Hindustan Zinc’s Central Research and Development Laboratory (CRDL) won the “5th CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2018” under the category – “Innovative Environmental Project” at the 7th Greenco Summit organized by CII.
The Summit was held in Chennai on 27th June 2018 to further advance the need & importance of green initiatives in Indian industry and share the latest green concepts & technologies.
The award was presented to Hindustan Zinc for the CRDL project – “Utilizing Lead-Zinc Industry Wastes in Construction Sector (Paver Blocks)”.
Under this award winning project, CRDL has replaced 60-80% of conventional raw materials used for making paver blocks by utilizing wastes like fly-ash, slag and jarosite. This has resulted in 50% reduction in the production cost. The paver blocks are successfully being used across different locations of Hindustan Zinc and also by Forest Dept., Udaipur.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Ashish Kumar, Sheeba Mashruwala and Kiran Rokkam represented Hindustan Zinc, presented the case study and addressed a thorough Q&A session.
Pavan Kaushik, Head – Corporate Communication, Hindustan Zinc said, “We are very glad to receive the CII Environmental Best Practices Award. Hindustan Zinc has strong focus on energy & water conservation and uses environment friendly technologies in all its operations. The award recognizes the efforts of Hindustan Zinc towards zero discharge and zero waste.”
Over 70 companies participated in the CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2018 with 158 case studies, out of which 18 case studies were selected for the final round of CII Environment Best Practices Award 2018 competition.