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Tata Steel joins ResponsibleSteel

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 25 September 2020

The not-for-profit group includes members from every stage of the steel supply chain

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T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel, said: We are pleased to become a member of ResponsibleSteel, the steel sector’s first and only globally present, multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative for sustainability."

Tata Steel is now part of ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative that helps its members achieve their sustainability goals by providing an independent certification standard and programme via a process that aims to align with the ISEAL* Codes of Good Practice. The ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice offers a globally recognised framework used by credible sustainability standards that all ISEAL members are required to comply with.
T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel, said: We are pleased to become a member of ResponsibleSteel, the steel sector’s first and only globally present, multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative for sustainability. We have always emphasised our commitment to sustainable business practices and responsible supply chains. We view sustainability as integral to our business and our policies demonstrate our commitment towards sustainable development and guide us in formulating and implementing our long-term sustainability strategy.
The membership of ResponsibleSteel will provide an ideal platform to build on these credentials of Tata Steel and enable a responsible ecosystem for the steel industry.”
Ali Lucas, Executive Director, ResponsibleSteel, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tata Steel as a Business member of ResponsibleSteel. As one of the world’s leading steel producers, Tata Steel will bring huge depth, breadth and influence to help us achieve our mission and goals. "
“Working within the world’s largest materials industry‒responsible for over 7% of global GHG emissions‒ ResponsibleSteel represents members from every stage of the steel supply chain. Businesses from multinational mining organisations; global steel producers; processers and end users, as well as civil society, are working with us to find solutions to producing steel in a responsible way. As the world’s only multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative for the steel sector, we work by building collaborative relationships that create real impact for both the planet and society. We know that the clock is ticking in both finding and implementing solutions to the global environmental crisis. Working with Tata Steel will help us significantly accelerate our vision towards a world where only responsible low CO2 steel is produced,” Ali Lucas further added.
ResponsibleSteel business members include steel producers, mining companies, automotive OEMs, construction companies and banks (e.g. HSBC) and civil society members include the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Climate Group and CDP.
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*- ISEAL- International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling

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