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Tata Steel's Noamundi Iron Mine recognised by CII for excellence in water management

New Delhi, September 05, 2017

The Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) of Tata Steel was today recognised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for excellence in water management. NIM was identified as a “Noteworthy Water Efficient Unit” in “Within the Fence” category in the CII National Awards for Excellence in Water Management 2017.

Mr Nirmal Bhattacharjee, Head (Processing Plant), Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ), Tata Steel and Mr Gyan Prakash Mohapatra, Senior Manager (Operations), OMQ Division, Tata Steel received the certificate on behalf of Tata Steel from  Mr U P Singh, Additional Secretary and Director General, National Mission for Clean  Ganga, Ministry of Water Resources at an award ceremony organised during the 3rd Water Innovation Summit 2017 by CII at New Delhi.

Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said: “We are honoured to receive this award for excellence in water management. We`ve adopted the 4R strategy ofReduce,Recycle,Reuse and Research for betterment of environment and conservation of natural resources. Conservation of water is a continuous process in all our mines and different initiatives are taken both in the mines and processing plants to excel further. We implement scientific mining practices to ensure zero discharge.”

The objective of the award is to recognise and reward outstanding innovation, promising water conservation and management practices undertaken by Indian industries from varied sectors. The environmental policy of Tata Steel emphasizes for efficient use of natural resources & energy and promotion for waste avoidance and recycling measures. NIM is a zero liquid discharge mine and is certified under ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. NIM has state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants to achieve zero discharge of wastewater.

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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