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Tata Steel named amongst 100 Best Companies for Women in India in 2021 by Working Mother and Avtar

November 09, 2021


~ The 2021 edition had leading companies from across industries, participating~

Tata Steel has been recognised amongst 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) in 2021 by Working Mother & Avtar.

This year, the awardees were selected based on a study which is India’s largest gender analytics study aimed at recognising companies with the most impactful gender diversity initiatives.

The study looked into the key dimensions of gender diversity policies and practices such as workforce profile, recruitment, retention, career, safety and security, flexible work, parental leave & parental benefits, flexible benefits & work life programmes, company culture and management accountability.

Atrayee Sanyal, Vice President HRM, Tata Steel, said: “We are honoured to be a part of BCWI 2021. Tata Steel believes that D&I is not a choice, but a way of life. The Company aims to enhance its employee experience including women in all phases of their life. We will stay committed to our philosophy of providing equal opportunity to all workgroups including women, and will continue with our pursuit of 25% diverse workforce by 2025.”

Tata Steel thrives due to its pioneering values and inclusive culture that promotes Diversity & Inclusion. Over the years, the Company has announced various pioneering initiatives for working mothers like the maternity leave and surrogacy leave, menstrual leave, child care leave, nursing breaks and more. Tata Steel has also introduced initiatives like Women Of Mettle scholarship programme, Women@Mines, Take Two   - creating opportunities for women on career breaks,  and more to onboard diverse talent in line with its goal of 25 by 25 (25% diverse workforce by 2025).

The Working Mother and Avtar ‘Best Companies for Women in India’ (BCWI) was launched in 2016 to recognise the best practices towards gender inclusion of India Inc. Over the past six editions, the study has consistently received over 300 applications from companies across the industrial sectors of IT/ITES, BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharma, Education, Hospitality, Telecom etc., every year.

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 recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

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 has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from worldsteel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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Chief, Corporate Communications - Tata Steel