Amid growing concerns over rising pollution level, Vedanta Group firm Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) today said that it is planning to make its buildings world-class with zero carbon and zero waste.
"Hindustan Zinc aims to make its buildings world-class structures with zero carbon and zero waste with an objective to create more and more examples for others to follow and with that, the management and the employees are committed for the same," Hindustan Zinc CEO Sunil Duggal was quoted as saying in a statement.
He further said that Hindustan Zinc has strong focus on care for the environment and continuous reduction in consumption of water and energy.
"Whether it's mining or smelting operations, the inclusion of global environment friendly technology which is best in class, supports our initiatives," Duggal said.
Taking cognizance of green initiatives by Hindustan Zinc, CII-Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) had this week, awarded platinum rating to the company at a ceremony at Yashad Bhawan -- the company's head office in Udaipur.
The award has been constituted by CII-IGBC and the platinum rating is the highest category which has been awarded to the registered office of the company at Udaipur.
Hindustan Zinc is one of the few CII-IGBC platinum rated buildings in India, and the first company in Rajasthan, which is also setting the benchmark across other Vedanta companies in India, the statement said.
The CII-IGBC Platinum Green building certification was presented by K S Venkatagiri -- Executive Director, CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad, and was received by Duggal.
"Hindustan Zinc is the first building in Rajasthan to receive the Platinum Rating in existing building category and commended to achieve the same in the very first attempt. With about 3,900 projects built over 3.59 billion sq ft, India's green building footprint has emerged as the second largest in the world. Hindustan Zinc has set an example for other industries to follow across India," Venkatagiri said.