Hindustan Zinc wins prestigious ICC Environment Excellence Award
- Hindustan Zinc’s Zinc Smelter Debari (ZSD) won the award in the Large Business Organisations category
Udaipur, 14thJanuary 2021:Hindustan Zinc’s Zinc Smelter Debari (ZSD) has been honoured with the prestigious ICC Environment Excellence Award 2020 for displaying an excellent commitment towards environment management. The award was presented to Hindustan Zinc at the 14th ICC Environment Excellence Award in a virtual ceremony.
Hindustan Zinc believes in innovating for a sustainable future and constantly pursues ways to be more responsible towards environmental conservation. Moreover, biodiversity has always been a pertinent area for Hindustan Zinc, and its business locations take consistent efforts to develop and improve biodiversity. The company has adopted sustainable and environment friendly practices in their operations and continuously innovates for a sustainable future.
Zinc Smelter Debari has undertaken a unique initiative by running an intensive plantation campaign – ‘Van-Mahotsav‘wherein its community including women, farmers and self-help groups pledged to plant more than 7500 plants in their area.
The ICC Environment Excellence Award is one of the most coveted recognition that is awarded to an organisation for excellent environment management by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It also acknowledges their commitment towards the social well-being of the people and the planet and offers a great platform to spread environmental awareness as well as motivate organisations towards sustainable development.
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 also 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.
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.