June 20, 2024


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Breaking Taboos, Empowering Women – Hindustan Zinc Champions Menstrual Hygiene Awareness amongst its community around

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  • A month-long campaign aimed at sensitizing and spreading awareness around women’s health and hygiene across its operations covering Zawar, Dariba, Agucha, Kayad and PantNagar
  • The sessions sensitized women & children through Shiksha Sambal summer camps debunking myths, addressing taboos, and shedding light on the science behind menstruation on Menstrual Hygiene Day

The significance of menstrual hygiene awareness extends far beyond individual well-being and it stands as a cornerstone of public health and gender parity. By fostering conversations, one can not only empower individuals to prioritize their health but also dismantle entrenched societal taboos and biases. Hindustan Zinc reaffirming its commitment towards community healthcare, commemorated the Menstrual Hygiene Day with a robust initiative and a month-long campaign aimed at sensitizing and spreading awareness around women’s health and hygiene across its operations.

Under the Swasthya Sewa program, Hindustan Zinc conducted awareness and sensitization sessions in its surrounding communities including Rudrapur – Uttarakhand, Kayad, Zawar, Agucha and Dariba. The sessions conducted at Government schools as part of the Shiksha Sambal Summer Camps, enlightened students about menstrual hygiene. Additionally, Sakhi women of Sakhi Self Help Group ( SHGs) received valuable insights from government hospital ANMs and Zinc hospital doctors.

These sessions were not merely informative but transformative, debunking myths, addressing taboos, and shedding light on the science behind menstruation. From discussing nutrition needs during periods to fostering a sense of comfort and confidence in young girls and women, the initiative aimed at enhancing overall well-being and dignity. Through the collective efforts of employees, medical professionals, and partners, the campaign reached beneficiaries from diverse backgrounds, reaffirming the company’s commitment to community health and empowerment.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and now the 3rd largest Silver producer. The company has a market share of ~75% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Zinc City, Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company ranked first in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target.

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’. Along with that, Hindustan Zinc has been recognized with the coveted CII HR Excellence Award, leading in HR innovation with a 600+score.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.9 million people in 3,685 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 269.3 crores in FY24 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.

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