Jamshedpur, October 31: Tata Steel today put India on the global map for carbon emissions and sustainability with three of its production facilities in Jamshedpur receiving the coveted ResponsibleSteel certification.
The company’s Steel Works, Tubes Division and Cold Rolling Mill (Bara) at Jamshedpur have joined an exclusive group of steel producing facilities around the world to obtain the ResponsibleSteel certification, which also includes some of the other renowned steel manufacturers in the world.
ResponsibleSteel is the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standards and certification initiative that works with steel producers, consumers and intermediaries to build a sustainable steel industry by addressing pressing challenges including climate change, diversity, human rights and more.
TV Narendran, MD and CEO, Tata Steel, said: “This is a historic moment for Tata Steel and an important step in our sustainability journey. Globally, the steel industry is at a critical juncture and the larger impact of how we produce and consume steel needs to be addressed immediately For Tata Steel this has always been a very important part of our journey from when we first produced steel in Jamshedpur in 1912. We are honored to receive the ResponsibleSteel certification for three of our plants and will work towards achieving this recognition for all our production sites. I thank the ResponsibleSteel team, the auditors, the assurance panel and the team at Tata Steel for their efforts in making this possible.”
Annie Heaton, CEO, ResponsibleSteel, said: “We warmly congratulate Tata Steel on this incredible achievement. Tata has shown vision, commitment and investment and has worked incredibly hard to achieve ResponsibleSteel certification for its Jamshedpur facility, the first Tata Steel- facility certified and the first ResponsibleSteel certification in India. It is not enough to focus only on reduced carbon emissions. Certified facilities must also ensure that they are fully aligned with other sustainability goals of the standard, such as ensuring good water management, creating a healthy and safe workplace, upholding labor rights and engaging with local communities and other stakeholders, this is a significant achievement for Tata Steel and all involved.”
Tata Steel has been a member of ResponsibleSteel since October 2020.
As a century-old company, Tata Steel believes in the need for strong policies and a governance framework to ensure growth and accountability to all its stakeholders go hand in hand.
The company has already announced its key sustainability goals, including Net Zero Carbon by 2045, Net Zero Water Consumption by 2030, improved ambient air quality and no net loss of biodiversity by 2030.