Tata Steel BSL has bagged four Apex India Green Leaf Awards 2019 in Metal and Mining sector given by the Apex India Foundation in the category of Environmental Excellence (2), Energy Efficiency and Water Stewardship. Its plant located in Dhenkanal, Odisha made the company proud by bagging the Gold Award for outstanding achievement in Environmental Excellence. While its Khopoli plant in Raigad district of Maharashtra got the Platinum award for its outstanding achievement in Energy Efficiency and the Gold Award for outstanding achievement in Environmental Excellence and its Sahibabad plant in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh received the Platinum Award for outstanding achievement in Water Stewardship.
In its Dhenkanal plant in Odisha, it has been recognized for successfully installing CDQ and 250 TPH gas-fired boiler to increase green power. Besides interventions including waste management of hazardous elements, water conservation and re-cycling, improvement in ambient air quality in and around the plant, creation of site-specific rain water harvesting structures, rapid afforestation using Miyawaki method of plantation, etc helped the company bag the awards.
With the deployment of Sustainable Framework and Environment Policy, the steel major strives to build a culture of zero tolerance to environmental non-compliances with focus on reduction of carbon emissions, specific energy consumption, freshwater intake, waste generation, etc.
Its Khopoli plant in Raigad district of Maharashtra has shown immense competency in energy conservation and innovation in solid waste management, hot water generation systems, and installation of solar heating systems in the nearby colonies, efficiency improvement of Nitrogen Plant, installation of air amplifier reducing 25% air consumption, more use of LED lights, reduction in power consumption, Miyawaki plantation, etc. have improved the overall environment management of the plant drastically.
Similarly, appreciated for its incredible water stewardship, its Sahibabad plant in Ghaziabad district in UP has been efficiently harvesting 5.7 lakh cubic metres per annum rainwater and recharging the harvested rainwater underground to replenish the water aquifer. Besides stopping the waste of water, adoption of 9 ponds for recharge of ground water around the plant, artificial recharge in water scarcity zones, introduction of water-mist tap and water-free urinals have been highly appreciated.