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Tata Steel wins big with the Prime Minister’s trophy for Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant in India

April 19, 2017

The Ministry of Steel awarded Tata Steel Limited with the Prime Minister’s Trophy for 2013-14, Steel Minister’s Trophy for 2012-13 and a Certificate of Excellence for 2011-12.

Mumbai, April 19, 2017: Tata Steel Limited bagged the PM’s trophy for Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant for the year 2013-14, the Steel Minister’s Trophy for the year 2012-13 and a Certificate of Excellence 2011-12 for being the ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’ in the country, at a ceremony held in Mumbai. In recognition of its excellent performance, the trophies were received by Mr. T V Narendran, Tata Steel MD, India and South East Asia and Mr. R Rabi Prasad, President, Tata Worker’s Union from Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh.  Since the inception of the PM’s Trophy Award in 1992-93, Tata Steel has been recognized as the best integrated steel plant ten times.

The PM’s trophy recognizes integrated steel companies that have an outstanding performance in the vital sector of the national economy, which draws heavily on national resources of capital and skilled manpower.

Expressing his gratitude, while receiving the award, Mr. T V Narendran said, “We are honored to have received this award from the Govt. of India once again! Tata Steel has always focused on operational excellence and delivering value to all stakeholders. It is a privilege to have our efforts recognized. The award is also a recognition of the dedication and unstinted support of our employees whom I owe my sincere thanks. In Tata Steel, we believe that excellence is a mindset and a journey; not a destination. We will continue to strive towards continuous improvement and exceeding customer expectations.”

The company underwent three rounds of rigorous assessment conducted by a panel of distinguished judges. The panel, highly appreciated the enthusiasm and involvement of the employees, reaffirming Tata Steel’s core strength of skilled and motivated workforce that has a ‘will to excel’. The award was bestowed for its performance in various areas such as volume growth, operational efficiencies, R&D, sustainability, quality & branding of steel, customer satisfaction, human resource development etc.

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, 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.

Disclaimer

Statements in this press release describing the Company’s performance may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those directly or indirectly expressed, inferred or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include, among others, economic conditions affecting demand/ supply and price conditions in the domestic and overseas markets in which the Company operates, changes in or due to the environment, Government regulations, laws, statutes, judicial pronouncements and/ or other incidental factors.

Kulvin Suri
Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel
E-mail: kulvinsuri@tatasteel.com