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Tata Steel observes World Environment Day

Kalinganagar, June 05, 2017

Tata Steel observed World Environment Day at different operational locations including its Kalinganagar facility, Sukinda Chromite Mine and Ferro Alloys Plant, Bamnipal.

Activities like sapling plantation, besides generating awareness on environmental sustainability through various programmes marked the observance of the World Environment Day at Tata Steel Kalinganagar.

The programme was attended by

Mr Chaitanya Bhanu, General Manager (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar,

as the Chief Guest, at the Auditorium of the Capability Development Training Centre. The event was observed keeping in tandem with the global theme for this year’s World Environment Day, “Connecting People to Nature”. As a prelude to the main event, essay and drawing competitions among the school children of Tata Parivar Colonies, quiz competition among the Officers and non-officer employees of Tata Steel Kalinganagar were organized. Plantation of saplings was also undertaken in the Training Centre premises.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Mr Bhanu urged everyone to focus on working on models where we can prosper without harming the environment. The winners of various competitions organised prior to the event were awarded on the occasion.

World Environment Day was also observed in Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) and Ferro Alloys Plant, Bamnipal.

In SCM, a plantation drive was undertaken in the children's park located in the SCM campus. Mr H Behera, Head, MPP, SCM, Mr Goutam Chakrobarty, Head, Administration, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Mr S Jha, from Corporate Vigilance, Tata Steel Kalinganagar and other officers and employees of SCM planted saplings in the park.

Similarly, on the occasion of World Environment Day, various fruit bearing saplings were planted by the officers and employees of Ferro Alloys Plant, Bamnipal led by Mr Umesh Ratha, Head, FAP, Bamnipal in the residential colony of the plant.

By celebrating World Environment Day, we remind ourselves and others of the importance of caring for our environment.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. 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 (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA

Tata Steel

E-mail: kulvinsuri@tatasteel.com