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Tata Steel pledges to upkeep sustainable operations


Tata Steel joined hands globally to dedicate the month of June towards sustainability practices and environment conservation initiatives. In line with this thought, the company observed World Environment Day on June 5, 2015. Having adopted the slogan ‘Conserve to Preserve’, Tata Steel’s focus for this month was resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production. The Company organised a series of activities to celebrate World Environment Day across its locations and divisions and spread awareness on environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.


Tata Sustainability Month unfurls with SMART 21


Tata Steel, including the senior leadership, aligned itself to the Tata group’s 21-day sustainability initiative – SMART 21 – and took pledges to imbibe sustainable practices and implement it over 21 days. An acronym for ‘Sustainable Meaningful Actions for a Responsible Tata’, the campaign was aimed at motivating all employees of the Tata group to practice meaningful sustainable activities and change it into habits. This campaign was run from June 2-30, 2015.

Mr. Cyrus P Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons, launched the Tata Sustainability Month in Mumbai on June 2, 2015. On the occasion, he also unveiled Tata group’s Sustainability Policy. It was telecast at Steelennium Hall in Jamshedpur Steel Works for nearly 400 employees.


WED kick-starts at SNTI


World Environment Day (WED) was flagged off at Tata Steel on June 5, 2015, with Mr. T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel India & SEA, and Mr. Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, planting saplings at Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI), Jamshedpur.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Narendran said: “Since its inception, Tata Steel has always followed best environment hazard-free practices. Technological developments in resource utilisation, sustainable mining practices and treatment of its wastes has further reinforced the care we take over the environment. This philosophy is an integral part of our everyday operations, and is followed by every employee. To maintain its promise to provide a clean, green and safe environment to society, the Company has, along with growth and expansion, injected green technologies in its production processes. Tata Steel is committed to playing an active and constructive role in addressing climate change both by reducing its own carbon footprint and by creating high-performance steel that will make it possible to produce lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles and energy-efficient buildings”.

In his address to the gathering, Mr. Sen said, “World Environment Day is not merely a day’s event, rather it is an on-going endeavour. We have to ensure implementation of best practices inside the Works and the City, which can be achieved through commitment and conviction, not merely by radical technical intervention. Initiatives should be driven from the heart and not by cost and compulsion.”

On the occasion, Mr. Sen presented awards to the winners of the Online Environment Quiz Competition, EHS lead auditors and Environment article contest winners. Mr. Narendran commended the children who won the Environment Poster competition by presenting awards to them.

Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director, Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel, distributed saplings to his office team at Delhi on June 5, 2015, to commemorate WED. Corporate Communications offices at Jamshedpur and Bhubaneswar hosted sapling plantation and pledge-writing activities at their respective locations.


Victoria Memorial gets lit up in Green


As is tradition, Tata Steel illuminated the iconic Victoria Memorial in Kolkata with green lights for the sixth year in succession to draw attention of the citizens to the importance of a greener environment.


Raw Materials Division on the 'green mission'



Jharia Division commemorated WED  with a morning march at its Jamadoba Colliery, in which senior executives of  the Company, union officials, employees and school children took part. A  sapling plantation ceremony was conducted which added 180 saplings of various  species to its green cover. Senior Executives, Union officials along with their  spouses took part in this drive. Nearly, 5,000 fruit bearing plants were  distributed to all employees of Jharia Division to plant in their vicinity.

West Bokaro

West Bokaro Division organised a  morning march and sapling plantation ceremony at its Quarry AB. Besides, the  Division has a target to plant around 70,000 saplings this year to contribute  to the cause of environment conservation.

All  other locations of the Company including Sukinda, Joda, Noamundi, Wires  Division, Tarapur, Bearings Division, Kharagpur, various sales offices and  others took part in sapling distribution and plantation ceremony to mark WED  2015.


Tata Steel organises 'Greenathon'


Tata Steel's Sports and Environment Management Department organised ‘Greenathon’ - a symbolic run/ walk event held  as part of the World Environment Day 2015 celebrations. The aim of the event was to reiterate Tata Steel's pledge to protect the environment to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come.

The Chief Guest of the function, Mr. AK Mishra (IFS), Chairman, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, flagged-off the event at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur, in the presence of Mr. Suresh Kumar, Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel and Mr. Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel. Approximately 2,000 citizens participated in the event.


Environment Management and Protection receives acclaim


Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) recognised the commendable work done by Tata Steel in the area of Environment Management and Protection at a seminar organised in Ranchi. The operations covered by the commendation included Jamshedpur Works and the Company’s RM locations - West Bokaro, Jharia and Noamundi.

Mr. AK Mishra (IFS) handed over the award to the Tata Steel team.



Tata Steel partners with India Today for conclave on environment


Tata Steel, in partnership with India Today Television (Erstwhile Headlines Today), organised the ‘Preserve & Conserve Conclave’ in New Delhi on June 1, 2015, to roll-out World Environment Month.

Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Environment & Forest, along with Mr. Arun Misra, VP Gopalpur & Tata Steel SEZ, inaugurated the event in the presence of Mr. Ashish Bagga, Group CEO, India Today Television and Mr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Director Centre for Environment Education (CEE).

Tata Steel entered into this partnership to drive home the theme for World Environment Day 2015, which focusses on sustainable consumption and production. Mr. Javadekar provided insights on the journey Indians need to pursue in adopting sustainable practices in both production and consumption. He appreciated the consistent approach adopted by Tata Steel in conducting business in a sustainable manner as well as for participating in the initiative that showcases best practices in environment conservation.

Mr. Misra said: “We at Tata Steel are glad to be associated with the India Today Television Conclave. Over years, the Company has initiated numerous programmes to preserve the environment like reduction of carbon dioxide, usage of water and solid waste management. Our focus is to achieve overall operational efficiency leading to sustainable development for us as a Company and the community around us. I am privileged to be part of this event and talk about our Company, which has been involved in nation-building for over hundred years”.

On the occasion, Mr. Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO, presented the sustainable initiatives adopted in the City such as like waste management, power supply, enhancing its green cover, and water management. Mr. Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Operations, FAMD, Tata Steel, conducted a session on biodiversity in business.


Virtual doors of 'Tata Steel e-shoppe' now open!


Tata Steel's branded merchandise shop 'Tata Steel e-shoppe' was launched by Mr. T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India & SEA on MD Online on June 1, 2015. 

This facility has been developed by Corporate Communications team of Tata Steel along with ‘mjunction’. The store will facilitate the online purchase of Tata Steel’s branded merchandise and other corporate gifts at most the competitive rates for employees of Tata Steel, various departments and divisions of the Company and channel partners.

The e-shoppe portal can be accessed through a link on the Tata Steel Intranet as well as by logging in through the Internet. Mr. Tapas Kumar Sen of Jharia Division won the contest run to select the name of the portal. The name ‘Tata Steel e-shoppe’ was selected from over 750 suggestions received from employees. To commemorate the same, Mr. Sen was felicitated by Mr. Rajeev Singhal, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel.



Ground breaking for 500 TPH conveying system project at Noamundi


Tata Steel had expanded the capacity of its captive iron ore production at Noamundi to meet the increased need for iron ore after the 3 MnTPA expansion project at the Jamshedpur Works.

The iron ore expansion project for Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) was commissioned in FY 2012-13. After the ramp-up of the project at Noamundi, the iron ore mine experienced the presence of a larger proportion of fines (of size -10mm) in ROM, to under the utilisation of the installed capacity in its new facility.

To debottleneck this facility, NIM opted to install a new iron ore fines conveying facility (of size -10mm). The proposed conveying system would reduce the presence of excessive fines. The proposed capacity of the conveying system shall be 500 TPH.


Visit to ISRO leaves school students starry-eyed


The week-long visit to the Space Applications Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad by 20 school students from Odisha selected through the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) programme concluded on May 17, 2015. The visit, aimed at inspiring scientific geniuses of the State, was organised by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samant Planetarium, Bhubaneswar.

Mr. Tapan Misra, a renowned space scientist and the Director of ISRO Space Applications Centre, complimented Tata Steel and Pathani Samanta Planetarium for organising the tour, sharing his own experience as a student with the youngsters while interacting with them at the Institute. Tata Steel, in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, has been organizing the YATS programme since 2007.


National Award for 'power' performance to JUSCO


JUSCO, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Steel, bagged Gold Shield Award for Meritorious Performance in Power Sector, instituted by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, for the year 2013-14 for distribution companies. The award was presented by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Government of India and received by Mr. Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO and Mr. V P Singh, EIC, Power Services Division, JUSCO, at a function held in New Delhi on June 3, 2015. 

This award is a commendable achievement by JUSCO in the power sector where it has been recognised for the third consecutive year for its performance by the Ministry of Power since 2011. No power distribution company in Jharkhand has achieved this distinction. 

National awards to power utilities for meritorious performance have been instituted by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, to inculcate competitive spirit and motivate an entity to achieve high levels of performance. 

JUSCO won the Gold Shield award for outstanding performance of distribution companies for two consecutive years in 2011-12 and 2012-13 and now for 2013-14, making it a hat-trick.


Tata Steel reclaims a piece of history


A section of the first steel rail track, which had rolled from Tata Steel in 1912 at Jamshedpur, was cut up to be used as a Desk Weight with the engraving – ‘FIRST RAIL ROLLED FROM TATA STEEL BY THE TATA IRON & STEEL CO LTD. / SAKCHI. INDIA / MARCH 18th 1912’. It was presented to Robert Crewe - Milnes, 1st Marquis of Crewe (1858 - 1947) by Tata Steel in 1912.

This precious heritage of the Steel Company became a part of "The Duchess" Indian collection consisting of property and precious objects from the Estate of Mary, the Duchess of Roxburghe. It came up for auction at Sotheby, UK, recently, and has been acquired by Tata Steel.


Tata Steel mines bag 26 awards from Indian Bureau of Mines for best performance


Manganese Group of Mines, Joda East Iron Mine and  Katamati Iron Mine of Tata Steel won top honours in various categories by  bagging a total of 26 prizes at the 17th Mines, Environment and Mineral  Conservation (MEMC) week organised by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The  concluding day of the Week was organised on May 17, 2015 at Puri, Odisha.

Tata Steel’s Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) won seven awards  including the first prize for overall performance among fully mechanised mines  other than (Sundergarh and Keonjhar Circle) for the second time. These included  prizes in water management, beneficiation, sedimentation, reclamation and  rehabilitation making it overall first with seven awards. Mr. Yogesh Mohanty of  SCM bagged the Mineral Conservation Bandhu Award, which has been instituted  this year.

Manganese Group of Mines of Tata Steel including Bamebari  Manganese Mine, Joda West Manganese Mine, Malda Manganese Mine bagged seven  awards in different categories including waste dump management, top soil  management, sedimentation and water management, air quality management.  Bamebari Manganese Mine was also awarded 2nd best prize for overall  performance, for the second time.

Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of the Company received five  prizes including the 1st prize in installation and use of mechanical  beneficiation, 2nd prize in Noise Vibration and Scientific Studies, aesthetic  beauty and 1st prize in sedimentation and water management and 3rd prize in  overall performance.

Khondbond Iron and Manganese Mine and Gomardih mine were  awarded prizes for topsoil management. One employee each of SCM and JEIM was  awarded the Mineral Conservation Bandhu Award. Katamati Iron Mine also bagged  three prizes in topsoil management, sedimentation and water management and air  quality management.

Mr. R. K. Sinha, Controller of Mines, Central Zone, IBM,  Mr. S. K. Dash, Joint Director, Directorate of Mines, Government of Odisha, Mr.  M Biswas, Regional Controller of Mines, IBM gave away the awards.



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