- The award recognizes Hindustan Zinc’s innovative and progressive CSR practices
- It endorses Hindustan Zinc’s philosophy of giving back
Udaipur: – Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) won Asia’s Best CSR Practices Awards in the category of Best Overall Excellence in CSR hosted by CMO Asia & Endorsed by World Federation of CSR Professionals. It is the highest recognition to an organization having a significant impact on the lives of the community around them.
This award endorses Hindustan Zinc’s philosophy of giving back. The award recognizes Hindustan Zinc’s innovative and progressive CSR practices including skill development of youth and providing safe drinking water to the community. Building up their flagship programs for women’s employment and employment engagements.
Hindustan Zinc is present in more than 5 districts in Rajasthan, 1 district in Uttarakhand, and 1 district in Gujarat and positively impacts the lives of more than 7 lakh individuals through its CSR initiatives. The organization works in the field of education through its Khushi and NandGhar project, Shiksha Sambal project, Unchi Udaan Project, and scholarship for the higher education of girls at Ringus.
In the field of Sports, the company runs a football academy and developed the field of grassroots football through technology, raising champions in the Under 18 category who have out Rajasthan on the football map. Sakhi is the flagship women empowerment project of Hindustan Zinc where 27000+ women get financially and socially empowered through self-help groups. Project Jeevan Tarang helps bring the differently-abled into mainstream society through its inclusive program.
Hindustan Zinc is improving the livelihood of 30k farmers and cattle owners through the SAMADHAN project. Primary healthcare facilities are still a challenge in rural communities, and the company’s mobile health vans at each location reach out to the doorsteps of the community and provide basic healthcare facilities of the communities. Hindustan Zinc also deploys new technologies and uses various initiatives for water and infrastructure.
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 700,000 people in 184 villages of Rajasthan, 5 in Uttarakhand and 16 villages in Gujarat. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 78% of growing Zinc market in India.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Dipti Agrawal
Head – Corporate Communications
Hindustan Zinc Limited