Company visit: Tata Steel – Sustainable Steel Business
Sustainable Steel Business
There are many challenges facing the world today. The list includes climate change; energy security; the management of finite, non-renewable resources in the entire life cycle of products; repairing the damage made by human activity on ecosystems; and safeguarding people’s health, safety and equal opportunities. Ensuring the sustainable development of the global society, with economic prosperity and social equality, must be balanced with looking after the planet on which we live. At Tata Steel, we understand that, to sustain our business, we must make a positive contribution to the sustainable development of the global community. We can and must play an important part in addressing these challenges both through our products and in the sustainability of our operations.
Steel is used more widely today than ever before. Cities, bridges, agriculture: society is built on steel. People rely on steel for their most basic needs, from safely storing food, to providing shelter and producing energy.
But the world is changing fast, and the steel industry is facing several challenges. How these challenges are met, will determine the future of the industry in general and Tata Steel in particular. Decisions taken today will affect the company’s success for decades to come.
Tata Steel invites JCI members to hear about its journey to build a sustainable future and invites them for a dialogue on how global society should create momentum in tackling climate change.
Tata Steel will share their perspective on sustainability and the drivers that are directing their strategy for a sustainable future. We hope to inspire you and discuss with you the broader perspective: How can we best tackle the global problem of climate change whilst local interests seem to inhibited the global society to create the required pace of change? How can we make the ambition for a circular economy in which nothing goes to waste reality? What leadership is required and what is the role of companies and global citizens?
The half day programme will be concluded with a visit to the steel works.
The day will be hosted by Roger Steens, Director Sustainability Tatasteel Europe
Tata Steel is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and commercial offices in over 35 countries.
Tata Steel is one of Europe’s leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the UK and Netherlands, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. The combined Tata Steel group is one of the top global steel companies, with an annual steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes and almost 74,000 employees across five continents. The group’s revenue in the year ending March 2017 was $18.1 billion.
In Europe we are one of the largest steel producers. But it’s not just our size that sets us apart. What makes us different is our approach to business. We believe our strength is how we build collaborative relationships that create new success for our customers.
Through serving many demanding markets worldwide, including Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Products, Defence & Security, Energy & Power, Lifting & Excavating and Packaging, we understand that customer needs are different in each market.
The Tata group was founded on the principle that its activities should always benefit society. Today Tata Steel is guided by the same long-term vision. We operate in a way that is safe for our people and respectful to the environment. We behave responsibly and with care towards the communities surrounding and impacted by our operations.
Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do and we are dedicated to managing our operations responsibly and to continuous improve our performance.