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Tata Steel Organises ‘Greenathon’ – A Run for Environment on May 25, 2019

Jamshedpur, May 25, 2019

Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day every year. While a host of events have been lined up to mark the occasion this year, the Environment Management and Sports Department of Tata Steel today organised ‘Greenathon’- a symbolic run/walk for the environment, starting from the JRD Tata Sports Complex. The event saw participation from a wide section of citizens from all walks of life.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) theme for the World Environment Day, 2019 is “Air Pollution”.

Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, Vice President Steel Manufacturing Tata Steel who was the Chief Guest at the event, flagged off ‘Greenathon 2019’. Mr. Suresh Paswan, Regional Officer-Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board also joined the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sudhansu Pathak said “Safeguarding the environment needs the commitment of all. The Greenathon today signifies the commitment of citizens of Jamshedpur towards the environment.” He congratulated the team for putting efforts to spread environmental awareness amongst the citizens of Jamshedpur, especially children and the youth. Mr. Pathak also mentioned that the efforts taken by Tata Steel towards environment protection in and around Steel Works were remarkable deserved high appreciation.

This year ‘Greenathon’ saw participation from more than 3000 individuals. It was led by the young group of cyclists termed as “Cyclos”.

The run was followed by tree plantation at JRD Tata Sports Complex by all the dignitaries present.

Also present on the occasion were Ms. Madhulika Sharma, Ms. Tripti Roy, Mr. Sumitesh Das, Mr. Ramesh Shankar along with other officers of Tata Steel.

On the occasion, Environment Management, Sports and Corporate Communications department of Tata Steel also organised Environment Debate Competition on UNEP theme “Beat Air Pollution” at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur for students of Jamshedpur.

Mr. Suresh Paswan, Regional Officer - Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board was the Chief Guest at the event. He urged all children and their parents also to come together and find sustainable alternatives so as to effectively combat air pollution so as to save our environment.

Mr Ashish Kumar, Head Sports, Mr. Shubhanand Mukesh, Head Environment, Mr. Siddhartha Bortamuli, Head, Corporate Communications - Jharkhand and other officers from Tata Steel including Mr Raju Agrawal, Mr Anoop Srivastava, Mr Brajesh Sharma, Mr Padma Nabh Tripathy, Mr Tirtha Prasad Sapkota, Mr Vamsi, Ms. Nisha, Mr Mritunjay Kumar, Mr Feeroj Khan and Mr Hasan Imam were present on the occasion.

About 80 children participated in debate competition. The competition was judged by Mr. Siddhartha Bortamuli and Ms. Prity Jha from Corporate Communications Department, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.

Winners of the Debate competition would be awarded on June 5, 2019 at SNTI, on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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 (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 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 ‘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 (2018), 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 www.wealsomaketomorrow.com

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