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Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine awarded for exemplary Quality Management

Joda, May 12, 2017

Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine bagged the "NALCO Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das Quality Award" for the year 2017 in the category of "Large Enterprise" in a function held at NALCO Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on May 11, 2017.

On behalf of Tata Steel, the award was received by Mr Rajesh Kumar, Head (Operation), Joda East Iron Mine, Tata Steel and Mr Nitin Thakur, Manager Improvement, Joda, Tata Steel from Padma Shri Dr Ravi Bhushan Grover, Homi Bhabha Chair Professor and Member, Atomic Energy Commission, Govt. of India, Dr Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and Mr S.K. Roy, Director (Project & Technical), NALCO.

Expressing gratitude on getting the award Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said: “We are pleased to be recognized with the NALCO Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das Quality Award.  At Tata Steel, Business excellence and TQM (Total Quality Management) are an integral part of the work culture. This award is in recognition of the hard work our team puts in to create value for all stakeholders.”

This prestigious state level award has been instituted by NALCO with the objective of recognising, appreciating and encouraging outstanding practices and results achieved by organisations from the state of Odisha through exemplary TQM practices in manufacturing.

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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Kulvin Suri
Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel