Hindustan Zinc re-iterates commitment to work for development in Gujarat
The Anil Agarwal Foundation will bring this district in Gujarat under the Swasth Gaon Abhiyaan program
Hindustan Zinc re-iterates commitment to work for development in Gujarat Hindustan Zinc as part of the Vedanta Group will remain invested in Gujarat and re-iterates its commitment to work for the community along with the government to create enhanced social impact in the states.
The Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb) Managing Director, Neelam Rani said, "It is unfortunate what happened at Doswada in Tapi district. The need of the hour is to create jobs, bring employment and strengthen economic development in the state, especially in the post pandemic world. We are committed to creating a conducive environment for industry to grow and will extend support to ensure ease of business. As a responsible government body, the welfare of our communities and focus on environment will always remain a top priority and we will ensure that best standards are followed."
Hindustan Zinc believes that a state-of-the-art plant can bring technology and economic progress to the people of Dosvada and the State of Gujarat. We remain committed to design and build an environmentally responsible plant that the people of Gujarat will be proud of. Our sustainability initiatives have been benchmarked and recognised globally and we will bring the same high standards along with our ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2025 and transparent environment disclosures to the project.
Anguished at the turn of events in Doswada, Arun Misra CEO, Hindustan Zinc has assured the community that every step will be taken to safeguard the livelihood, health and environment and that the company will work along with the communities to support them to grow and prosper. We remain committed to continued dialogue with all our stakeholders.
Our guiding principle in all we do is to care for our environment and our communities and we will continue to make both these a distinct priority. The Anil Agarwal Foundation will bring Doswada in Gujarat under the Swasth Gaon Abhiyaan program and get healthcare to the doorsteps of the community. The program is a special impact initiative with 5000 crores pledged to provide end to end healthcare solutions across the rural landscape covering 1000
villages in the country. Additionally, the Group's flagship project Nandghar for children and women development will also be brought to the villages in the district with a focus on their health, education and empowerment. The company will work with the communities to bring interventions that will enable better standard of living and enhanced quality of life.
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 has signed an MoU with Government of Gujarat for a state-of-the-art zero waste zinc smelter that will create thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities for the locals. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and 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. HindustanZinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4 Good 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 PeopleFirst 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.
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