- The company will be reducing 30% carbon footprint with the newly launched vehicle
- The company reiterates their commitment towards Net Zero emission by 2050
Udaipur, 18th January 2023: Hindustan Zinc has deployed the first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) powered truck vehicle.A 55metrictonne Alternate Fuel Vehicle from Greenline, part of the Essar Groupwill be used in the transportation of the finished product from the smelter to consumer. It will scale down the carbon emission by 30% in comparison to a diesel vehicle.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc, said, “Our vision of net-zero by 2050 is driven by the philosophy of Transforming the Planet and creating green value for all our stakeholders. By taking the approach of introducing LNG vehicles, we are showing our commitment to leading the green transport revolution. Hindustan Zinc aims to decarbonize the environment by delivering an immediate solution and significantly reducing economic barriers.”
To reduce its environmental footprint year after year, Hindustan Zinc makes every effort to conserve natural resources and deploy greener technology whenever possible. The LNG Vehicle introduced by the company in its operational cycle has capacity ofcarrying 40 tonnes of raw material and can speed upto 80 kmph. This vehicle will drive the company ahead on their sustainable value-accretive journeyand strengthen their sustainability focus by delivering on well-defined goals.
Hindustan Zinc is committed to improve its ESG performance for which they have set stringent sustainability goals to achieve by 2025 and adopted a holistic approach to attaining the same. As part of the 2025 Sustainability Goals, they are constantly making the best use of natural resources, reducing carbon footprint, and utilising renewable energy. For the emission control, the company has also introduced Fuel Catalyst in HEMMs for underground mine operation to enhance fuel efficiency and lower exhaust pollution. This effort will facilitate in increasing the manufacturing performance while also lowering the carbon footprint.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited: Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its headquarters at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting upwind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Platts Global Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for ‘Industry