Tata Steel West Bokaro Division undertakes plantation drive
In line with its fundamental principle of respecting and safeguarding the environment, Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division has planned to plant 50, 000 saplings in and around its areas of operation in this fiscal year.
The plantation drive was officially launched today at Pundi area of West Bokaro under Mandu block of Ramgarh district. The event was graced by Mr Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief Operations, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) as Chief Guest who launched the plantation drive by planting a sapling in the presence of Mr Mohan Mahto, President, Rastriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS), Mr Praveen Sinha, Chief, HRM, Tata Steel (West Bokaro), Mr Mayank Shekhar, Chief, Quarry AB, Tata Steel (West Bokaro), Mr Sanjay Kumar, Head, Operations, Quarry AB, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) and Mr Keshav Ranjan, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS).
Addressing the gathering, Mr Kuchroo said: “Tata Steel has always given priority to environment and biodiversity protection across all operational areas as part of our commitment towards sustainability. This drive is an initiative to bring the community together with Tata Steel for a greener and better tomorrow.”
Apart from developing a green cover in the area, this drive will also support five Self Help Groups of the region from whom 30, 000 saplings worth Rs 2.5 lakh have been procured. The remaining 20, 000 saplings are being procured from the Forest Department, Ramgarh. As part of the plantation drive organized by the West Bokaro Division last year, 75, 000 saplings were planted.
Among others present on the occasion were officials of Tata Steel, Union representatives, TSRDS officials and members of the community.
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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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