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Hindustan Zinc wins at People First HR Excellence Awards 2021

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The company was awarded ‘Champion’ in Leading Practices in Pandemic Response and ‘Winner’ in Leading Practices in Tech Deployment in HR

– Out of 150 nominations from over 50 companies, Hindustan Zinc was recognized for its pandemic response

Udaipur, 23rd December, Thursday:Hindustan Zinc Limited, India’s leading zinc, lead, and silver producer, has been awarded the ‘People First HR Excellence Award 2021’ on the 22nd of December. Hindustan Zinc was awarded ‘Champion’ in Leading Practices in Pandemic Response and ‘Winner’ Leading Practices in Tech Deployment in HR. The award was presented to the company in a virtual ceremony for its exemplary contributions amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, as well as for its cutting-edge technology deployment strategies.

Mr Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, commented on receiving the award, saying, “We are delighted to have received both the awards at the People First HR Excellence 2021 event. I commend the efforts of my team for timely execution of actions during the pandemic for the welfare of stakeholders and communities. We at Hindustan Zinc prioritise people, provide focused-driven excellence in the field of workplace diversity, and recognise the value of human capital as a significant contributor to our success.”

With its employees and communities at the forefront of its thoughts, the company ramped up its CSR efforts during COVID-19 to guarantee that the lives of its employees and those in their operational areas were not impacted. The company ensured that all employees, business partners, and their families are fully vaccinated, and they are also covered by its term insurance the Corona KAVACH Policy.

The company also places a strong emphasis on innovation and technology to make operations more efficient for all stakeholders. The digitalization strategy in the Human Resources department of the company is built on three pillars: Platform, People, and Work. ‘Platform’ to streamline and integrate HR operations under common platforms like SAP, SuccessFactors and Mobility SAP Fiori; ‘People’ to encourage a culture of innovation and sharing among employees, along with activating a digital mindset through a robust change initiative; ‘Work’ to leverage digital tools and apps to deliver solutions that will change the way the company works and support the continuous experimentation and innovation.

The People First HR Excellence Awards aim to highlight the best HR efforts from companies around the geographies and to provide a great opportunity for professionals in the domain to honour the world-class tasks undertaken by their friends and colleagues. This year’s overall categories received 150+ nominations from 50+ organisations representing a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, automobiles, telecoms, information technology, banking, financial services, insurance, and hospitality.

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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For further information, please contact:

Ms. Dipti Agrawal

Head – Corporate Communications                        

Hindustan Zinc Limited                                                         

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