Jamshedpur gets four electric vehicle charging stations on World Environment Day
Tata Steel VP Inaugurates Rejuvenated Water Feature at Entrance to Tata Zoo, NTHA Campus Rooftop Solar Project
Jamshedpur, June 5: Tata Steel celebrated World Environment Day 2022 across all its sites with a series of sustainability initiatives and community events themed “Only One Earth”.
Coinciding with the month of sustainability celebrated by the Tata Group each year in June, the celebrations have taken on added importance.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this year celebrations and activities were held physically at all venues with renewed enthusiasm and vigor.
Greenathon kicked off the celebrations yesterday with more than 1,000 participants taking part in the fitness initiative organized by the Environmental Management Department and the Sports Department of JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Today, the planting drives were held at various locations in Jamshedpur starting at Pellet Plant (inside Jamshedpur Works), followed by KF1 Club House, Ramnagar Park (organized by TSUISL), School of hope and the new campus of the Eastern Water Treatment Plant in Ramadin Bagan. .
One of the four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations was also inaugurated in the company parking lot in front of the general office inside the TSL premises. Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at various locations in the company’s parking areas in the city, including Bistupur (behind Bank of Baroda), in front of the General Office, Nicco Park and in front of Basant Central, Sakchi.
The main World Environment Day program was organized at the Beldih Club by the Department of Environmental Management, which included a webinar with Dr. Gufran Beig, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, attended by Sanjiv Paul, SHS Vice President, Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary, President, Tata Workers’ Union and other senior company executives. The winners of all the competitions in which around 800 employees and students took part were also congratulated during this program.
Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services Tata Steel inaugurated the rejuvenated water feature at the entrance to the Tata Steel Zoological Park, as part of the larger plan to develop a new entrance to the zoo at Marine Drive. He also participated in the planting of an orchard and the Miyawaki forest (which will be developed in the coming months) near the KF1 Club House with Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary, President of TWU. He also inaugurated a rooftop rainwater harvesting and solar energy project on the Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) campus in addition to inaugurating pre-engineered sewage treatment plants (PSTPs) in Nildih ( 150 KLD) and Baridih (700 KLD). The treated water will be used for horticultural work.
In addition to raising awareness of the urgent need for stronger and more effective sustainability initiatives, this year’s celebration was also intended to highlight Tata Steel’s efforts as a responsible company that cares about its environment and strives to achieve best parameters on the durability index. This year, the focus will be on sustainability and sustainable living, through the company’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis, save water, reuse/recycle and take strong action that allows it to speak about sustainability.
As one of the most prolific advocates of sustainable steel manufacturing and consumption, Tata Steel has implemented a host of initiatives both within and outside its factories over the past few years. . This includes the launch of a five-tonne-per-day (TPD) carbon capture unit (CCU) at its Jamshedpur plant in conjunction with Carbon Clean, a global leader in low-cost CO2 capture technology. The company has created value from waste by using 100% solid waste from processing through use in Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman branded products for laying roads and for making cinder bricks flying respectively. Tata Steel has set up its first solar photovoltaic power plant in the Noamundi iron ore mine and set up a composting plant to treat municipal waste in Jamshedpur and generate soil conditioner for agricultural and horticultural purposes.
The company became the first steel producer in the world to join the Sea Freight Charter (SCC) to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions in maritime commerce. Under the direction of Tata Steel’s logistics department, its supplier partners Ashmi Logistics and Shreyas Associates have deployed two LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueled vehicles each for the local movement of products in Nagpur.
Tata Steel has also teamed up with Indian start-up Infraprime Logistics Technology (IPLT) based in Gurugram to launch 27 electric last mile trucks, transporting finished steel products to the factory in Sahibabad and Jamshedpur. Tata Steel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), a global shipping group, to develop and deploy environmentally friendly shipping solutions. Tata Steel has also deployed a biofuel-powered vessel. The NYK-owned and operated bulk carrier Frontier Sky by Tata NYK Shipping Pvt. Ltd, has successfully completed the trial of using biofuel for freight transportation provided by Tata Steel, establishing a proof of concept. The voyage involved a cargo of 1,60,000 tonnes of coal being transported from Gladstone, Australia to Dhamra, India.