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Tata Steel’s Wire Rod Mill Organizes Joint Mass Communication Program (JMCP)

Jamshedpur, June 17, 2019

Tata Steel’s Wire Rod Mill (WRM) today organized a Joint Mass Communication Program (JMCP). This is a communication forum where the senior leadership interacts with the shop floor contractor employees to improve workplace safety and increase their involvement in this initiative.

Mr. Anand Sen, President TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel, was the Chief Guest, and Mr. R Rabi Prasad, President-TWU was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Ramesh Shankar, Chief Wire Rod Mill, Mr. Sanjay Mishra, Head Safety-TSJ, and Sectional Heads of the department were also present on the occasion. The gathering included officers, Union Committee members, Vendors, supervisors and contractor workers.

Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh (Safety Officer), set the context and gave details about the safety performance of WRM and detailed the effectiveness of the new initiatives of WRM.

Mr. Sanjay Mishra spoke in detail about Safety in the Company and sought active participation of vendors and contract employees in the “Zero Harm” to contractor employees campaign. He encouraged employees to regularly use the “Speak Up” platform for registering safety related ethical concerns.

Mr. Anand Sen, the Chief Guest, and Mr. R Rabi Prasad, the Guest of Honour appreciated the excellent safety record of the Wire Rod Mill. They desired that a summary of what worked well for WRM should be shared with other departments for deployment. This was followed by an interactive session where Mr. Sen asked about the issues faced by the vendors and welcomed their suggestions.

In line with the Sustainability initiatives of the Company, both Mr. Sen and Mr Prasad planted saplings at the WRM lawn.

Earlier, the dignitaries participated in the Safety Line Walk in various sections of WRM, along with Chief and Heads. They interacted with shop floor employees in the process.

Mr R K Mishra, Chairman JDC , Wire Rod Mill proposed a vote of thanks, at the end of an absorbing interactive session of the senior Leadership with vendor partners.

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

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