Respecting and safeguarding the environment is a fundamental principle held by all Tata Group companies.
Environmental excellence is an enabler in our quest to set benchmarks in Corporate Citizenship. Our approach to Environment Management is embedded in our Vision and Policies (Environment, Energy and Sustainability) and is guided by the Tata Code of Conduct, Climate Change Policy & Sustainability Policy and UN Global Compact Principles.
Our manufacturing and mining operations have implemented environmental management systems to achieve excellence in environmental performance through continual improvement and all major sites are certified ISO 14001. All environment performance is subject to review by the Board of Directors of the Company, with the Board’s Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) Committee providing directional inputs.
We have extensive investment programmes in place for ongoing improvements to air quality through include extensive site greening, segregation of clean and dusty activities, installation of dust suppression systems and road infrastructure modifications.
In Ijmuiden, we are investing €98 million in an advanced bag filtration and gas reactor system for improved emissions control at the sinter plant
Environmental conservation steps undertaken for Indian operations
- Zero Effluent Discharge (ZED): 27 sites out of total of 46 operating sites in India have achieved ZED status. A Higher Capacity Effluent Treatment Plant (4,500 m3/hr) was commissioned at Sukinda Chromite Mines. A 4 MGD CETP (Common Effluent Treatment Plant) was commissioned in April 2015.
- Climate Change: There has been a 55% reduction of dust: 25 kT dust, 45 kT SO2 and 18 kT NOx emission has been avoided across all operational locations in India. There is 7% less CO2 intensity and 44 MnT CO2 emissions have been avoided as well.
- Waste Management: We saw an 11% increase in waste utilisation.
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