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Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining is recognized among India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces (with employee strength of 100 to 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process.

Adani group established its Mining business in the year 2007 with the objective of connecting the last link in quest of ensuring energy security of India. The big breakthrough came in the year 2009 by winning a uniquely designed Mine Developer & Operator contract for development of Parsa East and Kanta Basen coal block in Chhattisgarh. By winning this block - they became the pioneers of MDO concept in India’s mining industry.

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Why Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining is a Great Place to Work?

Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™


Great Place to Work® is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition. 

As a certified organization, Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining became eligible to be considered among 'India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Great Mid-size Workplaces is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria. 

Culture Snapshot 
A bond, a sense of family - Adani has this to set up the perfect work environment. The team feels at home and enjoys an environment that creates function opportunities for employees to drive their development and growth. Employees are recognized well, and often- what really works here is management/ manager support to drive and sustain a strong sense of camaraderie. 

This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life. 

Read through to find out what makes Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining a Great Workplace.

Recognitions awarded by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ from May 2019 - April 2020. Certified 2 years in a row!

India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019

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Caring - Balancing

Abki Baar Aapka Parivar (ABAP)

At Adani Enterprises Limited - Mining, employees' families are invited to the corporate office for a half-day gathering. After a few activities like a Laughter Yoga session and a magic show, the kids are taken to the CEO's office wherein they spent time with the CEO and his wife. This creates a unique experience for the employees and their families, building a better camaraderie and increasing connect of the employees with the Adani brand.

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Inspiring

EVOLVE Magazine

It is an internal quarterly magazine at Adani Enterprises Limited - Mining. Aptly titled as “EVOLVE” this magazine serves as a communication medium to inspire our employees. Along with key business achievements, it also features stories of employees across all locations that touches the humane elements. Inspiring stories of their colleagues are making the employees proud of being associated with the organization

The family bonding is terrific here, which helps in a great way in setting up the perfect work environment. Everyone feels at home and works with better Energy. Create functional opportunities for employees to drive development and growth is also unique in this company.

Employee Testimonial

People are provided ample opportunities and given a free hand which makes it Great Place to work.

Employee Testimonial

Leaders Speak

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Vinay Prakash

CEO, Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining

1. What is your personal approach to making a Great Workplace?
I have been associated with the Adani group for 18 years now and the most fascinating aspect of my association has been the personal connections which the Chairman himself (fondly called as Gautam Bhai) and other founding members have established with me and leadership team. We have tried to extend a similar warmth and care to our employees. The message that I have imbibed from Gautam bhai, is simple yet powerful, that the employees spend one-third of their overall life at work and if we do not make their workplace enjoyable, they will not put their heart & soul into the job. Our motto is not to make our workplace GREAT, but to make a workplace where everyone in the organization enjoys the work, feels valued and respected. I keep saying this to my team that Great Workplace is not just a nomenclature but it is a unified culture, which marries the true purpose of organization & entrepreneurial mindset with collaboration and enjoyment. Different organizations adopt different initiatives and methods to engage with employees and we have taken various initiatives that work in the context of our business. The important thing is that none of those initiatives has been taken with the intent to be identified as Great Workplace, but with an intent to give a sense of warmth, belongingness, and empowerment to employees. This has done wonders for us. Therefore, Great workplace happens to be a fruit that we are enjoying as an outcome of our approach. This recognition is the icing on the cake and a feather in our resume for the outside world. 

2. What are the top 2 benefits you see of creating a Great Workplace? 
This is an interesting one. See we started off, as a start-up in coal market for imported coal and went on to become the largest player in India for Integrated coal management that manages the entire supply chain starting from sourcing of coal, managing the voyage time, delivery of coal to the customers at their doorsteps for meeting the energy security of India. Similar is the case for our Mining business. We were nowhere in the Mining industry 10 years ago. And, today we are the largest private sector MDO player in the country with the cumulative contracts in hand to produce more than 100 MMT per annum. Our growth has not been incremental - rather we have leapfrogged others in the Industry. What made this possible is the sense of ownership that employees at the front line of projects have taken irrespective of their hierarchy. That sense of ownership came from the organization culture that we have built over the years. It is not that we have had the best educated, most experienced or the most brilliant people working for us since we started. For us - every single time - ordinary people have delivered extraordinary results. They have continuously taken on larger challenges, which has given them a greater sense of empowerment, which in turn has given them a greater sense of ownership. Perhaps this is the biggest differentiator for us as compared with other Corporates. Above all, this uniqueness fundamentally comes from the fact that everyone in the organization started to believe, right from the level of officer to the leadership team, that our success is not just the result of blood & sweat of our Chairman, the founding members & its CEO but every single person who has worked in the business over the years. 

3. What are your top people priorities?
Over the next two to three years, our business volumes would be at-least three-fold the current levels and if one adds the projects in hand, we are surely going to be the first private sector player in the MDO industry to hit the 100 million production mark. Therefore, my key priority is to strengthen middle management across our locations. Mining Industry has traditionally been considered a blue-collar job and, therefore, has been a second choice for the younger generation who has given preference to tech companies over the last two decades. An important point for us as a leading player in the private sector is to make the Mining industry attractive to young talent. The usual visuals of coal mining as shown in the movie ‘Kala Pathar’ back in the early 1980s no longer exists. Technology has transformed the conventional mining practices associated with only shovels & dumpers to continuous mining methods, autonomous haulage systems, integrated command & control centers, Drone-based surveillance for land reclamation, etc. We need to show-case this and attract young people who are tech-savvy, data-savvy and design-savvy so as to have a perfect blend of experienced leadership team and exuberance of youth to take the baton forward. 

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals? 
As I just mentioned, it is difficult to attract young talent to Mining Industry and being recognized, by Great Place to Work® in 2017 helped us to establish ourselves as one of the preferred employers in their eyes. We have observed that those who have worked in the Mining Industry have usually preferred us while switching jobs but there is a dearth of young talent joining the industry. This trend began to change for us and became more evident from 2017 onwards. This is very important for our expansion plans. Over the last 4 to 5 years, we have focused on being a ‘Technology-driven Responsible Miner’ for meeting the Energy Security of India. Being recognized as one of the top 10 Great Places to work in 2017 and that too perhaps the only mining company in the entire list strengthened our brand & credibility for a wider set of stakeholders including Banks, media agencies. Our motto of being ‘Responsible Miners’ certainly got more voice and visibility and the endorsement by Great Place to Work® in 2017 is one of the important contributing factors.
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Amitabh Mishra

Head-Human Resources, Adani Enterprises Limited-Coal & Mining

1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization? 
We strongly believe in our colleagues’ courage, trust, commitment and hard work in everything they set out to do as the main driving force behind our organization’s success. People associated with us and potential candidates get a conducive environment to thrive on diversity within the workforce, employee engagement activities, and professional growth opportunities. As one of the most technologically advanced coal mine ones can wish to work for in India, we ensure to provide plentiful job opportunities to professionals across different domains and not only limited to mining-related jobs. When you talk about our colleagues, they get to share valuable feedback, participate in brainstorming sessions and be part of one of Adani Group’s fastest-growing and exciting business. We have a culture wherein responsibilities are given at an early stage of a career. 

2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing? 
Adani Group forayed into Mining Business in 2009 as a Mine Developer cum Operator with Parsa East and Kanta Basan. Ten years down the line, we have increased our peak production capacity from 15 MTPA to 130 MTPA that includes nine coal mines, one iron ore mine, and two washeries. With more mines expected in near future, the major people challenge in our industry will be matching the demand-supply gap when it comes to hiring subject matter experts in a comparatively lesser preferred industry, though the popularity is increasing now. There is a demand for the much bigger talent pool to cater to the growing mining industry and huge dependence on coal by India to firepower plants that will light up the lives of billions.

3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. in the organization? 
Adani Group’s values are aligned with Indian cultural values. We strongly believe in the aspirations and happiness of one big family. Our colleagues and their family members comprise Adani Parivaar and most of our employee engagement activities symbolizes the celebration of a happy family. Every year, we celebrate Annual Family Day function wherein colleagues and their family members come together to celebrate the growth, success, and happiness of our organization irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. Also, we ensure that each and every employee’s respect and dignity are nurtured and promoted at all levels. 

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals? 
The recognition by Great Place to Work® has helped our organization to set and achieve newer and higher benchmarks when it comes to evolving from Good To Great Workplace. It has also motivated our dedicated team to set the best practices/standards that become a benchmark for other companies to follow.

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