On 18 th January 2023, Hindustan Zinc has deployed the first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) powered truck vehicle. A 55 metric tonne Alternate Fuel Vehicle from Greenline, part of the Essar Group will be used in the transportation of the finished product from the smelter to consumer. It will scale down the carbon emission by 30% in comparison to a diesel vehicle.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc, said, “Our vision of net-zero by 2050 is driven by the philosophy of Transforming the Planet and creating green value for all our stakeholders. By taking the approach of introducing LNG vehicles, we are showing our commitment to leading the green transport revolution. Hindustan Zinc aims to
decarbonize the environment by delivering an immediate solution and significantly reducing economic barriers.”
To reduce its environmental footprint year after year, Hindustan Zinc makes every effort to conserve natural resources and deploy greener technology whenever possible. The LNG
Vehicle introduced by the company in its operational cycle has capacity of carrying 40 tonnes of raw material and can speed upto 80 kmph. This vehicle will drive the company
ahead on their sustainable value-accretive journey and strengthen their sustainability focus by delivering on well-defined goals.
Hindustan Zinc is committed to improve its ESG performance for which they have set stringent sustainability goals to achieve by 2025 and adopted a holistic approach to
attaining the same. As part of the 2025 Sustainability Goals, they are constantly making the best use of natural resources, reducing carbon footprint, and utilising renewable energy. For the emission control, the company has also introduced Fuel Catalyst in HEMMs for underground mine operation to enhance fuel efficiency and lower exhaust pollution. This
effort will facilitate in increasing the manufacturing performance while also lowering the carbon footprint.
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 headquarters 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 has ventured into green energy by setting upwind power plants. The Company is ranked 1 st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3 rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining and Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Platts Global Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious and Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.
The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work
2022’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the People-first HR Excellence Award. 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 1.4 million people in 234 villages out of which 184 in Rajasthan, and 34 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India.