Securing water assets is of utmost importance to Hindustan Zinc and integral to its commitment towards sustainable development. The company understands the social, financial and ecological value of water and intend to adopt best practices for making cautious use of water and conserve it. Going with this philosophy, HZL has endorsed the commitment of water stewardship through the CEO Water Mandate, a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact.
Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc said, “Our commitment to CEO Water Mandate not only aligns with our efforts and practices to Sustainable Development Goal 6 but also takes us closer to our vision of becoming 5 times water positive company and reducing freshwater consumption by 25% by 2025”.
CEO Water Management is a commitment platform for business leaders and learners to advance water stewardship. The endorsing companies commit to action across six key elements (Direct operation, Supply chain, collective action, Public Policy, Community Engagement and Transparency) and report annually on progress. With this commitment, Hindustan Zinc will be among 175 companies globally to be committed to advancing water stewardship.
Hindustan Zinc focuses on reducing freshwater use through a number of strategies, including using less water intense technology, recycling wastewater, rainwater harvesting, and more. The company demonstrates its commitment to water stewardship by using water efficiently, maintaining water quality and engaging with communities to collaboratively manage a shared water resource throughout the life cycle.
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.