UDAIPUR: Hindustan Zinc tops Metal & Mining sector globally in the Environment category in Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Company has also been ranked overall 5th globally by Dow Jones Sustainability Index in the metals and mining sector. Hindustan Zinc has improved its position from the last year when it was ranked 11th globally.
The Indian Company, popularly known as Zinc of India competed with 58 metals & mining majors including Newmont Mining, Teck Resources, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, Anglo Gold Ashanti etc.
Dow Jones Sustainability assessment is a globally renowned initiative organised by Robeccosam, which assess & benchmarks the companies on various paradigms of sustainability.
Speaking on the achievement, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc Sunil Duggal said, “Sustainability has always been a core value of Hindustan Zinc which is why the Company has integrated the best global environment friendly technologies in its operations. We are very glad to be recognised with this ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which strengthens our commitment towards zero harm to the environment.”
Hindustan Zinc setting up Udaipur’s first Sewage Treatment Plant with a capacity to treat 60 million litres of Sewage per day, which is almost 100% treatment of Udaipur’s domestic Sewage. This is first of its kind STP built under the public-private-partnership model.
As a benchmark, even the company’s Head Office in Udaipur – Yashad Bhawan has been recognized as Rajasthan’s first platinum-rated green building by CII-IGBC.
Hindustan Zinc is a Vedanta Group Company and is India’s only and the world’s leading integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver producer.