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Tata Steel’s Steel Manufacturing Division holds 7th Exposition on ‘Elimination of Human-Machine Interface’, March 26-27, 2019

Jamshedpur, March 26, 2019

The Steel Manufacturing Division of Tata Steel organised the 7th Exposition on ‘Elimination of Human-Machine Interface’ which was inaugurated today by Mr Sudhansu Pathak, VP Steel Manufacturing, at the function held at the Cold Rolling Mill (CRM) Lawn. Mr Ravi Prakash, Chief-Cold Rolling Mill, Mr Nitesh Raj, Assistant Secretary, TWU and Mr Ramesh Shankar, Chief- Wire Rod Mill, along with officers from various departments were present on the occasion.

The exposition showcases 137 Kaizens from all the divisions of Tata Steel Jamshedpur, South East Asia, Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Tata Steel BSL, Steel processing centres and contract partners. Kaizen refers to the practice of continuously improving the way in which a company operates. It is a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc. It is the Sino-Japanese word for "improvement". In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers.

In an industrial environment, it is inevitable that there is a human- machine interface. The challenge is to ensure that the interface does not become the cause or source of accidents. There is also a need to ensure that horizontal transfer of good practices and deployment should happen across the organization and the learning from the past is used in the future and present times to improve workplace safety and awareness. To achieve this and in pursuit of the ‘Zero Harm workplace’ objective, the Steel Manufacturing Division organised the 7th Exposition on “Elimination of Human- Machine Interface”.

A handbook on displayed kaizens was released by the dignitaries during this occasion. Mr Pathak, appreciated the quality of kaizens and efforts of all the people involved in implementing them.

The exposition will remain open from 09:00AM-5:00PM on March 26-27, 2019.

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 recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

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 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 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017 & 2018) as well as '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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