About the report
Our fourth Sustainable Development Report presents the ‘A to Z’ of what makes HZL a CARING enterprise. This Report attempts to inform all our stakeholders on how HZL is progressing on the path of long-term sustainable growth.

It presents a balanced and fair disclosure on policies, management systems and performance at HZL, which contribute to sustainable development. The reader may have access to additional information on our sustainability performance at www.hzlindia.com/sustainability

Scope and boundary

Data presented in the report includes the primary operations of Hindustan Zinc Limited, along with the five mining locations, three smelters, and one refinery. The key material aspects identified are relevant for the operations of the Company, value-chain partners, customers, communities and other stakeholders.

The information covered in the report is for the period of 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 and is aimed at bringing in comparability and completeness of information. The performance trend has been depicted for a time period of three years, wherever relevant.

Reporting standard and principles

The report has been prepared in accordance with GRI Standards to meet the ‘Core’ criteria. We also report against the GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. The GRI Indicators covered are listed out with relevant page numbers of the report in the GRI Content Index.

We recognise the strategic importance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to our business and to the world, and are committed to help achieve them. The ones with the strongest connections with our sustainability initiatives have been mapped in the report.

The reader may have access to additional information on our sustainability performance at www.hzlindia.com

The report follows the guidelines of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) - Sustainable Development Framework for reporting on safety parameters.

We are a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), key component of our commitments to their principles reflected in disclosure made in this report.

External assurance

Assurance of this report was carried out in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3000 (revised) by M/s KPMG.