Smelting and other sustainability initiatives – Vigyan Samiti delegation visits Hindustan Zinc
Chanderiya Smelting Complex, located in the district of Chittorgarh, is the world’s second largest single location integrated Zinc smelting complex with Zinc production capacity of 535,000 tonne and Lead production capacity of 85,000 tonnes per annum
24 member delegation from Vigyan Samiti, Udaipur visited Hindustan Zinc’s Chanderiya Smelting Complex. The delegation visited Smelter Plant to understand the process of Zinc Metallurgy and also witnessed various community service initiatives being implemented by Hindustan Zinc in nearby villages.
Chanderiya utilizes a combination of best proven technologies and innovation to continuously improve environmental and operational performance. The delegation comprising retired Bureaucrats, Engineers and Scientists also had 5 female members who were briefed about various sustainability initiatives taken up by Hindustan Zinc at its business locations.
Members of the delegation visited Sakhi Tailoring Centre at Putholi village and interacted with Sakhi rural women to know more about the initiative and their journey of empowerment. They were also briefed about various community development programs – Khushi, Shiksha Sambal & Samadhan through a stall exhibition.
Chanderiya Smelting Complex, located in the district of Chittorgarh, is the world’s second largest single location integrated Zinc smelting complex with Zinc production capacity of 535,000 tonne and Lead production capacity of 85,000 tonnes per annum. The location also has captive power plants of 234 MW.
Chanderiya Lead-Zinc Smelter complex is certified for Integrated Management System comprising of the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004), Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001:2007). It is also certified by QCFI for 5-S workplace management system.
The Chanderiya Smelting complex has been bestowed many awards like Green Manufacturing Excellence – Challenger Award in Sustainable Development by Frost & Sullivan; Hydro 2 smelter was awarded Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award Gold Category by Frost & Sullivan; IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award for Performance Excellence; International Green Apple Award 2012 from the Green Organization London for gainful utilization of its waste.