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Tata Steel Foundation focuses on initiatives to protect the most vulnerable communities from COVID-19

Jamshedpur, April 08, 2020

Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) has been focusing on initiatives in and around its operational areas to protect the most vulnerable communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. TSF has launched a ten-point #CombatCovid19 CSR programme to combat COVID-19. The progress details on some of the key initiatives are given below:

#ThoughtforFood

TSF is executing this programme in close collaboration with the district administration of East Singhbhum, Jharkhand. As on today, TSF provided 52800 meals in 140 settlements in Jamshedpur and peripheral areas. In Noamundi, West Bokaro and Jharia, TSF provided meals to 3000 people. TSF has also started providing grocery plus hygiene pack comprising rice, lentils, vegetable oil, masks and hand wash to the vulnerable communities in Kolhan region.

#StitchinTime

TSF is committed to supply about one lakh cloth masks, prioritising frontline health workers and vulnerable communities. Till date, a total of 21000 masks have been distributed. TSF has trained 90 individuals in Jamshedpur, West Bokaro, Noamundi and Kalinagnagar to stitch masks.

#FromtheFarm

TSF began online sale of fresh vegetables in Jamshedpur through Zomato App from April 5. This programme has witnessed good response in Jamshedpur. On an average, 100 orders are received per day amounting to about 1000 kgs sale of fresh vegetables.

#FarRishta

110 Tata Steel employees have volunteered their services so far. A total of 1100 people, both children and old people, have been reached out through this programme. The volunteers, through this programme, engage children or old people through online counselling sessions and lessons on varied subjects.

#StrongerTogether

TSF has engaged with East Singhbhum district administration to set-up a District Civil Society Coordination Cell. It will be a 6-member coordination cell - chaired by DC East Singhbhum and comprising one additional member from District Administration, two from Tata Trusts and two from TSF. The coordination cell will work towards data collection and analysis, identify gaps in the COVID-19 initiatives being executed in the district and develop an actionable plan.

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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Statements in this press release describing the Company’s performance may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those directly or indirectly expressed, inferred or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include, among others, economic conditions affecting demand/supply and price conditions in the domestic and overseas markets in which the Company operates, changes in or due to the environment, Government regulations, laws, statutes, judicial pronouncements and/or other incidental factors.

Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel

E-mail: kulvinsuri@tatasteel.com