Tata Steel initiates pro-active measures to prevent Dengue

India CSR News Network

BEHRAMPUR: Pursuing its vision of providing a safe workplace with utmost care for health and hygiene of the community, Tata Steel has pro-actively initiated several measures to prevent occurrence of dengue at Gopalpur.

As a part of this initiative, at Project Gopalpur of Tata Steel located in Ganjam district, the Administration department of Tata Steel in association with Tata Steel Rural Development Society, has taken up several measures.

Apart from housekeeping, larvicidal activity has been taken up in the office area and rehabilitation colony and this activity will be extended to the plant site. Post identifying the possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being carried out regularly to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva.

The anti- larval squad has been engaged for this activity throughout the rehabilitation colony. To boost awareness on precaution against dengue, various Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities have been started for the employees and people residing in the peripheral villages.

A dengue action team has been formed to monitor vector control activities. While thermal fogging operations are going on in the rehabilitation colony, cold fogging has been taken up for indoor areas like offices.

Other activities which are lined up are sensitization sessions for the community people for better impact and thermal fogging at plant site. Besides distributing leaflets and posters on ways to prevent dengue, the mobile medical units catering to 37 villages are also being used to create awareness among the villagers. Volunteers from TSRDS are also deployed for door-to-door awareness campaign. A host of activities are planned for the coming months to combat the dengue menace.

Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) as on June 1, 2016. It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group recorded a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16 and has 77000 employees (as on March 31, 2016) across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company.

The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

In 2013, Tata Steel was awarded CII-ITC Sustainability Prize for its exemplary efforts towards corporate sustainability practices and in 2016, it bagged the TIME India Award for ‘Best-in-Class Manufacturing’.