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Tata Steel honoured at National CSR Awards for its work on maternal and child health

New Delhi, October 29, 2019

~ Tata Steel’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) receives ‘Honourable Mention’ in Corporate Awards for Excellence in CSR ~

Tata Steel’s flagship health programme Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) has been recognised with the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the National CSR Awards ceremony held today in New Delhi. His Excellency, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman graced the occasion.

Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur conferred the National CSR Awards to the Honourable Mentions. On behalf of Tata Steel, the honour was received by Mr T. V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel along with Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel and Mr Sourav Roy, Chief, CSR, Tata Steel.

Tata Steel was selected to receive ‘Honourable Mention’ in the National CSR Awards 2019 in the category - Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR, sub-category: Companies have eligible CSR spend equal and above Rs. 100 crores.

MANSI reflects Tata Steel’s ethos of ensuring the well-being of communities in its areas of influence. In the last one decade that the programme is operational, it has emerged as a remarkable example of collaboration, cross-team learning, of empowering our community ladies and most importantly, of the trust that the communities have reposed in us,” said Mr Narendran, on the occasion.

MANSI engages in enhancing the capacity of the village-based healthcare system (embedded in villages through government health volunteers called ASHAs or Sahiyas in Jharkhand) by training them on parameters which would address the root causes and underlying reasons for neonate and infant mortality. Through this, the programme intends to reduce neonatal (newborn of 0-28 days) and infant (child up to 1 year of age) mortality in 10 blocks of Jharkhand and 2 blocks of Odisha (nearly 2.2 lakh households).

We are humbled to have been recognised by the Government of India for our effort on MANSI. This encourages us and fuels our ambition to continue engaging with the communities to improve the quality of life,” said Mr Chaudhary.

The National CSR Awards (NCSRA) has been instituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recognise corporate initiatives in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development. These awards are the highest recognition in the domain of CSR by the Government of India.

This year, a total of 528 entries were received for NCSRA. After shortlisting as per the prescribed criteria of the jury, 131 companies were invited for detailed submissions which were then followed by field verification of the claims made by the companies. Based on the submissions by the companies and reports of the independent assessment by CSR experts, Jury recommended 19 winners and 19 honourable mentions across the three award categories.

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. 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-Certified 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 Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant - a first in India, 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.

Last year, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow.

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