Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day
The World Environment Day was celebrated by Tata Steel on June 6, 2018 at the SNTI Auditorium. The theme of the celebration focused around the UNEP 2018 theme of #BeatPlasticPollution.
Dr Ajay Mathur ,Director General, The Energy Research Institute was the Chief Guest of the function which was hosted by Mr. Sanjiv Paul ,Vice President Safety, Health and Sustainability ,Tata Steel. Dr Mathur expressed his views on the role of individuals for preventing plastic pollution and how small steps can lead to a greater environmental good. He has also talked about the creation of innovative business models for plastic waste collection, segregation and recycling. He praised Tata Steel for taking exemplary and pioneering steps towards sustainable development in the Indian corporate sector. Speaking on the occasion Mr Sanjiv Paul stressed on the fact of how climate change has become an imminent threat to humanity and the need for taking immediate steps by organizations to curb it. He also talked about the traditional method of steel production in India, the challenges around making it less carbon intensive and how Tata Steel is taking proactive steps like technology advancement and shadow carbon pricing to bring about a visible change.
The function also marked the conclusion of the month long activities around Environment Protection through avoidance of plastic as well as the Water Conservation Campaign which was kickstarted on March 22, 2018. Various events were organised as a run-up to the function including “Greenathon for citizens of Jamshedpur”, “Article writing competition for employees”, “Painting and Debate competition for school children, ‘Internal Idea generation session on water conservation”, “Water Vigilance Week”, “Quiz on Water Conservation and Environment Protection”. Awards were also given to schools which performed well in the “Green School Project” which is a collaboration between Tata Steel and TERI in promoting environment stewardship at grassroot level by connecting with schools and community members. All the events witnessed overwhelming participation from the citizens of Jamshedpur, school children and employees of Tata Steel wherein they pledged on avoiding plastics and conserving water. Awards were distributed to school children for the various competitions mentioned above and also for the Green School Project.
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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