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31st National Road Safety Week concludes at Tata Steel

Jamshedpur, January 24, 2020

Tata Steel organised the closing function of the 31st Road Safety Week 2020 (January 11-17, 2020), at Steelennium Hall today.  Road Safety Week (RSW) is observed under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India every year.  The National Safety Council supplements the Government’s initiative by promoting Road Safety campaigns across the country. Mr Sudhansu Pathak, VP, Steel Manufacturing & Chairman Apex Road & Rail Safety Sub-committee (ARRSSC), Mr Sanjiv Paul, VP Safety, Health & Sustainability, Mr R Rabi Prasad, President, TWU, Mr Dinkar Ananda, Chief, Spares & Services and Mr Vijay Kumar Nirala, Chief, Safety graced the concluding programme.

 The packed Steelennium Hall had senior officials, office bearers of TWU, employees & vendors who attended the event.

 Mr Amitabh Singh, Head, Safety Road & Rail welcomed the gathering and Mr Nirala set the context of the programme, updated the audience with the information on Road Safety related activities undertaken throughout the year along with the targeted activities done during National Road Safety Week.

Mr R Rabi Prasad appreciated the work done in the company to improve the present safety conditions especially on road and rail safety, detailing new initiatives.

PATH (Peoples Association for Theatre) team performed a nukkad natak (safety skit) highlighting the road safety issues and incidents occurred due to mobile phone usage while driving, fatigue at night, heavy vehicle safety, traffic rules and safety behaviour. The team has performed nukkad natak across the JSR works, 30 locations in Jamshedpur and 17 Raw Material locations.

Mr Pathak gave away prizes to the departments which went extra mile in their initiatives to improve Road Safety, good samaritans and best transport vendors (both in-bound & out-bound).

A video capsule, “Badhti Ka Naam Gaadi”, showcased the story of a fictional character who lost his life due to carelessness of someone else. This AV series comprises episodes on various themes of Road Safety to sensitise employees through an interesting format of storytelling.

Mr Sanjiv Paul gave away prizes to good Samaritans, best drivers (both in-bound & out-bound), and best Divisions for demonstrating visible improvements on Road safety. He praised and congratulated the prize winners and the ARRSSC. He urged everyone to be conscious towards Safety issues to minimise the red risk or any potentially fatal incident. He emphasised on the mandate of penalising the safety violator to act as the real deterrent than the severity of the punishment.

Mr Dinkar Ananda, Chief of Spares & Services & Alternate Chairman, Apex Road & Rail Sub-committee proposed the vote of thanks, with his concluding remarks.

Road Safety Week was observed across all locations of Tata Steel in which various activities were organised to sensitise employees on Road Safety concerns and reinforce safe behaviour. Road safety communication was also done through local FM channels, reaching out to the larger community.

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-Certified 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 Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant – a first in India, 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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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel