Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc received the CSR Health Impact Award for its exemplary work towards fighting Covid-19 at all levels and minimizing the risk of this pandemic within the communities in their operational areas. The award has been conferred to the company by Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council in association with Jagran Pehel.
Hindustan Zinc has been undertaking extensive measures to sensitize the local communities regarding Covid-19 and have engaged an extensive network of stakeholders, including District Officials, Local Community Representatives, SHG Members and Union Members to prevent the spread of this virus. So far, the company has touched upon the lives of 4.20 lac people through its ongoing Covid-19 relief initiatives and broughta positive change in their life during these challenging times.
The company has been supporting the communities by providing dry ration and supplying food grains through Apni Rasoi initiative in partnership with Azim Premji Foundation to women & migrant labourers. The company has been disinfecting areas by spraying & fumigating with Sodium Hypochlorite solution and providing medical gears like masks, sanitizers & Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).With critical emphasis towards on ground delivery of essentials directly to the communities, Hindustan Zinc has engaged their SHG Women and Partners to stich & distribute masks and full body suits, in turn generating income for these women as well. The company through its under its Khushi initiative, also launched“Koi Bacha Rahe Na Bhookha”campaign, which is working towards improving the health and well-being of the children in the age group of 0-6 years and provide good health to lactating women and families, who have been severely impacted by the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Ms. Anupam Nidhi, Head CSR in a virtual award ceremony.
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 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 is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 5th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2019 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company.
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.