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Tata Steel celebrates International Women’s Day by painting Jamshedpur green

Jamshedpur, March 08, 2020

To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, Tata Steel organised a mass plantation drive for women of Jamshedpur on March 8-9 at Ramdas Bhatta Community Centre of Tata Steel.

The event was inaugurated today by Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel who was Chief Guest. Present on the occasion were Mr Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, TQM & Shared Services, Tata Steel, members of Diversity & Inclusion Council of Tata Steel & women participants from across the city.

Welcoming the guests and the participants, Ms Madhulika Sharma, Chief, Corporate Sustainability set the context of the programme and shared how this initiative celebrates the spirit of womanhood.

In his address, Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi appreciated the initiative that conveys a strong message on environment conservation and nurturing Mother Earth. He also said that in today’s times of deforestation and environmental pollution, organising such initiative holds significance.

Around 300 women participants including Tata Steel employees, trainees, teachers, housewives, students etc engaged in the plantation drive during morning hours. The volunteers from JUSCO, Swachhata hi pukaare team, XLRI & Tata Steel Urban services were present on the occasion.

This initiative is based on the concept of Miyawaki forestation and targets to plant 1500 saplings in two days.

The citizens of Jamshedpur are requested to come and join the initiative for a cleaner & greener Jamshedpur for a better tomorrow.

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