Udaipur, :Hindustan Zinc has been recognized as Supplier Engagement Leader by global environmental not-for-profit charity CDP. The company has been ranked among the top 8% assessed for supplier engagement on climate change. The recognition is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment towards sustainability and its efforts to engage with suppliers to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change.
On this achievement, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc said, “It is a matter of pride for us to be recognized by CDP as a global leader for having a positive influence on building a sustainable supply chain and the ongoing progress we have made has been appraised. Our strategic focus on reducing our emissions in the entire value chain, introducing Battery Electric Vehicles, assessing our suppliers on the Sustainability framework, collaborating and engaging on ESG expectations, and various other initiatives help us in achieving our aim of sustainability throughout the value chain.’
CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP to assess these companies, allocating a score of A to D- based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.
Hindustan Zinc’s supplier engagement emphasizes on building relationships with suppliers and partnering with them to identify opportunities for improvement in their sustainability practices. The company is constantly working towards their Sustainability Development Goals 2025 which targets at reducing carbon footprint and promoting sustainable alternative throughout its operations and supply chain. Through their sustainable business practices, they are able to create long-term value for their stakeholders and contributing towards a green future.
Recently, Hindustan Zinc has earned a spot in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the 6th time and ranked amongst the top 5% ESG Score in the metals & mining sector in 2023. 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 has also been rated A in climate change and A- in water security by CDP. 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.
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 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Global Platts 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 2020’ by People Business and the PeopleFirst 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 184 in Rajasthan, 34 in Uttarakhand and 16 villages in Gujarat. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India.
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