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Tata DAV Public School, Joda gets "Green Trophy" for environmental stewardship

Bhubaneswar, June 06, 2018

Tata DAV Public School at Joda was awarded for environmental stewardship today at Jamshedpur as part of World Environment Day celebration and kick start of Sustainability Month by Tata Steel.

The “Green Trophy” was given to the school as part of the first phase of “The Green School Project”, which was launched last year by Tata Steel in its operational areas in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The “Green Trophy” was received by Tata DAV Public School from Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI in the presence of Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety,Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel.

Aimed at creating awareness and understanding about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of Tata Steel, TERI has been actively promoting environment awareness through classroom teaching and outdoor activities. The project encompassed year-round activities related to environment in schools for 15 months where “Whole school” approach was adopted with emphasis on students of Class 6 to 8 in the formal schools for capacity building initiatives. The year-long curriculum for the schools was divided into four themes, namely, energy, water, biodiversity and waste. The project reached out directly to 66 teachers and 2379 students and indirectly to 4758 parents and about 12000 community members across ten schools in the operational areas of Tata Steel across the state of Jharkhand and Odisha.

The other awards received by schools include “Honorable Mention Award” by Residential Bridge Course, Joda, “Community Intervention Award” by Stewart School, Sukinda and Feeder Model School, Nadiabhanga and “Appreciation for Participation Award” by Tata DAV Public School at Noamundi and Jamadoba.

With the completion of the first phase of “The Green School Project”, Tata Steel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TERI for the second phase of Green School project in Jharkhand and Odisha.

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 ‘Corporate 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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