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Ms. Dipti Agrawal

Head - Corporate Communication

11th February 2021

Hindustan Zinc Scores ‘A-’ in Supplier Engagement Rating

Udaipur, 11th February: As a responsible organisation, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) believes in innovating for a sustainable future by ensuring long-term sustainable economic development and value creation. The company has been recognized with A- score in the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) released by CDP. With this achievement, HZL is now among a small number of high-performing companies that were scored.

The Supplier Engagement Ratings provides a rating for how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on climate change. CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s response to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement in the CDP climate change questionnaire and basis they provide the ratings to companies.

Hindustan Zinc’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2025 over the next five years are focused around creating significant opportunities to enable positive changes across operations towards green mining. As a COP 26 Business Leader, Hindustan Zinc has adopted many initiatives with advanced technologies to optimise water consumption, enhance energy productivity, tackle climate change, and safeguard diversity.

Hindustan Zinc is recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. The company is also ranked 1st in Asia Pacific & 7th Globally by The Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 recognized for its continued actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low-carbon ecosystem.

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.