Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel awarded the 'GEM Granites Environment Award', 2014-15
Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel has received the prestigious 'GEM Granites Environment Award 'for the year 2014-15 given by Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) in a glittering ceremony at New Delhi. The award was presented by Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Government of India, Mr Vishnu Deo Sai, in the presence of Union Secretary of Mines, Mr Balvinder Kumar and other dignitaries during FIMI's 49th Annual General Body Meeting.
Mr D B Sundara Ramam, Executive-in-Charge, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Mr Rajesh Patel, Chief, Mines, Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) and Mr S N Pandey, President, SCM Workers' Union received the honor on behalf of Tata Steel.
This award was given in recognition of Sukinda Chromite Mine's significant contribution to environmental protection and sustainable mining operation. Opencast Metalliferous Mines using opencast mechanized mining method are eligible for this GEM Granites Environment Award'award given by the leading miners' body of the country FIMI.
Also, a Certificate for an individual who has made significant contribution towards outstanding performance of the mine on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Mining was given to Mr Pankaj Kumar Satija, GM (O), FA & M.
For its excellent track record in environmental protection and safety measures Sukinda Chromite Mine had earlier received the prestigious 15th Annual Greentech Environment Award-2015 in gold and silver category, National Safety Award under the "Longest Accident Free Period (LAFP) in terms of man shifts worked during three consecutive years ending with the contest year-2012" in March, 2015 by the National Safety Award (Mines) Committee, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.
The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries is a 400 members' body established in 1966. It is an association of mine operators and other stakeholders to promote the interests of mining, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral based industries along with attending problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production, taxation, trade, exports, labour etc. To motivate and recognize the efforts of the mining industry for demonstrating an exemplary role in sustainable implementation of general upliftment and social well-being of people, environmental conservation, productivity improvement, health, safety and social awareness, FIMI has institutionalised the FIMI Award Scheme.
About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 22.32 billion in FY 15, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group's vision is to be the world's steel industry benchmark in "Value Creation" and "Corporate Citizenship" through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.