2439 participants run for a greener tomorrow in the first-ever Tata Steel Virtual Run 2020
Tata Steel organised the first-ever Virtual Run on November 22, 2020. 2439 participants took part in this unique run across India. The event was organised under three categories: 5K for boys and girls of 12-16 years, and 7K and 10 K for men and women of 16 years & above.
It was an eventful day for the children from Masti Ki Pathsahala – Tata Steel’s Residential Bridge Course (RBC) for all-round development of underprivileged children in Jamshedpur, as they also participated in the run for the first time with great enthusiasm and interest. The participation of the children was sponsored by four local business groups from Jamshedpur.
To ensure a greener tomorrow and keeping up the commitment, Tata Steel will be planting saplings equal to the number of participants for the run. To this effect, a mass plantation drive was organised by the Corporate Administration department of Tata Steel at Khutadih, near the Sonari Airport on November 22. Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, executives of Tata Steel, and residents from nearby community participated in the plantation drive. In the first-phase, 570 saplings were planted during the programme for the participants. The remaining 1,869 saplings will be planted through further plantation drives across Jamshedpur.
Tata Steel Virtual Run was managed by Striders (the event partner) - a fitness training group that designs and organises fitness-specific training programmes and conducts various run events through-out the year, and sponsored by Brooks, the popular running shoe brand of the world, who designs and markets running-specific performance footwear, apparel and accessories worldwide.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 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 $19.7 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2020.
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 was recognised as DJSI steel sector leader in 2018 and has ranked fourth in the steel sector in 2019. Besides being a member of the worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant - a first in India, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, received the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the National CSR Awards 2019, Steel Sustainability Champion 2019 by worldsteel, CII Greenco Star Performer Award 2019, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2020 from Ethisphere Institute, and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) by CNBC TV-18, among several others.
About Tata Steel Foundation
Tata Steel Foundation (the Foundation), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel Limited, was incorporated on August 16, 2016 under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. The Foundation operates across 4,500 villages in the states of Jharkhand and Odisha through a 600-member team reaching over a million lives annually. The Foundation is focused upon co-creating solutions, with tribal and excluded communities, to address their development challenges. During this process of co- creation, the Foundation endeavours to develop and implement change models that are replicable at a national scale, enable signiﬁcant and lasting betterment in the well-being of communities proximate to the Company’s operating locations and embed a societal perspective in key business decisions.
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Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA