As a global and diversified mining business, we are committed to ensuring sustainable mining through all of our operations spread over the world. All our key mining sites are certiﬁed under EMS ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard. We have also adopted a holistic business model that looks at the entire value chain comprising of:
• Steel Value Chain: From captive mining to downstream steel businesses.
• Raw Materials Value Chain: The mining of chrome and manganese ore to production and sale of ferro-alloys & minerals.
• Other Businesses: Such as equipment manufacturing, bearings and agricultural equipment manufacturing.
Tata Steel has captive coal mines at Jharia & West Bokaro, in the state of Jharkhand, located within 200 km from Jamshedpur. The iron ore units are located in Noamundi, Joda, Khondbond and Katamati in the states of Jharkhand and Odisha. With an annual production of 360,000 MT, the Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division (FAMD) is the largest non-steel business unit of Tata Steel, operating chrome and manganese ore reserves in Odisha.
While maintaining an emphasis on production and productivity at our mining locations, Tata Steel has adopted a strategic approach towards mine safety, management of natural and shared resources - especially water, air and land - diversity & inclusion in the workforce, and social and environmental sustainability through inclusive growth and biodiversity management, in line with the Company’s business objectives.
In India, Raw Materials Division is among top five iron ore producers and among the most efficient coal producers in India and South Asia. It is also the world's leading ferro-chrome supplier.
All Tata Steel mines and collieries have developed Biodiversity Management Plans (BMPs), and Knowledge Centres have been established across the Raw Materials Division to enhance employee skills and productivity. In the remote areas Areas where we operate, a large part of our budget and efforts are assigned towards creation of infrastructure for agricultural development for sustainable livelihoods, in the form of check dams, irrigation canals, new water tanks, etc.
The success of Tata Steel Minerals Canada hinges on how we conduct our business at all levels. Our relationships with the local community, our responsibility towards protecting the environment and minimizing impacts, and ensuring a healthy and safe working environment on our sites are essential components of our vision and our day-to-day activities.