Hindustan Zinc is the proud recipient of three prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2018 for “Corporate Excellence – Outstanding Accomplishment”, “Commendation for Significant Achievement in CSR” and “Excellence in Environment Management”.
The Award ceremony was held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi, on 12th December 2018. Chief Guest of the evening Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Ayog presented the awards to Hindustan Zinc.
Sunil Duggal, CEO-HZL said, “We are honored to have been bestowed with three awards at this prestigious event. I sincerely thank each one of you who were part of this Award process and for helping us to reach a stage where we can proudly hold up this award as a mark of Sustainable Business achievement. Awards and the site visits have helped Hindustan Zinc to understand different aspects of sustainability, and improve year-on-year. These accolades will be a strong motivator for our workforce and volunteers to work harder towards achieving sustainability and representing Hindustan Zinc as a responsible corporate with a large positive stakeholder footprint and we will continue to work towards excelling in our sustainability performance.”
The CII-ITC Sustainability Award recognizes the companies that have demonstrated outstanding policy, practice and results by successfully incorporating sustainability in their core business. More than recognition, the Awards measure performance and provide detailed feedback for opportunities to excel.
The companies are evaluated and selected every year through a systematic corporate sustainability assessment by independent and CII certified sustainability assessors over a period of six months and identify leaders based on a variety of criteria including climate change strategies, natural resource consumption, human resources development, social performance, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.
This year a total of 77 companies applied across the country for the various categories. (Corporate Excellence – 17, CSR – 29, Environment – 25, Biodiversity – 6).
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, R S Ahuja – Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer and Shama Jain – Associate Manager-Environment received the Corporate Excellence – Outstanding Accomplishment Award; Monika Jain – Associate Manager – CSR received the Commendation for Significant Achievement in CSR Domain and AA Gaharwar – Head Technological Cell and Sanjeev Raju – Head-Mechanical received the Excellence in Environment Management Award for Dariba Smelter Complex.