About us

Our Journey

Founded in 1950, Essel Mining Industries Limited (EMIL) is amongst India’s largest mining companies. A key subsidiary of the US$43 billion worth global conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, EMIL has business divisions spanning coal, dolomite, noble-ferro-alloys, beneficiation & pelletisation, diamond mining, and renewable energy projects. As one of India’s most diverse metal & mineral resource companies, we are committed to creating value for all our stakeholders through sustainable business practices, strong distribution networks, and customer services.

Guided by a vision to practice responsible mining, we focus our resources on building business ecosystems that benefit layers of society and create long-term positive impact for people and planet.

Our 5-pronged values-model reinforces the spirit of sustainability, placing community welfare, India’s economic growth, and environmental health at the center of all our pursuits.

Aditya Birla Group

Aditya Birla Group (ABG), a global conglomerate and Fortune 500 company, is anchored by a global workforce of over 140,000 employees spread across 100 countries, with revenues generated by operations across North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Founded on the creation of stakeholder value and responsible business practices, the ABG legacy spans seven decades, with a foothold in a variety of industries, including metals, pulp and fibre, chemicals, textiles, carbon black, telecom, cement, financial services, fashion retail, and renewable energy.

Ranked 4th in the world in the Global ‘Top Companies for Leaders’ survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine, and RBL (a strategic HR and Leadership Advisory firm), and ranked 1st in Asia Pacific for 2011, ABG also topped Nielsen’s Corporate Image Monitor 2014-15 to emerge as the top corporate “Best in Class” for the third year in a row.

Awards and Recognition

Driven by the vision to be a value-adding global mining company that is invested in the satisfaction of all our stakeholders, EMIL strives to create a legacy of socially and economically empowered communities across India and the world.

Through our CSR and Sustainability initiatives, we aim to protect the environment while also promoting community health, safety, and development. We have received numerous awards for our outstanding CSR initiatives and strive to be industry leaders through the creation of strong “give back” ecosystems.

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Values & Business Model

EMIL’s business model is built on ABG’s its values-driven framework that emphasises the importance of creating value for stakeholders across the board without undermining natural ecosystems.

As a global natural resource company, we are committed to upholding the highest professional standards. Every decision is governed by a process of fairness, honesty and integrity, in line with our vision to generate financial and intellectual value.

Our Vision To be a value-adding global mining company cherished by our customers and the community in which we work

Our Mission To consistently be the best in creating value for our shareholders, customers, employees and community

Our Values

  • Integrity – Acting and taking decisions in a manner that these are fair, honest, following the highest standards of professionalism and are also perceived to be so. Integrity for us means not only financial and intellectual integrity, but in all other forms as are commonly understood.
  • Commitment – Doing whatever it takes to deliver value to all stakeholders, on the foundation of Integrity. In the process, taking ownership for our own actions and decisions, those of our team and that part of the organisation that we are responsible for.
  • Passion – A missionary zeal arising out of emotional engagement with the organisation that makes work joyful and inspires each one to give his or her best. Relentless pursuit of goals and objectives with the highest level of energy and enthusiasm, that is voluntary and spontaneous
  • Seamlessness – Thinking and working together across functional silos, hierarchies, businesses and geographies. Leveraging the available diversity to garner synergy benefits and promote oneness through sharing and collaborative efforts.
  • Speed – Responding to internal and external customers with a sense of urgency. Continuously seeking to crash timelines and choosing the right rhythm to optimise organisation efficiencies.

Growth and Diversification


People and relationships are at the center of our expansion model. Our network of stakeholders, from customers and network partners to investors, employees and local communities, has been the primary impetus for our diversification from single commodity and geography, to multiple commodities and countries. As a result, EMIL features among the “Top 20 Diversified Global Mining Companies” by market capitalization.

Our consistent growth over a period of 70 years can be attributed to:

  • Overseas resource acquisition
  • Ownership and Operation of Long Life, Low Cost Mining Assets
  • Preference for our commodities in the Global Steel Industry and Energy Sector
  • Expert resources with global experience
  • Reputation and reliability

As India’s population continues to grow, so does urbanisation and industrialisation, intensifying the demand for bulk commodities in the agricultural, technology and energy sectors. Metals and minerals are essential ingredients in every modern technology, making mining as an industry integral to social and economic progress.

Currently, the global mining industry accounts for almost 10% of the global GDP and ~2.5% of India’s GDP. The benefits of this contribution extend far beyond the economy, to empowering communities through access to basic infrastructure, technology, electricity, and social institutions such as schools and medical facilities. Mining therefore, is not just a process of extraction but rather a process of building society, equitable development, and engineering sustainability.

At EMIL, we see the flourish of communities across India as integral to our growth story. We also see it as an opportunity to find innovative solutions to resource depletion and energy scarcity. With the world’s population forecast to increase by 30% over the next 40 years, underpinning a huge commodities demand, we are investing in alternative energy sources like wind and solar power to ensure sustained growth and improved quality of living using a triple bottom approach.


At EMIL, we see growth and diversification as complementary. Our 5 independent business verticals: contract coal mining, beneficiation & pelletisation, Noble Ferro alloys, kimberlite ore, and renewables, serve as enablers of job / employment generation, livelihood security, skilling and entrepreneurial opportunities, and empowerment along several social parameters. Individually, our verticals serve as micro-ecosystems for economic development, social transformation, and stakeholder alignment. Collectively, they represent the consolidation of a broad network that is invested in ABG values, and more importantly the India growth story.

Towards this end, we have a robust logistics mix that consists of key strategic investments in Infrastructure and assets such as ports, railway sidings, rail link lines, railway waggons, road construction and maintenance.

Our multi-modal logistics model is designed to meet the challenges arising from the mining industry’s complex material movement system. We have invested in a variety of assets in strategic locations to optimise our customer response time and quality. A high resolution, embedded monitoring system ensures that EMIL maintains the gold standard of material handling and delivery at every point of the value chain.

Materials are transported between ports and mining sites using an innovative and efficient logistics mix of rail and road.

Our major ports include the following:

  • Haldia Port Haldia Port, which is directly connected to the Indian Railway system by broad gauge, has plenty of land for prospective port-based industries and port users. With its cutting-edge radar surveillance via Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) for effective and safe vessel guidance, its average draft availability has increased from 8.5m
  • Paradip Port This port, which serves the country’s eastern and central regions, primarily handles bulk cargo and has an ambitious expansion plan to double its current capacity in order to meet rising demand. Visit the port’s website at paradipport.gov.in for more information
  • Vizag Port: The Vizag Port, dubbed the “brightest jewel” of all Indian major ports for its outstanding performance and productivity, plays a critical role in spurring domestic and international trade. Visit the port’s website at vizagport.com for more information
  • Gopalpur & Dhamra ports:

Public-Private Partnership

EMIL’s leadership on various industry forums is a testament to our commitment to providing high-value services to all our stakeholders. FICCI, Railway Board, CII, EZMA, FIMI, and CAPEXIL, are among the fora where EMIL has sustained engagement leading to public-private partnerships aimed at streamlining logistics.

Among the key initiatives are:

  • Haridaspur-Paradip rail link line
  • Private railway siding inside the mines
  • Road construction & repairing
  • Participation in Wagon Investment Scheme (WIS)
  • Terminal incentive-cum-engine on load scheme (TIELS)

More details can be found here


Good infrastructure is crucial to social mobility and economic growth. At EMIL, we know that ease of movement, whether for people or the transportation of materials, is contingent on strong, climate resilient infrastructure. Our investments are guided by the understanding that roads, bridges, buildings and large structures like dams and energy plants, must be able to withstand conditional changes.

Our On-Time, In-Full delivery system (OTIF), is one way we have streamlined the transportation of materials from mines to nearby public sidings. EMIL operates its own railway sidings inside the mines from where materials are loaded for both domestic and export customers.

To ensure best-in-industry service, EMIL has partnered with efficient and reputable channel partners based on a strict criteria in terms of quality service, experience, statutory clearances, and previous credentials, with agreed-upon incentives and penalties.

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