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10th November 2021

Hindustan Zinc celebrates Cyber Security Awareness Month with employees and local communities

– Hindustan Zinc hosted a variety of activities to promote awareness about cyber security

– Participants were given training on cyber awareness, experienced a phishing simulation, quizzed on cyber security and given tips to ensure cyber security in daily life

Udaipur, 10th Wednesday: In this modern digital era, cyber security is a crucial aspect for everyone, both as an organization and as an individual. Hindustan Zinc celebrated the month of October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, with the theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”. The theme encourages people and enterprises to take ownership of their role in safeguarding their part of cyberspace.

The celebration at Hindustan Zinc commenced with the CEO Mr Arun Misra sharing his thoughts on the significance of cyber security in daily life and encouraging everyone to participate in generating awareness about it. “We at Hindustan Zinc have taken various initiatives in the cyber security domain and are more able to defend, counter and mitigate threats before they become a challenge for us. If everyone conducts responsibly and does their part then it becomes easier to implement security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences and training employees. This will ensure that our interconnected world is safer, closer and more resilient for everyone to function harmoniously.” Following the CEO’s briefing, the organization’s COO-Mines, CFO, CHRO, and other leaders spoke to all employees about the necessity of cyber security.

Throughout the month, Hindustan Zinc initiated a wide range of activities to raise awareness about cyber security, which includes communicating daily cyber tips and tricks to protect oneself from cyber threats, conducting cyber security quizzes to evaluate awareness among employees, performing cyber awareness training for both employees & local community, conducted phishing simulation and many more. The company organized four weekly cyber security quizzes, with overwhelming response and participation across functions and sites. The organization has also identified several areas where it would establish a more targeted cyber threat awareness strategy.

Hindustan Zinc has integrated technological advancement into its supply chain operations, which are noted for their innovation and originality. On the IT front, Hindustan Zinc has set the bar high, implementing a variety of controls and filters that restrict access to available data to only those personnel who have been given permission. Recently, the organization earned certification for integrated ISO systems for its IT systems. This success, as well as the company’s other measures to secure employees, business partners, and customers from cyber threats, demonstrates the company’s determination to safeguard all of its stakeholders’ highly sensitive data as well as the commitment to highly progressive and IT driven operations.

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 5th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2021 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.