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.
Granulated Blast Furnace Slag
(Steel Doors & Windows)
(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.
HabiNest is one of the branded products of Tata Steel’s Nest-In construction solution. The objective of this study is to quantify the life cycle environmental impacts of a HabiNest structure and compare it with a conventional structure of similar size and application.
|Product||Building / Infrastructure||Green Rating|
|Tata Structura||Lucknow Airport||GRIHA Rating|
|Kochi Airport||IGBC Platinum Rating|
|Hyderabad Airport||LEED Platinum|
|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)|
||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)|