Udaipur, 20th November 2023: Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc, Lead & Silver business, has taken a significant leap towards sustainable logistics by signing a contract with Inland EV Green Services Pvt Ltd. The agreement will mark the deployment of 10 Electric Vehicles (EV) Trucks, each boasting a capacity of 55 metric tons. Dedicated to the inter-operations transport of concentrates, these eco-friendly trucks reaffirms Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to green and sustainable practices. The partnership signifies an important shift in the logistics landscape, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote cleaner modes of transportation.
Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc & Executive Director, Vedanta, said, “Our collaboration with Inland EV Green Services Pvt Ltd represents a significant step forward in our decarbonization journey. By integrating electric trucks into our fleet, we are moving forward in achieving our approved SBTi commitment while demonstrating our unwavering commitment to reducing our environmental impact. This initiative reflects our vision for responsible and eco-conscious operations, placing us proudly at the forefront of sustainable practices in our industry.”
Designed to endure Indian conditions, these trusted EV trucks have demonstrated over 2 years of successful operations on Indian roads from IPLTech Electric Pvt Ltd., a Murugappa group EV venture. These trucks have a remarkable charging capacity of 20% to 100% in just 90 minutes. At Inland EV Green Pvt. Ltd., we are dedicated to long-term sustainable efforts.
Inland Group, led by the Somani family, is dedicated to environmental and social responsibility, as exemplified by their continuous CSR initiatives throughout the year. Operating under the esteemed brand ‘Enviiiro Wheels,’ the company is at the forefront of transforming environmentally conscious transportation. The company’s core principles revolve around introducing innovative solutions for a more eco-friendly planet. While the Somani family does provide logistics services through HSD by Inland World Logistics Company, their commitment to sustainability is further emphasised by offering eco-friendly transportation alternatives through Inland EV Green Services Pvt. Ltd.
In alignment with the same, Hindustan Zinc’s sustainable efforts, including the deployment of EV trucks, underscore their approved SBTi commitment to reducing 50% of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and further reduction of 25% of absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by FY2030 from the base year FY2020 and achieving Net-Zero emissions across the value chain by FY2050.
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 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at 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 is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. 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. 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’. As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.