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Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine awarded Bala Gulshan Tandon Award of Excellence 2021-22 by Federation of Indian Mineral Industries

Mumbai, September 08, 2022

~ Received the award for best overall performance ~

~Tata Steel Mining's Sukinda Chromite Mine bags FIMI Environment Award and India Green Manufacturing Challenge Silver Medal ~

~ These awards demonstrate high standards of sustainable initiatives and reinforces Tata Steel’s commitment towards achieving excellence through sustainable mining ~

The Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) of Tata Steel has been awarded the Bala Gulshan Tandon Award of Excellence for the year 2021-22 for best overall performance by the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI). The award was given at the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of FIMI held on September 2, 2022 in New Delhi.  

Shirish Shekhar, Chief, Noamundi, Tata Steel and Kamlesh Mahato, President, Noamundi Mazdoor Union, received the award on behalf of Tata Steel from Alok Tandon, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Mines. During the award ceremony, Shirish Shekhar, Chief, Noamundi, Tata Steel was also honoured and presented with a certificate for his significant contribution towards assisting the mine in achieving excellence through sustainable mining. 

Earlier in July 2022, Tata Steel's Noamundi Iron Mine also received a 5-Star rating for sustainable development for the sixth consecutive year.

In addition, Tata Steel Mining's Sukinda Chromite Mine was conferred the Abheraj Baldota Environment Award organised by FIMI in New Delhi and a Silver Medal at the 8th edition of India Green Manufacturing Challenge 2022 (IGMC), organised in Mumbai on September 2, 2022.

The Abheraj Baldota Environment Award was presented for the mine’s outstanding contribution to the national goal of sustainable development through conservation of environment and natural resources. The award was received by Manish Mishra, Chief, Corporate Affairs, Tata Steel, and Ankan Mitra, Head, Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel on behalf of the Company. The Silver Medal was awarded to the mine for its all-round progress on sustainability. The award was received by Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Senior General Manager, Tata Steel Mining.

Expressing his happiness on the awards, Pankaj Satija, Managing Director, Tata Steel Mining, said: “At Tata Steel Mining, we are working on improving our energy efficiency, water conservation, biodiversity protection, ethnicity preservation and other aspects of sustainability. Our employees are at the core of this process while community around our units are helping us in achieving the objectives.

As part of the selection process, a thorough site assessment of all the sustainability parameters of mine was conducted involving all the functions of the business including Human Resource, Strategic Planning, Water Management, etc. IGMC is being organised by International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) which is a professional body involved in supporting the manufacturing industry in various parts of India through research, consulting, and training services. These prestigious awards recognise Tata Steel Mining's environmentally responsible and socially conscious interventions in its operations.

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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