Bhubaneswar,: For displaying exceptional excellence in safety practices, various units of Tata Steel in Odisha have bagged the prestigious Kalinga Safety Awards 2019. At the 11th Odisha State Safety Conclave (OSSC) 2020 held on March 12, Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP), Bamnipal and Tata Steel Mining’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP), Athagarh were conferred with the awards in Gold Category. At the same time, Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) at Joda received the award in Silver Category.
In a function held at Hotel New Marrion, Bhubaneswar, Dr Surya Narayan Patra, Hon’ble Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly and Mr Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha presented the awards to the winners. Mr Alok Panda, Senior Manager, E&I and Mr Chandan Das, Manager, Safety & Environment received the Gold category award on behalf of Tata Steel’s FAP Bamnipal. Mr M C Thomas, MD, TSML along with Mr B D Nanda, Senior GM, Ferro Alloys and Mr Sidharth Seth, ADM Operations, Athagarh received the Gold category award on behalf of Tata Steel Mining. Similarly, Mr G P Sahu, Head, FAP and Mr Naba Mishra, General Secretary, FAP Employee Union received the Silver category award from the dignitaries on behalf of FAP Joda. While FAP, Joda bagged the prestigious award for the fourth consecutive time, FAP Bamnipal received its first award this year.
Leaders from major mining and construction industries, industrial experts and eminent guests were present at the conclave that was organized by Institute of Quality & Environment Management Services (IQEMS) in collaboration with Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad and Odisha State Productivity Council, Bhubaneswar.
‘Kalinga Safety Award’ is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in India that recognizes exceptional contributions made by organisations in different categories and awards industries who have displayed optimum excellence in their safety practices.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 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 (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $19.7 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2020.
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, 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 top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant – a first in India, 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, received the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the National CSR Awards 2019, Steel Sustainability Champion 2019 by worldsteel, CII Greenco Star Performer Award 2019, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2020 from Ethisphere Institute, and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) by CNBC TV-18, among several others.