Udaipur, 13th March 2023: Hindustan Zinc, India’s largest & only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead & Silver, value safety as a fundamental element in the way they conduct their business. To reinforce the message that Safety comes before productivity, the company observed 52nd National Safety Week under the theme ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’. A Series of sensitization workshops were conducted to celebrate 52nd National Safety Week for the employees, business partners and the community around all its operational units.
The Safety Week celebration witnessed various government officials coming forward to support Hindustan Zinc to spread awareness about Safety First Culture. The company conducted a safety rally, training sessions, Nukkad Natak, and various competition like poster making, poem recitation & slogan writing to bring light to the safety measure and to make the communities vigilant about the possible accidents.
Furthermore, to tackle the safety hazards, the company trained the communities around its operations about Safety Standard Gap Assessment, emergency response and safe operating procedures. The objective is to identify those risks and implement controls to prevent or mitigate the potential impacts.
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, believes that safety of its people and the communities where they operate must always come first. The company has also been recognised by S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment and ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in metal & mining sector for the steps taken under Environment, Social and Governance.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & 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 2023’, ‘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 towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.