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Closing Ceremony ‘Navyata’, of Phase II of the Green School Project, held at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, April 29, 2019

The Closing Ceremony ‘Navyata’ of Phase II of the Green School Project was held today at the Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute. Mr T V Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI. Other dignitaries who attended the function were Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President, Safety, Health and Sustainability, Mr Pankaj Kumar Satija, Chief Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel and other senior officials of the Company.

The Green School Project is a joint initiative of Tata Steel and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), which promotes environmental stewardship to enhance critical and interdisciplinary thinking through formal and informal modes of teaching. This project is being implemented in 30 schools across operational areas of Tata Steel in Jharkhand and Odisha.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T V Narendran said “Tata Steel has always kept the community at the centre of all that it does. One of the most important subjects that impacts the community today is sustainability and it is important to work towards the same today, especially considering the increasing world population that puts more stress on resources and the environment. The Green School project does an important activity of sensitising children and through them the communities around us to create a more sustainable tomorrow”

In his address, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said “While I congratulate the students and teachers who have as part of the Green School project brought innovative ideas and initiatives for the cause of sustainability. Going forward, I urge them to spread the message of sustainability amongst even more schools”

Vice President Corporate Services Tata Steel, Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary said; “Our students are the agents of change bolstering the efforts to move towards a more sustainable future for all through the Green School project”

While addressing during the event, Mr. Sanjiv Paul said; “The Green School project is indeed a laudable effort between TERI, schools and Tata Steel to build capabilities for sustainability. We need to make sure that this initiative multiplies across the country and the globe as well”

Around 150 students and teachers from seven Tata Steel operational locations across Jharkhand and Odisha had participated in the two day program which featured Media Skill workshop and Regional quiz for students. The dignitaries felicitated the winners of various competitions held round the year. While, St Mary’s School, Noamundi won the Regional Quiz, St Mary’s School, Jajpur bagged the Runners Up trophy. The Gold medal for the Community Impact project was won by Jharia while Sukinda and Joda got the Silver medal. DAV Model School, Alkusa was awarded the Green School Rolling Trophy. The Environment team members who acted as local coordinators of the project were also felicitated on the occasion.

An important take from the Program was the launch of a Board Game, involving the 5P’s of Water Sustainability which is an innovative education tool developed for the Project schools. The 5Ps adhere to Peace, Planet, Partnership, Prosperity and People. The game aspires to orient the users’ understanding about sustainability issues, particularly in the sphere of water resources.

It is envisaged that the students will take the learnings of The Green School project beyond the confines of class rooms and communities and mainstream the learnings in their thoughts, practices and actions.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, 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 has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2018 and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award 2019 by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh 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 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow

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