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Tata Steel launched Tata Volunteering Week II

Jamshedpur, September 05, 2014

~ An initiative to encourage employees to demonstrate their commitment to the group's ethos of 'giving back to society'~

Tata Steel is committed to actively support and sustain the community around its area of operations. In regards to this Tata Steel launched Tata Volunteering Week II, a community welfare programme at Jamshedpur today. The day marked the beginning of week-long activities under the Tata Engage Programme, a Tata Group Initiative.

Tata Engage is a volunteering programme aimed at encouraging the Tata Group employees around the globe to get involved in community welfare. The programme, was launched this year on March 3rd, to commemorate the 175th birth anniversary of our Founder, Jamsetji Tata. The goal of Tata Engage is to create an enabling environment for Tata employees worldwide to volunteer, and to demonstrate their commitment to the group's ethos of 'giving back to society'.

The Volunteering Week kick started with the Mentorship Programme at the Tata Steel Technical Institute (TSTI), Burmamines. Mr. Avneesh Gupta, Principal Executive Officer, Tata Steel volunteered his time to be present at the programme. A group of 31 MT's of the 2014 Batch, have taken up the initiative to be Mentors for the 90 trainees enrolled at TSTI. These trainees are undergoing a three year diploma course in various industrial trades. Most of them are from rural background and the whole concept of mentorship was appreciated. An interaction between the mentors and the mentees was organised. The programme ended with tree plantation drive.

This was followed by the 'Padyatra' with Mr T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & South East Asia at Karandih village, Jamshedpur. The Padyatra began with garlanding of Jaipal Singh Munda Statue by Mr T V Narendran and was followed by his visit to the Majhi Tola pond. Mr Narendran also inaugurated the Roof Rain Water Harvesting project located inside the village premises. The Padyatra concluded with his interaction with teachers and students of Banam classes along with the graduate students preparing for banking and railways examination.

On the occasion Mr T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & South East Asia said ''We at Tata Steel feel extremely proud to mark the beginning of the Tata Volunteering Week II. Volunteerism will help the employees to be closely involved with the communities and build stronger relations with them." He also added "I wish the very best to my colleagues in making the Tata Volunteering Week II a grand success."

During the week, Tata Steel will create volunteering opportunities for its employees and their families. A calendar of events has been planned, which are as follows:

  • Tree plantation drive
  • Mentorship programme for underprivileged students
  • Joy of Giving - Collection of books, toys and warm clothes
  • Blood Donation Camp
  • Visit to the Zoo for underprivileged children
  • Cleanliness drive
  • Awareness talks on DOT

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.