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12 Dec 2006


[DOC] Backgrounder: The Utkal Project

Among other amenities, the [Utkal] Project includes a residential worker’s community, new school, new medical and water treatment facilities... [Alcan] believes that given its recognized standards in the area of sustainability, its participation would bring added value to the local community and region... Alcan has not yet made an investment decision to participate. The Company’s decision will be based on whether or not it believes the Project would meet its standards of sustainability from an economic, social and environmental perspective. [also refers to Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla)]

Part of the following timelines

Indian People's Tribunal raises serious human rights & environmental concerns about proposed Uktal bauxite mine in Orissa (joint venture Hindalco & Alcan)

Orissa, India: "Utkal Bauxite & Alumina Project: Human Rights and Environmental Impacts" by former World Bank environmental adviser Robert Goodland (Utkal is joint venture Alcan & Hindalco)