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19th November 2021

Hindustan Zinc’s Chanderiya and Debari units achieve Five-Star Rating in British Safety Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Audit

  • Chanderiya Smelting Complex’s Captive Power Plant and Zinc Smelter Debari both achieved the Five-Star rating

Udaipur, 19th Friday: Hindustan Zinc’s Smelters in Chanderiya and Debari have both achieved the top Five-Star rating by successfully completing the best practice Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council. The Five-Star rating demonstrates Hindustan Zinc’s commitment towards continuously enhancing their health and safety management systems and associated arrangements.

The strategic charter of Hindustan Zinc’s operations has always prioritised safety. Both Chanderiya Smelting Complex (CSC) and Zinc Smelter Debari (ZSD) have implemented a number of best practices to enhance security and safety offerings. The smelters’ occupational health and safety policies, processes, and practices were subjected to a comprehensive, quantitative, and meticulous assessment. Document review, interviews with senior management, employees, and other key stakeholders, along with the sampling of operational activities, were all part of the audit process. The audit evaluated performance to key health and safety management best practise indicators as well as a thorough assessment of over sixty component elements. Following the audit, Chanderiya’s Captive Power Plant (CPP) and Zinc Smelter Debari were awarded a five-star rating, demonstrating that Hindustan Zinc is a best-practice organisation.

Arun Misra, CEO – Hindustan Zinc tweeted, “I’m elated on the Five-Star rating from the British Safety Council for Hindustan Zinc. I’ve seen so much efforts and innovations being put on enhancing safety at our locations, it’s well deserved by the team. A fitting recognition of the safety standards at Hindustan Zinc.”

David Parr, Policy and Technical Services Director at the British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five-star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an outstanding achievement and is reflective of a proactive organisation which is committed to continual improvement in its health and safety arrangements and managing risks to workers’ health, safety and welfare. Hindustan Zinc should be very proud of this achievement”

Hindustan Zinc, the nation’s biggest zinc-lead miner, has smelters in Rajasthan’s Chanderiya, Dariba, and Debari locations. These smelters have received numerous honours and accolades in the past, including Frost & Sullivan’s Green Manufacturing Excellence – Challenger Award in Sustainable Development; Frost & Sullivan’s Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award Gold Category; IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award for Performance Excellence; as well as the Green Organization London’s International Green Apple Award 2012 for beneficial utilisation of its waste.

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.