Our Approach to Reporting
This is the fourth Integrated Report of Tata Steel Limited (Tata Steel). Our Integrated Report provides quantitative and qualitative disclosures on our relationships with the stakeholders and how our leadership, culture and strategy are aligned to deliver value while managing risks and changes to the external environment. Our Report continues to evolve towards enhanced disclosures to meet the requirements of our investors and other stakeholders.
The financial and statutory data presented in this Report is in line with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 (including the rules made thereunder), Indian Accounting Standards, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 and the Secretarial Standards. The Report is prepared in accordance with the framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and discloses performance against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) relevant to Tata Steel, as per the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and World Steel Association (worldsteel).
The information is reported for the period April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. For KPIs, comparative figures for the last three to five years have been incorporated in the Report to provide a holistic view to our stakeholders.
Scope and Boundary
This Report covers information on Tata Steel, including the Tata Steel plants (at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and Kalinganagar, Odisha), Raw Materials Division, and Profit Centers.
Approach to Materiality
The Report presents an overview of our business and associated activities that help in long-term value creation. Report content and presentation is based on material issues to Tata Steel and its stakeholders. Material issues are gathered from multiple channels and forums of engagement across the organisation and from external stakeholders. In Finanacial Year 2018-19, Tata Steel updated its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) material issues and incorporated them in its longterm plans.
To optimise governance oversight, risk management and controls, the contents of this Report have been reviewed by the senior executives of the Company, including the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Safety, Health & Sustainability and Company Secretary & Chief Legal Officer (Corporate & Compliance).
Assurance on financial statements has been provided by independent auditors Price Waterhouse & Co. Chartered Accountants LLP and non-financial statements by KPMG. The certificate issued by KPMG is available on our website at www.tatasteel.com or can be accessed at https://bit.ly/2WQGHe8.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this report regarding our business operations may constitute forward-looking statements. These include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including those regarding the financial position, business strategy, management plans and objectives for future operations.
Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘believes’, ‘estimates’, ‘anticipates’, ‘expects’, ‘intends’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘plans’, ‘outlook’ and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operational or financial performance.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and that may be incapable of being realised, and as such, are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but constitute our current expectations based on reasonable assumptions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to various events, risks, uncertainties and other factors. We neither assume any obligation nor intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.