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Tata Steel Meramandali Half Marathon Receives International Recognition

Dhenkanal, January 17, 2024

~The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races certifies the run~

The Tata Steel Meramandali Half Marathon, being organised in collaboration with the District Administration of Dhenkanal, is proud to announce that it has received international recognition from the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Amri Shanediwan, AIMS Distance Measurer, had earlier assessed the route of the Half-Marathon on the periphery of Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary with support from Tata Steel's Sports and District Administration, Dhenkanal and recommended certification.

AIMS, a global organisation headquartered in Monaco, representing marathon and distance running races worldwide, has vetted this Half-Marathon course, marking a significant milestone for the event. Runners who participate in the race will now be able to participate in any future AIMS-certified international marathons.

The Tata Steel Meramandali Half-Marathon, scheduled on February 4, 2024, will take place near Dhenkanal town, against the picturesque backdrop of Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary. The event this year willl feature three competitive races — 21 km and 10 km runs for those aged 19 years and above, and a 5 km run for boys and girls aged 14 to 19 years.

The run was formally declared by Shri Manoranjan Mallick, District Collector and Magistrate of Dhenkanal on December 28, 2023 in the presence of senior officials of the district and executives of Tata Steel.

Registration for the Tata Steel Meramandali Half Marathon is now open, with limited slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested participants can secure their spots through the run's official website till January 20, 2024.


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About Tata Steel

  • Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 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 77,000.
  • Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045, Net Zero Water consumption by 2030, improving Ambient Air Quality and No Net loss in Biodiversity by 2030.
  • The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
  • Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
  • The Company 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.
  • Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Certification.
  • Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, 2023 Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for six years in a row, 2022 ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’ recognition by CDP, Top performer in Iron and Steel sector in Dun & Bradstreet's India's top 500 companies 2022, No. 1 brand in India in the Mining and Metals industry in Top 100 brand rankings for 2023 by Brand Finance, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute.
  • Received 2023 ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) Award of Distinction at the RIMS ERM Conference 2023, ‘Masters of Risk’ - Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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