Udaipur, Hindustan Zinc’s Pantnagar Metal Plant has been conferred with two awards - “Challengers Award - Medium Business, Process Sector”and “Safety Excellence Award - 1st Runner Up” for its continued efforts towards sustainability and encompassing all the elements of sustainability throughout its business practices. The awards were conferred in the recently held virtual conference The India Sustainability Leadership Summit 2020 jointly organized by Frost & Sullivan and TERI.
The award was presented for demonstrating effective deployment of Sustainable Development Practices and thorough adherence to Vedanta Sustainability Framework, with evaluation done on 13 distinctive parameters like Sustainability Strategy, Governance & Ethics, Water & Engagement, Occupational Health, Society, etc. Whereas, the Safety Excellence Award appreciated the company’s efforts to achieve safety excellence and implementation of best safety practices leading to exemplary safety experience, with evaluation based on 19 distinctive parameters like Safety Policies & Goals, Hazard Identification & Control, Fire Safety, etc.
The Awards recognize excellence in sustainable development practices among corporates that provide a measurable and verifiable framework for sustainability. The Awards evaluation model comprises of four major parameters—people, planet, purpose, and partnership—and 13 sub-parameters. Each participant was evaluated and benchmarked against peers and competitors by a team of experts from Frost & Sullivan and TERI.
On behalf of Pantnagar Metal Plant, the award was received by Mr. Himanshu Chhabra, Head – O&M, Pantnagar Metal Plant.
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.