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Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine receives ‘Pollution Control Appreciation Award’ 2016

Joda, September 14, 2016

Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine located in the Keonjhar district of Odisha received the “Pollution Control Appreciation Award” for the year 2016 in the category of Mines from the State Pollution Control Board of Odisha.

The award was received by Mr Aswini Prasad Mohanty, Resident Executive, Tata Steel, Bhubaneswar, Mr M R Rath, Head Equipment Maintenance, Joda East Iron Mine, Ms Priyanka Upadhyay, Manager, Environment at Joda, Mr Utsav Kashyap, Senior Manager, Environment at Noamundi from Mr Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, IAS, Principal Secretary, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha in the presence of Mr R. Balakrishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Odisha–cum-Development Commissioner–cum-Chairman, State Pollution control Board, Odisha and Mr Debidutta Biswal, IFS, Special Secretary, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha-cum-Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board, Odisha on the occasion of 33rd Foundation Day ceremony of State Pollution Control Board of Odisha at Bhubaneswar on September 14, 2016. This award was conferred in recognition of the effective pollution control measures and adoption of sound environmental management practices by Tata Steel at Joda East Iron Mine.

Mr Pankaj Satija, GM (OMQ), Tata Steel expressed his happiness and pride on receiving the award. He said: “We are honoured to have been recognized for our efforts towards conserving minerals and protecting environment. The company is adopting scientific and efficient mining practices for a sustainable future. Tata Steel is always committed to adopting the best practices in mining with inclusive approach that ensures minimal impact on the environment and the community.”

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, 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. 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.