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Tata Steel awarded for sustainable development in mining sector

New Delhi, November 24, 2016

The OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division of Tata Steel has been conferred with the Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Award 2016 under the category of Sustainable Development in Mining Sector. The award was given away at a stellar international conference, ‘10th World Aqua Congress 2016’ organised on sidelines of ‘Water: Smart Solutions for Growing India’ in New Delhi today.

The award was received by Mr Dipak Behera, Head Planning Tata Steel and Mr Adarsh Agrawal, Executive Assistant to General Manager, OMQ Division, Tata Steel from Dr.Sunita Narain, Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager, OMQ Division, Tata Steel said: “This is a significant achievement for Tata Steel which underscores its presence in sustainable mining processes. We are committed to responsible mining with positive impact on triple bottom line. Our way of doing business involves adopting innovation in the face of challenges, inclusive approach and optimum utilisation of natural resources . Mining efficiently is the key to a sustainable future.”

Tata Steel`s most significant achievement has been the creation of a robust Rain Water Harvesting system in its mining areas which has generated immeasurable values to their operations, environment and the community. Noamundi Iron Mine of Tata Steel has been adjudged the 5 Star rated mine in the country by Ministry of Mines, Government of India. 

A pioneer in adopting sustainability as a policy, Tata Steel is guided by the approach that wealth created must be continuously returned to society. This award is a perfect example that the company continues to underpin its efforts on governance, ethics, transparency and accountability.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.

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Tata Steel