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Transition to a green economy is expected to deliver a sustainable future with an optimised ecological footprint globally.

Tata Steel is a member the World Steel Association and a signatory of its Sustainability Charter. The Group believes that the shared vision of making steel a major foundation of a sustainable world can be achieved through resource efficiency and reduction of the environmental impact over the lifecycle of the products. The Company’s approach to the Environment Management is guided by Tata Code of Conduct, Tata Climate Change Policy, Tata Steel’s Vision, Tata Steel’s Sustainability Policy, Environmental Policy and the UN Global Compact Principles.

 

Having already halved the amount of energy needed to make a tonne of steel over the last 40 years, Tata Steel has set itself a target of reducing CO2 emissions by a further 20% within the next decade.

The Company has always focused on responsible environmental practices and responsible resource management while upgrading skills of workmen through training as technologies evolve. The completion of Jamshedpur Works’ brownfield expansion project will help Tata Steel add eco-efficient products to its portfolio while using fewer natural resources, less energy and less water per tonne of steel produced. Read More

 

Visit Eco-Citizen, the environment microsite of the Indian operations of Tata Steel.

 

Tata Steel in Europe aims to act responsibly in all areas of its business, and in particular in relation to the environment, the communities within which it operates and its employees’ safety. The Company’s European operations, guided by its energy governance mechanism, introduced a new approach when purchasing equipment such as lighting and motors. The quality of this work has been recognised by the UK Carbon Trust as a best practice for major companies in the UK. Read More

 

NatSteel has one of the most energy efficient operations in Asia and its products are also made from at least 85% recycled material. NatSteel recycles over 500,000 tonnes of locally generated metal waste into premium reinforcement steel annually.  In Financial Year 2013-14, NatSteel’s steelmaking operations, one of the most energy efficient in the world, set the global benchmark for energy efficiency, with a carbon footprint of 0.49 tonne of CO2 per tonne of steel produced. Read More

 

In Thailand, Tata Steel continues to make significant reductions in its electricity consumption, to eliminate dust and improve its wastewater treatment processes through its Total Productive Maintenance programme.

 

Responsible Mining

 

With almost a century of experience in mining raw materials safely, efficiently and sustainably, Tata Steel’s long-term strategy is to have as much control as possible over its raw material resources and to ensure security of supply for its operations globally. The Company has adopted best practices for monitoring and management of environmental parameters including ambient air quality levels and dust suppression arrangements, water impact, noise level, waste and fines generation and rejections etc.

 

Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) accepts social and environmental responsibility for its mining projects through respectful and effective partnership with aboriginal nations, respect for the environment and its sustainable development, economic growth for the community, and empowerment and capacity-building.