Awards galore for Tata Steel Iron Ore Mines
The OMQ Division of Tata Steel bagged the “Best Overall Excellence in CSR award” in the category of National Awards for Excellence in CSR & Sustainability and the “Best Green Organisation of the Year” by the Noamundi Iron Mine in the category of National Awards for Excellence in Green & Waste in the World CSR Day organised by the "National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards".
On behalf of Tata Steel, the award was received by Mr Divyanshu Srivastava, Sr Manager (Improvement), Tata Steel, OMQ Division and Mr Utsav Kashyap, Sr Manager (Environment), Tata Steel, OMQ Division on September 1, 2016 at Bangalore.
The award is a testimony to the initiatives taken by Noamundi in particular and OMQ division on social and environmental fronts. Afforestation done in hill-1 and hill-2 is a case study for researchers interested in reclamation and rehabilitation. Rainwater harvesting done in mining area is a big step towards water conservation. Engagement with IUCN has helped Tata Steel to implement comprehensive biodiversity management plans.
Government of India recently introduced the ‘Sustainable Development Framework’ and has undertaken a system of rating for the mining leases. As part of this initiative and the assessment of compliance with the said framework, the Noamundi Iron Mine of Tata Steel has been adjudged as the 5 Star rated mining lease holder in the country. Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Pankaj Satija, GM (OMQ), Tata Steel said: “We are committed to responsible mining with a framework of sustainability to contribute positively on triple bottom line i.e. social, environmental and financial”.
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 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) as on June 1, 2016. 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 recorded a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16 and has ~77000 employees (as on March 31, 2016) 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. In 2013, Tata Steel was awarded CII-ITC Sustainability Prize for its exemplary efforts towards corporate sustainability practices and in 2016, it bagged the TIME India Award for 'Best-in-Class Manufacturing'.