Tata Power Celebrates ‘World Environment Week’ Across Operations

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Sensitizes over 10,000 Tata Power and Club Enerji followers on social media platforms, Organises tree plantation drives and environment awareness sessions, Encourages over 4000 employees to go paperless

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MUMBAI: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company strongly believes in the importance of environmental conservation and is committed to the sustainable growth, protection and conservation of nature. Upholding this moral responsibility, the Company organised various engaging initiatives across plant locations to celebrate World Environment Day 2014 keeping with the theme ‘Small Islands and Climate Change’. The key objective of this initiative was to educate all stakeholders and public across its areas of operations on the crucial need to conserve our environment for a greener tomorrow.

Tata Power celebrates World Environment Day 2014The Tata Power Trombay plant organized World Environment Week from 1st to 5th of June, in celebration of World Environment Day. The weeklong event was celebrated with special activities such as tree plantation drives, housekeeping competitions to manage waste, awareness drives for contractors, inter departmental quizzes and neighbourhood sensitisations.

At the Jojobera plant, tree plantation along with a special visit by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) to the Tata Power Jojobera plant was undertaken to educate employees, contractual workers, vendors and contractors on their responsibility towards environment.

Abiding by the official slogan, ‘Raise your Voice Not the Sea Level’ for World Environment Day, Maithon Power Limited organized a poster making competition for employees and neighbouring schoolchildren, creative slogan competition and inter-departmental quizzes for employees and contractors on the central theme of ‘Climate Change’. The ‘Green Belt’ at Maithon was further extended by planting trees in the surrounding villages.

The Tata Power Tiruldih team organized a ‘Maha Rally’ and employees, vendors and visitors were sensitized across plant premises through posters and banners on the crucial need to save our planet.

Speaking on the initiatives,  Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power stated, “Tata Power is committed to sustainable and responsible growth, which is demonstrated by our focus on producing clean and green power. For Tata Power, conservation of the environment is a constant focus and we endeavour to conserve and propagate the judicious use of natural resources in all ways possible. This World Environment Day, we at Tata Power take an oath to educate the future generations and instill a sense of responsibility towards Mother Nature. We take pride in spreading this message through our various initiatives for a greener tomorrow.”

Under its flagship green outreach programme ‘Greenolution’, Tata Power encouraged close to 4000 employees nationwide to take an oath and go paper-less by using electronic messages and discontinuing the usage of paper cups in offices. The Company also joined hands with recycling agencies to recycle paper used in office and maintain usage at a certain level. Tata Power utilised this foundation to promote the use of e-bills among its customers. At various hydros, tree plantation drives were carried out. Company has also reached out over 10,000 followers on the Tata Power and Club Enerji handles and propagated resource conservation and energy efficiency messages.

An initiative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The official theme for the World Environment Day on June 5, 2014 is ‘Small Islands and Climate Change’.

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