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National Safety Week kicks off in Tata Steel

Jamshedpur, March 04, 2020

The 49th National Safety Week was kicked off in Tata Steel today by Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability). Mr Paul hoisted the safety flag at SHE Excellence Centre in Jamshedpur works. 

The National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year to mark the Foundation Day of The National Safety Council, which was set-up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. This year’s campaign theme is “Enhance Safety & Health Performance by use of Advanced Technologies”. On the occasion, all the employees took the safety pledge.

Mr V K Nirala, Chief Safety welcomed all and briefed about the safety performance and set the context of the safety programmes planned during the week. There are host of activities lined up for the week like Hazard Hunt Competition, where the employees are supposed to identify the fatality potential hazards and conditions at all loading-unloading points of the department and heavy vehicles movement area. Mass meetings, health awareness programmes and safety quizzes are part of the campaign.

Addressing the employees, Mr Sanjiv Paul emphasised the need for all employees to remain alert, besides detailing Tata Steel’s safety journey over the years.  Appreciating the continuing good work already done in Safety cause like Video Analytics and safety watches (Smart Wearables), he advised all employees to explore how we can leverage technology to improve Safety and Health.

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.

Last year, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow..

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel