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Committing to
grow responsibly

<2 tCO2/tcs GHG emission intensity

Zero effluent discharge

Improving >2 million lives

25% diversity in workforce


One of the top 7 integrated steel companies globally in CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) 2018

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Facilitating youth education

Corporate Social Responsibility

Reached >1.1 million lives

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Note: all figures as of fy 2018-19


~6.5% women in the workforce

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At Tata Steel, we are in constant pursuit of minimising our environmental footprint and conserving the natural environment around us. Our philosophy of resource efficiency guides our investment decisions to monitor and mitigate the impact of our operations.

Rainwater harvesting, Noamundi Iron Mine
Emissions control
CO2 emission

Tata Steel aims to achieve emission intensity <2 tCO2/tcs by 2025. We continue to implement Internal Carbon Pricing in our capital expenditure appraisal process with the shadow price of carbon at US$15/tCO2.

Highlights of our CO2 emission reduction projects:

Carbon Capture and Use (CCU) at TSJ and at the Ferro Chrome plant at Bamnipal, Odisha

Assessment of renewable energy potential across our locations in India

Maximisation of scrap utilisation in steelmaking

2.34 tCO2e/tcs
GHG emission intensity

Dust and gaseous emission

24 projects implemented in FY 2018-19 to upgrade the existing air pollution control equipment, including upgradation of all Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs), at the sinter plant

Commissioning an online monitoring system in all major stacks

0.42 kg/tcs

TSJ is the Indian benchmark for CO2 emission intensity at 2.29 tCO2/tcs and energy intensity at 5.67 GCal/tcs for steel production through the Blast Furnace Basic Oxygen Furnace route.

Note: all figures as of fy 2018-19

One of the top 7 integrated steel companies globally in CDP 2018

Tata Steel Bara Tertiary Treatment Plant won the ‘Industrial Water Project of the Year 2019’ Award presented by the Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

<2 tCO2/tcs GHG emission intensity

Water Management
Tertiary treatment plant, Jamshedpur

Invested in Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) structures at various locations to improve the groundwater table

Commissioned a 25 MLD tertiary treatment plant at Bara STP to convert sewage water of the Jamshedpur township into processed water for reuse in Jamshedpur Steel Works


Specific water consumption

Note: all figures as of fY 2018-19

One of the top 7 integrated steel companies globally in CDP 2018

Tata Steel Bara Tertiary Treatment Plant won the ‘Industrial Water Project of the Year 2019’ Award presented by the Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

<2 tCO2/tcs GHG emission intensity

Circular Economy
Tertiary treatment plant, Jamshedpur

Steel is 100% recyclable and we are setting the bar in the industry with our steel recycling business that will help meet the growing demand for steel in a sustainable manner. It will formalise the scrap market in India and help the country transition to a scrap-based steelmaking route for a more sustainable future.

Recovered metal from steel slag is utilised in the steelmaking process and this scrap is used in steel melting shops, along with clean scrap and pooled iron.

Tata Steel handles ~17 MnTPA of by-products, which is converted and sold across 20+ product categories every year.

Granulated blast furnace slag is 100% utilised in Portland slag cement making. Tata Steel has developed and launched India’s first ever LD slag branded products – Tata Nirman (for construction application) and Tata Aggreto (for building roads).

Effluent discharge intensity

Total solid waste utilisation

Note: All figures as of FY 2018-19
Road ahead

Continue investing in technologies to achieve the highest environmental performance standards

Sustain LD slag utilisation at 100%

Ensure no net loss of biodiversity at our mining locations

Impact on SDGs
Tertiary treatment plant, Jamshedpur

While Tata Steel’s current operations in India are not located in any of the identified biodiversity hotspots or protected areas, our mining operations (being extractive in nature) impact the flora and fauna in the region.

Therefore, we voluntarily partnered with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at our raw material locations in Jharkhand and Odisha for the implementation of biodiversity management plans.


Total raw material sites covered under biodiversity management plan

Road ahead

Continue investing in technologies to achieve the highest environmental performance standards

Sustain LD slag utilisation at 100%

Ensure no net loss of biodiversity at our mining locations

Impact on SDGs
Corporate Social Responsibility

Our inclusive programmes give us the opportunity to work with and help communities flourish with us. We have partnered with various organisations and will continue to deepen our engagement with communities.

Empowering girls to pursue sports
Health, drinking water and sanitation

Maternal and New-Born Survival Initiative (MANSI) works with pregnant women, mothers and children to reduce infant mortality.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Infant mortality reduced in 12 blocks of Odisha and Jharkhand

Real-time digital tracking system launched to provide vital support to health volunteers to respond to high-risk cases


high-risk child and mother cases identified


reduction in death rate achieved

Regional Initiative for Safe Sexual Health by Today’s Adolescents (RISHTA) educates adolescents on the importance of nutrition and their rights, while imparting life skills training.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Reached out to 15,000+ adolescents


peer educators developed from adolescent population

HIV-AIDS and leprosy interventions, together with the LEPRA Society, spread awareness about the diseases and provide treatment and rehabilitation to concerned patients.

FY 2018-19 outcomes


leprosy cases availed awareness, treatment and rehabilitation, including 31 surgeries

Outreach clinical healthcare services invests in Mobile Medical Units (MMUs), health camps, cataract screenings, surgeries and provision of eyeglasses.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

3,800+ cataract cases operated


surgeries conducted by Mobile Eye Surgical Units

Drinking water intervention installed and repaid drinking water facilities, such as hand tube wells, deep bore wells and piped drinking water, and involved work on solar-powered drinking water projects

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Enabled clean water supply to five villages throughout the year, by preventing contamination of natural perennial springs

1.2 lakh+

beneficiaries touched

Facilitating youth education

Thousand Schools project facilitates education for children, through better teaching and learning methods, while improving school governance through School Management Committees.

Learning Beyond School is a fully-community-managed education resource centre that enables children to learn beyond school hours and become familiar with digital technology.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

1,170 schools covered in Odisha and 248 in Jharkhand

1,600+ habitations have become Child Labour-Free Zones, out of the total 2,239 being addressed in Odisha (since the project’s inception)


students covered in Odisha and Jharkhand

Residential camp schools, known as Masti Ki Pathshala, cater to children who are either dropouts or from vulnerable backgrounds engaged in child labour.

Saving Lost Childhood programme aims to reduce child labour in Jamshedpur.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

3 new Masti Ki Pathshalas created in Jamshedpur – 4 schools catering to 50 girls and 260 boys

Pipla School in Jamshedpur catering to ~100 girls from nearby areas who require bridging and mainstreaming to formal schools

90+ students received scholarships under Tata Steel Scholars’ Programme for Jharkhand and Odisha


Students received scholarships under Jyoti Fellowship in Jharkhand and Odisha

Child education for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) provides access to quality facilities.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

~260 students enrolled in seven residential English-medium schools in FY 2018-19, most of them first-generation learners from PVTG families

Literary meets/fests in Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar and Mumbai.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Acted as top knowledge platforms for intellectual exchange and attracted literary enthusiasts from all corners of the globe

Improving >2 million lives


Technical education institutesimprove employability of the youth in our community through professional skilling courses.

Ek Pahal is a skilling initiative to constructively engage prison inmates by imparting in-house training to enable them to secure gainful employment, both within and outside the jail.

Digital skills for rural children imparted through a classroom-on-wheels, Kaushalyan, using an air-conditioned bus with workstations, an LED TV display as well as a trained computer faculty.

Nursing programmes to help address the issues of poverty, unemployment and mass migration through nursing training.

FY 2018-19 outcomes


reduction in death rate achieved


youth trained


youth placed/self-employed

Women Self-help Groups (SHGs) created in our communities to help impart skills and empower them to run an enterprise.

FY 2018-19 outcomes


women empowered through SHGs in 95 gram panchayats

Improve agricultural productivity by investing in enhanced irrigation facilities for the community, waste land development and other allied activities

FY 2018-19 outcomes


farmers benefited through agriculture productivity techniques and allied activities


ponds constructed/repaired in Jharkhand and Odisha for agricultural and domestic use

Youth and sports

Empower youth by training stakeholders and providing them access to unparalleled sports facilities and nurturing sporting talent with career potential.

FY 2018-19 outcomes


youth engaged through different sports activities

Jamshedpur FC (formerly, Tata Football Academy) was established under the aegis of J. R. D. Tata, to promote local youth participation in sports.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Reached the quarterfinals of the Super Cup in April 2018

Tribal Identity

Samvaad serves as an international platform for discussion among tribal communities.

FY 2018-19 outcomes


regional editions of Samvaad held across India

1,680 tribals

representing 99 tribal communities, delegates from 27 Indian states and 17 countries attended the Samvaad 2018 event

Preserve literary and cultural tribal heritage  in partnership with 12 tribal organisations.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

~16,480 students

of Jharkhand and Odisha enrolled in 317 language centres providing instructions in six tribal languages

Rhythms of the Earth

a pan-India tribal musical group comprising 75 members from five states covering 14 tribes was launched

Encourage and promote tribal sports.

FY 2018-19 outcomes

~4,200 tribal youth

of Jharkhand and Odisha were engaged through tribal sports

Road ahead

Establish district models in improving access to quality education and healthcare for infants, mothers and adolescents

Continue to engage with tribal communities and nurture leadership potential among tribal youth

Explore partnerships with governments, social sector organisations, academia, experts and other organisations in the national and international development space


Adopt innovative ways of enhancing household income, community nutrition, completion of basic education till matriculation by all; dealing with endemic water deficiency, supporting the differently abled and enabling better self-governance among citizens at the Panchayat level

Impact on SDGs

Investing in people, striving to be the employer of choice, while creating a safe and healthy workplace constitute key priorities for Tata Steel. Industrial harmony of 90-plus years and a century-old trade union is a testament to our culture of ‘working together’.

32,984 employees

on roll (india)

49% reduction

in lost-time injury frequency rate (ltifr) between FY 2008-09 and FY 2018-19

~6.5% women

in the workforce

Fostering diversity and inclusion | Note: All figures are for FY 2018-19
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

We have instituted policies that drive a culture of safety consciousness and prevention across our entire operations. Our commitment is reflected in the successful ramp-up of the Kalinganagar facility while maintaining the best practices in health and safety.

Leadership capability building at all levels to achieve zero harm and promote a safety-positive behaviour

FY 2018-19 outcomes


reduction in high potential incidents

Elimination of safety incidents on road and rail to achieve safe, efficient and smart transport

FY 2018-19 outcomes

Zero fatalities inside plant premises sustained between FY 2014-15 and FY 2018-19

56% y-o-y reduction in road Lost Time Injury

Competency and capability building to mitigate hazards and manage risks

FY 2018-19 outcomes

1,201 officers trained on recalibrated risk matrix

2,928 opportunities for improvement identified through cross-functional audits

Contractor safety risk management to engage and empower the sizeable contract workforce

FY 2018-19 outcomes

1,035 vendors assessed via a contractor competency audit

12,366 contract workforce trained and certified

25% diversity in workforce

Process safety management

Process safety management to ensure effective control of risks at high-hazard operations

FY 2018-19 outcomes


improvement in health index

56% high-risk cases (related to lifestyle diseases) transformed to moderate or low-risk

10 hazard control projects

12 ergo control projects implemented

Employee productivity and capability development

We have implemented the Employee Productivity Framework across our facilities and we continue to identify redundancies through programmes such as right skilling, Sunhere Bhavishya Ki Yojna and a job-for-job scheme.

We are making significant progress in simplifying the organisation structure, systems and communications.

We also have a Workforce Capability and Capacity Framework to assess capability needs across the workforce for skill and competence building, customer focus, organisational performance, innovation, health and safety, and environment and business ethics.

800 tcs/employee/year

in the workforce

₹132.87 crore

invested in employee training and development

Note: all figures as of fy 2018-19
Diversity and inclusion

MOSAIC, our marquee initiative, covers four aspects: Gender, Person with Disabilities (PwDs), LGBTQ+, and other marginalised sections of the society. Through this initiative, we are inducting female engineers in manufacturing, sensitising employees about diversity and inclusion, retaining and developing diverse talent, creating infrastructure to simplify lives of working parents and members of the workforce with special needs.

With the objective of enabling greater flexibility and empowering our people, we provide paternity leave for blue-collared workers, offer project-based and full-time roles to women willing to return to work after a hiatus, facilitate satellite office operation for those with location constraints, provide menstrual leave without approval to those that require it, provide adoption leave to single male and transgender employees, and so on.


employees from the affirmative action community

Road ahead

Improve employee productivity

Be one of the best places for people to work

Zero fatality

2% improvement in health index year on year

Impact on SDGs