UDAIPUR: Hindustan Zinc has been ranked 5th globally by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – 2019 among 62 assessed companies in the metal and mining sector. Hindustan Zinc has also been ranked 1st in the Asia-Pacific region by the Index, company informed.
The overall score for Hindustan Zinc improved by 7% from last year to maintain their global ranking. The company saw an improvement in all the three dimensions of the index – Economic, Social and Environment – where the company topped in three sustainability aspects – Materiality, Environment Reporting and Human Capital Development.
On the achievement, Hindustan Zinc CEO – Sunil Duggal said, “When we receive recognition for our work, it reinforces our journey along the chosen path to progress. Our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. With this latest ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index we have an increased responsibility to be recognised as a global sustainable company”
Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance factors to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score.
Hindustan Zinc, India’s leading and world’s leading integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver producer, has a strong focus on conservation of water and energy. All our plants operate on zero-effluent discharge and are moving steadily to Zero waste to landfill. Hindustan Zinc has recently commissioned a Dry Tailing Plant resulting in recirculation of >90% of the process water. The company has a stand-alone Safety and Innovation Cell which strives towards enhanced automation and digitalisation in its operations. Our people are at the heart of our operations. We have consistently been certified as a ‘Great Place to work’ for the past two years as well.
The company is committed to the principle of sustainable development and constantly looking up to improve the performance through consistent implementation of various initiatives and projects.
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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 has been globally ranked 5th overall in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2019 amongst Metal and Mining companies. The Company’s sustainability framework is supported by three pillars – Responsible Stewardship, Building Strong Relationships and Adding & Sharing Value. 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 79% of growing Zinc market and 95% of growing Silver market in India.