11/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2021 02:10
Udaipur, 24th November Wednesday: Hindustan Zinc, world's leading and India's only producer of integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver, was awarded the prestigious '5 Star Rated Mines' award by the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India. Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Govt. Of India - Mr Pralhad Joshi felicitated Hindustan Zinc with the award at the 5th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals held in Delhi. HZL's Rampura Agucha & Kayad Mine both received the '5 Star Rated Mines' certification for their efforts and initiatives in sustainable mining.
Leading the way for green and sustainable operations, Hindustan Zinc is among the first mining companies to commit to Net Zero 2050 and has a strong focus on ESG. The company has set a strategic roadmap on their sustainability journey, planning to invest over $1bn in the next 5 years to go green and achieving focussed Sustainability Goals by 2025. With such a strong commitment on maintaining highest ESG standards, actioning against climate change, and conservation of water & energy, Hindustan Zinc is a leader in sustainable operations.
Mr Arun Misra, CEO - Hindustan Zinc said, "Everything we do is with an aim to contribute towards national development and create a sustainable future for our communities. Hindustan Zinc is proud to be recognised by the Ministry of Mines and Government of India as a leader in sustainable operations with this prestigious 5 Star Rating. Step by step we move towards a greener tomorrow positively impacting the lives around us."
The Agucha and Kayad mines of Hindustan Zinc come under the Rampura Agucha Cluster situated in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Both mines act as a model for sustainable operations; catering majority energy requirement through renewable solar power, reusing and recycling water and state-of-the-art waste management systems.
Sustainability and CSR are an integral part of business at Hindustan Zinc. Their efforts have been recognized with awards such as the Most Sustainable Company in the Mining Industry by World Finance at the Sustainability Awards 2021. As a COP26 Business Leader, Hindustan Zinc serving as a sector influencer in leading actions to protect the environment and tackle climate change.
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.
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 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 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.