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Udaipur, 13th July 2023: Hindustan Zinc’s Zawar Mines has been awarded with the prestigious CII National Award 2023 for Environment Best Practices in the Innovative Project category. The recognition was announced at the Greenco Summit 2023 which was held in Pune, Maharashtra.
Commenting on the accomplishment, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO – Hindustan Zinc said, “As a responsible mining company, we are constantly striving towards environmental excellence. The Dry Tailing Plant at Zawar Mines demonstrates our dedication to innovation and sustainable solutions in the mining sector. This award reinforces our belief in responsible mining practices and drives us to establish new benchmarks for environmental stewardship.”
Hindustan Zinc was conferred with this award for its Dry Tailing Plant located in Zawar. The plant reaffirms the company’s commitment towards Waste Management through its advanced technology, enabling a higher recovery of water for reuse in their processes and substantially reducing freshwater consumption. By converting tailings into dry cake form, the plant optimizes the storage of higher volume of tailings and significantly bringing down their environmental footprint. Additionally, the implementation of this cutting-edge technology enhances the safety standards of the Tailing Storage Facility, effectively minimizing environmental risks and ensuring the preservation of surrounding ecosystems.
This award received by Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, have also been 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 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, CAP 2.0, CDP, S&P Global Platts Awards, GreenCo Certification, 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.