education - Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Environment Management and Pollution Control - Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Health Safety & Welfare Activities - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Aesthetic Beauty - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Waste Dump Management - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Reclamation and Rehabilitation - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur

Year 2005

  • Greentech Silver Award in Safety - Metal Sector
  • Award in Semi-mechanised Category for Overall Performance, Waste Dump Management, Top Soil Management, Reclamation & Rehabilitation and Aesthetic Beauty - Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur Region
  • Greentech Environmental Excellence Award - Greentech Foundation
  • Use of Explosives - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Injury Rate Performance - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region.
  • Transport of Mines - First prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Top Soil Management - Second prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Aesthetic Beauty - Second prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Waste Dump Management - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Reclamation and Rehabilitation - Second prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur

Year 2004

  • Use of Explosives - Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Tyro Maintenance - Second prize given to Mainpat Mines in Annual Safety Week celebrations under the AEGIS of DGMs of Bilaspur region
  • Top Soil Management - First prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Reclamation and Rehabilitation - Second prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Publicity and Propaganda - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur
  • Management of Minerals and Sub-grade Material - Third prize won by Mainpat Mines in Annual MEMC Week celebration under the AEGIS of IBM Nagpur