11th February 2021

Hindustan Zinc Scores ‘A-’ in Supplier Engagement Rating

Udaipur, 11th February: As a responsible organization, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) believes in innovating for a sustainable future by ensuring long-term sustainable economic development and value creation. The company has been recognized with A- score in the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) released by CDP. With this achievement, HZL is now among a small number of high-performing companies that were scored.

The Supplier Engagement Ratings provides a rating for how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on climate change. CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s response to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement in the CDP climate change questionnaire and the basis they provide the ratings to companies.

Hindustan Zinc’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2025 over the next five years are focused on creating significant opportunities to enable positive changes across operations towards green mining. As a COP 26 Business Leader, Hindustan Zinc has adopted many initiatives with advanced technologies to optimize water consumption, enhance energy productivity, tackle climate change, and safeguard diversity.

Hindustan Zinc is recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. The company is also ranked 1st in Asia Pacific & 7th Globally by The Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 recognized for its continued actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low-carbon ecosystem.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HINDZINC), a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producers of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India where it also has its mines and smelting complexes. It is self-sufficient in power with installed captive thermal power plants and green energy plants including wind and solar power.

Sustainability & innovation is at the core of Hindustan Zinc’s operations. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and 7th globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 in the metal & mining sector, is certified as water positive, is a member of the FTSE4Good Index, and a part of the prestigious ‘A’ List by CDP for climate change.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to enhancing the lives of local communities through its social programs. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and is currently reaching out to 500,000 people across 189 core villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.