BEING SAFE - AN INITIATIVE BY HINDUSTAN ZINC

Being Safe, an initiative by Hindustan Zinc, is not just another project on safety, it is a project based on human psychology and his reactions to different situations. The objective of 'Being Safe' is to reach out to workmen and employees through informal interaction and making them understand the value of safety of their lives and also lives of their families.

With the thought : A workman or executive's mind is generally occupied almost 100% in work. As his mind becomes tuned to occupy information only about office, it rejects other inputs, even if they are about his safety or about safety of his family. His mind chooses to give importance to only office work. This leads to acute work pressure and stress.

 And that's where the mistakes, near miss or fatality happens.

Being Safe has a vision to dilute this 100% mind occupancy towards office to about 50% and divide the remaining 50% into family, friends and other activities that ultimately find significance to the meaning of life and its importance. Once he understands life beyond office, he is bound to become more conscious to enjoy finer things in life

The workshop starts with conversation mode, screening of recently made safety film, motivational stories and listening to their thoughts about life and safety. A session on 'Knowing Yourself', in simple words, 'Who am I ?' is organized to make them understand the value of their presence in their families.

A 30-seconds intro-meditation session is also conducted. This session makes the employees recall their lives since their childhood, recalling the journey they have had so far Feedback (in general 3 questions) from the participants post workshop is collected in which they appreciated the film, workshop and the safety practises of Hindustan Zinc.

After covering 600 regular and contract employees at Zawar, Rampura Agucha Mines, Chanderiya Smelting Complex, Radpura Dariba Mines and Kayad mine  in phase- I, Phase-II  of 'Being Safe' started with the screening of 2nd Safety film at Zawar and SK mines. This time, the workshop was attended by many of the family members. Live events /case studies were discussed and few of the employees were of the view to show mines to their families.

So far, 'Being Safe' has covered about 810 out of 1200 employees targeted.

BEING SAFE - AN INITIATIVE BY HINDUSTAN ZINC

Being Safe, an initiative by Hindustan Zinc, is not just another project on safety, it is a project based on human psychology and his reactions to different situations. The objective of 'Being Safe' is to reach out to workmen and employees through informal interaction and making them understand the value of safety of their lives and also lives of their families.

With the thought : A workman or executive's mind is generally occupied almost 100% in work. As his mind becomes tuned to occupy information only about office, it rejects other inputs, even if they are about his safety or about safety of his family. His mind chooses to give importance to only office work. This leads to acute work pressure and stress.

 And that's where the mistakes, near miss or fatality happens.

Being Safe has a vision to dilute this 100% mind occupancy towards office to about 50% and divide the remaining 50% into family, friends and other activities that ultimately find significance to the meaning of life and its importance. Once he understands life beyond office, he is bound to become more conscious to enjoy finer things in life

The workshop starts with conversation mode, screening of recently made safety film, motivational stories and listening to their thoughts about life and safety. A session on 'Knowing Yourself', in simple words, 'Who am I ?' is organized to make them understand the value of their presence in their families.

A 30-seconds intro-meditation session is also conducted. This session makes the employees recall their lives since their childhood, recalling the journey they have had so far Feedback (in general 3 questions) from the participants post workshop is collected in which they appreciated the film, workshop and the safety practises of Hindustan Zinc.

After covering 600 regular and contract employees at Zawar, Rampura Agucha Mines, Chanderiya Smelting Complex, Radpura Dariba Mines and Kayad mine  in phase- I, Phase-II  of 'Being Safe' started with the screening of 2nd Safety film at Zawar and SK mines. This time, the workshop was attended by many of the family members. Live events /case studies were discussed and few of the employees were of the view to show mines to their families.

So far, 'Being Safe' has covered about 810 out of 1200 employees targeted.

BHAMASHAH AWARD TO HZL

Hindustan Zinc Units - Rajpura Dariba Complex, Chanderiya Smelting Complex and Rampura Agucha Mines received the Bhamashah Award in 22nd State level Bhamashah Award Ceremony organized at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur on 28th June, 2016. The award was presented by Mr. Kailash Meghwal - Rajasthan Vidhansabha President Rajasthan. Mr. Rajendra Prasad Dashora – Location Head, RDC, Mr. Dalpat Singh Chauhan - CSR, RAM and Mr. R.K. Bansal  - DGM Civil, CSC and Mr. Anand Chakravorty - CSR, CSC received the award on the behalf of their respective units. During the event, Mr. Vasudev Devnani - State Education Minister along with various dignitaries were present. The award was presented for various community service initiatives undertaken by HZL.
Chanderiya Smelting Complex also received an appreciation letter for its extraordinary contribution in CSR by Women and Child Development Minister -  Ms. Anita Bhadel and District Collector Chittorgarh - Mr. Indrajeet Singh on 15th August, 2016. On behalf of HZL, Mr. Vinod Wagh - UnitHead, Pyro received the memento.


SAFETY TOWN HALL MEETING AT HZL

Hindustan Zinc organized its 2nd Safety Town Hall Meeting on 16th July, 2016 wherein all the units of Hindustan Zinc including Head Office joined the live interaction. Mr. Sunil Duggal – CEO, HZL, Mr. Naveen Singhal – Head Projects, Mr. Vikas Sharma – COO, Smelters and Mr. Laxman Shekhawat – COO, Mines addressed about 2000 employees and contract workers along with recently joined GETs. The Town-Hall was conducted at Udaipur from the auditorium emphasizing on safety both on-site & off site. 
3rd Safety Town Hall Meeting was conducted on 25th August, 2016. Mr. Sunil Duggal – CEO, HZL, Mr. Amitabh Gupta - CFO, Mr. Vikas Sharma – COO, Smelters and Mr. Laxman Shekhawat – COO, Mines were present. The session also saw interactive session where-in several employees from each locations asked questions and gave suggestions towards improving safety.

Hindustan Zinc launched First Sustainability Report
Mr. Sunil Duggal - CEO, Mr. Naveen Singhal - Head Projects, Mr. Amitabh Gupta - CFO and Mr. Vikas Sharma - COO, Smelters released the Company's first 'Sustainability Report' on 12th August, 2016 at Yashad Bhawan Auditorium. Sustainability Reporting is one of major initiative which is the key platform for communicating sustainability performance and its impacts. HZL's Sustainability Report explores the company's Sustainability framework which integrates the triple bottom line approach of Sustainability i.e. Social, Economic and Environmental agenda with business priorities. The Four sections of the report highlights sustainability progress by mapping performance against the four pillars of Vedanta Sustainability Framework :  Zinc as CUSTODIAN,  Zinc as COMPANION, Zinc for ADDED VALUE & Zinc COMMUNIQUE. The Sustainability Report brings small and big steps that Hindustan Zinc has taken to become an exemplar of responsible business and to be the best partner in progress for all its stakeholders. The report is assured by M/s EY as per the ISAE 3000 guidelines for assurance.


FIVE STAR RATING TO HZL

Rampura Agucha Mines and Sindesar Khurd Mine received ‘5 Star Rating’ declared by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India for year 2015-16. The award was presented by Shri. Arun Jaitley  - Hon’ble Finance Minister of India and Shri. Raman Singh - Hon'ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on the National Conclave held on 4th & 5th July, 2016 at Raipur. The award was received by Mr. L.S. Shekawat – COO Mines, HZL. ‘Star Rating’ is an initiative to identify the mining leases for their efforts taken for implementation of the Sustainable Development Framework (SDF). The Ministry started the evaluation of mines against the star rating in a scale of 1 to 5 based on performance in FY2015-16.

WATER CONCLAVE - 2016 ATTENDED BY HINDUSTAN ZINC

Mr. Rajeeb Swain - Head Environment presented HZL’s Best practices in Water ,anagement & Stewardship at the Water Conclave - 2016 organized by CII and PHED & Ground Water Department, Govt of Rajasthan on 7 Jul,y 2016 at Jaipur. His presentation highlighted about all HZL units being Zero Liquid Discharge compliant and showcased  various initiatives like Multiple effect evaporators to recover water from the RO rejects effluent, adiabatic coolers to reduce fresh water makeup in process cooling towers, use of deep cone thickeners to reduce evaporation losses from the tailing pond, which are taken to reduce specific water consumption at Mines & Smelters of HZL. He also discussed about Sewage Treatment Plant which is Udaipur’s First Sewage Treatment Plant under PPP (Public Private Partnership) Project and explained how being a Responsible Corporate,  HZL is  helping in cleaning the Lakes and reusing sewage water of city.

HINDUSTAN ZINC RECEIVED IPPAI POWER AWARD-2016

IPPAI awarded Hindustan Zinc with Power Awards 2016 for ‘best innovation in power sector. In a glittering award ceremony held at Hotel Lalit, Goa on 24th September, 2016, the coveted award was presented by Mr. Subramanian (Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) and received by Mr. A.K Singh, GM - DSC CPP, Mr M.S Rathore, Manager – Engineering & Planning (CPP) and Mr. Arindam Ghosh, Engineer – DSC CPP in presence of IPPAI Director General, Mr. Salman Khurshid (former Cabinet Minister) and  senior executives of leading companies.

Hindustan Zinc’s Head Corporate Communication, Pavan Kaushik said “the Company has been able to achieve power sufficiency in its business operations. All the Units are power sufficient and do not depend on the State Grid for power.”

Hindustan Zinc’s wind power generation as a financially and environmentally viable solution for India's rapidly increasing energy requirements. The Company has green energy farms with 274 MW of power generation capacity in Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The wind power projects have been registered under Clean Development Mechanism of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and are entitled to the carbon credits.


HINDUSTAN ZINC RECOGNIZED AS “NOTEWORTHY WATER EFFICIENT UNIT” DURING “NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WATER MANAGEMENT 2016” BY CII

Hindustan Zinc’s Dariba Smelter Complex  has been recognized as “Noteworthy Water Efficient Unit”, “Within the Fence” category during “National Award for Excellence in Water Management 2016” by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) on 27th September, 2016 in Delhi at Hotel Le Meridian.

The Award was presented by Dr Anil Kakodkar - Member of BARC  & Chairman of Jury National Award for Excellence in Water Management. 75 Industries applied for the award wherein 21 were short listed and selected after due diligence at site and further presentation before the jury members of the Award Categories. 

Hindustan Zinc has witnessed 16% reduction in water consumption from FY 2011 to FY 2016 with the initiatives like cloud seeding, adiabatic cooling tower, multiple effective evaporator, deep cone thickener, air cooled condensers, sewage treatment plant and rain water harvesting. Hindustan Zinc’s Sewage Treatment Plant under PPP model commissioned in Udaipur is the first sustainable development project of its kind in Rajasthan with a capacity to treat 20 million litres of sewage per day. The Sewage Treatment Plant is bringing substantial reduction in sewage inflow to the lakes.

On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Mr. Manoj Agrawal – AGM, CPP, Mr. Ankit Mishra – AM, Environment  and Mr. Rohit Vijay – AM, Asset Optimisation.


CHAIRMAN HONOURED BY BIHAR CHAMBERS IN PATNA - AWARD PRESENTED BY HON'BLE VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, GOVERNOR OF BIHAR, CHIEF MINISTER - BIHAR AND DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER - BIHAR



Mr. Anil Agarwal - Chairman, HZL was honoured on 9th September, 2016 by Bihar Chambers of Commerce and Industries in Patna on the occasion of the celebrations of their 90th Anniversary. Chairman received the honour from Hon’ble Vice President – Mr. Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Hon. Governor of Bihar - Mr. Ramnath Kovind, Hon. Chief Minister Bihar – Mr. Nitish Kumar and Hon. Deputy Chief Minister Bihar – Mr. Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.
The award was bestowed on him for making the State of Bihar proud by becoming an extremely successful industrialist. While speaking to the media, Chairman spoke about his days in Bihar and how through his passion, determination and hard work, he has achieved what he is today. 

HON'BLE HOME MINISTER HONOURS DEBARI RESCUE TEAM ON INDEPENDENCE DAY


Zinc Smelter Debari Rescue team has been felicitated by Hon’ble Home Minister - Shri Gulab Chand Kataria and District Collector - Mr. Rohit Gupta on the eve of Independence Day i.e., 15th August, 2016 at Gandhi Ground, Udaipur.

Hon’ble Home Minister appreciated the efforts of Rescue Team led by Mr. Mahesh Todkar - Unit Head, ZSD in arresting ammonia leakage at Ice Factory, Sunderwas Udaipur on 28th April, 2016 that had the potential to become a major disaster.

Team Members felicitated during the event were Mr. D.C. Yadav - SBU Head, Cell house, Mr. Balchand Patidar – Head Safety and Capt. Kuldeep Kumar – Head Security.
A major disaster was reported when ammonia gas leaked out of an ice factory at Sunderwas, Udaipur, a thickly populated area, which also has a petrol filling station nearby. Immediately Hindustan Zinc rescue safety team was alerted and it reached the site along-with Head-Safety, Head-Security and officials from process and administration with all rescue appliances, fire tender etc..  While on travel the matter was understood from the District Collector, Factory Inspector and Factory owner and the probable threats were assessed.

The leaking valves were shut-off immediately and isolated from the system to arrest and stop the gas leakage. Hindustan Zinc had also arranged for emergency back-up team from the Rajpura Dariba Complex (RDC) who also joined the Debari rescue team.  

The local administration, including the District Collector, Factory Inspector and other officials thanked Hindustan Zinc for this operation which had potential to become a major disaster.


As a responsible corporate Hindustan Zinc stood by its commitment to help the society.

DUN & BRADSTREET AWARD 2016 AWARDED TO HINDUSTAN ZINC IN NON-FERROUS & PRECIOUS METALS CATEGORY

For the 8th consecutive year Hindustan Zinc has received ‘Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Award 2016’ in ‘Non-Ferrous & Precious Metals’ Category in a glittering function organized in Mumbai on 31st May, 2016.  The award was presented by Dr. Bibek Debroy - Permanent Member NITI Ayog, who was the Chief Guest, and Shri Anil Swarup - IAS, Secretary - Ministry of Coal, Government of India, who was the Guest of Honour.


Mr. Hemendra Sharma - AVP(Finance) received the award on behalf of Hindustan Zinc.


INDIA TODAY - VISIONARY OF RAJASTHAN AWARD FOR HZL CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

“India Today - Visionary of Rajasthan” Award has been given to Hindustan Zinc Corporate Communication in an event held in Jaipur on 27th May, 2016. The award was presented by Rajasthan BJP President Shri Ashok Parnami Ji - Hon’ble MP of Jaipur Shri Ramcharan Bohra and Hon’ble Rajasthan Transport & PWD Minister, Shri Yunus Khan.
India-Today Visionary of Rajasthan Award has been presented to Hindustan Zinc’s for the Company’s valuable contribution towards promotion of social and economic up-liftment of rural and tribal women and providing nutrition-health-education to deprived children by way of launching Projects “Sakhi” and “Khushi”.

Mr. Pavan Kaushik – Head, Corporate Communication received the award on behalf of Hindustan Zinc.

RAJASTHAN GOVERNOR HONOURS HINDUSTAN ZINC’S CORPORATE COMMUNICATION WITH SHAN-E-RAJASTHAN AWARD

Zee News Rajasthan organized “Shan-e-Rajasthan” award function in Jaipur on 17th May 2016 to honour the individuals who have brought laurels to the State of Rajasthan. The Chief Guest of the function was Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan Shri Kalyan Singh Ji and the Guest of Honour was Smt. Suman Sharma, Chairperson of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women.
Hindustan Zinc’s Corporate Communication was  awarded “Shan-e-Rajasthan” for the outstanding contribution towards the cause of social and economic up-liftment of rural and tribal women in Rajasthan and providing nutrition-health-education to deprived children by way of bringing awareness through Project “Khushi” and “Sakhi”. Both the campaigns have millions of followers globally and are recognized one of the most impactful campaigns. The “Khushi” film has already reached over 1.5 crore people, viewed by 40 lakh people, with thousands of comments and shares.
Some of the other prominent “Shan-e-Rajasthan” awardees included Mr. Ashok Panagaria (NITI Ayog), Smt. Gulabo Devi(Artist), Pdt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (music) , Mr. Aditya Shastri (Vansasthali Vidyapeeth) and Mr. Jyoti Ghosh (SBBJ).
In a small interaction on the dais, Hon’ble Governor was quite pleased with the efforts and advised to continue such efforts for the betterment of the society.

In the past couple of years HZL-Corporate Communication has been recognized by Times of India-Jaipur, Public Relations Society(Jaipur Chapter), Press Club-Udaipur and Rotary International (Mewar) for promoting social cause through traditional and new media.

RDC RECEIVED ABP NEWS - GLOBAL CSR EXCELLENCE & LEADERSHIP AWARDS IN CSR

Rajpura Dariba Complex has received ABP NEWS - Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards in category of best CSR practices. The award ceremony was held in Mumbai on 17th February, 2016 at Taj Lands.  The Award was presented by Dr.Piers Clark. Chairman Isle Utilities, London, UK. On behalf of Rajpura Dariba Complex, the award was received by Mr. S.N. Tailor – AM, CSR and Mr. Vinay Agarwal – AM, Process.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY HONOURS CORPORATE COMMUNICATION OF HINDUSTAN ZINC WITH “EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AWARD - 2016

Public Relations Society’s Jaipur (a part of Public Relations Society of India) Chapter honoured Corporate Communication of Hindustan Zinc with “Excellence in Corporate Communication-2016” for valuable contribution towards promotion of social causes.  The Award was presented by Shri Kalicharan Sharaf, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan, in the presence of almost 150 public relations professionals that included high-level officials from Government of Rajasthan.


This award in particular is in relation to promotion of “Khushi” on care for the deprived children and “Sakhi” that is bringing social & economic empowerment in rural and tribal women in Rajasthan. Both the campaigns have millions of followers globally and recognized one of the most impacting campaigns. The “Khushi” film has already reached over 1.5 crore people with thousands of comments and shares.

INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT RECEIVES RS. 2065 CRORE DIVIDEND TAX FROM HINDUSTAN ZINC

As part of dividend tax in view of the recently declared 1200% dividend by Hindustan Zinc, the Income Tax Department received Rs. 2065 crore from the Company on 12th April, 2016. A symbolic cheque of Rs. 2065 crore was presented to Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Smt. Neena Kumar today by Hindustan Zinc CEO Sunil Duggal and company’s CFO Amitabh Gupta. Also present on this occasion were the Additional Commissioner of Income Tax O.P. Kanther, Director Projects of HZL Naveen Singhal and Head of Corporate Communication Pavan Kaushik.


Amitabh Gupta, the CFO of Hindustan Zinc informed that the Company has recently announced 1200% dividend, Rs. 24 on a share of Rs. 2, which entailed an outflow of Rs,. 12,205 crore including dividend tax, the actual dividend being 10,141 crore. The government share of dividend was about Rs. 3000 crore, as the government possesses  29% in Hindustan Zinc.  A cheque in this regard was presented by Hindustan Zinc to the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 11th April 2016. 

GOVERNMENT RECEIVES RS. 5059 CRORE DIVIDEND (INCL TAX) FROM HINDUSTAN ZINC

HZL’s Special Golden Jubilee dividend of Rs 12,205 crore (including DDT) to the shareholders is second highest ever in the country after Coal India. Mr. Sunil Duggal CEO Hindustan Zinc Limited presented a dividend cheque of Rs 2,995 crore to Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the then Steel and Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 11th April, 2016. The dividend was paid on account of Government of India’s residual stake of 29.54% in HZL (an erstwhile central public sector enterprise).
Secretary (Revenue) Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary (Mines) Shri Balvinder Kumar, Mr. Tom Albanese, Group CEO, Vedanta, Mr. Tarun Jain, Group Finance Director Vedanta, Mr. Amitabh Gupta, CFO, Hindustan Zinc and other senior officials of Ministries of Finance and Mines were also present on the occasion.

The highest ever dividend by a private company to the Government of India. 

SAFETY TOWN HALL MEETING AT HZL

For retreating importance and necessity of Safety culture within the organization, Hindustan Zinc conducted a 90-minute Town-Hall Meeting for the first time on Safety on 22nd March, 2016 attended by over 2700 employees including a majority of workmen and contract workers.

The Town-Hall organized at the auditorium of Head Office, Udaipur was addressed by Senior Management comprising – Mr. Sunil Duggal - CEO, Mr. Amitabh Gupta - CFO, Mr. Naveen Singhal - Director Projects, Mr. Vikas Sharma – COO Smelters, Mr. Laxman Shekhawat – COO Mines, Mr. Dilip Pattanayak - Head HR, Mr. Ramakrishnan Kasinath – Head Commercial and Mr. V. Jayaraman – Head EOHS emphasizing on day-to-day safety on site and daily lives. Besides answering the queries of the employees, Sr. Management also invited their suggestions. CEO emphasized for immediate implementation of few actions such as regular site visit by senior management, involvement of families in safety activities, risk identification and its mitigation and involvement of workmen and contract workers to improve Safety Management System.

ROAD SAFETY WEEK CELEBRATION AT HZL

Road Safety week was celebrated from 10th - 17th January, 2016 across all the units of Hindustan Zinc. The major activities undertaken during this celebration included Maha - Hastakshar Abhiyan for getting promises on safe driving and following the traffic rules, safety interaction with drivers, Roko Toko Abhiyan at parking areas, Pollution Under Control (PUC) camps, street shows, defensive and safe driving training , super bikes rally under the banner ‘Ride for Road Safety’. Various safety related competitions such as quiz, slogan, essay writing, quiz were also organized for all employees including contract workers and their families.

WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT UDAIPUR

A press conference on the Udaipur World Music Festival was organized on 12th February, 2016 at Hindustan Zinc office, who was also the largest sponsor of the World Music Festival. World Music Festival happened for the first time in India. It brought together internationally renowned musicians and artists of more than 17 countries, including India in Udaipur. The 2-day World Music Festival began on 13th February, 2016.
Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Sunil Duggal spoke about the need of such festivals towards promoting Indian culture and heritage as well promotion of international music in India. This would also be successful towards inviting tourism from across the world.
World music festival saw the performances of Symphony of Breath by Japan and India, Music of Saints of India, Strong Meditation by Tunisia, Instrumental Quintet by Serbia, Netherlands, India & Iran, Flamenco Music and Dance by Spain, African Beat Music by Ivory Coast, Rock Fusion Band by India, Omnem Terram by France & India, Fusion of Sufi & Gospel Music by India, Morroccan Saharian Soul by Morocco, and Afro Beat Venezuelan Cumbia by Venezuela, UK and Ghana.


The festival witnessed excellent footfalls with more than 25,000 people visiting the festival in two days alone. The event was held at 3 different places – Jagmandir Island Palace, Fateh Sagar Pal and Railway institute ground. 

RAM AWARDED DURING MINE ENVIRONMENT AND MINERAL CONSERVATION WEEK 2015-16

Rampura Agucha Mine received various prizes in Mine Environment and Mineral Conservation Week 2015-16 under aegis of IBM Ajmer region. 1st in overall performance in Mechanized Open Cast Mine Group- I, 2nd in overall performance in Mechanized Underground Mine Group- II, 1st in Noise, Vibration Survey & General Aesthetics - Open Cast Mine Group-I, 1st in Reclamation and Rehabilitation in Mechanized Open Cast mine Group- I, 1st in Afforestation in Mechanized Open Cast mine Group- I and Underground mine group –II, 1st in Community development in Mechanized Underground Mine Group- II and 2nd in Environment Protection measures Mechanized Underground Mine Group- II.

HINDUSTAN ZINC APPLAUDED FOR SUSTAINABLE PLUS PLATINUM LABEL

Hindustan Zinc has been applauded for the Sustainability Practices and has been recognized with Sustainability Plus Platinum Label (A rating – Score 75.38) by CII. Hindustan Zinc is one of 100 companies who were analysed on Environment, Social and Governance parameters and based on the scores company has received Sustainability Plus Label. Ten companies got Sustainable Plus Platinum, seven got Sustainable Plus Gold, and the remaining 83 companies got Sustainable Plus Bronze.
Sustainable Plus, world’s first and only corporate sustainable label is CII's initiative to provide a brand identity tool to companies to communicate to various stakeholders that they are a sustainable company. It is based on comprehensive ESG analysis of companies which helps them to measure performance as well as identify risk that challenge sustainability of their business. CII’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) launched Sustainable Plus in 2012 to provide a brand identity tool to companies to communicate to various stakeholders that they are sustainable, responsible and well-governed as well as to enable them to improve their sustainability performance. The label is unique in a manner that a business association’s innovation has led to creation of a product that has the potential to compel its members in becoming more sustainable and therefore competitive.

·         Third party credibility to Sustainability Initiatives
·         Fosters Innovation in Supply Chain
·         Improve brand image & brand differentiation
·         Ease of recognition by consumers

·         Improves Sustainability Performance

PRESS CLUB OF UDAIPUR AWARDS PAVAN KAUSHIK WITH UDAIPUR RATAN AWARD

The Press Club of Udaipur, popularly known as Lakecity Press Club, Udaipur awarded Mr. Pavan Kaushik - Head Corporate Communication, HZL with ‘Udaipur Ratan Award’ for outstanding contribution in the field of launching social awareness campaign ‘Sakhi’ for empowerment of rural and tribal women and ‘Khushi’ on care for the deprived and underprivileged children. The Award was given to him in a function organized in Udaipur on 26th January, 2016.

On the occasion of 67th Republic Day, 26th January, 2016, Kayad Mine also received best CSR Work Award by District Administration. 

IS YOUR CAR BODY CANCER FREE!

Surendra Kumar was very excited when he bought first car for his family, though on a comfortable EMIs. Every morning he would clean his car himself and would leave S for office. Months passed and Surendra was enjoying his car, coming late, going for the late evening drives and to hill stations for picnics. After few years, while he was returning from office, passing through heavy rains, he realized a dampness on the floor. The car floor-mats were not just wet but he also felt some rain water flowing inside from doors. Surendra was shocked as this was not expected from a car which was not that old.

Next morning he went to the showroom and complained about it. He was informed that the floor of the car and door was damaged due to rust, caused by water and pollution. One reason was also as Surendra was parking his car outside which was prone to humidity and pollution. But this is the way most of the car-owners park the cars.

Surendra was advised to replace both, the car floor and door, immediately, as this could further damage the car body. This is the story of most of the car owners in India as surprisingly almost
none of the cars manufacturer in India use galvanized steel in car body, causing early rusting and damages to the cars. Surendra had to shelve a heavy amount to get the car floor and door changed and he had to be mentally ready for the same issue after couple of years. Ironically, as the largest car purchases is by middle-segment of society, the importance of life of car is much needed. The issue of rusting of cars hurts this segment of society more than the car owners who buy high-end cars, which are generally galvanized and where the owners replace the car in short span of time.

Rusting in the car body is like cancer, often it is detected quite late and once detected, it is not easy to cure. Indian car manufacturers use about 3% galvanized steel for the cars manufactured and sold in the domestic Indian market. However, the same Indian car manufacturers use over 70% galvanized steel for the same models they export to markets in Europe, Asia and Africa and produced from the same stamping and assembly facilities. The car companies are not presently using galvanized steel for the domestic market because Indian consumers are not demanding it.
Apart from durability, treatment of steel used in automobile manufacture with zinc led to a better looking car body, reduced body weight, enhanced safety and resultant fuel efficiency. The problem is critical in terms of environment. Every 90 seconds across the world one tonne of steel turns into rust. Of every two tonnes of steel produced, one tonne is produced to replace rust. As per the reports, the overall loss due the corrosion is close to 3-4 % of India's GDP where part of it can be avoided by adopting the right technology at the planning stage.

It has been well documented in the literature that in the 1970's, the automotive industry in North America became increasingly concerned about the high incidence of car corrosion and body panel perforations leading to significant safety concerns. The major reason causing this unacceptably high rate of car body corrosion was the use of road deicing salts during winter and the increasing amount of industrial (acid rain) pollution.

Starting in the mid 1980's, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the three major car makers, General Motors, Ford Motors and Chrysler Corporation, jointly participated in several parking lot corrosion survey of cars in the Detroit, Michigan area. Based on the results of this survey, as well as pressure from consumer advocates like Ralph Nader, the car companies converted from cold rolled to galvanized and galvanneal steel for the exterior, interior, and under-body parts.  improvements in base coat and clear coat paint technologies were also made concurrently. The results of subsequent surveys, after the introduction of galvanized steel, showed dramatic improvements which heralded the car companies issuing 10+ year warranties against corrosion starting in the mid 1980's. Europe, Japan and South Korea soon followed the North American
decision to use galvanized sheet steel for the entire car body.
In the summer of 2015, an extensive study of automotive body corrosion was conducted in Mumbai area by IIT Bombay to track corrosion performance of currently used materials of construction in Indian made cars costing less than Rs. 10 Lakhs.
The study used similar methodology to that used in North America to check for visible perforations, paint blisters, and surface red rust. The survey was conducted in several coastal and other humid regions of Mumbai. The results were surprisingly similar to those seen in the Detroit, Michigan survey despite the fact that no road deicing salts are used in Mumbai. The IIT report proved that there is a corrosion problem affecting the durability and the eventual safety of cars in India.
Indian car manufacturers use bare cold-rolled steel and its variants, while abroad it is mandatory for auto companies to use galvanized steel bodies.

Tata Steel, POSCO Maharashtra & JSW all have the facilities to produce exposed quality galvanized or galvanneal sheet to supply the automobile companies in India. There are no constraints in meeting the exposed quality steel demand required to convert all the parts from cold rolled to galvanized steel.
A new BIS Standard for Automotive steels is currently in final draft stage. The proposed Standard will require car companies manufacturing cars in India to use one of several zinc coated steel options for cars sold domestically. However, until this BIS Standard is officially released, car manufacturers are not obliged to use galvanized steel.

It is true that globally galvanized steel car bodies have been shown to experience minimal corrosion attack which protects the structural integrity and safety of the vehicle, improves the resale value, provides consumer protection due to anticipated warranty improvements by the car companies, lowers maintenance costs of underbody and structural components due to the use of zinc coated steel and saves consumers the costs of after-market anti corrosion treatments and annual inspections.
With due emphasis on 'Make in India', India is expected to become a major automobile manufacturing hub and the third largest market for automobiles by 2020, according to a report published by Deloitte. India is currently the seventh-largest automobiles producer in the world with an average annual production of 17.5 million vehicles, and is on way to become the fourth largest automotive market by volume in few years.

India is on the threshold of major reforms and is expected to rank amongst the world's top three growth economies and amongst the top three manufacturing destinations by 2020. India's manufacturing sector has evolved through several phases - from the initial industrialization to the current phase of global competitiveness.

DISPLAY OF 'SAKHI' PRODUCTS DURING 'SAKHI' FASHION SHOW ON 28TH OCTOBER, 2015 AND PRE-LAUNCH EVENT OF RESURGENT RAJASTHAN SUMMIT ON 3RD NOVEMBER, 2015


RESURGENT RAJASTHAN SUMMIT - PRE-EVENTS BY GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN HINDUSTAN ZINC SHOWCASED ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES ON 3RD NOVEMBER, 2015

During the pre-launch events of Resurgent Rajasthan Summit organised by Government of Rajasthan on 3rd November, 2015 in Jaipur, Hon'ble Chief Minister - Smt. Vasundhara Raje invited corporate to showcase their various Community Service Initiatives.
The first presentation among the corporate was given by Mr. Pavan Kaushik – Head Corporate Communication, HZL on 'Sakhi' and 'Sewage Treatment Plant'. An exhibition was also set up outside the venue during the event. Also present were Mr. Sunil Duggal - CEO, HZL and Mr. C.S.R. Mehta - Head Corporate Relations, HZL.

HINDUSTAN ZINC CELEBRATES 2 YEARS OF AAROHAN JOURNEY


Hindustan Zinc celebrated successful completion of 2 years of Aarohan journey at all units on 29th October, 2015. Several activities like skit, poster making, selfie with Aarohan, video making, safety marching, cultural program, quiz, etc. were conducted during the celebration at all locations of Hindustan Zinc. Employees and contract workers actively took part in the event.
On the occasion of Aarohan 2nd Anniversary celebration, Employee Safety Passport was also released by Mr. Manoj Soni - Corporate CSM Head for all employees which will be having records of safety related training and other skill development training undertaken by employees.
Process Safety Management is one of the pillars of Aarohan journey. It is directed toward preventing serious, process related chemical incidents that might affect plant personnel, off-zone communities, environment or result in significant loss of property or business. It involves the application of systems and controls to manufacturing processes in a way that hazards are identified, understood and controlled so that process-related injuries and incidents are prevented.

HINDUSTAN ZINC RECEIVED 2ND PRIZE IN THE NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AWARD 2015


Hindustan Zinc has received the 2nd Prize in the National Energy Conservation Award 2015 in the Thermal Power Stations Sector (Coal fired plants < 100 MW capacity) constituted by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.
The award has been given for Hindustan Zinc’s Zawar Unit - 1x80 MW CPP-Zawar. The Award was presented by Shri Piyush Goyal - Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India at the function held on National Energy Conservation Day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th December, 2015. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Mr. R.P. Mali - Head CPP, Zawar.

HINDUSTAN ZINC RECEIVED EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD


Hindustan Zinc received the Export Excellence Award for the year 2011-12 in Metal category. The Export Excellence Award was given by Hon'ble Home Minister of Rajasthan - Shri Gulab Ji Kataria and was received by Mr. Jayant Kumar - Dy. CMO, HZL on the behalf of Hindustan Zinc. The award function was held in Udaipur on 14th December, 2015.

HINDUSTAN ZINC RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD FOR CORPORATE EXCELLENCE BY 'CII ITC SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2015'

Hindustan Zinc has received Outstanding Accomplishment Award for Corporate Excellence in the CII ITC Sustainability Award 2015. The award function was held in Delhi on 15th December, 2015. The award was presented by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar – Former Jury Chair & President Global Research Alliance and Mr. Shyam Saran - Jury Chair and Chairman of Research & Information System for developing countries. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Mr. Akhilesh Shukla – Head CRDL, Mr. T.R. Gupta – Head Corporate Affairs (Delhi) and Mr. Prasad Giri – Engineer Environment.

HINDUSTAN ZINC SET TO INVEST RS. 8000 CRORE BEGINNING GOLDEN JUBILEE

Hindustan Zinc that completes its 50 years of existence on 10th January 2016, is India’s only the world’s leading integrated zinc-lead-silver producer


As Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead-Silver business celebrates its Golden Jubilee, completing 50 years of its existence; the company is all set for its next phase of expansion of its mining and smelting operations with an investment of Rs.8000 crore.

Hindustan Zinc is looking to expand its all operations in a time-frame of 3-5 years, taking current ore production levels of 9.36 MTPA to 14.00 MTPA and finished metal production levels from 0.85 MTPA to 1.10 MTPA.

The Company has its mines located in Agucha, Sindesar Khurd, Zawar, Rajpura Dariba, and Kayad, all in Rajasthan.  The smelters are located in Dariba, Chanderiya and Debari, also in Rajasthan. 

Hindustan Zinc which was formed under an Act of Parliament on 10th January 1966 is India’s only and the world’s leading integrated zinc-lead-silver producing company.

Anil Agarwal, the Chairman of Vedanta Group, has expressed his happiness towards providing zinc sufficiency to India. “When we acquired Hindustan Zinc as part of Government disinvestment program in 2002, our focus was to make India self-sufficient in zinc. We are very proud that by adopting latest environment friendly technology, large investment in capacity expansions and continuous exploration, Hindustan Zinc is able to increase the production five-fold and yet have reserves for another 30 years”, he said.

The turning point came when in the year 2002, under the disinvestment program by the government, Hindustan Zinc was acquired by Sterlite. Since then, the company has grown multi-fold. The metal production capacity is 1 million tonne in the year today from about 200,000 tonne in 2002. The mine production capacity has also increased to 10.25 million tonne today from 3.45 million tonne in 2002.

The reserves and resources, which were 143.7 million tonnes in the year 2002 today stand at 375.1 million tonne after consuming reserves for about 14 years. The philosophy of the company on exploration has been to add equal reserve for every tonne of ore mined.

The investment of Rs. 12,000 crore in the past years have brought many changes in not just asset optimization but also building new facilities into the business to give value to the shareholders.  At the time of disinvestment, Hindustan Zinc did not have captive power generation or wind energy farms. Today the company produces 474 MW of captive thermal power and 274 MW of wind energy.

The turnover of the company has also seen a turn-around, from mere Rs. 1,200 crore in the year 2002 to more than Rs. 14,500 crore in the year 2014-15. The profit too has jumped from just Rs. 68 crore in the year 2002 to Rs. 8,178 crore in the year 2014-15.

The contribution to the exchequer has also seen significant change, which increased from Rs. 364 crore in the year 2002 to more than Rs. 5,000 crore in 2014-15.

“Though the zinc mining in India dates back to over 2500 years old, and the retorts of ancient mining can still be seen at Zawar, about 45 km from Udaipur; the zinc as a metal has been not much known or utilized in India. We are still exploring the new areas where zinc could add value to consumers and also add in the GDP of the country. We are exploring the possibilities of galvanizing of car bodies and structures to increase their life-span accordingly”, said Sunil Duggal, the Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc.

Hindustan Zinc is also looking to set-up a new Fertilizer Plant with a capacity to manufacture 0.5 MTPA of Di-Ammonium Phosphate in Debari in district Udaipur with an estimated investment of Rs. 1350 crores.

As the company celebrates its Golden Jubilee year, it is all set to invest another Rs. 8000 crore in the coming 3-5 years on expansions of its mines and smelting operations.