Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe have been recognised as 2019 Steel Sustainability Champions by the World Steel Association for the third consecutive year. This coveted recognition acknowledges Tata Steel’s efforts at maintaining its leadership as a world-class steel producer that is fully committed to the principles of sustainability. The World Steel Association has recognised nine companies as Steel Sustainability Champions for their work in 2019. Now in its third year, the Steel Sustainability Champions Programme commends those steel companies that are most clearly demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development.
Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel, said: “We are honoured to be recognised by worldsteel as a Sustainability Champion for the third year in a row. Tata Steel’s commitment to maintaining its leadership in the global steel industry fully acknowledges the long-term value of adhering to its time-tested sustainability model. Such invaluable recognitions further strengthen our resolve to raise the bar in the coming years.”
The winning entries for the Sustainability Champions recognition are evaluated basis the data provided on sustainability indicators like material efficiency, environmental management systems, lost time injury frequency rate, employee training, investment in new processes and products, economic value distributed. In addition, the companies provide Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data to worldsteel’s data collection programme that covers more than 50% of the company’s crude steel production data and is less than 5 years old. The companies also commit to sign the worldsteel Sustainable Development Charter.
According to worldsteel, the annual sustainability champion recognition programme encourages steel companies to increase their efforts, set higher standards, and make continued progress towards achieving sustainability goals. The programme is also an effective vehicle to demonstrate stronger commitment and proactive engagement of the industry to sustainable development.
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.