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Awards galore for iron ore, manganese and chromite mines of Tata Steel

Joda, September 04, 2018

Tata Steel’s Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division and Ferro Alloys and Manganese Division(FAMD) bagged twenty-four prizes for excellence in Environment Management & Mineral conservation. The awards were presented on the concluding day of 20th Annual Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) Week 2017-18 celebration under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines(IBM), Bhubaneswar Region on September 1, 2018 in a function held at Swosti Premium Hotel. On this occasion, Dr Niranjan Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary & Controller General (I/c), IBM, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India and Mr Deepak Kumar Mohanty, Director of Mines, Govt. of Odisha graced as Chief Guest and Special Guest respectively. A team of senior officials along with union leaders from Tata Steel received the awards from the guests.

OMQ Division comprising Joda East Iron Mine, Katamati Iron Mine and Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mine won 7 prizes, while FAMD Division comprising Joda West Iron and Manganese Mine, Bamebari Iron and Manganese Mine, Tiringpahar Iron and Manganese Mine and Sukinda Chromite Mine bagged 17 prizes. The prizes were won in various categories like Overall Performance, Sustainable Development, Waste Dump Management, Reclamation and Rehabilitation, Environment Monitoring, Mineral Conservation, Mineral Beneficiation, Afforestation, Publicity Propaganda and poster and slogan competitions.

Tata Steel at its Raw Materials Division, has taken many steps towards sustainable environment and biodiversity management. As part of its commitment to environment, the Company regularly monitors and reviews its environmental performances.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. 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 $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corrporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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