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Tata Steel bags the JSPCB awards for Environment Protection

Jamshedpur, June 07, 2014

~Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board recognises Tata Steel for its sustainable environment practices~

Mr. Satish Singh, Chief Resident Executive, Ranchi, Tata Steel along with Mr. Shubhanand Mukesh, Head, Environment, Tata Steel receiving the award.

Tata Steel received the prestigious 'JSPCB' award for the commendable work done in the area of environment protection and improvement.

The award was given on 'World Environment Day' at a seminar organised at BNR Hotel Chanakya, Ranchi. The theme of the seminar, organized by Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, was 'Environment Responsibility for Sustainable Development.' The dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr. P P Bhojvaid- Director FRI, Dehradun, Dr H C Gupta, IFS, Director Jharkhand Tribal Development Society, Ranchi and Dr Satish Sinha, Indian Institute of Coal Management.

The award was presented by Mr A K Mishra, Chairman, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB). Mr Satish Singh, Chief Resident Executive, Ranchi, Tata Steel and Mr Shubhanand Mukesh, Head, Environment, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur received the award on behalf of the Company.

In keeping with its commitment towards Environmental Sustainability, the Company has adopted several best available Iron and Steel making technologies and with its signature operational improvement program KVHS, has achieved some of the remarkable environmental performances and operating results.

The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) is a statutory authority to ensure proper implementation of the statutes, judicial and legislative pronouncements related to environmental protection within the state of Jharkhand.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). 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$ 24.81 billion in FY 14, has over 80,000 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. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. 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. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.