TV Naren­dran, MD, Tata Steel In­dia & SEA & Chair­man, Tata Net­work Fo­rum In­dia East

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Tata Steel, to­day, an­nounced the win­ners of its pi­o­neer­ing ini­tia­tive, 'Women of Met­tle' Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme, aimed at en­cour­ag­ing gen­der di­ver­sity in the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor. In keep­ing with its com­mit­ment to the young gen­er­a­tion, Tata Steel an­nounced the schol­ar­ship pro­gramme, ‘Women of Met­tle’ in Jan­uary 2017. The pro­gramme aims to iden­tify, groom and en­cour­age fe­male en­gi­neer­ing ta­lent for a sec­tor that his­tor­i­cally has im­bal­anced gen­der rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Fe­male stu­dents in their sec­ond year of en­gi­neer­ing from se­lect 45+ en­gi­neer­ing in­sti­tutes across In­dia were in­vited to be a part of this ini­tia­tive. Through a rig­or­ous multi-phase process, a to­tal of 30 can­di­dates were se­lected for the 2-day fi­nale, which wit­nessed an amaz­ing show­case of ta­lent, hard work and com­pet­i­tive­ness. Top 11 can­di­dates emerged as the win­ners of the 2017 edi­tion. The win­ners are el­i­gi­ble for a schol­ar­ship amount of Rs.2 lakh (Rs.1 lakh in the 3rd and 4th year re­spec­tively), in­tern­ship op­por­tu­nity in their third year, spon­sor­ship to par­tic­i­pate in tech­ni­cal con­fer­ences, a pre-place­ment job of­fer and men­tor­ship from the se­nior lead­er­ship of the or­gan­i­sa­tion. Speak­ing at the Grand fi­nale of 'Women of Met­tle' Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme, Suresh Dutt Tri­pathi, Vice Pres­i­dent, HRM, Tata Steel said, “Our con­stant pur­suit of ex­cel­lence has en­abled us to take up new chal­lenges and set in­dus­try bench­marks. Build­ing an eq­ui­table cul­ture and a di­verse lead­er­ship team is a re­spon­si­bil­ity we take se­ri­ously. Women of Met­tle is one of the first pro­grammes in the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try where we not only pro­vide schol­ar­ships but a ca­reer at Tata Steel.”

Tata Steel bags Jamshed­pur fran­chise of In­dian Su­per League

Tata Steel has suc­cess­fully bid for the Jamshed­pur fran­chise in the up­com­ing sea­son of the cov­eted In­dian Su­per League (ISL). The steel gi­ant, which has been a pioneer in the de­vel­op­ment of sports in In­dia, won the bid with Jamshed­pur as the host city and will be part of ISL from the next sea­son. Tata Steel will an­nounce the names of mem­bers of the Jamshed­pur team along with the squad and coach­ing staff in due course. The team logo and jersey will also be un­veiled soon. ISL or­gan­is­ers, Foot­ball Sports De­vel­op­ment Lim­ited (FSDL), had in­vited bids for 10 cities in In­dia, namely Ahmed­abad, Ben­galuru, Cut­tack, Dur­ga­pur, Hy­der­abad, Jamshed­pur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Silig­uri and Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram. Jamshed­pur was awarded to Tata / Tata Steel and it will par­tic­i­pate in ISL. The

new team will be com­pet­ing for the cov­eted ti­tle along with fran­chisees from Kolkata, Chen­nai, New Delhi, Mum­bai, Ben­galuru, Kochi, Goa and Guwa­hati. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Mr Su­nil Bhaskaran, Vice Pres­i­dent Cor­po­rate Ser­vices, Tata Steel, said: “This is a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for Tata Steel, which has al­ways been a pioneer in the de­vel­op­ment of sports in the coun­try, es­pe­cially foot­ball. Our en­try into the cov­eted In­dian Su­per League re­in­forces our com­mit­ment to pro­vide a fil­lip to the de­vel­op­ment of foot­ball in the coun­try. We are ex­tremely ex­cited to have won the bid for our home­town Jamshed­pur and will pro­vide the best of fa­cil­i­ties for foot­ball to pros­per in the eastern part of our coun­try”. The Tata group has a long as­so­ci­a­tion with sports, es­pe­cially foot­ball, with the ef­fi­ca­cious Tata Foot­ball Academy (TFA) in Jamshed­pur. TFA has been groom­ing ex­cep­tional play­ers who have brought glory to the na­tion for the last 30 years. The new team will lever­age the state-of-the-art in­fra­struc­ture at TFA. Es­tab­lished in Jamshed­pur in 1987, the ob­jec­tive of TFA has been to nur­ture and train bud­ding foot­ballers in the most sci­en­tific way to im­prove the stan­dard of In­dian foot­ball by pro­duc­ing out­stand­ing play­ers for the In­dian Na­tional Team. The academy has trained over 200 play­ers, out of whom 135 have rep­re­sented the coun­try, with 19 of them hav­ing lead the na­tional team as Cap­tain across var­i­ous age groups. Com­ment­ing on the de­vel­op­ment, Mr Chuni Goswami, former Olympian and Cap­tain of the In­dian Foot­ball Team and the first Di­rec­tor of TFA, said: Tatas have al­ways been pro­mot­ers of sports and have con­trib­uted a great deal to the cause of sports, be it foot­ball, hockey, ath­let­ics, etc, at an all-In­dia level. TFA is a first-ofits-kind in­sti­tu­tion that was set up to groom bud­ding foot­ballers so that they can evolve into good foot­ballers in course of time. I have been very lucky to be as­so­ci­ated with TFA since its in­cep­tion. I am very happy to know that Tatas con­tinue to pro­mote sports in a big way. It is only nat­u­ral that Tatas are get­ting as­so­ci­ated with ISL”.

Tata Net­work Fo­rum or­ga­nizes a panel dis­cus­sion on sus­tain­abil­ity for the Eastern Re­gion

Tata Net­work Fo­rum to­day or­ga­nized a panel dis­cus­sion on sus­tain­abil­ity for the Eastern Re­gion at Beldih Club, Jamshed­pur. The theme for dis­cus­sion was ‘Main­stream­ing Sus­tain­abil­ity’. Dr Mukund Ra­jan, Chief Ethics Of­fi­cer, Tata Group was the key note speaker on the oc­ca­sion. Mr TV Naren­dran, MD, Tata Steel In­dia & SEA & Chair­man, Tata Net­work Fo­rum In­dia East on was also present dur­ing the event. Dr Mukund Ra­jan spoke about ‘The Tata Sus­tain­abil­ity Journey’ which was fol­lowed by a ses­sion on ‘In­sights on CEO’s thoughts on Sus­tain­abil­ity’ by Mr Vishvesh Prab­hakar, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Sus­tain­abil­ity, Ac­cen­ture Strat­egy, In­dia Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion Mr Naren­dran said “Over the last decade we have rec­og­nized the sub­ject ‘sus­tain­abil­ity’ as a fo­cus area. Sus­tain­abil­ity and cli­mate change have now be­come a sub­ject of political and eco­nomic dis­cus­sion world­wide. We need to un­der­stand the sub­ject more and at the same time get in­volved to es­tab­lish sus­tain­able prac­tices for the or­ga­ni­za­tion.” He fur­ther added “We need to change the way we work and, as an or­ga­ni­za­tion, we will have to seize op­por­tu­ni­ties for a sus­tain­able fu­ture.” While speak­ing about the Tata Sus­tain­able Journey Mr Ra­jan said “Tata Group has been play­ing a key role in global en­vi­ron­ment is­sues. Tata Group has been in­vest­ing in ca­pac­ity build­ing. ‘Tata En­gage’ has emerged as the largest vol­un­teer­ing cam­paign in In­dia.” He fur­ther added that “Tata Steel has done a com­mend­able job in Jhark­hand for the de­vel­op­ment of the trib­als.” Mr Prab­hakar spoke about a sur­vey con­ducted by Ac­cen­ture about chang­ing par­a­digms of sus­tain­abil­ity. He fur­ther stressed on the fact that sus­tain­abil­ity is in­creas­ingly viewed as a crit­i­cal lever of value cre­ation and dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion. The sec­ond half of the pro­gramme saw func­tional lead­ers, Mr Vivek Tal­war, Chief Cul­ture Of­fi­cer, Chief Sus­tain­abil­ity Of­fice, Tata Power speak on ‘In­te­gra­tion of Sus­tain­abil­ity

with Strat­egy’, Mr San­jay Ranawade, Chief, Man­u­fac­tur­ing Of­fi­cer, Jew­elry, Tan­ishq on ‘Ini­tia­tives in Sup­ply Chain’, Mr Da­man­deep Singh, Di­rec­tor CDP In­dia on ‘Im­pact of COP21, In­dia’s NDC and Sci­ence Based Tar­gets’ and Mr Sun­deep Singh, Prin­ci­pal, Ac­cen­ture, Strat­egy and Sus­tain­abil­ity on ‘Ini­tia­tives in Cir­cu­lar Econ­omy’. The ses­sions were mod­er­ated by Mr Sid­dharth Shah, Chief, Cor­po­rate Strat­egy, Tata Steel, Ms Amita Khu­rana, Chief Pro­cure­ment (Bulk Com­modi­ties), Tata Steel, Mr Shi­bo­jy­oti Dutta, Head Cli­mate Change & Strate­gic Plan­ning, Tata Steel and Mr Yo­gesh Bedi, Chief Mar­ket­ing & Sales (IBMD), Tata Steel re­spec­tively. About Tata Net­work Fo­rums Tata Net­work Fo­rum (TNF) is a knowl­edge shar­ing plat­form com­pris­ing se­nior group-level lead­er­ship and aimed at fos­ter­ing the spirit of busi­ness ex­cel­lence across Tata com­pa­nies world­wide. Fa­cil­i­tated by the Tata Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Group (TBExG), TNFs based across the globe or­gan­ise events to pro­mote closer in­ter­ac­tion and higher knowl­edge shar­ing and learn­ing within the re­gional Tata com­pa­nies on a con­tin­ual ba­sis. A ro­bust and ef­fec­tive plat­form, TNFs are lever­aged by Tata com­pa­nies to en­gage in in­for­ma­tion ex­change, train­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, to show­case events and put forth im­por­tant mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion. They are also a chan­nel for dis­sem­i­na­tion of group-level se­nior leader com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Cur­rently, the Tata Net­work Fo­rum has 10 chap­ters in Europe, North Amer­ica, China, Africa, South East Asia, MENA and In­dia. Each re­gion has a ded­i­cated Chair­man, Con­vener and TBExG Co­or­di­na­tor to give ad­vice and di­rec­tion in the con­text of busi­ness ex­cel­lence and eth­i­cal be­hav­iour.

Jamshed­pur Gets #GoGreenSig­nal: An ini­tia­tive by Tata Tis­con

TATA Tis­con is an eco-friendly brand which strives to foster sus­tain­able con­struc­tion prac­tices. Year af­ter year, World En­vi­ron­ment Day has been an im­por­tant date for TATA Tis­con and it has been do­ing var­i­ous drives to sup­port the larger cause of mak­ing the planet greener. How­ever, this year, TATA Tis­con sought to do some­thing truly unique and ground break­ing to mark the oc­ca­sion and raise aware­ness in a way that is deeply rooted in the daily habits of one and all. The idea stemmed from the in­sight that dur­ing our daily com­mute, all of us pause at the traf­fic sig­nals and wait for the green ar­row to go ahead. The team at Tata Tis­con thought of cap­i­tal­is­ing this fact and at­tempt to change be­hav­ior through driv­ing aware­ness on an ev­ery day ba­sis. That is how the ini­tia­tive “#GoGreenSig­nal” was con­ceived to en­cour­age peo­ple to pause for a mo­ment in their busy ur­ban lives and spare a thought for the en­vi­ron­ment. So, on the oc­ca­sion of World En­vi­ron­ment Day this year, Tata Tis­con turned the traf­fic sig­nals in the Tata Steel Plant and in the city of Jamshed­pur into #GoGreenSig­nal. The straight green ar­row, which shows the way to go straight, was changed into a green tree sym­bol sig­ni­fy­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­pect of go­ing green in the most unique way. The traf­fic sig­nals at Bis­tupur, Beldih and Gen­eral Of­fice were turned into #GoGreenSig­nal and took the com­muters by a pleas­ant sur­prise on 5th June morn­ing. Many sig­nals in­side the Tata Steel plant were also changed to this green tree sym­bol so as to spread the aware­ness. This ini­tia­tive was for­mally launched in­side the Tata Steel Plant on 5th June in the pres­ence of de­part­men­tal heads and plant teams along with the cen­tral mar­ket­ing team of Tata Tis­con. These in­cluded Mr Goutam Mukher­jee (Chief – Wire Rod Mill), Mr Ramesh Shankar (Head – New Bar Mill), Mr Praveen Ku­mar Ya­dav (Head - Se­cu­rity Works), Mr Amitabh Singh (Se­nior Man­ager – Road Man­age­ment), Mr S Karthik Narayanan (Head of Mar­ket­ing – Tata Tis­con) and Mr Pawan Ku­mar (Se­nior Brand Man­ager – Tata Tis­con). Right af­ter this, the team went on to launch the ini­tia­tive at the prime Bis­tupur traf­fic signal which was done in the pres­ence of Mr Kul­vin Suri (Chief – Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tion). In ad­di­tion to this ini­tia­tive, Tata Tis­con is do­ing var­i­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties to spread the word and raise aware­ness about the as­pect of go­ing green. A group of vol­un­teers has been put to­gether who would go around the town in cy­cles and meet the cit­i­zens of Jamshed­pur mak­ing them aware of this ini­tia­tive. In­side the plant, small groups of vol­un­teers are meet­ing plant work­ers across de­part­ments and in­volv­ing them to show sol­i­dar­ity to this ini­tia­tive. Many other ac­tiv­i­ties are be­ing planned by Tata Tis­con to make the month of June as an En­vi­ron­ment Month.

Suresh Dutt Tri­pathi, Vice Pres­i­dent, HRM, Tata Steel

TV Naren­dran, MD, Tata Steel In­dia & SEA & Chair­man, Tata Net­work Fo­rum In­dia East

Su­nil Bhaskaran, Vice Pres­i­dent Cor­po­rate Ser­vices, Tata Steel

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