INR 200 cr to be invested for deploying LNG-powered trucks for Hindustan Zinc’s road logistics
Debari, India, 9th November, 2023: GreenLine Mobility Solutions Ltd (GreenLine), India’s premier LNG-powered heavy trucking logistics company, marked a historic milestone as it officially deployed its LNG-powered trucks at Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc, Lead & Silver business. In its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, Hindustan Zinc has chosen Essar’s green mobility solutions company, GreenLine, as its sustainable logistics partner, ushering in a new era of green logistics in the metals and mining sector.
GreenLine, in its mission to pioneer sustainable freight transportation, is investing INR 200 Cr to deploy LNG-powered trucks for Hindustan Zinc’s road logistics operations. These LNG-powered trucks, manufactured by Blue Energy Motors – India’s first venture into heavy-duty LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) trucks, demonstrate impressive reductions in toxic emissions compared to diesel, with cuts of up to 30% in CO2, up to 100% in SOx, up to 59% in NOx, up to 91% in Particulate Matter, and up to 70% in CO.
GreenLine has collaborated with multiple organizations to create India’s first and only integrated green logistics ecosystem, making LNG trucking a reality in India. LNG-powered vehicles, known for their significantly reduced emissions compared to diesel, perfectly align with the sustainability goals of both the organizations. This partnership paves the way for widespread adoption of LNG-fueled long-haul trucks by showcasing their immense advantages for corporates and reinforcing the commitment to a sustainable, eco-conscious future.
Speaking on this momentous occasion, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc & Executive Director, Vedanta, 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. By introducing LNG vehicles, we are not just showcasing our commitment towards decarbonizing 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”.
Commenting on the deployment, Mr. Anand Mimani, CEO, GreenLine said “We are excited to have been selected as the sustainable logistics partners for Hindustan Zinc. We eagerly anticipate our role in facilitating the decarbonisation of their heavy freight transportation. Indian corporate leadership is committed to reducing their carbon footprint, and our green logistics solutions are instrumental in advancing their sustainability objectives. We firmly believe that clean and eco-friendly mobility solutions will play a pivotal role in aiding industries to attain their sustainability goals”.
Hindustan Zinc’s constant commitment to becoming Net Zero emissions by 2050, or sooner, is underscored by this agreement. The company has been ranked 3rd Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific Region in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2022 under metal & mining sector. This global recognition is a testament to their best-in-class sustainable practices and focus on long-term growth drivers.
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.
About GreenLine Mobility Solutions Limited:
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 enables GreenLine to deliver cleaner, effective, and efficient green mobility solutions to customers in any part of the country.
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