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Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine bags FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Award

Joda, April 24, 2018

The Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel received the Platinum Prize in the Large category in Mining Sector at the 6th FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Quality Systems Excellence Awards.

Mr Debashis Jena, Chief Joda, Mr D Vijayendra, Head Operations, JEIM and Mr Asim Chatterjee, Principal Geologist, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division received the award on behalf of Tata Steel from Ms Surina Rajan, IAS, Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards on April 24, 2018 at an award ceremony organized by FICCI at Federation House, New Delhi.

The improvement journey in Tata Steel is guided by the Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy and this has ensured effective and efficient ways of doing business. Mr Manish Mishra, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel expressed his happiness on receiving the award. He said: “We are honoured to receive this award for our efforts in ensuring quality systems in OMQ Division. We believe in improvement culture through various focused group approaches supported by TQM tools."

The 6th FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards was organized to recognise organisations for their commitment towards excellence in development and implementation of quality systems in the organisation. The selection of the award was based on three stage rigorous process i.e. application evaluation, on-site audit and final presentation to the Jury for the awards.      

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, 2017. 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 $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 70,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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