Hindustan Zinc Unveils India’s 2nd All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team, Reinforcing Commitment to #SafetyFirst

Hindustan Zinc

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India –

•  A Group of Eight skilled women engineers successfully completed an intensive 18-day training program.

•  The team was trained with life-saving skills such as CPR, SCBA proficiency, and adept navigation through perilous situations.

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company and India’s leading zinc-lead-silver producer, proudly introduces India’s 2nd All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team, trained at the company’s Rampura Agucha Mine. This initiative, rooted in the company’s core philosophy of Safety First, aligns with its Sustainability Development Goals aimed at ensuring Zero Harm in operations.

Comprising eight exceptionally skilled women engineers from the Underground Mine Operations & Maintenance team, the newly trained rescue team underwent an intensive 18-day training program at Rampura Agucha Mine & Mine Rescue Station (Western Coal Field Limited), Nagpur. The team acquired indispensable life-saving proficiencies such as CPR, SCBA proficiency, and adept navigation through perilous environments.

This milestone follows the resounding success of India’s 1st All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team at Hindustan Zinc, which equipped its members with techniques to handle surface/underground mine emergency scenarios, first aid, technician tests, theory exams, self-rescuers, fire types, extinguishing methods, mine gases, and emergency response.

With inclusivity, diversity, and safety at the heart of its operations, Hindustan Zinc maintains a remarkable representation of 21.7% women in the workforce. The launch of India’s 2nd all-women underground mine rescue team marks a significant milestone in its journey towards #TransformingTheWorkplace. The company remains committed to fostering a culture of safety, empowerment, and excellence in every aspect of its operations.

About Hindustan Zinc

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and now the 3rd largest Silver producer. The company has a market share of ~75% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Zinc City, 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 ranked first in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. 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’. Along with that, Hindustan Zinc has been recognized with the coveted CII HR Excellence Award, leading in HR innovation with a 600+score.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.9 million people in 3,685 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 269.3 crores in FY24 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.