At Tata Steel, our mission is to be the global benchmark in value creation and corporate citizenship. The journey of over a 100 years epitomises this ethos. From Jamsetji's vision of Jamshedpur to the genesis of Kalinganagar, what binds the corporation together is the vision of a better tomorrow and our commitment to making it a reality in a future-ready and inclusive way.
In line with our Founder JN Tata’s philosophy of business enterprises being the drivers of social upliftment, all Tata Steel Group companies embody social responsibility in their vision. Tata Steel’s community-centric initiatives emphasise the spread of quality education in all locations where it operates globally. The Company believes in empowering communities through education and skill development of youth.
Tata Steel proactively supports learning and education with programmes that have benefited thousands of youngsters across the world. It supports and encourages the next generation’s interest in science and technology, and many Tata Steel employees volunteer to help schools with their science, technology and engineering learning programmes.
With education being one of the key focus areas for Tata Steel, ensuring quality education for children, especially those from marginalised backgrounds, is the central goal. And not just this, age and grade appropriate learning in areas such as language, mathematics and development of critical skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, use of technology and collaborative learning are central to the Company’s vision.
Since its inception, Tata Steel has been a nursery for sports. When he was envisaging Asia’s first integrated steel plant, the Tata Group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata also planned the model township of Jamshedpur. When Jamshedpur was planned (around 1900), he wrote to his sons to ensure that the city had wide streets, lots of trees, and grounds for cricket, hockey and football. He had the vision to realise that sports is an integral part of any city plan.
JRD Tata gave fruition to the Founder’s vision, inculcating sports as an integral part of Tata Steel’s corporate philosophy. The Company’s commitment towards the promotion of sports is manifested through separate departments for football, archery, athletics and more. Over time, an impressive array of infrastructure, matching international standards to support sports has been built.
The Tata commitment to sports is not dependent on incentives; it's done because it's dear to the heart of the Group and its leaders. Rather than looking at what's in it for the Group, the Tatas have focused on what will take Indian sport ahead, and at helping individuals realise their sporting ambitions.
Steel is the only material with a truly closed recycling loop. Steel is not consumed. It is used again and again without any loss of quality or strength. As one of the world’s leading steel producers, Tata Steel is dedicated to managing operations responsibly and to continuous improvement. This is at the very heart of the Company and stems from Tata Steel Founder JN Tata’s belief that the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but the very purpose of our organisation’s existence.
Above all, Tata Steel strives to operate in a way that is safe and respectful to the environment. The Company understands that it must meet the expectations of all stakeholders and make a positive contribution to the sustainable development of the global community. It believes that it can and must play an important part in addressing sustainability challenges, both through its products and services and in its operations.
Apart from being recognised worldwide for its efforts in promoting sustainable business practices, Tata Steel’s mission to be a ‘Global Benchmark in Value Creation and Corporate Citizenship’ drives the Company to excel in all areas of sustainability. The responsibility of combining the three elements of society - social, environmental and economic – is of utmost importance to the way of life at Tata Steel as a global conglomerate. It is the combination of these three elements that ensures that its business is sustainable for all stakeholders.
Steel consumption is intrinsically linked to the economic prospects of a country or region. Apart from helping build some of the most impressive buildings and providing material and expert guidance on infrastructure projects across the world, Tata Steel has the products and services to meet the exacting needs and standards of the global construction sector.
With steel being a key ingredient in industries such as construction and infrastructure, Tata Steel has been at the cutting edge of innovation to ensure that the range of products and systems on offer are customisable and meet the customers’ needs. The products and systems under the construction segment can be categorised according to their primary function – the structural frame (sections, tubes), infrastructure, building solutions (roof and wall products) and internal fit out applications (HVAC).
Customer-centricity remains core to Tata Steel’s business philosophy. For this reason, Tata Steel works closely with customers to deliver solutions aimed at improving cost-effectiveness and speed of construction, increasing the functionality and performance of buildings and infrastructure, as well as reducing the consumption of resources, including energy, both in the original construction process and in ongoing usage.
Since its inception, Tata Steel has been a showcase for ethical behaviour and worker welfare schemes. This has been part of the Company’s legacy, as envisioned by our Founder, Jamsetji Tata, who believed that a business must operate in a manner such that it respects the rights of all its stakeholders, both external and internal. The Company has chosen the path of diversity and inclusion in order to reach a destination that makes it the best manufacturing company for a diverse mix of people.
The Company has implemented several policies to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance as well as improve engagement. These policies include a five-day working week including manufacturing and mining locations, extended maternity leave, paternity leave, satellite office operation, a revised sabbatical leave policy and work-from-home options.
Innovation — in thoughts, processes, approaches and strategies — has become a critical factor for Tata companies in a world without boundaries. The objective is to develop new and relevant products and services. For Tata Steel, the way to do this is to innovate. The Company constantly explores new ways of working with others and identify the best ideas and technologies, wherever they may be.
Tata Steel’s approach to innovation is driven by understanding its customers’ needs and developing customer insight into the right solution. By working closely with its customers, Tata Steel is able to turn its in-depth knowledge of customer requirements into optimised steel products and services that improve efficiency and give customers an advantage to help them succeed in their markets.
Tata Steel’s collaborative, open approach gives customers access to its own world-class research and development, and testing capabilities. It also lets customers benefit from Tata Steel’s leading product enhancing technology and allows them to tap into the Company’s partnerships with the most advanced universities and research institutes worldwide.