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24th September 2021

Hindustan Zinc wins CSR Leadership Award at Rajasthan Leadership Awards 2021

  • Jury consists of senior leaders, researchers, and academicians
  • Award endorsed by World Federation of CSR Professionals

Jaipur, 24th September 2021: Gaining recognition for its myriad initiatives to help better the lives of the communities around its sites, Hindustan Zinc has won the ‘CSR Leadership Award’ at the Rajasthan Leadership Awards 2021, presented by World CSR Day in a virtual award ceremony. This award was endorsed by the World Federation of CSR Professionals, who also provided the certification for this award.

The award was given by Mr. Aasif Sayed HR Director, World HRD Congress and Mr. Aalok Pandit Executive Director, CMO Asia and received by Ms. Anupam Nidhi, Head CSR, Hindustan Zinc on behalf of the organization.

The Rajasthan Leadership Awards recognise leaders or organisations who have contributed value and made a change as a strategic tool for sustainable growth. These leaders are impactful and follow a ‘MAD’ (Making A Difference) approach to their work, driven by passion and commitment toward social change. The jury for the Rajasthan Leadership Awards 2021 included prominent individuals such as:

  • Dr Arun Arora, Ex-President and CEO, The Economic Times; Chairman, Edvance Pre-schools Pvt. Ltd. & Emeritus Chairman, World HRD Congress
  • Professor Indira Parikh, President – Antardisha, India’s Iconic HR Leader
  • Dr C.M. Dwivedi, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Fazlani Group of Companies
  • Dr Saugata Mitra, Chief People Officer & Group Head HR, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr R L Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day and World CSR Congress
  • Dr Sanjay Muthal, Executive Director, INSIST Executive Search

Hindustan Zinc is present in more than 5 districts in Rajasthan, 1 district in Uttarakhand, and 1 district in Gujarat and positively impacts the lives of more than 7 lakh individuals through its CSR initiatives. The organization works in the field of education through its Khushi and Nand Ghar project, Shiksha Sambal project, Unchi Udaan Project, and scholarship for the higher education of girls at Ringus. In the field of Sports, the company runs a football academy and developed the field of grassroots football through technology, raising champions in the Under 18 category who have out Rajasthan on the football map. Sakhi is the flagship women empowerment project of Hindustan Zinc where 27000+ women get financially and socially empowered through self-help groups. Project Jeevan Tarang helps bring the differently-abled into mainstream society through its inclusive program. Hindustan Zinc is improving the livelihood of 30k farmers and cattle owners through the SAMADHAN project. Primary healthcare facilities are still a challenge in rural communities, and the company’s mobile health vans at each location reaches out to the doorsteps of the community and provide basic healthcare facilities of the communities. Hindustan Zinc also deploys new technologies and uses various initiatives for water and infrastructure.

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.