Tata Steel Limited publishes Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Steel Structural Hollow Sections (Tata Structura)
~Tata Structura is the first brand in Structural Steel Hollow sections in India to publish EPD and is the second EPD from Tata Steel Limited after Steel Rebars ~
~ EPD transparently reports objective, comparable & third-party verified data about products & services' environmental performances from a lifecycle perspective ~
~ Eco-label certifications will further accelerate the Company’s efforts towards leadership in sustainability ~
Tata Steel Limited has published Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Steel Structural Hollow Sections sold under the brand name Tata Structura, as part of its commitment to be a benchmark in sustainability disclosures and to serve its customers with product specific sustainability information. EPDs are Type III eco-labels that transparently declare the product’s environmental impact over its life cycle across various indicators. It is a comprehensive, third-party reviewed report that acts as a verified document in communicating a product’s life cycle environmental impact for disclosure purposes. EPD is widely used in green building and construction material industry as it accounts for scoring the required credit points in green building assessment system. It can also be used in prioritizing products based on green public procurement policies.
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study carried out for developing the EPD for steel products is done as per ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards. LCA allows companies to evaluate their product’s environmental performance over its entire life cycle. It typically takes into account the full value chain, from material extraction to manufactured product, its usage stage, and end-of-life impacts. The EPD is published in the International EPD System and can be accessed through the link:
Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health and Sustainability), Tata Steel, said: “EPDs are an important validation tool, both for manufacturers to provide transparent data about environmental sustainability of its products and for the more conscientious customers to make informed purchasing decisions. We are confident that the number of such customers will increase rapidly in our markets and we are gearing up to serve them proactively.”
Sanjay S Sahni, Executive In Charge (Tubes Division), Tata Steel, said: “In Tata Steel Tubes Division our endeavor has always been to achieve global benchmark for sustainability, for our products and processes. EPD for Tata Structura will help our valued customers to choose right material for their projects and achieve global standards of sustainable construction. We are happy to share that now Tata Structura is the first Structural Steel Hollow Section brand in the country which has published EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for supporting our stakeholders with product specific sustainability information.”
This is the second EPD from Tata Steel Limited after the publication of Steel Rebars EPD. Tata Steel will focus on securing eco-labels (GreenPro and EPD) for its key products and on maximising the coverage of its products across various sites under LCA to support the customers with product-related sustainability disclosures enabling designers, customers understand better a product’s environmental impact.
Tata Steel has already received GreenPro certification for many of its products including Steel Structural Hollow Sections (Tata Structura), Tata Tiscon (Steel Rebars), Tata Pravesh, Tata Ezyfit and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag. GreenPro certified products are recognised in the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) rating system as well as by various government institutions (Chennai Metro, Delhi Metro, etc.). In Europe, the Company has produced over 50 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its construction sector customers – a milestone in environmental impact transparency and reporting.
About Steel Structural Hollow Section
Steel Structural hollow sections under the brand name Tata Structura cater to construction segment and for various aesthetic applications. Tubes SBU manufactures structural tubes conforming to IS:4923 and IS:1161 for Square/Rectangular and Circular Hollow sections respectively. It is a very versatile product and finds application across construction segments – (e.g.) infrastructure projects like airports, railways & metro stations, housing & commercial, large stadiums & sports arenas, industrial sheds & warehouses, and aesthetic sculptures. It is available with a yield strength ranging from 210 to 410 MPa.
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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