Hindustan Zinc Launches Women of Valor

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India -In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, unveils a captivating brand film showcasing the remarkable journey of India’s first All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team. In alignment with UN’s theme for this year, “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”, the film features seven dynamic women leaders who are breaking stereotypes in the male-dominated mining industry.

Hindustan Zinc boasts a workforce of over 600 women employees, including more than 200 women engineers, who are playing pivotal roles in various capacities. With 21.8% percent of women in executive positions and 24% in the Executive Committee, the company is committed to foster an inclusive and diverse work environment. The launch of the first all-women underground mine rescue team creates next-generation safety leaders while progressing on a path of #TransformingTheWorkplace.

This first-of-its-kind rescue team in India has undergone preliminary tests that required members to compete in basic Mine Emergency situations. Techniques to tackle or deal in the case of surface/underground mine emergency scenarios, first aid, technician tests, theory exams, self-rescuers, fire types and extinguishing methods, mine gases, and emergency response were some of the key areas covered in the training session. The brand film captures the many ways in which these women are unearthing their power and redefining what is possible. The women rescue team is more than their gender; they are a movement and when it comes to safety, they can achieve what one cannot even imagine.

Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to gender diversity extends beyond recruitment, with a focus on fostering a supportive environment for female employees to thrive in blue-collar roles—a space still relatively uncommon for women. The core idea is to drive positive change in the mining industry and build a more diverse, inclusive & progressive workplace.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/GxKrrjo1GGc?si=_gLuf4dXVxtORonY

About Hindustan Zinc

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~75% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company has secured the highest CSA score of 85 in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target.

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23 for various community development initiatives.