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Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine wins Rashtra Vibhushan Award 2016-2017

Jamshedpur, February 12, 2017

Noamundi Iron Mine of Tata Steel has been conferred the Rashtra Vibhusan Award 2016- 2017 in Platinum Category for outstanding performance in environment protection by the Federation for Accelerated Mass Empowerment (FAME). The award ceremony was organized today in New Delhi.

Mr Sanjit Kumar Adhya, Head (Operations), Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel received the award from Shri Oscar Fernandes, Former Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India and Honorable Member of Parliament, for sustainable mining operations, which ensures environmental protection in Noamundi Iron Mine.

Expressing gratitude on receiving award, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore, Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel said, “We are pleased to win the award which reflects our commitment towards environment along with the safe and sustainable mining processes in operations. At Tata Steel, we believe in responsible mining, which is core part of our business philosophy and we are strongly committed towards it. The award is the recognition for the relentless hard work of our team, which ensures sustainable mining and  optimum utilization of natural resources in the mining process across locations”.

Every year, the Federation for Accelerated Mass Empowerment (FAME) organizes the award ceremony across sectors with a purpose to inspire and encourage companies and individuals for excellence in their respective fields for demonstration higher level of commitments.

About FAME Rashtra Vibhusan Award

The Award will be presented to companies and individuals to inspire and encourage for excellence in their respective fields for demonstrating higher level of commitment towards the social welfare and National Economic Development. The awards categories include in Renewable Energy, Health Excellence, Environment Protection, Industrial Development, Manufacturing Development, and Wellness at Work, Health and Safety for Workers, Business Excellence, Social development, Agricultural Development, Water Conservation, Watershed Development, Animal Protection, and Project on Skill Development, Project on Education Excellence, Community Development, and Livelihood Creation. Women Empowerment, Best Innovative CSR, Best HR Practices, Employment Creation, Quality Management, Rehabilitation, Resettlement or any other initiatives taken for Social Development etc. All Large, Medium, Small Scale Industries, Companies, Organizations, Academic Institutions, Individuals for Excellence in their respective fields are eligible for participation in the Award.

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.

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