- The company has been awarded as Most Sustainable Company in the Mining Industry
by World finance at their Sustainability awards 2021
- The company is committed towards reducing CO2 emissions, water conservation, and biodiversity management byinnovating and adopting new greener technologies
Udaipur2ndJuly 2021: Hindustan Zinc (HZL), the leading producer of Zinc, Lead, and Silver in India has been awarded the Most Sustainable company in the mining industry by World Finance. The company is committed to smart, safe, and sustainable mining operations. Hindustan Zinc strives to conserve natural resources and adopt greener technologies wherever possible to ensure its environmental footprint shrinks year on year. The company has been recognized for its ESG disclosure, its ambitious Sustainability goals 2025, analysis of the environmental impact and responsible approach towards its business, and many efforts towards GHG emissions reduction, water stewardship, circular economy, biodiversity conservation, zero harm, positive impact on local communities, diversity and equality and responsible sourcing.
Commenting on the achievement CEO of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Arun Misra said, “Sustainability is deeply embedded as an integral part of our work culture at Hindustan Zinc. We believe in driving long-term sustainable economic development by protecting the health and safety of our people, community, and environment. We are continuously investing in strengthening our operations by bringing best-in-class technology and digitalization solutions to walk the talk in being a smart and sustainable global organization. We are proud to be recognized as the “Most Sustainable Company in Mining Industry 2021” across the world and are committed to continue to lead in reducing CO2 emissions, water conservation, and biodiversity management.”.
Hindustan Zinc embarked on a digital transformation program to drive a different way of working for a sustainable future, aimed at enhancing stakeholder value through exploration, innovation, safety, and sustainability, maintaining market leadership, and increasing customer delight. Hindustan Zinc has increasingly been using technology for the automation of processes and has started integrating technologies across the value chain to reduce waste, increase resource efficiency, and drive-up productivity while promoting the harnessing of renewable energy sources.
Hindustan Zinc is taking all possible efforts to limit climate change, mitigate its catastrophic effects, and ultimately save lives. In addition to setting ambitious targets to achieve sustainability in the business, the company has established a stronger governance structure, for increased transparency. Protecting and enhancing biodiversity is also an integral part of Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to sustainable development. The company has a separate policy on biodiversity and stays committed to preventing risk on biodiversity throughout our business. The company aims to be self-sufficient and green in fulfilling energy requirements so as not to put any stress on the energy-starved state of Rajasthan, which plays host to a significant part of operations. The company’s portfolio of over 348.54 MW of renewable energy generation is testimony to the HZL philosophy of growing responsibly.
Hindustan Zinc is on a journey, one which focuses on nurturing leaders, conserving resources, improving health, safety, and wellbeing. The company aims to be the example that others wish to emulate when it comes to environmental performance, enhancing the quality of life, and fostering innovation. The company ranked first in the Asia-Pacific region and seventh globally in the metal and mining sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third consecutive year and is among India’s first companies to be included in The CDP climate change ‘A List’ for 2020. This award is a testimony to Hindustan Zinc’s effort towards sustainability.
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 Headquarter 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 up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 7th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2020 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4Good Index and has scored ‘A’ rating by CDP for climate change.
Being a people-first company, Hindustan Zinc believes in inculcating the values of Trust and Excellence to have a culture of high-performance in its workforce. 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 2021’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Award.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 77% of growing Zinc market in India.
For further information please contact:
- Ms. Dipti Agrawal
Head – Corporate Communications
Hindustan Zinc Limited