HINDUSTAN ZINC CERTIFIED AS “GREAT PLACE TO WORK”

The Company is proud to have about 14% women employees in fresh hires…

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company in Zinc-Lead-Silver business has been recently certified as “Great Place to Work” by Great Place to Work Institute for building a high-trust, high-performance culture within the organization.  

Hindustan Zinc's sustainability framework is supported by three pillars - Responsible Stewardship, Building Strong Relationships and Adding & Sharing Value. The Company has always focused on grooming and empowering the leaders out of its employees. The Company provides a vibrant working environment to enable employees to innovate, discover potential and realise professional dreams to ultimately drive the Brand of Organization. With talent pool of about 17,000 employees including contract workers, spread across all its locations, the Company is proud to have about 14% women employees in fresh hires.

Great Place to Work Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and considered as the gold standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia and government organizations. Every year, more than 8000 organizations from over 50 countries partner Great Place to Work Institute for assessment, benchmarking and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. They represent the definitive employer-of-choice and workplace quality recognition any organization can receive.


INNOVATORS OF ZINC - AUTOMATION IN REACTORS ELIMINATED RISK AND ELIMINATED MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION


Residual Treatment Plant (RTP) is a part of Leaching and Purification area in smelters. It is also called Jarosite Precipitation (JP) area.

There are total of 5 Reactors having a capacity of 300 cubic meters each at Zinc Smelter Debari. These reactors are equipped with agitators and steam coil for heating process solution to 100 degree centigrade.

The challenge was that if the agitator of any reactor fails, the steam would continue to flow through control valve to the reactor. As there would be no mixing of solution due to failure of agitator, solution near steam coils would heat rapidly and could lead to explosion of the reactor. The control valve would only be closed manually and that involved great amount of risk as well as process inefficiency.

A team consisting Mr. Vijay Kumar Rana (AM - Process), Mr. Sanjay Kumar (AM - Instrumentation), Mr. Debasis Sahoo (Engineer - Process) and Mr. Sandip Kanani (AM - Mechanical) felt the need for a change in this whole process and automation with steam auto valve cut-off seemed to be the solution.

Once this modification was done, it is ensured that if agitator of any reactor trips, the amperage of the reactor will drop down to no load level and the valve will close automatically preventing the steam entrance into the reactor.

This automation resulted in elimination of major hazard and also eliminated man machine interaction in reactors. It also resulted in power saving and increasing productivity.

H/E PRESIDENT OF INDIA HONOURS MR. LAXMAN SHEKHAWAT WITH NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AWARD -2016

Mr. Laxman Shekhawat  - COO Mines, Hindustan Zinc has been awarded with National Geoscience Award - 2016 by Hon’ble President of India – Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 12th April, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Also present were Hon'ble Minister of State (IC) for Mines, Coal, Power and New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India - Mr. Piyush Goyal, senior govt. officials and mining professionals across India during the award ceremony.


The award constituted by Ministry of Mines recognizes his contribution in the field of Mining Technology for adopting new methods & technology, conservation of mineral resources, systematic mine planning, mine safety, mine fires & hazards, mine reclamation & rehabilitation.

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (CSIR) AWARD TO MR. LAXMAN SHEKHAWAT

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) recognised Mr. Lakshman Shekhawat in the International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries, held on 15th February, 2017. 


Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Science - Dr. Harsh Vardhan presented the award to Mr. Lakshman Shekhawat for being one of the 8 eminent persons in Mining & Fuel Industries in India in a glittering function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. 

‘UNCHI UDAAN’ TO GIVE WINGS TO 30 SELECT RURAL STUDENTS

Hindustan Zinc to give free coaching to 30 select rural students under 2 year school integrated residential program...

The famous proverb says “Education is a gift that no one can take away”.  It gives opportunity to people irrespective of their backgrounds to change the world with their knowledge.
Being a responsible metal & mining corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to the principles of harmonious and sustainable development and has a strong focus towards uplifting the communities residing near its business locations. With a focus on Education, Hindustan Zinc has launched a new program – ‘UNCHI UDAAN’ – an Educational Excellence Initiative on 25th April, 2017 at Head Office, Udaipur in association with Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd. and Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur. The initiative aims at providing free coaching to 30 select students to appear and get through the IITs and other prestigious Engineering Colleges. These 30 bright students from lower earning families will get free coaching under 2 year school integrated residential program.
Mr. Sunil Duggal – CEO, HZL said “Unchi Udaan is very close to my heart. Through this program, Hindustan Zinc is contributing to the society and is bringing deprived students into mainstream education that would help in Building the Nation”.
Ms. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, HZL informed that these 30 students comprising 12 girls were selected through rigorous 2 level selection process conducted across 6 districts – Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand & Ajmer from Rajasthan and Pantnagar from Uttrakhand. About 2330 students appeared for the exam during the selection process, out of which these 30 select students will pursue for 11th & 12th coaching program.
The technical partner, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd is a well-known name in the field of education providing classroom training to aspirants intending to prepare and appear in various competitive, talent search and scholarship examinations of national and international level. Resonance will coach these students for IIT entrance exam and will also be responsible for teaching Physics, Chemistry & Maths of 11th & 12th.
For schooling, boarding & lodging facilities, HZL has partnered with Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur where select students will get admitted as per regular course for class 11th RBSE and can avail the facilities like music, sports while getting groomed for overall personality development during the program.
While addressing the students, Mr. Pankaj Kumar – COO, Smelters emphasized on the importance of hard-work and passion along with the talent while working towards getting through IITs and other prestigious colleges.
The event saw the participation of students as well as their parents who were there to motivate them and to see them taking their first step towards bright future.
Mr. Pavan Kaushik – Head Corporate Communication, HZL said “Hindustan Zinc through its educational programs like Shiksha Sambal, Yashad Sumedha Scholarship program and other coaching programs to appear in Govt. Competitive Exams have always focussed on inclusive growth of students from rural background. ‘Unchi Udaan’ is one such initiative where young minds are motivated financially to come forward and secure their future”.
Also present during the occasion were Mr. V. Jayaraman – Head EOHS, HZL, Mr. P.C. Bhandari – HZL, Mr. Ravi Ranjan – Head Academic Excellence, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, Udaipur Region, Mr. Ajay Mehta – President, Vidya Bhawan Society, Ms. Madhulika – Principal, Vidya Bhawan School, Mr. Arun Shrimali - Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd along with Location CSR Heads of Hindustan Zinc and other HZL representatives.



KHUSHI IS 5 YEARS OLD TODAY - CELEBRATING CARE FOR THE DEPRIVED CHILDREN

We are very proud to inform you that the Campaign “KHUSHI” that we started on 10th April, 2012 is 5 years old today. During these years, we have organized several online discussions/debate, ground level workshops with street children, Awards and “KHUSHI” Walk and also direct interaction with thousands of school children to sensitize them about Care for the Deprived Children – their Nutrition, Education & Health.
Our “KHUSHI” Film ‘Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena’ has been viewed by more than 7.6 million people across the globe – reaching to over 2 crore people, over 200,000 shares, 100,000 likes and 2000 comments. Here, today we celebrate the “KHUSHI” Day with our more than 225,000 followers.

VEDANTA KHUSHI - A TREKKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE...

As a part of the Jeevan Tarang Initiative for main-streaming people with disability, a Trek was organized on 5th March, 2017 for Blind students of Vidhya Chakshu Senior Sec. School, several employees at HZL (from Finance, Exploration, Project Commercial, CSR teams & HZL spouses) volunteered  to take these 10 blind students for Trekking. Each volunteer was paired with one visually-challenged student for the 8 km long Trek to Badi and the forests & fields around. The Trek was sponsored by the HZL EXCO members. The Trek gave a lot of confidence and happiness to these students.

HINDUSTAN ZINC TO PAY SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF RS. 13,985 CRORE

The Board of Directors of Hindustan Zinc has declared a special one-time interim dividend of 1375% i.e. Rs. 27.50 on every equity share of Rs. 2, entailing an outflow of Rs. 13,985 Crore including dividend distribution tax (DDT) on 22nd March, 2017. The record date for the dividend will be March 30, 2017.
Together with the Golden Jubilee dividend paid in April 2016 and the interim dividend paid in October 2016, the aggregate dividend being paid by Hindustan Zinc during this financial year will be Rs. 27,157 Crore including DDT, which is the largest dividend outflow by any company in India in a single financial year. Of this, Rs. 11,259 Crore will go to the Government. 
Agnivesh Agarwal - Chairman, HZL said, “We are pleased to reward our shareholders with a special dividend, which reflects the Company's confidence in its continued robust performance and demonstrates our commitment towards delivering value for our shareholders. Since disinvestment by the Government in 2002, the cumulative dividends paid by the Company, including the current special dividend, is Rs. 37,517 Crore including dividend distribution tax.”

DSC RECEIVED CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & SUSTAINABILITY VISION AWARDS-2017

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) awarded Dariba Smelter Complex with Corporate Governance & Sustainability Vision Awards-2017. Dariba Smelting Complex also received the second prize in the 'Water Stewardship' category. 
The award was received by Mr. Hemendra Sharma - AVP Finance, Mr.  H. C. Mathur - Head Civil and Mr. Pradeep Singh - Head Environment from Mr Anil Swarup - Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at a function held in New Delhi on 15th February, 2017. The selection committee for the award comprised eminent juries and Ernst & Young as the knowledge partner. Mr. Hemendra Sharma was also a key speaker in India Corporate Governance & Sustainability Vision Summit- 2017 on 'Regulations for Corporate Governance in India'. 


RDM AWARDED DURING THE MINES ENVIRONMENT & MINERAL CONSERVATION WEEK

Rajpura Dariba Mines participated in 17th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week 2016-17 and came first in various categories like Afforestation, Publicity and Propaganda, Reclamation & Rehabilitation, Mineral Conservation and Overall Performance and also received the second prize in Sustainable Development. The closing ceremony was held on 22nd January, 2017 wherein Rajpura Dariba Mines was felicitated with a trophy for its Overall Performance by Mr. R.K. Sinha - Controller, India Bureau of Mines, Nagpur.

CSC-CPP AWARDED FOR BEST FLY ASH UTILIZATION BY MISSION ENERGY FOUNDATION

Chanderiya Smelting Complex - Captive Power Plant received first prize for Best Fly Ash Utilization in a ceremony organized in New Delhi by Mission Energy Foundation. 
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Madan Singh Bhadoria – Unit Head, CPP - CSC received award from Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi - Director General, Carbon Minus India. Also present on dais were Mr. Manoj Kumar Gangeya - Director, MoEF, Mr. N.K. Gupta - Add. Director, CPCB, Mr. R.K. Verma - Chairperson, CEA and Mr. Sudhir Kumar - Advisor, NITI Aayog.