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Tata Steel: TERI signs MoU with Tata Steel Foundation

New Delhi, September 13, 2022

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New Delhi on Tuesday to collaborate in the implementation of the latest stage of the Green School project, which aims raise awareness of environmental conservation in the school network.

TERI and TSF will collaborate on the Green School Project – Phase V which aims to educate and empower young minds in the 12-14 age group about water, energy, forest and biodiversity, and waste management (linked to climate change) to undertake awareness and action projects at school and community level to develop solutions for the creation of a sustainable environment. The Green School Project was launched in 2017 by TSF and TERI to work to raise awareness of environmental conservation in schools through curriculum links, action projects and reinforcement activities capacities.

Sign the MoU, Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Managing Director, TERI, highlighted the importance of models such as The Green School project in raising awareness of sustainability at the grassroots. “The project has been a pioneer in generating ecological education at the local community level,” added Dr Dhawan. She also said that the Green School project is in perfect alignment with the new PM SHRI 2022 curriculum which was recently approved by the Union Cabinet.

Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Director, Tata Steel Foundationsaid: “This is one of our flagship collaborations where the project works on an issue that has never been more relevant than it is today, and continues to be so inclusive. It will be vital to the progress of this project to review our plans and ensure that we remain aligned with our objectives. We are on our way to making change agents among the children of our communities and it is a change for the better that this project is trying to bring about.

Mr. Sourav Roy, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Steel Foundation, said: “As an innovative collaboration for students, we envision three major directions to ensure that this emerges as one-of-a-kind programs in the years to come: an organic expansion of the project to reach more schools in some of the remotest and most vulnerable in the country in terms of vulnerability, try to establish this as a model with TERI that can be replicated and consider this opportunity to create a knowledge platform that addresses pedagogical gaps in education.

Mr. S Vijay Kumar, Emeritus Member, TERI, said:This has huge long-term significance because it’s about looking at a problem from the start and making sure that kids are imbibing effective long-term practices.

Under Phase V of the Green School Project, a distinct pedagogy will be designed, tested and replicated through project interventions for different categories of schools. In this phase, students will also be motivated to volunteer for student social responsibility by promoting their engagement with neighborhood schools and beyond.

About the Tata Steel Foundation

Tata Steel Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) implementation arm of Tata Steel Limited. TSF is committed to enabling significant societal progress through projects in the major thematic areas of education, energy, health, social justice, the environment, skills development, sustainable livelihoods, urban development and community sports. It believes in the role of citizens in its vision of an informed and equitable society, and partners with like-minded individuals and organizations to unlock greater participation in development.

About TERI

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is an independent, multifaceted research organization with capabilities in policy research, technology development and implementation. Based in New Delhi, TERI has regional centers and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji and Nainital, supported by a multidisciplinary team of leading scientists, sociologists, economists, engineers, administrative professionals and specialists. artistic infrastructure.
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About Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Group is among the world’s leading steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per year. It is one of the most geographically diverse steel producers in the world, with operations and a commercial presence around the world. The group recorded consolidated revenue of US$32.83 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

A certified workplaceMT organization, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel has been included in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability assessment since 2016. In addition to being a member of ResponsibleSteelMT, worldsteel’s Climate Action Program and the World Economic Forum’s Global Parity Alliance, Tata Steel has won several awards and accolades, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Recognition for its factories in Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden, and the Trophy of the Prime Minister for the most successful integrated steel mill for 2016-17. The company, ranked as India’s most valuable metals and mining brand by Brand Finance, was among CII’s Top 25 Indian Innovative Companies in 2021 and India Hurun Research Institute’s Top 10 Sustainable Organizations in the Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50 in 2021, received Steel Sustainability Recognition as champion of worldsteel for five consecutive years, Ethisphere Institute’s ‘Most Ethical Company’ 2021 award, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, Masters of Risk – Metals and mining sector recognition at the India Risk Management Awards for the sixth consecutive year, and ICAI’s 2020 Financial Reporting Excellence Award, among several others.

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