Tata Steel’s prominence on safety at all levels of its operations received national ovation with the Company bagging the prestigious Global Safety Award by Energy and Environment Foundation today. As a mark of recognition of its excellence in best safety records, Tata Steel’s Jharia Division has been selected for 6thAnnual Global Safety Award 2016 in Gold category.
The award was presented to Tata Steel on the occasion of the 6th World PetroCoal Congress in New Delhi by Meenakshi Lekhi , Honorable Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha in the presence of Mr Anil Razdan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and Chairman Energy and Environment Foundation. On behalf of Tata Steel, Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager, Jharia Division, Tata Steel received the award along with R K Jain, Head Safety & Environment, Tata Steel and Ankit Agrahari, Manager Environment, Tata Steel. The ceremony was organized in support with The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of power.
Sanjay Singh, on receiving the award said that Safety is of great importance and significance in mines and ensuring safety in mining operations will always remain a challenge. He said: “It is only due to the effective involvement of our workforce in developing a positive health and safety culture that we`ve received recognitions in safety.”
On this special occasion, Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: “It is a proud moment for the company to get this recognition for our excellence in sustainable mining operations. We at Tata Steel ensure safe, scientific and efficient mining across all locations. This award has greatly motivated us to achieve higher benchmarks for sustainable mining.”
Jharia Division got the award after detailed scrutiny of application by judging panel of organizing committee. This award recognizes the efforts and commitment of Tata Steel towards safety especially in underground mining operations. Sustainable mining operations at Jharia Division continues to be the single largest factor responsible for Tata Steel's consistent growth, as it has contributed to expansion and growth projects initiated by the company.