Sustainable development and effective management of environmental impacts have become key goals for policy action at global and local levels of all industrial bodies today. Tata Steel has been one of the first companies in India to adopt sustainability as a policy. It is a core value, built on respect for people, desire for growth and respect for the environment.

The Company’s approach to the Environment Management is guided by Tata Code of Conduct, Tata Climate Change Policy, Tata Steel’s Vision, Tata Steel’s Sustainability Policy (enunciated in 2012- 13), Environmental Policy and the UN Global Compact Principles.

Building further on this vision, Tata Steel is the first Indian company to be a part of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) – an international initiative towards voluntary communication on how an organisation’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long-term.

Tata Steel CO2 Reducing Plant

As a member of the World Steel Association, the Company’s seeks to bring an understanding of sector-specific, local and global sustainability concerns to local and national policy making processes.

Tata Steel is:
  • A member of the Steel Manufacturing, Mining and Environment committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • An executive committee member of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries
  • A participant in the World Steel Association Climate Action programme
  • An endorser of the United Nations global compact's CEO water mandate

All key sites and operations of Tata Steel involved in mining and manufacturing are certified under EMS ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard.