Jamshedpur, June 5: Tata Steel organized a string of activities to celebrate World Environment Day, across its locations and divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.
The celebrations for World Environment Day kicked off at the Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI), Jamshedpur with a tree plantation drive by Chief Guest for the occasion TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel and Guest of Honor, Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel.
The plantation drive was followed by an address to the gathering by SK Singh, Chief, Capability Management, Tata Steel and SK Pati, Chief, Environment Management, Tata Steel.
Shio Kumar Singh, Chief Capability Development, Tata Steel welcomed all the invitees and shared his views on the subject. Srikant Kumar Pati, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel briefed about various events lined up to celebrate World Environment Day during the month of June.
Speaking on the occasion TV Narendran, MD said �Since its inception, Tata Steel has always followed best practices in keeping the environment hazard-free. The technological developments in resource utilization, sustainable mining practices and treatment of its wastes have further reinforced its care for the environment.
This philosophy is imbibed in our everyday operations, which every employee adheres to. Company has initiated numerous programmes in its operational areas to tackle the climate change and threats to the environment.
Keeping its promise to provide a clean, green and safe environment for the society, the company has included green technology in its production processes.
Tata Steel is committed to playing an active and constructive role in addressing climate change � both by reducing its own carbon footprint and by creating high-performance steel that will make it possible to produce lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles and energy-efficient buildings.�
In his address to the gathering, Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business said �World Environment day is not merely a day�s event; rather it is an on-going endeavor.
We have to ensure implementation of best practices inside the works and the city, which can be achieved by commitment and conviction and not merely by radical technical intervention.
Initiatives should be driven by heart and not by cost and compulsion�.
Tata Steel has taken a target of greening about 30% of total leased land in Jamshedpur by 2015. Up till now, a total of 39005 saplings have been planted.