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16th April 2021

Arun Misra wins CEO of the Year award

– HZL CEO won the Business Leader Award for ‘CEO of the Year’
– Hindustan Zinc also bagged the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’

Udaipur, 16 April, 2021: In a double swoop at the Business Leader of the Year Awards presented by World Leadership Congress and Awards, Hindustan Zinc won the won ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ while their CEO – Mr Arun Misra was awarded as ‘CEO of the Year’.

Being at the helm of a mining giant during a time which was unprecedented, Mr Arun Misra guided Hindustan Zinc in quite an extraordinary way. The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown posed formidable challenges, but Mr Misra steered the ship head-on by embracing change and enhanced focus on innovation, technology and digitalisation. Under his leadership, Hindustan Zinc achieved operational excellence and set global benchmarks in setting sustainable social solutions benefitting the business, people and communities.

The ‘Most Innovative Company Award’ for Hindustan Zinc displays the type of culture that the organisation believes in. HZL has been at the forefront of adopting best-in-class technologies to gain and solidify a competitive edge in the mining industry, enhancing efficiencies and productivity along the way. The company has advanced well in the journey of leveraging digitalisation and to embrace new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and block chain capabilities in the future.

The Leadership Awards is all about Achievers, Super Achievers and Future Business Leaders. Th forum attracts the best organisations from around the world, to highlight, recognize and reward their ability to steer their businesses through turbulent times, applying the best of business modules to manage and keep their missions afloat.

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 Headquarter 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 also has ventured into green energy by setting up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 7th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2020 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4Good Index and has scored ‘A’ rating by CDP for climate change.

Being a people-first company, Hindustan Zinc believes in inculcating the values of Trust and Excellence to have a culture of high-performance in its workforce. 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 2021’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ 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 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 77% of growing Zinc market in India.