GreenLine to invest INR 200 cr for deploying LNG-powered trucks for Hindustan Zinc’s road logistics
Tie-up will revolutionise logistics in the metals & mining sector for a sustainable future
India, October 4, 2023. In a momentous step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility, Hindustan Zinc, India’s largest & only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead & Silver has chosen GreenLine Mobility Solutions Ltd (GreenLine), a part of Essar Group and a pioneer in green mobility solutions, as its sustainable logistics partner and is set to deploy GreenLine’s LNG-powered fleet in its supply chain and transportation operations.
LNG-powered vehicles significantly reduce emissions compared to diesel and align perfectly with the sustainability goals of both organizations. This initiative will not only reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation but also set new industry standards for green logistics.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc said, “At Hindustan Zinc, we have embedded sustainable practices in every aspect of our operations to create a greener future for all. Sustainability is an integral part of our company’s identity and represents the core commitment of our management and employees. Deployment of LNG Vehicle align with our approved SBTi targets to reduce 50% of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and further reduction of 25% of absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by FY2030 from the base year FY2020. By introducing LNG vehicles, we are not just showcasing our commitment towards decarbonising Indian mining but also paving the way for a transport revolution. This is yet another step towards our vision of net-zero by 2050 or sooner, and we look forward to scaling this up in the coming months.”
Mr. Anand Mimani, CEO, GreenLine, said, “Indian corporate leadership is committed to reducing their carbon footprint, and we are enabling their mission with our green logistics solutions. Clean, green mobility solutions will play a very important role in helping industries achieve their sustainability goals. We are proud to be the chosen sustainable logistics partners of Hindustan Zinc and look forward to enabling decarbonisation of their heavy freight transportation.”
Hindustan Zinc is committed to targeting to be Net Zero emissions by 2050, or sooner and this agreement is the latest initiative towards achievement of this net zero target. The company has been ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2022 under metals & mining sector.
GreenLine is pioneering sustainable freight transportation and is committed to reducing carbon emissions & promoting environmental responsibility in long haul heavy duty road logistics. The company will be investing INR 200 Cr for deploying LNG-powered trucks for Hindustan Zinc’s road logistics operations.
GreenLine’s LNG-powered trucks, manufactured by Blue Energy Motors, reduce toxic emission significantly compared to diesel – CO2 by upto 30%, SOx by upto 100%, NOx by upto 59%, Particulate Matter by upto 91% and CO by upto 70%.
GreenLine has collaborated with multiple organizations to create India’s first & only integrated green logistics ecosystems to make LNG trucking a reality in India, paving the way for widespread adoption of LNG fuelled long haul trucks by showcasing its immense advantages for corporates.
About GreenLine Mobility Solutions Limited (previously known as Green Planet Logistics Pvt Ltd) is partnering in the carbon neutrality mission of conscious corporates by enabling them to decarbonize their heavy trucking through a switch to an LNG-powered heavy truck fleet. GreenLine has exclusive collaborations & deep tech integrations for LNG refueling stations as well as for LNG-powered trucks. This wired ecosystem enable GreenLine to deliver cleaner, effective, and efficient green mobility solutions to customers in any part of the country. Visit us at www.greenline.in and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram for more updates.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited:
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 ~80% 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 is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal 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.
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. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.