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Hindustan Zinc organizes Lake Cleaning Drive at Fatehsagar

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  • The drive on World Water Day witnessed a massive participation which included Tara Chand Meena, District Collector of Udaipur

Udaipur, 22nd March 2023: On World Water Day, Hindustan Zinc organized a successful lake cleaning drive around Fatehsagar that witnessed a massive turnout of employees, volunteers and local residents along with Shri Tara Chand Meena, District Collector of Udaipur and Shri Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc.  The objective was to spread awareness on the need to protect water bodies from pollution and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for aquatic life and visitors alike. The initiative aligns with the company’s commitment to promote environmental sustainability and community development.

Appreciating the efforts of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Tara Chand Meena, District Collector of Udaipur said, “The lakes of Udaipur are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of our city and serve as a major attraction for tourists and locals. It is imperative that we prioritize the preservation and maintenance of these water bodies for the future generation to reap the benefits. The Lake Cleaning Drive by Hindustan Zinc further reiterates the commitment of the preservation of lakes by the people of the city. We must recognize the significance of our environment and instil a sense of responsibility.”

Speaking on the occasionMr. Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc said, “The city of lakes has been blessed with scenic lakes and it is the responsibility of the people of the city to preserve them for future generations. At Hindustan Zinc, we are committed to preserving water bodies, and the Fatehsagar lake cleaning drive is one such initiative of ours to keep the city of lakes clean. With the help of the administration and our district collector Tara Chand Meena, we undertook this activity on the occasion of World Water Day with renewed spirits. It is up to us to keep the lakes clean and preserve water for society & future generations”.

The volunteers participated in the Lake Cleaning Drive with the goal – to do their bit for their beloved city’s environment and the water bodies. Bio-degradable gloves and collection bags were used to collect the waste material and the collected waste from the lake and its surroundings were segregated and disposed responsibly. The cleaning drive was followed by an educative Nukkad Natak to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation. The play urged the audience to take action to mitigate climate risk. Nukkad Natak was an engaging medium to educate the public and encourage them to participate in such initiatives to maintain a clean and healthy water body for the community.

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company andIndia’s largest & only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead & Silver, understands the importance of water as a scarce resource and has implemented various measures to reduce its freshwater intake. The company’s water conservation efforts have been recognized as it is 2.41x Water Positive. They have the vision of being 5 times water positive by 2025 through initiatives like setting-up 60MLD Sewage Treatment Plant in Udaipur City, introducing dry tailing plant in their mines, water harvesting structures in nearby areas, maintaining zero liquid discharge across plants and water ROs & ATMS for communities around its business locations.

Hindustan Zinc has earned a spot in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the 6th time by being ranked amongst the top 5% ESG Score in the metals & mining sector. The company’s sustainability efforts have also resulted them to be ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment under metal & mining sector. The company’s commitment towards Environment, Social and Governance has been recognized by CAP 2.0, CDP, S&P Global Platts Awards, CII National 5S Excellence Award, Bhamashah Award and many more. 

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 Global Platts Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious and Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.

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 2022’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the People-first 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 1.4 million people in 234 villages out of which 184 in Rajasthan, and 34 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India.

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