Tata Steel Jamshedpur observes Biodiversity Day and plants 2,000 saplings
Kadma Biodiversity Park Survey Booklet Released
Jamshedpur, May 22: Tata Steel marked the International Day for Biological Diversity today by organizing a planting campaign at Kadma Biodiversity Park spread over approximately 15 acres in the heart of the industrial city.
The function was attended by Chakanya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel as the chief guest along with his wife. Other dignitaries present were DB Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Commodities, Tata Steel and Chairman of the Center for Biodiversity Excellence Steering Committee, Uttam Singh, Vice President, Iron Manufacturing, Tata Steel, also accompanied of their wife. Other officials from the Corporate Services Division were also present on occasion.
A total of 2,000 saplings are planned to be planted over the next week, 60% of which are fruit saplings. A booklet on the survey carried out on the park was also broadcast during a short broadcast.
Sustainability is an integral part of Tata Steel’s business process. It is embedded in the DNA of the organization, driven by company management, with an organization-wide governance structure built around it. Tata Steel has identified 20 significant sustainability issues through a materiality exercise. Among the 20 material issues, biodiversity is one of the topics included for targeted action since mining occurs in ecologically sensitive areas and is one of the main causes of habitat loss and extinction. species.
The organization has created a synergistic model for biodiversity restoration projects such as CRM Bara and Jugsalai Muck Dump, among others, where it also meets climate change mitigation requirements by limiting air pollution and the water.
Stakeholder consultation and involvement of local communities through awareness raising sessions as well as active participation have proven to be effective tools in the biodiversity conservation initiatives taken by the organization. In designing and implementing the initiatives, it has been ensured that in addition to having beneficial environmental implications for life on earth, for the climate, they will also have socio-economic value. For example, Dalma View Point provides a good picnic spot for the local community, the restoration of Noamundi Mine has provided livelihoods for communities dependent on forest products, Tata Zoo generates revenue through tickets entry, etc.
Employees are actively involved through nature clubs, sustainability champion initiatives and other regular engagement activities to build awareness and encourage the integration of ecological and climate risks into strategic decision-making for basic business processes.
Tata Steel has consciously invested in biodiversity conservation and is actively working with several organizations to improve its biodiversity conservation performance and significantly reduce its impact on the ecosystem and biodiversity. As a leader in steel, mining and manufacturing, the Company goes beyond regulatory regimes and sets high social and environmental standards.