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Tata Steel Meramandali plant wins the IIM National Sustainability Award 2021

Narendrapur:25/11/21: Tata Steel Meramandali (TSM), located in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha, has been conferred with the Indian Institute of Metal ( IIM) National Sustainability Award: Iron & Steel 2020-21 in the category of casting and forging operations.

Mr. Subodh Pandey, Vice President, Operations, TSM, received the award during the virtual ceremony organised by the IIM Jamshedpur and Kolkata Chapters and Tata Steel Ltd. This award is a recognition of TSM’s commitment to quality and excellence in all areas of operations.

Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Mr. Pradip Kumar Tripathi along with Mr. Sudhansu Pathak (Chairman, COC), Ms. Rasika Chaube (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel), Mr. T V Narendran, President, IIM and CEO, and MD, Tata Steel, Mr. S V Kamat, Vice President, IIM, Dr. Tanmay Bhattacharyya (Convener, COC, IIM ATM 2021 and Mr. Kushal Saha, Secretary-General, IIM, graced the occasion.

Instituted in 1991 by the Ferrous Division of IIM, the award is conferred annually on November 14, observed as National Metallurgists’ Day, to encourage the quality control aspects in the steel sector. The National Metallurgists’ Day is a tribute to the important role played by metallurgists in the economic development and industrialization of India.

About Tata Steel              

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organization, Tata Steel Ltd., 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 a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst the top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and the world steels Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar, and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received a rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from world steel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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