Bombay, June 05, 2022
~ Inaugurates five electric vehicle charging stations in Jamshedpur and Kolkata ~
~ A special ‘Greenathon’ organized to help communities be part of the change ~
~ Mass planting campaigns organized at all company sites ~
Tata Steel observed World Environment Day 2022 which saw a host of sustainability initiatives and community events across its operating sites. World Environment Day, celebrated around the world on June 5 since 1974, was celebrated this year under the overarching theme “One Earth”, calling for collective and transformative action globally to celebrate, protect and restore planet Earth.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this year celebrations, events and various activities were held physically at various company locations.
Occasionally, TV Narendran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel, said: “At Tata Steel, our mission will continue to create value for all our stakeholders while keeping sustainability at the heart of everything we do. As we celebrate World Environment Day, we join everyone around the world in reflecting on the health of our environment and its connection to our own well-being, and in reinforcing our commitment to this world a much better place than what we inherited. our ancestors. Let’s come together today, for a better tomorrow.”
Highlights of this year’s celebrations included planting campaigns and the inauguration of several facilities in Jamshedpur – Naval Tata Hockey Academy campus rooftop solar and rainwater harvesting project, new treatment plants (PSTP) at Nildih (150 KLD) and Baridih (700 KLD), Rejuvenated water feature at Tata Steel Zoological Park and five Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, four at Jamshedpur and one at Kolkata. A one-hour “Greenathon” also took place in the early hours of June 4, 2022 which was attended by over 1000 people.
During the last week of May this year, Tata Steel had organized drawing and speaking competitions for students at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur. The competitions were organized around this year’s theme of World Environment Day – “One Earth”. The program, which was attended by around 800 students, aimed to raise students’ awareness of the relevance of observing World Environment Day.
A webinar with Dr. Gufran Beig and Professor Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, National Institute of Advanced Studies was also held today at Beldih Club, Jamshedpur. Winners of all competitions were also congratulated during this program.
Tata Steel Kalinganagar planted 5,000 saplings at various locations inside the factory premises. Many activities such as drawing competitions and awareness sessions for school children and quiz competitions for employees were organised. 1,000 young fruit trees were also distributed to school children during drawing competitions.
A multitude of initiatives such as drawing, poster, quiz, slogan and poetry contests to raise awareness among employees, business partners, family members and community members were held throughout this week at the three sites – Meramandali, Sahibabad and Khopoli. More than 2,500 saplings were planted on this occasion by employees of the Meramandali factory. A massive planting campaign was also organized at the Tata Steel plant located at Savroli near Khopoli in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. A Greenathon was also organized in the communes of Meramandali and Khopoli in which more than 300 employees and their family members participated.
Tata Steel has consciously invested in biodiversity conservation and has worked actively with several organisations, to improve its biodiversity conservation performance and significantly reduce its impact on the ecosystem and biodiversity. As a leader in steel, mining and manufacturing, the Company goes beyond regulatory regimes and sets high social and environmental standards. Tata Group observes the whole month of June as Sustainability Month.
As well as raising awareness of the urgent need for stronger and more effective sustainability initiatives, this year’s celebration also focused on highlighting Tata Steel’s efforts as a responsible company that cares about its environment and strives to achieve better parameters on the sustainability index. This year, the focus has been on sustainability and sustainable living, thanks to the company’s efforts to fight the climate crisis, save water, reuse/recycle and take strong actions that allow it to talk about sustainability.
As one of the most prolific advocates of sustainable steel manufacturing and consumption, Tata Steel has implemented a host of initiatives over the past few years. This includes the launch of a five tonnes per day (TPD) Carbon Capture Unit (CCU) at Jamshedpur Works in conjunction with Carbon Clean. The company has created value from waste by utilizing 100% solid process waste through its use in Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman branded products for laying roads and for making fly ash bricks respectively . Tata Steel has set up its first solar photovoltaic power plant in the Noamundi iron ore mine and set up a composting plant to treat municipal waste in Jamshedpur and generate soil conditioner for agricultural and horticultural purposes.
Tata Steel has become the first steel producer in the world to join the Sea Cargo Charter (SCC) to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions in maritime trade. The company has also deployed two LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueled vehicles for local transportation of products in Nagpur.
Tata Steel has teamed up with an Indian start-up based in Gurugram to launch 27 electric trucks for the last mile connection, transporting finished steel products to factories in Sahibabad and Jamshedpur. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), a global shipping group, to develop and deploy environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Tata Steel has also deployed a biofuel-powered vessel. The NYK-owned and operated bulk carrier Frontier Sky by Tata NYK Shipping Pvt. Ltd, has successfully completed the trial of using biofuel for freight transportation provided by Tata Steel, establishing a proof of concept. The voyage involved a cargo of approximately 1,60,000 tonnes of coal being transported from Gladstone, Australia to Dhamra, India.
About Tata Steel
The Tata Steel Group is among the world’s leading steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per year. It is one of the most geographically diverse steel producers in the world, with operations and a commercial presence around the world. The group recorded consolidated revenue of US$32.83 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.
A certified workplaceMT organization, 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 included in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and is consistently ranked in the top 10 first steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. In addition to being a member of ResponsibleSteelMT, worldsteel’s Climate Action Program and the World Economic Forum’s Global Parity Alliance, Tata Steel has won several awards and accolades, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Recognition for its factories in Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden, and the Trophy of the Prime Minister for the most successful integrated steel mill for 2016-17. The company, ranked as India’s most valuable metals and mining brand by Brand Finance, was among CII’s Top 25 Indian Innovative Companies in 2021 and India Hurun Research Institute’s Top 10 Sustainable Organizations in the Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50 in 2021, received Steel Sustainability Recognition as champion of worldsteel for five consecutive years, Ethisphere Institute’s ‘Most Ethical Company’ 2021 award, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, Masters of Risk – Recognition for the metals and mining sector at the India Risk Management Awards for the sixth consecutive year, and ICAI Financial Reporting Excellence Award for the 2020 financial year, among several others.
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