Tata Steel remains committed to the local communities to help them address COVID-19 pandemic
~TMH Jamshedpur gears up to conduct 500 COVID tests per day~
~Tata Steel Foundation focusing on livelihood opportunities for those impacted by COVID~
Tata Steel remains committed to the local communities in its operational areas and have been helping them to address the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways.
TMH Jamshedpur is augmenting its testing facilities and within a week will be equipped to carry out 500 COVID tests per day. The hospital is procuring many testing kits and one such kit is Automatic RNA Extraction Kit, which has more output than the manual ones. Since April 24, TMH has conducted 4888 RT-PCR tests. As on date, TMH has 156 COVID-19 patients, out of which 108 are COVID positive and 48 are suspects and 91 COVID-19 patients have been discharged till today. The hospital has treated 199 COVID positive patients so far.
Additionally, Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) has started focusing on creating livelihood opportunities to the migrant workers and other vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19. TSF collected 1.5 tons of old newspapers from various residential colonies in Jamshedpur and is supporting 150 households for making paper bags.
122 farmers have now been linked to the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme and incomes have started flowing to them. 55 families from Ghorabanda, Potka and Ghatshila in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand have been supported through the pond project. Moreover, 122 families in Kukru, Seraikela and Gamharia blocks of Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand have been linked to MGNREGA for development of 250 acres of wasteland.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 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-CertifiedTM 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 – Metals & Mining’ Award (2020) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time (2020), Steel Sustainability Champion (2019) 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’ 2020 recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.
In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow. (www.wealsomaketomorrow.com).
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Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA