Tata Steel mines awarded Apex India Environment Excellence Award 2018
The OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division and Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel have been conferred the ‘Apex India Environment Excellence Award 2018’ for its exemplary efforts in Environment Management. OMQ Division and Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) have been awarded in Platinum and Silver category respectively for Environment Excellence during an event organised by Apex India Foundation in New Delhi on May 29, 2018.
On behalf of the OMQ Division, Ms Priyanka Upadhyay, Manager, Environment, Joda East Iron Mine and on behalf of SCM, Mr Prabhash Gokarn, Head, Engineering Projects and Town, Ferro Alloys and Manganese Division and Mr Nikhil Agarwal, Manager, Environment, SCM received the award from Mr Manoj Tiwari, Hon’ble Member of Parliament.
Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel said: “We, at Tata Steel, are committed to conserve the environment and continuously strive for improvement in the environmental performance. We have adopted best and innovative methods to reduce and prevent pollution, promote waste avoidance and use natural resources and energy efficiently and taken recycling measures for a sustainable environment.”
A total of 70 organisations competed for the Apex India award in the category of environment excellence and post a thorough evaluation, the high-level jury selected Tata Steel for the honour.
About Apex India Foundation
Apex India Foundation honors individuals and organisations for their contribution towards the society with its Annual awards programs, recognition streams, and practices with a team of highly experience and notable personalities and maintaining a thorough selection process, the foundation recognizes the activities and initiatives taken by individuals and organization for the betterment of the society. Apex India Foundation celebrates and inspires every person to continue this noble cause and make a meaningful change in their respective fields.
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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