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Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine wins First Prize in the Mining Sector at 5th FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Industry

New Delhi, January 20, 2017

Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine bagged the Platinum (First) Prize in the Mining Sector at the 5th FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Industry 2017. The award ceremony was organized on the sidelines of a conference on “Sustainable Industry Growth through Quality Systems” in New Delhi today.

On behalf of Tata Steel, the award was received by Mr Manish Mishra, Chief (Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel and Dr Rajesh Mukherjee, Principal Geologist, OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel from Mr Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Quality Council of India. The award ceremony was also graced by Mr Som Mittal, Former President of NASSCOM and Mr Shyam Bang, Executive Director, Jubilant Life Sciences.

On receiving the award Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said, “We are delighted to win the Quality Systems Excellence Awards. In view of the expanding economy and substantial increase in demand, it is imperative to be sensitive towards customer's expectations, which is integral part of our business philosophy. The award recognises the hard work our team puts in every day to create value for our key stakeholders by continually standardizing, improving and innovating our offerings, systems and processes.”

Every year Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organizes an award ceremony across sectors with a purpose to recognize organizations having high performance quality system leading to a systematic improvement in organizational performance thereby making them globally competitive.

About FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards

The awards are presented to firms and companies for the recognition of their commitment to quality systems at workplace and putting in place good quality systems in the organization. The purpose of this award scheme is to recognize organizations that have high performance quality system leading to a systematic improvement in organizational performance thereby making them globally competitive.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world 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. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.