Company’s Rampura Agucha Mine and Zawar Group of Mines receives silver rating from CII for its sustainable mining operations
Udaipur, : Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company andIndia’s largest & only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead & Silver, has bagged the GreenCo Silver rating by CII for its sustainable mining operations. Company’s Rampura Agucha Mine andZawar Group of Mines has received the Silver Rating for their exemplary performance in waste & material management, green infrastructure & ecology, green supply chain, GHG emissions reduction, renewable energy initiatives, to name a few.
On receiving the honour, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc said, “This is huge recognition for our company which highlights our efforts towards a sustainable growth. Our facilitieshasbeen recognized for the significant efforts to maintain ecologically sustainable operations. We also encourage our suppliers to adopt our sustainability strategy and improve ESG performance in their operations to achieve our shared long-term vision of sustainable growth.”
The GreenCo Rating is a holistic framework that evaluates businesses on the environmental friendliness of their activities using a life cycle approach. Implementation of the GreenCo rating system gives companies leadership and direction on how to make their products, services, and processes more ecologically sustainable.
The recognition reaffirms that Hindustan Zinc has been delivering on well-defined goals and progressing on a sustainable value-accretive journey. The company has taken significant steps for achieving the vision of Net Zero emission by 2050 and is constantly investing in cutting-edge technologies to reduce carbon footprint, transitioning to renewable energy, mitigating climate risk, and conserving resources.
Recently, Hindustan Zinc has earned a spot in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the 6th time by being ranked amongst the top 5% ESG Score in the metals & mining sector. The company’s sustainability efforts have also resulted them to be 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 CAP 2.0, CDP, S&P Global Platts Awards, 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.
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