Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in the zinc-lead-silver business, was presented with the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2022. Chanderiya Lead-Zinc Smelter received the award for ‘Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence’ and Zinc Smelter Debari received the award for ‘Excellence in Environment Management’. The award was felicitated to the company by Chief Guest, Shri.Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India.

Speaking on this achievement, Shri. Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, said, “We are immensely honoured and pleased to receive this recognition. Hindustan Zinc has been acknowledged for the remarkable efforts in corporate excellence and environmental management.Further, we will continue to raise the bar for our sustainability practises. Our investment in cutting-edge technology, operational efficiency, and emissions reduction demonstrates our commitment to achieveour target of becoming Net Zero carbon by 2050.”

The CII-ITC Sustainability Awards aim to recognise and reward excellence in companies that are working towards enhancing sustainability and inclusivity in their operations. The awardis layered around 16 aspects and 250 indicators that covers governance, ecology, biodiversity, and social dimensions of doing business.This year, 79 applicants underwent a rigorous evaluation process that includes on-site assessment by a peer team of CII-certified sustainability assessors and the winnerswere validated by a pre-eminent jury comprising leaders from government, civil society, and academia.This award is a recognition of Hindustan Zinc’s continued efforts to integrate sustainability as a core businessvalueand commitment to shaping a future that is more sustainable and inclusive.

Recently, Hindustan Zinc has earned a spot in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the 6th time by being ranked amongst the top 5% ESG Score in the metals & mining sector.The company’s sustainability efforts have also resulted them to be ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment under metal & mining sector. The company’s commitment towards Environment, Social and Governance has been recognized by CAP 2.0, CDP, S&P Global Platts Awards, CII National 5S Excellence Award, Bhamashah Award and many more.