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Sir Dorabji Tata Biodiversity Park at Tata Steel`s West Bokaro Division dedicated to the community

West Bokaro, February 15, 2020

As part of its commitment to biodiversity and sustainability, Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division dedicated Sir Dorabji Tata Biodiversity Park to the local community on February 14, 2020. Mr T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Mr T V Narendran inaugurated the park by unveiling the Sir Dorabji Tata bust. 

The 100-hectare Sir Dorabji Tata Biodiversity Park has 7 small parks built on a 5 hectare of land which includes Butterfly Park, Hibiscus Park, Medicinal park, Specie Garden, Reptile Niche, Mughal Garden and Rock Garden. Built on mined-out area, the park also packs 1500-million-gallon rainwater harvesting structure with catchment area of 152 hectares. It also has a 2-acre patch for development of native forest species. With initiatives like seed ball plantation of overburden dump, coconut shell sapling generator, niche nesting and tree transplant, Tata Steel’s Sir Dorabji Tata Biodiversity Park reflects its environmental commitments. All furniture in the park are made of Fiber Reinforced Polymer which has been developed by New Materials Business group of Tata Steel.

In its endeavors towards building a greener tomorrow, Tata Steel’s West Bokaro is further working on improving the aesthetic value of the reclaimed mines. A Golf Course, Avi-Fauna Corridor, Rock Climbing area and Floating fountain are several projects which will enhance the ambiance of the Sir Dorabji Tata Biodiversity Park in time to come.

On the occasion, Mr T V Narendran along with Mr D B Sundara Ramam also inaugurated the Smart Classroom at JRD Tata Training Centre, Pundi, West Bokaro. Decked with state-of-the-art smart board, 2-way smart screens and cameras to help real-time learning, the JRD Tata Training Centre at West Bokaro is the first to launch Smart Class facilities in its Raw Material Division. 

Others present on the occasion from Tata Steel include Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President (HRM), Mr Manish Mishra, General Manager (West Bokaro Division) and senior officials of the company.

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