Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000.
Tata Steel’s global growth began with the objectives of attaining a larger geographic footprint and to service a global customer base, including the mature markets of UK and Europe and the fast-growing South East Asian and Chinese markets. Apart from its Indian operations the Tata Steel group today comprises European operations through Tata Steel Europe and South East Asian operations through Tata Steel Thailand and NatSteel Holdings, Singapore.
The Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry’s benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency.
After more than a century of growth, the Tata Steel group is well positioned to service a global customer base, to enjoy economies of scale in plant utilisation and research and development and to deliver its ambitious vision with a motivated and highly skilled workforce.
Tata Steel India: Established in 1907, Tata Steel founded and developed India’s first industrial city, now Jamshedpur, where the company established one of Asia’s first integrated steel plants. The Jamshedpur works currently comprises a 9.7 MTPA crude steel production facility and a variety of finishing mills. Tata Steel has a significant presence in allied and downstream areas through its various Strategic Business Units, namely the Tubes Division, Wire Division, Bearings Division, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Industrial By-Products Management Division, Agrico Division and Retail Initiatives, and Tata Growth Shop. The company also possesses and operates captive iron ore, coking coal and chrome ore mines. The Company began commercial operations at its Kalinganagar facility on May 25, 2016 and is examining further capacity enhancement at both its operational locations. The Company also possesses and operates captive iron ore, coal and chrome ore mines.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Interventions of Tata Steel With the Founder J N Tata’s principle of welfare of communities being the primary purpose of business, Tata Steel is serving the communities in and around its areas of operations since 1907. The company’s community-centric initiatives are directed towards the spread of education and healthcare, facilitation of empowerment, sustainable livelihood opportunities, and preservation of ethnicity and culture of indigenous communities, among others.
Tata Steel’s community initiatives are imparted through the social arms of the company such as the Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation, Tribal Cultural Society, Tata Steel Skill Development Society, Urban Services, as well as through Tata Main Hospital (TMH), Sports Department, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) and Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company (JUSCO).
The aforesaid entities address the needs of the communities in and around the areas of operations, spanning the Jamshedpur works, mines, collieries or greenfield locations across the states of Jharkhand and Odisha, all populated by indigenous tribes. Tata Relief Committee (TRC) helps it respond to the needs of the community during natural calamities.
Considering education as crucial for human development, Tata Steel emphasises on the need to improve the quality of education, especially for students in rural areas. It focuses on improving female education which would help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions in education include 1000 Schools Project in Odisha, mid-day meals for Government school students, supporting infrastructure in schools/colleges, remedial coaching, strengthening government schools through school libraries and children activity centres, mainstreaming children from particularly vulnerable tribal groups to formal schools and many more.
- ‘The Thousand Schools Project’: Nearly 6,500 children who had left their studies or never attended any school were admitted into government schools, under ‘The Thousand Schools Project’. Improving the quality of education in the government schools of Odisha is the focus of The Thousand School Project. It is being implemented in three backward tribal districts i.e. Jajpur, Keonjhar and Sundargarh.
- Scholarships: SC/ST students coming from economically weak families in Jharkhand and Odisha are given away Jyoti Fellowship, to support their school and college education. Every year nearly 3,000 students are supported through Jyoti Fellowship. Likewise, through Tata Steel Scholars Program, 83 academically bright SC/ST students from low income families are being supported for pursing their professional courses from country’s top-notch institutions.
- Preparatory Coaching: As marginalized students cannot afford private tuitions, the company through Preparatory Coaching helped nearly 5,500 underprivileged school goers of classes 8, 9 and 10 to hone skills in subjects like English, Mathematics and Science.
- Mid-day Meal: Provided to nearly 49,000 students in 383 government schools of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts for the last four years.
- Camp School: School drop-out girls in the 9-14 years age group undergo an 11-month bridge course at Camp Schools run by Tata Steel in Pipla (East Singhbhum) and Noamundi (West Singhbhum) and are mainstreamed to formal schools like Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya or other Government schools. Over the last ten years, more than 1,700 girls have completed education at Camp School and been inducted to formal schools.
Tata Steel offers preventive, promotive and curative healthcare services through Medical Services and CSR division in and around the company’s operational areas in the states of Jharkhand and Odisha. To cater to people in remote villages we run mobile medical vans which offer primary health care services, organise multi-speciality health camps and also offer specialised services like eye care, mother and child care, TB treatment, awareness on adolescent reproductive health issues etc. To address the issue of HIV/AIDS, we work with the general population as well as high risk groups like truckers and PLWHAs. We also partner with government agencies including the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in implementing public health programmes.
- Hospitals in Odisha: Work is underway for a 500-bedded hospital at Gopalpur, and a 200-bedded multi-speciality hospital in Kalinganagar. Sankara Eye Hospital has set up a 100-bedded Super Speciality Eye Care Hospital in Ganjam.
- Newborn Health: The public-private initiative on maternal and newborn survival, MANSI (Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative) achieved yet another milestone by further reducing both Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in Seraikela block. A drop of 46% in NMR and 39% in IMR was reported in Seraikela block, according to Vital Rates Survey (VRS) conducted by SEARCH, a third party and technical partner on the project.
- Adolescent Health: Project RISHTA on adolescent health has reached out to thousands of Jharkhand and Odisha adolescents to enable them to make informed decisions and choices about their sexual and reproductive health.
- Primary and Specialized Healthcare: Our static clinics and mobile medical vans offered primary healthcare services to nearly 5,70,000 people in Jharkhand and Odisha, including those in far-flung areas of the two states. Over 30,000 patients availed specialised healthcare services from our multi-specialty health camps. Antenatal and postnatal check-ups benefitted over 7,800 women, whereas the immunization drives covered 8,900 children.
- Eye care Services: Free hospital-based surgery was provided for over 4,000 cataract patients who were identified through eye camps organised in rural Jharkhand and Odisha.
For sustainable livelihoods, Tata Steel has focussed interventions in agriculture, enterprise development through self-help groups and skill development of youth.
To increase the agricultural productivity of the land, Tata Steel has a range of initiatives such as increase in paddy cultivation through System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method, promotion of second and third crops etc.
- Increasing Paddy Yield: The interventions to improve livelihood options for the farming fraternity has mobilised more than 8,000 farmers from Jharkhand and Odisha to adopt System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method to enhance yields of paddy at a lower cultivation cost.
- Vegetable Cultivation: Efforts aimed at diversifying agriculture produce has witnessed over 4,200 farmers going for vegetable cultivation as their second or third crop.
- Irrigation: Attempts to bring more and more area under irrigation and reduce farmers’ dependence on monsoon resulted in setting up of nearly 600 structures, including ponds, check dams, lift irrigation facility.
- Farmer-Scientist Interface: For the last two years, we have been organising ‘Vaartaa – An Agriculture Meet’ in both Jamshedpur and Gopalpur. The meet engages farmers and experts on a common platform for exchange of knowledge and best practices on agriculture. More than 1,000 farmers attend the agriculture meet.