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Tata Steel’s OMQ Division bags Energy and Environment Foundation Global Water Conservation Award 2018

New Delhi, March 22, 2018

The OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division of Tata Steel has been conferred the ‘Energy and Environment Foundation Global Water Conservation Award 2018’ in Platinum Category at the World Water Summit 2018 held today in New Delhi. Mr Rahul Kishore, Head, Mining Operation, Katamati Iron Mine, OMQ Division, Tata Steel received the award on behalf of the Company from Mr Upendra Prasad Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.

The award acknowledges and rewards outstanding innovation, promising water conservation and management practices undertaken by Indian industries from varied sectors. Global Water Conservation Award is organised by the Energy and Environment Foundation to recognise and honour outstanding organisations. The award aims to encourage and celebrate the responsible business movement across the globe. The environmental policy of Tata Steel emphasizes efficient use of natural resources & energy, waste avoidance and recycling measures.

Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said: “We at Tata Steel have deployed appropriate methods to optimise the use of water with an increased emphasis on water recirculation in all its processes. The Company has been conserving water through various processes such as large-scale rainwater harvesting projects, water recovery and recycling, protection of water sources at the mines and zero water discharge at the mines to name a few. We are accelerating progress towards ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6) as well as to contribute to the achievement of the multiple SDGs that also depend on the development and adequate management of our planet’s water resources.”

The Energy and Environment Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. The Foundation works towards bringing governmental, industry, academic and research institutions from across the world on a single platform to address the issues related to energy and environment.

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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