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Vidya Tikoo

Aditya Birla Managemnet Corporation Pvt Ltd
Senior Vice President
Developed the Sustainable Business Framework for the Aditya Birla Group that aligns to IFC, OECD, OSHA, UNGC, UNGPs, UNPRI and many other international standards. A vital role to guide the Group businesses to implement the standards. This includes building the business management systems, considering the sustainability aspects for strategic decision making and incorporating sustainability aspects in developing brownfield and greenfield project. Presently spearheading the work on Human Rights Management and Supply Chain Management across the Group. I have been on various national and international panels on discussions around Business and Human Rights. I am on the Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs towards development of India's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights.
I have been instrumental in sustainability communication in the Group.

In the past I have also owned and operated my consultancy named Horizon Environmental Consultants. The firm provide support to variety of industries in Systems implementation, Training and Environmental Services. Customised service was provided to various industries as per their requirements for process development, document management, operating ETP, etc.

Specialties: I have a sound knowledge of all aspects of environment, occupational health and safety, developing sustainable supply chain, sustainability aspects for contractor management, acquisitions, divestment, joint ventures, brownfield and greenfield projects, land acquisition, human rights, grievance management, stakeholder engagement, cultural heritage and indigenous peoples management and strategic stakeholder engagement. I have implemented various systems for industries such as chemicals, mining, engineering, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, refinery, power plants, food manufacturing, etc. and therefore have a good understanding of their processes.