Hindustan Zinc’s Rampura Agucha and Kayad Mine have won the top rating for efforts towards sustainable mining
UDAIPUR: Hindustan Zinc, the world’s leading and India’s only producer of integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver, was awarded the prestigious ‘5 Star Rated Mines’ award by the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India. Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Govt. Of India – Mr. Pralhad Joshi felicitated Hindustan Zinc with the award at the 5th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals held in Delhi. HZL’s Rampura Agucha & Kayad Mine both received the ‘5 Star Rated Mines’ certification for their efforts and initiatives in sustainable mining.
Leading the way for green and sustainable operations, Hindustan Zinc is among the first mining companies to commit to Net Zero 2050 and has a strong focus on ESG. The company has set a strategic roadmap on its sustainability journey, planning to invest over $1bn in the next 5 years to go green and achieve focussed Sustainability Goals by 2025. With such a strong commitment to maintaining the highest ESG standards, actioning against climate change, and conservation of water & energy, Hindustan Zinc is a leader in sustainable operations.
Arun Misra, CEO – Hindustan Zinc said, “Everything we do is with an aim to contribute towards national development and create a sustainable future for our communities. Hindustan Zinc is proud to be recognized by the Ministry of Mines and the Government of India as a leader in sustainable operations with this prestigious 5 Star Rating. Step by step we move towards a greener tomorrow positively impacting the lives around us.”
The Agucha and Kayad mines of Hindustan Zinc come under the Rampura Agucha Cluster situated in the Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Both mines act as a model for sustainable operations; catering to majority energy requirements through renewable solar power, reusing and recycling water, and state-of-the-art waste management systems.
Sustainability and CSR are an integral part of the business at Hindustan Zinc. Their efforts have been recognized with awards such as the Most Sustainable Company in the Mining Industry by World Finance at the Sustainability Awards 2021. As a COP26 Business Leader, Hindustan Zinc serves as a sector influencer in leading actions to protect the environment and tackle climate change.
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