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Tata Steel Flags off first-ever consignment of Tata Aggreto & Tata Nirman to Border Roads Organization

Jamshedpur, November 02, 2022

~Tata Steel to supply 1,200 tonnes of Steel slag for Project Arunank to build roads in Arunachal Pradesh~

~ Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman (processed steel slag aggregates) used as a replacement for natural aggregates to build roads~

~Steel slag improves durability and reduces the cost of building roads, while also promoting circular economy~

Tata Steel today dispatched the first ever consignment of Tata Aggreto, the company’s branded steel slag aggregates to Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for construction of roads in Arunachal Pradesh under Project Arunank.  By supplying a value-added industrial by-product for road construction, Tata Steel has reiterated its commitment to building a more sustainable steel sector by adopting the principles of circular economy and has also pioneered in a nation building initiative, the company said.

The first rake of Tata Aggreto (branded Steel Slag Aggregates) was virtually flagged off by Dr. Jitendra Singh, honorable Minister of Science & Technology, and physically by Mr Uttam Singh, Vice President Iron Making, Tata Steel, Mr Manoranjan Parida, Director CSIR-CRRI, Mr Rajesh Kumar, EIC IBMD Tata Steel and Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CRRI, Col. Naveen Kumar Sah, Director Works Planning, Project Arunank from Platform Number 4 at Tatanagar Railway station. Senior officials from BRO, Tata Steel, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and NITI Aayog.

Dr V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, Dr N Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR, Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary, Director General, BRO were also connected virtually during the function.

Uttam Singh, Vice President Iron Making, Tata Steel said, “The slag we are now sending to BRO for building roads in Arunachal Pradesh is a great example of how circular economy works at Tata Steel. We are committed to deliver sustainable products having minimal ecological footprint by adopting newer technologies and developing new products & applications.” He further said that “We are happy to note that Border Roads Organization (BRO) under Arunank Division in association with CRRI will be constructing roads in Arunachal Pradesh and we are proud to partner in this pioneering initiative for nation building.”

With “Zero Waste” goal, Tata Steel has created a dedicated profit centre for by-products management – Industrial By-Product Management Division (IBMD) to ensure efficient by-products management. The by-products are processed to maximize their value so that they can be recycled or reused in various applications. In the year 2018, Tata Steel launched Tata Aggreto, India’s first branded product manufactured from processed steel slag. The introduction of this brand has been part of Tata Steel’s journey of excellence and value creation for its customers. Tata Steel has also commissioned first-of-its-kind accelerated weathering facility through steam aging at both Jamshedpur & Kalinganagar for processing of steel slag.

Tata Aggreto has been extensively used in construction of National Highways, State Highways, City and Rural Roads in Jharkhand and Odisha. NH33 is India’s first National highway constructed using the processed Steel Slag. Over 40 km stretch of NH33 has been constructed utilizing approx. a million tonnes of Tata Aggreto. In recognition of our efforts to promote Circular Economy, Tata Steel has received prestigious awards including and especially CII 3R award in 2020 and 2021, FICCI Indian Circular Economy award 2021, Most Innovative project award at CII National awards for Environmental Best Practices 2022.

Tata Steel's Industrial By-products Management Division will be supplying ~1200 tonnes of processed steel slag aggregates to the BRO project in Arunachal Pradesh. The success of this initiative will open new avenues for sustainable utilization of Steel Slag in road construction near Border areas.

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. 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 $ 32.83 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2022.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, 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 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM, worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme and World Economic Forum’s Global Parity Alliance, 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 2021 and top 10 sustainable organisations of India Hurun Research Institute in the 2021 Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50, received Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for five years in a row, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, Masters of Risk - Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the sixth consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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