Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company publishes the 1st Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of their Zinc product thus reinforcing its commitment to the sustainability, transparency, and minimizing environmental footprint. Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.The company through its sustainable business practices is providing long-term value for our stakeholders, communities, and the environment.
Commenting on the same, Mr Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc said, “Publishing of Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an important step towards our Sustainability Development Goals. This will help our valued customers in selecting the best materials for their projects and meeting worldwide requirements for sustainable construction. We are constantly improving depending on the results of our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to ensure that our products' potential environmental impacts are reduced.”
EPD provides objective, comparable, and third-party verified data on the environmental performance of its products throughout their lifecycle. Hindustan Zinc's EPD can be compared to EPDs from other manufacturers around the world, as it complies with ISO 14025:2006 and EN 15804:2012+A2:2019 standards. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study carried out to develop the EPD for Zinc products in line with ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards. The life cycle assessment (LCA) in the EPD provides a holistic approach measuring the environmental performance of Zinc product by considering the potential impacts from all stages of manufacturing, product use and end-of-life stages.
As a result of publishing an EPD complied with international standards, Hindustan Zinc is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and providing customers with credible and transparent information about its products' environmental performance. The company is constantly working on well-defined goals as they are adopting sustainable practices in every step of their operations. They further are continuously investing in cutting-edge technologies to reduce carbon footprint, transitioning to renewable energy, mitigating climate risk, and conserving resources.The level of transparency and reporting through EPD allows the company to identify environmental hotspots in the life cycle of their Zinc product, helps in taking optimum resource decisions and demonstrates the sustainability of the products.
Hindustan Zinc’s commitment towards Environment, Social and Governance has been recognized by CAP 2.0, CDP, S&P Global Platts Awards, CII National 5S Excellence Award, Bhamashah Award, GreenCo and many more. The company has earned a spot in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the 6th time by being ranked amongst the top 5% ESG Score in the metals & mining sector. The company’s sustainability efforts have also resulted them to be ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment under metal & mining sector.