Hindustan Zinc has ranked 1st in environment category and overall 5th in the Metals and Mining sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company competed with 58 Metals and 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 and disclosures including Life Cycle assessment, stakeholder perception survey, tax transparency report, approval of Science Based Target, internal carbon pricing, Diversity and 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 Governance factors to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score.
Hindustan Zinc, the world’s second biggest zinc producer, operates the world’s third largest open-pit mine, and world’s largest Zinc Mine in Rampura Agucha, Rajasthan.