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Tata Steel’s Tubes Division Organizes Joint Mass Communication Program (JMCP)

Jamshedpur, April 30, 2019

Tata Steel’s Tubes Division today organized the Joint Mass Communication Program (JMCP) – a communication forum where senior leadership interacts with the shop floor contractor employees to improve workplace safety and their involvement in this cause. The theme of the Program was “Zero Harm” to contractor employees.

The Program was attended by Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health and Sustainability), Mr Ujjal Chakraborti, EIC-Tubes Division, Mr. Agam Kumar, Head Safety RM, PC & Business Partner, Mr Shahnawaz Alam, Vice President, TWU and other dignitaries. Also present at the event were Union Committee members of TWU, employees and contractor workers.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sanjiv Paul congratulated the Tubes Division for organizing this JMCP and achieving good safety performances. He suggested that workers report Safety related violations and concerns, and raise issues under “Speak-Up” to the toll free number with total anonymity. He stressed the importance of continual improvement in the safety excellence journey. “We have achieved a lot and need to keep striving for more, for achieving the “Zero Harm” goal. My sincere intention is that we ensure that the workmen entering our premises and worksites should return home safely after work. We need to continuously use all available means and methods to reach our stated objective of “Zero Harm” at all times, he added.

Mr Ujjal Chakraborti, stressed on the fact that one should not tolerate even a minor injury or even the slightest of scratches or bruises. He spoke about the plans to work on major safety concerns related to crane and moving machinery. Summing up, he opined that every individual is solely responsible for his /her own safety. 70-80% accidents are due to individual mistakes and carelessness. Now it was high time, that the safety performance should move from”Zero LTI” to “Zero Harm”.

Mr Shahnawaz Alam detailed the safety initiatives taken by the Company for reducing risks at the workplace and improving the safety environment. He pointed out the success of the Mentor-Mentee program. He appealed to everyone present to establish a safer work environment where people come to work happily and return home safely.

Mr. Agam Kumar Head Safety RM, PC & Business Partner, in his key note address, highlighted the key Safety Focus Areas, the Fatal/ LTI/ dangerous occurrences (if any) of the organization, and the learning from past incidents. He also stressed on the need to sustain the excellent safety performance of the Division. According to him, most incidents happen due to workmen venturing into areas where they are not supposed to go. “Resist the temptation to use mobile phones at the workplace, reinforce stricter access control and communicate risk assessment to all workmen, specifically the contractor workforce” he advised.

Earlier, Mr Nishith Kumar Sinha (Member-Apex T&C SSC) set the context for the Program and welcomed the gathering. Mr. Chandra Prakash, Head PT Mills, gave details about the “ Humsafar” initiatives of Tubes Division and detailed the effectiveness of the same. During the Open sessions, safety related concerns were discussed and appropriate actions to tackle them were agreed to. Mr Sanjiv Paul and Mr Ujjal Chakraborti inspected the Kaizens and the safety performance summary. They also appreciated the Humsafar performance.

Mr. R R Singh, UCM proposed a vote of thanks.

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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