CARING A(g)to Z(n)

Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) recognises that true signs of progress are made visible only through CARING—whether its ensuring safety, saving water, reducing wastage or enabling communities—A to Z of an all-encompassing, thoughtful approach to sustainable growth.

CARING A(g) to Z(n) represents the 'holistic' nature of sustainability at HZL, with a word play of ‘A to Z’ that demonstrates Ag (chemical symbol of silver) and Zn (chemical symbol of zinc), which along with lead (chemical symbol is Pb) are our key offerings. The report covers the sustainable growth journey of India’s only and the world’s leading zinc-lead-silver producer during FY 2019.

The impact of HZL’s sustainability initiatives reflect in how we approach growth, how we reduce environmental impact, how we foster community development and how we invest in the progress of our people. The report gradually unfolds each of these aspects through C(Cautious at Work)-A(Augmentin Growth)-R(Responsible Partnerships)-
I(Inclusive Progress)- N(Nurturing the Planet)-G(Growing Together).


Cautious at Work

At HZL, care and safety of people is paramount. Continued work towards improving health & safety of its stakeholders is aimed at controlling risks around mining.

Augmenting Growth

We are a globally recognised mining giant with a promise to deliver long-term value to our stakeholders.

Responsible Supply Chain

Our suppliers and vendors are our partners in growth. Extending from procurement to selling end-user products, HZL seeks partners whose values resonate with ours.

Inclusive Progress

Our people are at the heart of our growth. While we create for our people a dynamic and thriving workplace, we reward performance and continually invest in developing leaders.

Nurturing the Environment

At HZL, we are committed to sustainable use of natural resources.

Growing Together

Community participation is at the core of all our mining-related decision-making – it’s an inclusive approach constantly building on creating shared value.

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
Highlights FY 2019
  • 1.6%

    Energy used from renewable resources

  • 42%

    Reduction in waste generation

  • 28%

    Waste reused/ recycled

  • 35.95%

    Recycled/reused water as percentage of total water used

  • 500000

    CSR beneficiaries

  • `130.20 Cr

    Community investments

  • 0.63

    Lost-time injury frequency rate

  • Zero

    Occupational illness cases

  • 12.83%

    Are women among total executives

  • 22 MW

    Solar plant installed at Rampura Agucha Mine

  • 25 MLD

    Sewage treatment plant commissioning

  • 52.6%

    Reduction in waste disposal


Sustainability journey
through FY 2019
  • Health & safety

  • Community

  • People

  • Supplier and

  • Environment


'C-A-R-I-N-G' – at HZL’s core
Mrs. Kiran Agarwal Chairman

Dear Stakeholders,

For decades, Hindustan Zinc has been synonymous with creating value for all its stakeholders. Our theme this year, ‘Caring A to Z’, is our core intent of growth –all encompassing, and spans all areas of operation.

This is my first message as Chairman of Hindustan Zinc and I feel honoured to take on the chairmanship of a company with world class assets and practices and is recognised amongst the global best. We are in the process of developing quality systems using high end technologies for future growth and fostering partnerships for maximizing the benefits for the organisation, as well as for the communities around.


The essence of sustainability is in'C-A-R-I-N-G'
Mr. Sunil Duggal CEO

Dear Stakeholders,

Since inception, our purpose has been to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. Our various achievements this year have reasserted our path to progress through our mission of becoming a global leader and creating value by conducting our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We know and recognise that the essence of sustainability is in 'C-A-R-I-N-G'. This year, our theme-CARING A(g) to Z(n)-is reflective of our thoughtfulness across our value chain.

While that has been the driving agenda of growth at HZL, I say with regret that this year we have fallen short of our commitment to provide zero harm working places. We are deeply anguished by these incidents and our prayers and thoughts are with affected families. We are determined to eliminate such accidents and have intensified our work towards our goal of zero harm.


Safety – An
uncompromisable attribute

Every individual who is contributing to value creation at HZL is a member of the larger HZL family. We consider the safety and wellbeing of each of the family member as HZL’s priority. It surmounts every other business objective. Safety is one of our core strategic priorities.

We, at HZL, are committed to ensure a safe work environment and culture for all our employees and contract employees alike, in all our operations. To drive a cultural change on safety, we have taken several technical, functional, communication and governance measures across the organisation.