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Steel is 100% recyclable and is the world’s most recycled material. Tata Steel is carrying out various initiatives to develop sustainable products and demonstrate its benefits to stakeholders.

Developing high strength steels, offering new solutions in the construction and retail segment are some of our initiatives towards resource efficiency. Tata Steel ensures that the technologies and processes used to manufacture products must optimise resources and be efficient.

We have been using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental impact of our products considering its various life cycle stages. Our LCA studies are based on worldsteel LCA methodology which are guided by ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.

We believe LCA approach is a holistic and scientific way of understanding a product’s environmental impacts across its value chain.

Life Cycle of Steel

Products of Tata Steel Jamshedpur Works, Tata Steel Kalinganagar Works, Tarapur Wire Plant, ISWP, Steel Processing Centres (that manufactures Rebar) are so far been covered under our LCA studies. We plan to cover 100% of our products under LCA.

Our LCA studies helps us in obtaining eco-labels, identifying environmental hotspots and support customers and internal teams with product related environmental information.

Our VAVE (Value Analysis and Value Engineering) initiative with automotive customers generates ideas on steel usage in a vehicle with an aim to reduce cost and weight of the vehicle. The ideas are categorised into optimising grade, thickness, integration and deletion of parts. We also support customers for implementation of the ideas. VAVE initiative helps customers reduce overall mass of the vehicle thereby reducing tailpipe emissions during its use-phase.


Tata Tiscon
(Steel Rebars)




Tata Pravesh
(Steel Doors & Windows)


Tata Pipes 
(Steel Pipes)


Tata Structura 
(Steel Hollow Sections)

are now GreenPro certified products of Tata Steel


Through GreenPro certified products, we support the use of sustainable products in the construction segment. GreenPro certified products are recognized in the Green Building Rating System of CII (IGBC).

We aspire to develop Product Disclosures that complies to the leading Green Building Certification programs globally.

Case Studies and White Papers

HabiNest & Conventional building: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Study

HabiNest is one of the branded products of Tata Steel’s Nest-In construction solution. The objective of this study was to quantify the life cycle environmental impacts of the HabiNest structure and compare it with a conventional structure of similar size and application. This work has been critically reviewed by an independent third party, and the critical review panel found the overall quality of its methods scientifically and technically valid and the used data appropriate and reasonable.

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Application of Tata Steel Products in major Green Building Projects in India

Product Building / Infrastructure Green Rating
Tata Structura Lucknow Airport GRIHA Rating
Trichy Airport
Pune Airport
Kochi Airport IGBC Platinum Rating
Hyderabad Metro
Nagpur Metro
Hyderabad Airport LEED Platinum
JW Marriot
LRPC (Low Relaxation Pre-Stressed Concrete) Strand Palais Royale Sky Scrapper LEED Platinum
Embassy IT Park (Chennai)
Kohinoor Square Sky Scrapper LEED Gold
One BKC Property
Tata Tiscon, Readybuild Motera Cricket Stadium (World’s largest cricket stadium) IGBC Gold (India’s 1st cricket stadium with IGBC gold rating)
Tata Tiscon
Bihar Museum GRIHA Rating
Lucknow Metro IGBC Platinum
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan (MoEF’s new office building) LEED Platinum
Delhi Airport T3 Terminal LEED Gold, IGBC Platinum (1st Carbon Neutral Airport in Asia)