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Tata Steel’s annual Environment Meet focusses on sustainable environmental practices

Jamshedpur, January 29, 2020

Tata Steel commenced the sixth edition of EMPACT (Environment Management for Proactive Action), the annual Environment Meet at Beldih Club today. A three-day long event (January 29-31, 2020) is an opportunity for environmental experts, scientists and organisations to discuss critical environmental issues on climate change, carbon footprint, industrial emissions, compliances, etc.

This year, the theme of the EMPACT meet is “Beyond Compliance”. This platform seeks to build on the existing knowledge through interaction with thought leaders, scientists and industry experts from diverse fields of society. It also provides an opportunity to explore the issues, innovations and engineering strategies towards environmental sustainability. The wealth of knowledge and information exchanged in this meet is of tremendous benefit to all the stakeholders in challenging the status quo in industrial environment management.

Addressing the participants as Chief Guest, Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel acknowledged the importance of having such platforms to benefit all stakeholders, as steel industry faces more challenges with respect to the environmental issues. 

Tata Steel’s senior leadership including Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President (Corporate Services), Mr D B Sundara Raman, Vice President (Raw Materials) and Mr R Rabi Prasad, President Tata Workers’ Union among other senior officials were present during the inaugural programme. They launched the Process Environment Management System, which consists of interrelated approaches to managing environmental hazards associated with the steel industry having a potential to be implemented across other process industries. The system upon its implementation is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of environmental incidents resulting from releases of chemicals, dust or other energy sources.

The meet witnessed a congregation of experts from various prestigious institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, World Resources Institute, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad and various subsidiaries of Tata Steel and related companies who shared information and knowledge on the common challenges faced by the steel and mining sector.

Today’s technical presentations by the experts included topics like Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development: Issues, Challenges and Strategies, Air Quality Management in India: Challenges & Opportunities, Hyper Mapping air pollution using low cost sensors, Innovative economic models for industries to address Climate Change, Remote Sensing & GIS-usages in Air Pollution Mitigation, among others. 

The next two days of the meet will witness threadbare discussion on topics like Environmental Regulations Scenario Outlook, Steel Recycling Business, Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for Iron & Steel Industry, R & D initiatives for Environment Sustainability, Environmental Initiatives of various companies, Advanced Pollution Control Technology: Hybrid APCE, Environmental Solutions by Automation, Emerging Trends and Cases in Biodiversity Management, Sustainable Mining, Monitoring of Air Emissions, Online Analysers: Opportunities & Challenges, etc.

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