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13th April 2021

Hindustan Zinc provides Vaccination Van to Medical Health Department at Udaipur

Hindustan Zinc is dedicated in its contribution towards COVID 19 relief activities.

Udaipur:  Zinc plays a vital role in boosting immunity and Hindustan Zinc is India’s only integrated producer of Zinc – Lead and Silver. The company has been at the forefront of ensuring health, be it of its employees or local communities. It has been persistent in its efforts to battle COVID 19 through preventive as well as relief activities in Rajasthan. The company took its efforts a step further in the preventive direction by providing an insulated vaccine van to the Udaipur district medical health office. This will make it easier to transport vaccine from Jaipur to Udaipur and make the distribution process more convenient and efficient.

Arun Misra, CEO and Whole-Time Director of Hindustan Zinc formally handed over the vaccination van on Monday, April 21, to Dr Dinesh Kharadi, Chief Medical Health Officer of Udaipur, at Yashad Bhawan. On this Occasion the CEO Arun Misra said, “Safety and wellbeing of the communities is of utmost importance for Hindustan Zinc. With this vaccination van, we are fully in support with the local authorities and the state government to vaccinate our people and communities to tackle the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. I sincerely request everyone eligible to get themselves vaccinated so that we can resume normalcy as soon as possible.”

Dr Dinesh Kharadi appreciated the efforts made by Hindustan Zinc towards ensuring health and wellbeing of people in Udaipur and across Rajasthan. He said, “The vaccine van provided to us by Hindustan Zinc through its CSR initiative will prove to be really useful in times of this pandemic. Earlier we had to get the vaccine from Jaipur or from Dabhok and had only one van, but now that we have two vans, it will really make things easier. It will enable storage of not just COVID vaccine but all types of vaccines even for routine activities as this insulated van maintains a temperature between 2 – 8 celcius temperature. I thank Hindustan Zinc on behalf of the entire medical health department.”. The van was inaugurated by Dr. Dinesh Kharadi, Mr. Arun Misra and other officers of health department as well as management of Hindustan Zinc while ensuring proper social distancing and other COVID 19 guidelines.

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.