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Tata Steel collaborates with East Singhbhum district administration and Annamitra Foundation to lead the fight against hunger

Jamshedpur, March 30, 2020

#ThoughtforFood programme rolls out in Jamshedpur

Amidst COVID-19, a huge population of informal wage earners have been deeply affected. Tata Steel’s vulnerability mapping of Jamshedpur reveals that in the days to come ~50,000 people, who have lost their opportunity to earn, may not be fortunate to even have one wholesome meal a day.

In view of such a situation and also to enable success of the nation’s war against Corona, the East Singhbum district administration, in collaboration with Tata Steel and Annamitra Foundation, has taken an initiative titled #ThoughtforFood to provide one warm meal per day to the daily wage earners. This initiative, beginning today, will continue until the lockdown persists. This will be done with the help of volunteers from Tata Steel, Red Cross Society, and ex-service men.

Chandan Kumar, IAS, SDM, Dhalbhum, briefed the volunteers of the programme today at Dhatkidih Community Centre.

The food will be prepared at the hygienic Mid-Day Meal Kitchen of Annamitra Foundation. Ingredients for food preparation shall be provided by the District Administration and Tata Steel. The distribution to the people in different community centres and schools shall be carried out by Annamitra Foundation and volunteers from Tata Steel, Red Cross and Ex-Servicemen from 12 noon to 3 pm every day.

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 (MnTPA). 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