Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Remaining resp nsible.
Widening impact.

In a world threatened by climate change, need of the hour is to reconcile environmental protection and economic growth. At Tata Metaliks, we focus on minimising our environmental footprint and conserving the natural resources that we transform and return as assets to society. We undertake several measures to mitigate environmental risks in the ecosystem we operate.

Strategic enablers

  • Environmental sustainability:
    • Reduce Carbon footprint
    • Improve air quality
    • Reduce specific water consumption
  • Expanding community outreach through CSR activities

Material topics

  • Compliance
  • Energy conservation
  • Water management
  • Climate change
  • Effluent & waste management
  • Emissions
  • Local community development

SDGs impacted

Capitals impacted

  • Financial
  • Social and Relationship
  • Natural

Embedding best practices and going beyond compliance

We have established an environmental management system integrating global best practices. From the very beginning, the aims have been to minimise the use of resources and embed sustainable operating practices. During FY 2021-22, we have formulated sustainability policy for our Company in line with group policy. We have Board level SHE Committee to strengthen our commitment and focus.

  • Made independent CDP disclosure for the first time - scored ‘D’ in overall climate change disclosure and ‘C’ in Supplier Engagement Rating w.r.t climate change
  • Participated in CII – CAP 2.0° Climate Action Programme this year which also aids in Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations
  • Embarked on the GreenCo rating journey – launched during 3rd quarter of the financial year with a robust implementation structure. Assessment is scheduled during 1st quarter of the next financial year by independent assessors
  • Conducted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study through external agency for Pig Iron with ‘Gate to Gate’ approach and for Ductile Iron Pipe with, ‘Gate to Grave’ approach
  • Imparted focussed group online training on sustainability, which ranged from general awareness on environmental aspects to specific programme on GHG emission and accounting, CDP disclosure & GreenCo awareness
  • Undertook energy Audit for Pl division through BEE accredited agency, which is in advanced stage of completion
  • As a proactive approach, we adopted US$40/t as internal carbon pricing for revenue and capital expenditure

4.5 stars

Rating received in the
CII Energy ENCON Award

Made independent CDP disclosure for the first time

Managing our footprints

We have taken the following initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and optimising energy consumption.

Electrical energy

  • Synchronised CPP-2 & 3 with grid, capacitor bank and installed energy management system
  • Installed variable-frequency drives (VVFDs) in various HT & LT loads at Sinter Plant, MBF & CPP
  • Installed harmonic filter in induction furnace

Solid fuel saving

  • Facilitated fuel rate reduction through Level 2 automation, DRI and operational stability
  • Deployed Integrated Material Management (IMM) flux model at Sinter Plant
  • Used disc pelletizer to reduce coke breeze in sinter plant
  • Improved sinter productivity through prediction model by reducing process variability

Liquid fuel saving

  • Reduced liquid fuel consumption by 5% for mobile equipment, thus reducing GHG emission
  • Reduced HSD consumption in
    CPP 1 & 2 by burner modification
  • Facilitated LPG saving in ladle preheating shop by LPG pressure optimisation after vaporiser and LPG flow control by timer

Renewable and waste heat recovery based

  • Enhanced renewable generation capacity by commissioning of 1 MWp roof top solar power plant at ductile iron pipe unit shed, in addition to other installations
    (18 KWp & 10 KWp) roof top solar hot water system (1000 LPD) installed at canteen
  • Installed capacity of 15 MW of power through waste heat recovery

Snapshot of our environment performance

Key environment indicators UoM FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 FY 2021-22
Absolute GHG emission Scope 1 LtCO2e 10.87 11.05 11.1 9.3 11.53
Absolute GHG emission Scope 2 LtCO2e 0.16 0.49 0.53 0.17 0.04
Absolute GHG emission Total LtCO2e 11.03 11.54 11.63 9.47 11.57
Carbon emission intensity in PI division tCO2e/THM 1.96 1.94 1.86 1.79 1.83
Carbon emission intensity DI Pipe division tCO2e/TFP 0.61 0.64 0.67 0.61 0.54
             
Water recycled m3/day 2250 2300 2400 2450 2500
Water consumption intensity PI division m3/THM 1.90 1.96 1.95 1.89 1.66
Water consumption intensity DI Pipe division m3/THM 1.43 1.40 1.48 1.45 1.44
             
Energy consumption intensity in PI division GJ/THM 19.62 19.58 18.7 17.78 17.82
Energy consumption intensity in the DI Pipe division GJ/TFP 2.21 2.23 2.36 2.28 1.96
             
Total iron ore fines and coke recycled into process in % 100 100 100 100 100
Total sludge recycled into process in % 72 78 92 95 95
Materials recycled back into process in % 91 92 97 98 99

Improving air quality

We are consistently recalibrating our actions to improve air quality around our plant. During FY 2021-22, we concluded the comprehensive air quality study by National Environmental Engineering & Research Institute (NEERI) and have commenced implementing the recommendations. Other key initiatives include:

  • Installed Cyclone Separator at multiple processes in DIP plant which will be replicated further in other vulnerable areas
  • Installed fume extraction in MBF1 and the recently commissioned dedusting system at RMHS-1
  • Installed retractable hood system for magnesium convertor area
  • Installed cyclone separator in sinter plant bag filter
  • Deployed trolley and truck mounted fog canon for raw material handling system and raw material stockyard
  • Wind shelter fencing installed at iron ore storage yard and scrap yard
  • Procured additional ambient air quality monitoring stations for deployment in nearby villages
  • Initiated installation of new ESP for the Sinter Plant with better efficiency conforming to beyond compliance emission norm

Proactive water and waste management

We are committed to reducing our freshwater consumption as well as the impact of our operations, while also working hard to improve our water efficiency. Key interventions include:

  • Installed effluent treatment plants (ETPs) at CPP#2 & CPP3 and Ductile Iron pipe division
  • Installed air cooled condenser in 15 MW waste heat power plant
  • Optimisation of ETP operation by diversion of ETP-1 water to ETP-2 for better treatment and reuse in the cement lining process in DIP division
  • Ensured waste water recirculation plant at MBFs and sinter plant
  • Facilitated inside fence rainwater harvesting-cum- storage pond (in construction)
  • Facilitated thickener sludge and air pollution control device (APCD) for dust usage in Sinter plant
  • Undertook small initiatives like Installation of Bio-toilets, tap aerators, flush tank water savers, nozzles and sprinklers, level controller to reduce domestic water consumption
  • Installed bio-gas plant for domestic waste management
  • Progressed towards river water abstraction to reduce ground water dependency

Green belt development

Over 5,500 saplings have been developed for green belt augmentation and distribution in nearby villages which will act as a carbon sink. Moreover, medicinal plants are being harvested separately within plant premises.

Moreover, a state-of-the-art ploy green house with hydroponic system (95% water recovery) has been developed with ~400 species of plants.

Jal Se Jeevan

With an aspiration of being water positive by 2025, host of conservation measures including construction of pond and rain water harvesting system are being undertaken under the umbrella of ‘Jal Se Jeevan’.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our societal commitment does not rest on impact-based initiatives alone. However, it dovetails the community need considering environmental aspects with the organisational involvement, adding value in all initiatives.

`540 lakh

Contribution for CSR activities

35,000+

Beneficiaries

18,200+

Dalit and tribal beneficiaries

27

Affirmative Action Vendors

Improving quality of education

We aim to improve access to quality education through infrastructure development in Government primary and high schools. We also provide Sadbhavna Scholarship to meritorious students from Dalit, tribal and below-poverty-line families in high schools and colleges.

Key initiatives
  • Implementing Phase-1 of ‘TML 300 Schools Project’ to ensure equitable and quality school education with special focus on marginalised tribal communities in Kharagpur - 1 block. It is aimed to create a replicable and scalable model by making the entire block a Child Labour Free Zone (CLFZ) by ensuring 100% enrolment in schools of children aged 3-16 years
  • Facilitated youth-led initiatives to improve education for dropouts, health and nutrition among adolescents and youth
  • Facilitated science, technology, engineering, mathematics, english and computer learning in high schools
  • Started learning enhancement project for girls with learning difficulties

17,400+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and tribal 7,354)

Essential enablers

We aim to ensure overall wellbeing by providing basic infrastructure including safe drinking water, hygiene, sanitation, village roads and healthcare.

Key initiatives
  • Provided potable drinking water in villages through deep bore wells, overhead water tanks, network of pipelines and water taps in convenient locations
  • Constructed toilet blocks and drainage systems
  • Facilitated waste-water management system
  • Introduced solar water pumps in drinking water projects to promote green energy and reducing the financial burden of paying electricity bills
  • Organised health camps for community, school children and workers of foundries in Howrah , health and hygiene sessions for truck drivers at Truck parking
  • Provided ambulance service in Kolkata
  • Bathroom for women

8,400+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and Tribal 2,806)

Employability

We aim to develop a pool of skilled and employable youth.

Key initiatives
  • Imparted skill development training in employable trades at the Tata Metaliks Skill Development Centre (TMSDC) in partnership with Tata Strive
  • Sponsored three-year Diploma Engineering at NTTF – Tata Steel Technical Institute for matriculate/Intermediate youth
  • Sponsored three-year General Nursery and Midwifery course for intermediate youth

660+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and Tribal 112)

Entrepreneurship

We aim to create additional income generation opportunities for marginal and small farmers including women through farm/off-farm activities as well as developing/supporting entrepreneurs from Affirmative Action communities within our value chain.

Key initiatives
  • Implemented Tank based livelihood project on fish rearing, duck rearing, vegetable cultivation and floriculture
  • Facilitated vegetable cultivation and floriculture, mushroom cultivation and system of rice intensification
  • Facilitated capacity building and handholding of Dalit and Tribal entrepreneurs
  • Integrated all women Self Help Groups from adjoining villages in TML value chain

730+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and Tribal ~617)

Empowerment

We aim to create avenues for Dalit and tribal communities for their cultural and institutional awakening.

Key initiatives
  • Organised Regional Samvaad (3rd West Bengal Edition) for the tribes of West Bengal; representatives of 12 tribes attended the two-day programme. This aimed to:
    • Empower Dalit and Tribal communities
    • Promote Tribal culture and language
  • Organised 2 virtual MRA – Effective Living and Leadership Training for TMSDC trainees

470+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and Tribal ~313)

Environment

We regularly plant trees in and around manufacturing unit to increase the green cover and improve the nutritional intake.

Key initiatives
  • Undertook fruit and timber plantation drive, distributing 13,000 saplings among 1,125 households
  • Undertook waste to wealth initiative among various stakeholders – creating awareness about reuse and recycling of different households items

1,430+

Beneficiaries (Dalit and Tribal 1,144)

Employee volunteerism

Employee volunteerism is a means to create stronger employee bond with the community and helps instil a sense of purpose among them. Our employee volunteers contribute towards the community by associating themselves with different CSR activities.

Key initiatives
  • Mentored Diploma Engineering trainees
  • Conducted plantation and cleanliness drives
  • Visited orphanage and homes for destitute
  • Conducted virtual trainings/in-person learning sessions
  • Conducted tribal food festival
  • Participated in COVID-19 relief initiatives

7,246

Employee volunteering hours

TML 300 Schools Project

We are so surprised to see the hidden talents in our children. Various extracurricular programmes organised under the project are creating interest among children towards education. Our children are getting quality education for free. They are learning swiftly and remembering the lessons.

Parents of children enrolled in NonResidential Bridge Centres

Essentials

Thanks to Tata Metaliks, today 100% families have access to safe drinking water as well as sanitation facilities in the form of community toilets and bathrooms for women. Village lanes are now cemented, and the village looks so clean.

Secretary – Samraipur Jan Kalyan Samiti

Jal se Jeevan

Pond excavated by Tata Metaliks is more than just a water conservation structure. It is like a pension to me that will continue to give a regular income to my family. Fish rearing in the pond and vegetable grown in the adjoining land fetched around ₹40,000 in the last season.

Project Participant – Pond Excavation under Water Conservation and TML NABARD Tank based livelihood project

Empowerment

Regional Samvaad by Tata Metaliks Limited has provided a platform for the tribals of West Bengal to connect with each other. I have been participating in Regional Samvaad since it started in 2019. Through this platform I met other tribal groups of the state. Had the opportunity to learn from the struggle and achievement of other tribes in the areas of tribal language and culture. This is a platform that unites the tribes of West Bengal for greater purpose of tribal development.

Spokesperson - Bharat Munga Samaj, West Bengal

Way forward

With our various social engagement initiatives, we will continue to undertake focused interventions to support their education, enhance employability through skill development trainings, and improve health by providing infrastructure for safe drinking water and sanitation. We are expanding our interventions under Entrepreneurship and Environment, addressing environmental concerns and linking it with income generation activities for local women. We undertake need assessment surveys at periodic intervals to analyse community requirements vis-à-vis our capability to support them. These steps help us identify our CSR and Affirmative Action priorities.