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30th September 2021

Hindustan Zinc’s Kayad Mines bags FIMI Excellence Award

  • Award received for best practices in all aspects of mining performance
  • Best in class practices in economics, social, environmental, quality and safety in mining sector

Udaipur:  Hindustan Zinc (HZL), one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead, and Silver embraces a valuable culture for encouraging innovation that leads to a Zero harm environment and drives sustainability throughout the company. Hindustan Zinc has received Excellence Award from the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) on 29th September 2021 for its Kayad Mines. This award was presented by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines, Coal, and Parliament Affairs, Mr. Prahlad Joshi and received by Mr. K.C Meena, Director SBU – Kayad Mine. The ceremony was conducted at the FIMI House, New Delhi during the annual general meeting of FIMI.

This excellence award was instituted in the year 2004-05. The country’s first mining Engineer and former Chairman of Coal India Ltd Sh. G. L. Tondon has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award, in memory of his late wife Smt. Bala Gulshan Tandon. The award is intended to recognize excellence in all aspects of mining performance, such as economics, social, environmental quality, and safety. The evaluation of the award also covers areas such as commitment, self-evaluation, transparency, and governance. Based on the above parameters, FIMI received 9 entries for this award for 2020-21, of which 3 mines were shortlisted and Kayad Mine of Hindustan Zinc Limited won the Excellence award.

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.