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FIMI appoints Hindustan Zinc CEO - Arun Misra as Chairman of Sustainable Mining Initiative

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29 Apr, 22 14:34
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FIMI appoints Hindustan Zinc CEO - Arun Misra as Chairman of Sustainable Mining Initiative
  • Udaipur, The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), a leading mining body, has appointed Arun Misra, CEO and Whole-Time Director, Hindustan Zinc, as its Chairman of Sustainable Mining Initiative- A Sustainable Committee of FIMI during an event in Bhubaneshwar. Arun Misra currently also serves as the Chairman of the International Zinc Association. Hindustan Zinc, India's largest and the world's second-largest zinc-lead miner, is an industry leader with over five decades of mining and smelting experience. As a fully integrated player with a keen focus on delivering holistic value to its stakeholders, the company is committed to safe, smart, and sustainable operations.

 

On the occasion, Arun Misra said,“We must value the resources provided by mother earth both above the ground (agriculture) and below the ground (minerals). Minerals are not only vital inputs in our daily lives but also necessary for India’s growth have always believed that India is blessed with a plethora of mineral resources which will play an important role in realizing the dream of AatmaNirbhar Bharat. As a Chairman of Governing council of Sustainable Mining Initiative of FIMI, my focus will be on mineral conservation while creating a sustainable environment and enabling mines to become net zero. My efforts have and will continue to be dedicated to this growth journey.”

 

The Indian mining sector is now at a crucial stage following the greenfield and brownfield mine auctions. Given that the country’s current mining ecosystem is dynamic, it is imperative that all stakeholders, including policymakers and the industry, adopt global best practices and collaborate in order to ensure long-term sustainability for the sector. The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), established in 1966, is a national apex body that seeks to promote the interests of all mining, mineral processing, metal making, and other mineral-based industries. FIMI has more than 400 direct members and 25 regional associations which represent local small mining units across the country.

 

Following Arun Misra’s appointment as Chairman of Sustainable Mining Initiative, FIMI has hosted the Sustainable Mining Summit 2022 from 28th - 29th April 2022 at Hotel Mayfair Lagoon in Bhubaneswar. The summit's primary aim was to put together a roadmap for sustainable mining in India. They emphasised on how our mines need to compete with global mines in terms of productivity, efficiency & safety as well as environment management and developing skilled workforce to handle imported sophisticated mining equipment. Various stakeholders, including government agencies, regulators, industry stalwarts, practising managers, NGOs, academicians, and strategists, came together during the summit to deliberate these issues afflicting the Indian mining industry as it inches closer to a new era in its history.

 


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