Hindustan Zinc has been conferred with the “CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020” under the category - “Most Innovative Environmental Project” in a recently held Virtual Award Ceremony. The award was presented for the ‘USE OF MINE TAILING WASTE IN BACKFILLING THROUGH PASTE-FILL TECHNOLOGY’.
Commenting on the award, Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, said, “Hindustan Zinc believes in responsible stewardship towards environmental management and implements various eco- friendly technologies in all its operations. The award recognizes HZL’s commitment to sustainability and vision of Zero Waste”.
Hindustan Zinc is the first mining company to setup Paste Fill plants in India, with a total capacity of 12 MTPA. The project aligns with Vedanta’s philosophy to continue the implementation of latest technology in industry, which improves process efficiency and improves sustainability. The company has setup Paste-Fill plants across three of its locations; Rampura Agucha Mine with a capacity of 5 MTPA, Sindesar Khurd Mine with a capacity of 6 MTPA and Zawar Mines with a capacity of 1 MTPA.
HZL is committed to the principle of sustainable development throughout the business and proliferate the use of natural resources in its operations i.e. energy, water, raw materials etc. The company work towards minimizing waste generation using 4R concept i.e. reduce, reuse, recycle, reclaim & also work on gainful utilization of wastes using environment-friendly methods.
Over 45 companies participated in the CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020 with 88 case studies, out of which 25 case studies were selected for the final round of CII Environment Best Practices Award 2020 competition.
Hindustan Zinc was also recently conferred with two awards at the CII ITC Sustainability Awards 2019. HZL’s Corporate Office and the Dariba Smelting Complex received the ‘Commendation for Significant Achievement in Environment Management’ Award.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Sufal Mehrotra, Nilesh Zade, Shama Jain and Pradeep Singh showcased the case study and addressed a thorough Q&A session.
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