Tata Steel’s mines awarded the FIMI Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award
Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine clinched the overall FIMI Excellence Award
Tata Steel’s Jharia Division bagged the Hindustan Zinc Health & Safety Award
Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) in Odisha and Jharia Division in Jharkhand has been awarded with the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award for the year 2018-19 for the best overall performance and safety & health promotion respectively. The award was given during 53rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of FIMI held at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi on September 24, 2019.
Mr D Vijayendra, Head, Joda East, Tata Steel, Mr Ranjeet Kumar Das, General Secretary, Joda East Mazdoor Union and Mr Tarinisen Naik, President, Mr Narendra Kumar Gupta, Chief Jamadoba Group, Tata Steel and Mr Kumar Akhilesh Singh, Head (6 & 7 Pits Colliery), Jharia Division, Tata Steel received the award from Mr Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Minister of Mines, Coal & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. Out of 11 shortlisted highly mechanized mines, the award was given to Joda East Iron Mine for demonstrating best practices in sustainable and scientific mining methods.
Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr Arun Misra, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: “We are honoured to receive this award for our efforts towards sustainable and safe mining practices. Environmental sustainability with employee safety form an integral part of our business philosophy. Our endeavour has always been to positively impact the environmental, social and economic aspects of business. We will continue to pursue excellence in mining and safety along with sustained inclusive growth.”
It was on the basis of desktop assessment and presentation, followed by the decision of the Jury Committee for FIMI Awards 2018-19 that these mines were selected for Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award for the year 2018-19. The Jury appreciated the overall performance of JEIM and specially recommended to honour JEIM with FIMI’s Excellence Award for 2018-19. JEIM won this award for its excellent overall performance in economic, social, environmental, health & safety initiatives in its areas of operation. Safety & Health initiatives for Jharia Division were also well appreciated at FIMI AGM.
FIMI has instituted the awards scheme to motivate and recognise the efforts of mining industry for having addressed economic, social and environment sustainability issues in an exemplary manner.
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-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.
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