Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel has been honoured with the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award for the year 2017 for driving innovation in mines.
The coveted award, given in recognition of innovation management, was received by Debashis Jena, Chief Joda, Tata Steel at Institute of Directors India’s 2nd Global Convention held at Singapore recently, a Tata Steel release said today.
Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various awards, from over 25 countries worldwide. The award provides not only worldwide recognition and prestige, but a competitive advantage in driving business, it said.
FIVE STAR MINES
Joda East Iron Mine of Tata Steel is one of the fully mechanised captive iron mines of Tata Steel. It is rated five star category mines by the Government for doing sustainable mining.
Some of the innovations implemented in JEIM include digitisation in excavation of iron ore, use of iron waste for sustainable mining.
“We make every attempt to adopt best practices, modern technologies and innovation to ensure that our mining activities are efficient and sustainable having a positive impact on the triple bottom line. This recognition is a testimony to our commitment in pursuing excellence across our operations,” said Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel.