Hindustan Zinc ranks 1st globally in Environment category by DJSI World
Udaipur, October 19, 2018: Hindustan Zinc is pleased to announce that the Company has ranked 1st (2017: 3rd) in Environment category and overall 5th (2017: 11th) in the Metals & Mining sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The Company competed with 58 Metals & Mining majors including Newmont Mining, Teck Resources, Rio Tinto, etc. The significant improvement in ranking from previous year was made possible by several new initiatives & disclosures including Life Cycle assessment, stakeholder perception survey, tax transparency report, approval of Science Based Target, internal carbon pricing, Diversity & Inclusion Policy, among others.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governancefactors to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score.
Speaking on the achievement, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc Sunil Duggalsaid, “Sustainability has always been a core value of Hindustan Zinc which is why we have integrated the best global environment friendly technologies in our operations. We are very glad to be recognised with this ranking in DJSI World, which strengthens our commitment towards zero harm to the environment.”
Hindustan Zinc is a Vedanta Group company and is India’s only and the world’s leading integrated Zinc-Lead-Silver producer.
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