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Tata Steel stepping up efforts to reach out to more people impacted by COVID-19

Jamshedpur, June 06, 2020

~TMH Jamshedpur to enhance its testing facilities~

~TSF reaches out to 6.10 lakh people in 24 states in the last 67 days~

Tata Steel is stepping-up its efforts to reach out to more people impacted by COVID-19. With the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, TMH Jamshedpur is all geared up to enhance its testing facilities. Presently, the hospital is conducting about 150 RT-PCR diagnostic tests for COVID-19 per day in its laboratory. It has conducted 3700 tests since April 24.

The hospital is in the process of procuring Automated RNA Extraction Kits for conducting at least 500 tests per day. These kits have twice as much output than manual ones and will help in addressing the increasing requirement of tests in the future.  As on date, TMH has 166 COVID-19 positive patients and 45 COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged till today. The hospital is fully equipped with infrastructure required for COVID-19 cases and has made arrangements for 600 beds for the same.

Additionally, Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) has reached out to 6.10 lakh people in the last 67 days through its various CSR initiatives. TSF reached out to 51000 returning migrant workers across 24 states and provided them with information and support as per their need. Data collection and analysis of 9000 migrant workers reaching East Singhbhum is being done with the help of district administration for providing them with livelihood opportunities basis their skill sets.

TSF has initiated a drive under the Cash For Work programme to collect 1000 kgs of old newspapers for making paper bags and ensuring 150 households earn a minimum one-time income of Rs. 1500. Yet another income generating activity include creating awareness on COVID-19 through making wall paintings. So far, 17000 wall paintings have been made by 2800 households across Kolhan region of Jharkhand. 13000 kgs of fresh vegetables have been sold till date through “From the Farm” initiative of TSF, providing livelihood opportunities to 350 farmers. TSF is looking at creating a permanent model for providing regular income to farmers.

Under the Thought For Food initiative 27.5 lakh meals and 47000 packets of dry ration have been provided to the needy during the lockdown period. TSF is glad that many local volunteers have come forward to associate with various initiatives and 350 people have contributed to the tune of Rs. 80 lakh to support TSF in all its efforts during COVID-19.

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