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Tata Steel bags Global Safety Award 2016

Jamshedpur, February 17, 2016

Tata Steel’s prominence on safety at all levels of its operations received national ovation with the Company bagging the prestigious Global Safety Award by Energy and Environment Foundation today. As a mark of recognition of its excellence in best safety records, Tata Steel’s Jharia Division has been selected for 6thAnnual Global Safety Award 2016 in Gold category.

The award was presented to Tata Steel on the occasion of the 6th World PetroCoal Congress in New Delhi by Ms Meenakshi Lekhi , Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in the presence of Mr Anil Razdan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and Chairman Energy and Environment Foundation. On behalf of Tata Steel, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager, Jharia Division, Tata Steel received the award along with Mr. R K Jain, Head Safety & Environment, Tata Steel and Mr. Ankit Agrahari, Manager Environment, Tata Steel. The ceremony was organized in support with The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of power.

Mr. Sanjay Singh, on receiving the award said that Safety is of great importance and significance in mines and ensuring safety in mining operations will always remain a challenge. He said: “It is only due to the effective involvement of our workforce in developing a positive health and safety culture that we`ve received recognitions in safety.”

On this special occasion, Mr. Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: “It is aproud moment for the company to get this recognition for our excellence in sustainable mining operations. We at Tata Steel ensure safe, scientific and efficient mining across all locations. This award has greatly motivated us to achieve higher benchmarks for sustainable mining.”

Jharia Division got the award after detailed scrutiny of application by judging panel of organizing committee. This award recognizes the efforts and commitment of Tata Steel towards safety especially in underground mining operations. Sustainable mining operations at Jharia Division continues to be the single largest factor responsible for Tata Steel's consistent growth, as it has contributed to expansion and growth projects initiated by the company.

About the award: Global Safety Award
Global Safety Award is organized by the Energy and Environment Foundation— a not-for-profit, non-political, neutral and independent, non-governmental organization .The award promotes improvements in fire, safety and security management at workplace, as safety and security is an ethical responsibility of both employer and employees. It honors outstanding organizations that are taking responsibility for defining a commercial future by adding value through excellence in fire, safety, health and security management for corporate citizenship, transparent accountability, strategic sustainability that delivers a shared future for all stakeholders through commitment, dedication with a goal of zero injures thereby creating an environment of safety first before beginning any action.

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$ 22.32 billion in FY`15, 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.

Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel