Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is India’s only and one of the world’s leading integrated producer of Zinc, Lead and Silver. The Company has it’s headquartered in Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes.
Proudly recognized as ‘Zinc and Silver of India’, Hindustan Zinc has provided Zinc sufficiency to India and represents India in the global Zinc, Lead and Silver market. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 77% of growing Zinc market in India and produces 95% of India’s primary Silver.
USD 3 Billion Investment in Expansions since 2002
Since disinvested in 2002, Hindustan Zinc has invested over USD 3 Billion towards its 4 phases of expansion programs to reach to the current metal production capacity of 1 million tonne per annum and expand the capacity to 1.2 million tonnes by FY 2020 and eventually 1.35 million tonnes in the next 2-3 years. Hindustan Zinc has a mine life of more than 25 years with reserves & resources of 403 million MT, post depletion.
Our philosophy has always been to make our operations stronger & sustainable through latest state-of-the-art technologies and digitalization.
Expansion of Silver Production – The Silver of India
As per World Silver Survey 2020 by The Silver Institute, Hindustan Zinc is now the 6th largest Silver producer in the world, placing India into top 10 Silver producing countries. Hindustan Zinc produces 100% of the India’s integrated Silver.
Silver refinery of Hindustan Zinc located at Pantnagar, in Uttarakhand has also been recognized by London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and has been added to “London Good Delivery” list.
The Company is self-sufficient in power with an installed base of 474 MW coal-based captive power plants. Additionally, it has green power generation of 347 MW including 274 MW of wind power, 34 MW of power through waste heat recovery process and 39 MW of solar power. The Company is investing in setting up Solar Plants in Rajasthan to produce 115 MW of Solar Energy.
Research and Development
Hindustan Zinc has a state-of-the-art `Central Research & Development Laboratory (CRDL)’ which was established by the Company in 1976. The principal focus areas include process improvements, developing quality assurance systems, research & development for future growth and partnering with research agencies and domain experts for adaptation of benchmarking technologies. The core development team is supported by well–equipped departments for Mineral Processing, Geo-metallurgy & Ore Characterization, Pyro-metallurgy, Hydrometallurgy and Analytical Services.
CRDL has been instrumental in bringing many process changes and utilization of waste which includes gainful utilization of 100% of fly-ash and slag.
Focus on Sustainability – Environment, Occupational Health and Safety
Hindustan Zinc has been globally ranked 1st in Asia Pacific and 5th overall in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2019 amongst Mining & Metal companies. The Company has strong focus on conservation of water and energy and all the plants operate on zero-discharge and moving steadily to zero-waste. Global environment friendly technology has helped Hindustan Zinc to become one of the most admired Zinc company in the world.
Hindustan Zinc has set-up Udaipur’s first ‘Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)’ under Public-Private-Partnership model. These STPs have the capacity to treat 45 million litres of sewage per day which is now being expanded to 60 million litres of sewage treatment per day.
Hindustan Zinc considers safety to be its utmost priority. Regular Town-Halls lead by senior management has brought safety as the prime focus area.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Hindustan Zinc’s CSR projects are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand.
Development of local communities has always been the prime focus of Hindustan Zinc. The objective is to build a life of dignity for the rural poor. The Company has a strong focus on child care, women empowerment, agriculture & livestock development, education, training of rural youth for gainful employment, to name a few.
Hindustan Zinc’s “Khushi” Anganwadi Project is dedicated to improving nutrition-health-education for the children below the age of 6 years. Project “Sakhi” is bringing social and economic empowerment in rural and tribal women. The Company also has a strong focus on education of communities. Through projects like Shiksha Sambal, Yashad Sumedha Scholarship, Unchi Udaan and regular coaching classes, the Company is encouraging education at a large scale. Project Jeevan Tarang by the company provides skills to special children and the physically challenged – the Divyang.
The Company has also built ‘Hindustan Zinc Football Academy’ to develop sports and train young children in football. Zinc Football Academy is developing football players at grassroots level with unique F-Cube technology for Monitoring-Analysis-Development of the students.