Kayad Mine won the award for initiatives to improve its environmental impact and safety quotient
Udaipur, 8th December, Wednesday:Hindustan Zinc’s Kayad Mine was awarded the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021’for its efforts and initiatives towards sustainable mining. The award was given in recognition of the company’s efforts to enhance pollution control facilities, reduce carbon emissions, treat and recycle water from operating units, among other biodiversity management initiatives. The World Environment Foundation’s Golden Peacock Environment Management Award is a notable honour that encourages organisations to enhance, optimise and strengthen their environmental and social performance. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Director Kayad Mine – Mr KC Meena received the award.
Kayad Mine has been a model for sustainable operations, catering the majority of energy requirements through renewable solar power, reusing and recycling water in operations and having state-of-the-art waste management systems.The mine has solar power systems with a capacity to meet half of its power demand. Kayad Mine had also received the prestigious ‘5 Star Rated Mines’ award from the Ministry of Mines last month for their efforts in sustainable mining.
Hindustan Zinc is an innovator in sustainable operations, with a solid commitment to maintaining and upholding the highest ESG norms and standards, tackling carbon emissions, addressing climate change, and conserving water and energy. The company has established a comprehensive and strategic roadmap for its sustainability mission, including plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next five years to become greener and accomplish defined sustainability goals by 2025.
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 5thin Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2021 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.
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Ms. Dipti Agrawal
Head – Corporate Communications
Hindustan Zinc Limited