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Tata Steel inaugurates the 5th Environment Meet

Jamshedpur , December 12, 2018

The 5th Environment Meet of Tata Steel was inaugurated today by Mr.Anand Sen ,President TQM & Steel Business. The 2½-day Environment Meet is an annual event for the Environment fraternity aimed at the objective of capacity building and to drive environmental excellence through knowledge sharing, leveraging internal capabilities and synergising organisational level efforts.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Sen emphasised the fact that over the years, the width of participants for the Environment meet has extended from Environment Managers to cover Operations, Maintenance and Corporate Functions (e.g. R&D, Corporate Sustainability, Process Technology, Regulatory Affairs, etc.). Further, the scope of the Meet has been further expanded this year to cover Joint Ventures, Subsidiaries of Tata Steel in India, Europe and South East Asia. Representatives from Tata Steel Indian operations spread across India, Europe and South East Asia are attending alongside representatives of Tata Steel BSL Ltd, Tinplate Co.of India Ltd., Jamipol, Tata Pigment, Tata Sponge, Tata Metaliks, JUSCO, JCAPCPL and others. 90 delegates attended the inauguration.

Earlier, Dr. Amit Ranjan Chakraborty, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel welcomed dignitaries and participants at the Environment Meet 2018-19 being held during December 12-14, 2018 at the Beldih Club, Jamshedpur. Dr. Paul Brooks, Director SH&E, Tata Steel Europe, Mr.Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Environment) addressed the participants in the Environment Meet 2018-19. A Tata Steel booklet on Environmental Articles received during World Environment Day 2018 was released by President (TQM & Steel Business) in presence of VP(SHS), Director(SH&E)TSE and Chief(Environment Management). Amongst expert speakers, Dr.Gurdeep Singh, IIT Indian School of Mines, spoke on “Environmental Sustainability Challenges for Iron and Steel Industry”, Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Calcutta University spoke on “Upgradation of Environment through Forestry & Plantation in the backdrop of Climate Change” at the Environment Meet 2018-19 followed by Mr.C.D.Goswami of MECON and Prof. K.Pathak, HOD Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. Carbon Management through Energy Efficiency in India and Europe and Tata Group’s Sustainability drive ,presented by AVP Tata Sustainability Group – Ms.Alka Upadhyay were deliberated in afternoon session.

The third day is planned to be celebrated as Technology Day with focus on Air Pollution Control Equipment & High Efficiency Air Cleaning Technologies and Online calibration of emission monitoring systems. The maiden Environment Meet was held in 2014 covering Environment representatives of Tata Steel’s various sites and divisions. Over the years, the Meet has become an annual event for the Environment fraternity.

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, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, 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 over 65,000. 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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