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6th October 2021

Hindustan Zinc commissions ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE RO-ZLD Plant at Debari

  • Another step towards a greener future through innovative sustainable solutions
  • Recycles 30 Lac liter water per day
  • RO water usage will result in reduction in water regeneration

Udaipur: – Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), the largest zinc producer in the country has successfully commissioned 3000 KLD ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE RO-ZLD plant at Zinc Smelter Debari. This plant is a commitment to the Vedanta ethos of ZERO HARM – ZERO WATSE – ZERO DISCHARGE. With this the company is taking another step towards a greener future and innovative sustainable solutions.

The RO-ZLD plant effectively recycles process water to be reused back in operations thereby leaving no discharge and completely utilizing waste. It will recycle 30 Lac liter water per. The process of salt generated will also be usable. In process of RO water usage, it will result in a reduction in water regeneration.

Hindustan Zinc has successfully achieved all the defined parameters of the plant, with an efficiency of 91 % (RO) and overall efficiency of 96% with the ZLD plant. Hindustan Zinc believes in zero waste and has aligned waste management practices to the ‘4R Policy’ of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Reclaim in their operations.

Sustainability is Hindustan Zinc’s core business value and has a long-term approach to water management. As per the commitment to the protection of the environment, Hindustan Zinc aims to improve performance, recognize the significance of water, and contribute to sustainability. The company’s operations are water-intensive and are working in water-scarce areas and therefore their efforts are always towards reducing water intake from external sources.

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.