Tata Steel Achieves Responsible Steel Certification for Odisha Plants
Tata Steel's commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices has been further solidified with its Kalinganagar and Meramandali plants in Odisha receiving the prestigious Responsible Steel certification. This accolade positions Tata Steel as a leader in the global steel industry's march towards sustainability.
What is Responsible Steel?
Responsible Steel is an international initiative focused on fostering a sustainable steel industry. It collaborates with various stakeholders, including steel producers, consumers, and intermediaries, to tackle significant issues like climate change, diversity, and human rights. The certification process is rigorous, involving a thorough review by independent external assessors of a site's policies and practices.
Tata Steel's Commitment:
T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD of Tata Steel, expressed that this certification is a testament to the company's dedication to sustainability. It signifies Tata Steel's effort to confront the steel industry's contemporary challenges head-on and its ambition to forge a more sustainable future. The company aims to have all its steel-making sites in India certified by 2025, with three facilities in Jamshedpur having already received the certification in October 2022.
Impact of the Certification:
With the addition of the Kalinganagar and Meramandali plants to its list of Responsible Steel-certified sites, Tata Steel now has over 90% of its steel production in India under this certification. This achievement not only underscores Tata Steel's commitment to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship but also sets a benchmark for the industry in India and globally.
Tata Steel's achievement in receiving the Responsible Steel certification for its Odisha plants is a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainability. It reflects the company's proactive approach to addressing the challenges of the steel industry and its dedication to shaping a sustainable and responsible future.
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