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Tata Steel Foundation set to organise ‘Sabal Awards 2019’

Jamshedpur , September 04, 2019

-Spreads the message of an inclusive society-

Tata Steel Foundation is all set to organise ‘Sabal Awards 2019’ function at the Michael John Auditorium, Jamshedpur on September 5, 2019. The occasion would be a commemoration of Tata Steel’s engagement with Persons with Disabilities (PWD), and its message on inclusivity to the larger society.

Sabal Awards 2019, is designed as a step forward to reach out to several exemplary persons who are engaged in contributing to the larger cause of disability in their own unique ways. The distinguished guests at the programme would be Mr T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, Mr Satish Chandra, State Disability Commissioner and Mr Rajesh Kumar Singh, IAS, Additional Secretary in Jharkhand Government’s Higher Technical Education & Skill Development Department, amongst others.

This year, the award ceremony will recognise four distinct areas of engagement including sports, employment, academics and entrepreneurship where members of PWD communities have not only made their mark, but are also paving the way for several others to join their league. In its first season, the entries for the awards have been invited from Jharkhand and Odisha.

The award ceremony would also witness felicitation of change agents - the ‘Sabal Saathis’ – thereby acknowledging their selfless service towards the cause of persons with disability. 

The occasion would also be a befitting one to applaud the exemplary softer skills of several members of the PWD community in different performing arts.

About Sabal

Sabal, initiated by the Tata Steel Foundation in December 2017 in Noamundi, is a first-of-its-kind centre in eastern India in partnership with Enable India, aimed at creating abilities for Person with Disabilities through a participative atmosphere and customised infrastructure that enables skilling, employability and financial independence. Over the last two years, Sabal has been instrumental in building an inclusive ecosystem through participation of PWD as well as several individuals and organisations engaged in this noble purpose.

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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