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Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day

Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day

India Blooms News Service | | 05 Jun 2014, 11:22 pm
New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): In an attempt to celebrate World Environment Day 2014, steel giant Tata Steel Limited on Thursday organized a string of activities across its divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.
Tata Steel office at Kolkata celebrated the World Environment Day in full glory. 
The resplendent Victoria Memorial was lit up in green light today to spread the message of a cleaner environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Tata Steel’s Head office at Mumbai also celebrated the Environment Day and initiated activities on ‘Valueabled.com’ an on-line extension of company’s sustained campaign to inspire the youth to embrace a value driven society. 
The website hosted a live discussion via Google Hangout with Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The same got featured in ‘Talk the Talk’ section where Dr. Ghosh highlighted the need to protect the environment.
The celebration of World Environment Day spanned across its divisions in Jamshedpur, departments like Infrastructure Planning and Development; Engineering and Projects; Environment Management and Urban Services participated in various activities. 
The three-day celebration starting on Thursday marked the beginning of the Environment campaign. Several discussions and awareness sessions were organised to deliberate on ways to make operations more environment friendly.
In Jamshedpur the celebrations kicked off at the Steelennium Hall with the welcome address given by B K Das, VP, Coke, Sinter and Iron followed by the release of ‘e-book’ on Environment best practices, Inauguration of online internal EHSMS (Environmental, Health and Safety Management System), an audit system through GDCS
Speaking on the occasion of World Environment Day,  Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, congratulated the Environment Department and said, ‘Environment day is not a merely day event, rather it is an on-going endeavor. We have to ensure implementation of best practices inside the works and the city, which can be achieved by commitment and conviction and not merely by radical technical intervention. Initiatives should be driven by heart and not by cost and compulsion.’ He further added ‘It is sad that we have not reached a point where we can create a positive image of the future.’ He urged the Environment department to go beyond the present and work for a larger cause of environment.
Mass tree plantation was planned by Infrastructure and planning department between Lime Plant and Raw Material Management office inside Works. A total of 500 saplings will be planted in this region during the three-day campaign; 150 saplings were planted in the Jugsalai muck dump by the Engineering and Projects department; 20 saplings were planted by the Urban Services at its R D Bhatta Community Centre.