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Tata Steel mines receive 20 Awards for Excellence in Environmental Management Practices

Bhubaneswar, July 23, 2019

~ Recognised at the 21st Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week, organised under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines, Bhubaneswar Region ~

Tata Steel’s mining divisions - Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division and Ferro Alloys & Minerals Division (FAMD) have been recognised with 20 awards in different categories, for excellence in environment management & mineral conservation, at the recently held Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) Week in Bhubaneswar.

The awards were presented on the concluding day of the 21st Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) Week, 2018-19, organised under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines(IBM), Bhubaneswar Region, on July 19, 2019 at Hotel Crown, Bhubaneswar.

Tata Steel’s OMQ division, comprising Joda East Iron Mine and Katamati Iron Mine, won six awards. FAMD, comprising Joda West Iron and Manganese Mine, Bamebari Iron and Manganese Mine, Tiringpahar Iron and Manganese Mine and Sukinda Chromite Mine, bagged 14 awards. These awards were given in various categories like Overall Performance, Systematic and Scientific Development, Reclamation and Rehabilitation, Mineral Conservation, Waste Dump Management, Mineral Beneficiation, Publicity & Propaganda, etc.

Mr. Rajesh Patel, Chief, Mining (Sukinda), Tata Steel, along with other senior officials and union leaders from OMQ division & FAMD received the awards. Tata Steel has always believed in the importance of environmental conservation through its various endeavours and organises various activities, supporting the cause, every year. As part of its commitment to environment, the Company regularly monitors and reviews its environmental performance.

Dr. K Rajeswara Rao (IAS), Additional Secretary & Controller General (I/C), IBM, Ministry of Mines, Government of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Deepak Mohanty (IFS), Director of Mines, Govt. of Odisha, Mr. Debidutta Biswal (IFS), Member secretary, State Pollution Control Board, Govt. of Odisha, Mr. Piyush Narayan Sharma, COM & Chief Controller of Mines (I/C), IBM, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India and Mr. Pankaj Kulshreshta, Controller of Mines (EZ), IBM, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, were also present on the occasion.

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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