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Tata Steel awarded the ‘Best Exhibitor Award’ at FIMI- Mining Mazma 2012, Bangalore

Karnataka, September 02, 2012

~Tata Steel wins the award in the Private Sector Category showcasing its endeavour in ‘Sustainable Mining’~

Tata Steel Limited has won ‘Best Exhibitor Award’ in the ‘Private Sector Category’ at the recently concluded FIMI- Mining Mazma 2012, Bangalore. The stall at the mining convention showcased Tata Steel’s endeavour in ‘Sustainable Mining’ practices. The award was given at a function held during the last session of valedictory session of the exhibition.

Tata Steel, one of the largest steel producers in the world participated in the Mining Convention in Bangalore. The broad subjects that found mention at the Tata Steel stall elaborated on Corporate profile, Mining, CSR, Environment, Innovation and R&D, State specific upcoming projects, and Global presence. The idea was to give a holistic picture of Tata Steel’s endeavour in various areas of importance in general and Mining in particular.

Dr. Vishwapati Trivedi, Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Mines visited the Tata Steel’s stall and remarked that the quality of the stall is very good and that it was really very beautifully decorated. One of the visitors remarked about the stall being very informative and good.

The discussion in the convention was based on policy issues and initiatives in mineral exploration and mining development and financing, investment potential and opportunities in exploration, mineral beneficiation and mining technology and environment issues in coal sectors.

About FIMI:
FIMI has over 44 years of experience in mining technology solutions for the mineral Industry. In 1966, the individual mine operators and associations established an all-India federation a non-profit corporate body under the Companies Act, 1956 to promote the interests of mining, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries and to attend to the problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production, taxation, trade, exports, labour, etc. The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), which came into existence with a small membership of about 40 federating associations and individual units, is now a 350-member body. FIMI envelopes in its fold mining, mineral processing, metal making, cement and other mineral-derived industries as well as granite, stone, marble and slate industries - private, joint and public sectors - of the country. It represents the entire non-fuel mining and mineral processing activities of the nation.

About Tata Steel:
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is amongst the leading steel manufacturers in the world with an annual crude steel capacity of over 28 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 26.64 billion in FY '11, has over 81,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management.