Joda: Tata Steel has bagged 37 prizes at the 41st Annual Mines Safety Week celebration-2023 held under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Bhubaneswar region on Friday.
Joda East Iron Mine was declared as the winner in Overall Performance in A-1 category, while Katamati Iron Mine bagged 1st prize in A-2 category.
Besides, Tata Steel was adjudged as the winner in Stall Exhibit category.
Anshu Kumari of Joda East Iron Mine was declared winner in Best Poster category.
Earlier this month in a similar award giving ceremony at Tensa and South Kaliapani, Khondbond Iron and Manganese mine, Katamati Iron Mine, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division (FAMD), and Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL), Sukinda Chromite mine had won several prizes in various categories.
The Mines Safety Week is observed every year in all the regions across the country to improve safe work practices in mines, significantly reduce accidents in mines and motive mine owners & employees for a zero-harm culture.
The function was inaugurated by chief guest Prabhat Kumar, Director General, DGMS, Dhanbad in the presence of SD Chiddarwar, Dy Director General of Mines Safety, Ranchi, Sauvick Mazumdar, Chief Operating Officer, Mines Division, JSW Steel Ltd, Krishnendu Mondal, Director Mines Safety, Bhubaneswar, Region 1, PR Thakur, Director Mines Safety, Bhubaneswar, Region 2 and other dignitaries from several mines.
Earlier in the day, the dignitaries inspected the stalls put up by various mining companies like Tata Steel, JSW, Jindal Steel & Power, Odisha Mining Corporation, Vedanta, and vendor partners in which best safety practices and safety equipments were displayed.
Among those present on the occasion were Rajesh Kumar, Chief, Joda East Iron Mine, Tata Steel; G V Satyanarayana, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine , Tata Steel; Shirish Shekhar, Chief, Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel; Rahul Kishore, Chief, Nilachal Ispat Nigam Limited; Directors and Deputy Directors of DGMS, safety board members, union representatives, General Managers, Agents & Managers, officers, workmen inspectors and workers of various mining companies.
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• 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 $ 32.83 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2022
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• Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045, Net Zero Water consumption by 2030, improving Ambient Air Quality and No Net loss in Biodiversity by 2030.
• The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
• Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023
• The Company has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016
• Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Certification
• Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for five years in a row, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute
• Recognised with 2022 ERM Global Award of Distinction, ‘Masters of Risk’ – Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the sixth consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others