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Launch of 'E-CAUP' Safety Campaign and Closing ceremony of ‘Zero Harm’ to Contractor Employees campaign in Tata Steel

Jamshedpur, July 12, 2019

Tata Steel today organized the launch of ‘E-CAUP’ campaign and hosted the Closing ceremony of “Zero Harm to Contractor Employees” campaign at the Steelennium Hall, Jamshedpur. Mr. Anand Sen, President TQM & SB was the Chief Guest, and Mr. R Rabi Prasad, President, TWU was the Guest of Honour. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr Sanjiv Paul, VP-Safety, Health & Sustainability, Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, VP-Steel Manufacturing, Mr. Chanakya Chaudhury, VP-Corporate Services, Mr. Arvind Pandey, Deputy President TWU, Mr. Vijay Kumar Nirala, Chief Safety and Mr Amit Kumar Singh, Chief Process Safety. Other senior officials of the Company also attended the programme along with office bearers of TWU, employees, as well as vendor partners and their employees.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Sen reiterated the importance of what still needs to be done still in achieving the stated objective. He emphasized on three points to improve safety. These were systematic simplification of work processes to avoid any shortcut in the job, increased focus on job in place of specific task associated with the same to reduce the risk and change of mindset to interdependence rather than taking it as interference.

Mr Sanjiv Paul in his keynote address, advised all present to work together to eliminate Commonly Accepted Unsafe Practices. Expressing concern about incidents and injuries, he pointed out that 24% of injuries and 66% of the fatalities are due to Commonly Accepted Unsafe Practices. This needs to be eliminated.

Mr. Rabi Prasad, in his address, insisted on the criticality of Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) to eradicate unsafe practices in all departments. He urges employees to be more alert and attentive at work and to follow the SOPs. 

Earlier, in his welcome address, Mr. Nirala, set the context and briefed all present about the accomplishment of the safety campaign “Zero Harm” to Contractor employees. Exceptional performers during the campaign were recognized.

All the dignitaries present on dais, then e-launched the “E-CAUP” safety campaign. They also unveiled the IT system for E-CAUP.

Mr Amit Singh, briefed the audience present on the activity plan for this campaign which will be continued for the next three months across Tata Steel.

A film on E-CAUP was screened during the function.

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 (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

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 the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. 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, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘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 ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, '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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