India, November 5, 2023: Tata Steel Art-in-Industry concluded today at the Centre for Excellence reinforcing commitment of Tata Steel in fostering creativity and innovation within the industrial landscape.
T V Narendran, CEO& Managing Director, Tata Steel was the Chief Guest of the Concluding Ceremony which was attended by Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services and other dignitaries along with the distinguished artists who created and portrayed their art during the camp, which started on October 31.
T V Narendran said, “For several decades, Tata Steel has not only played an integral role in shaping India’s economic landscape, it has actively fostered the growth of the country’s artistic environment, establishing a connection between artists and art connoisseurs. The belief that art mirrors a nation’s ethos and heritage has driven Tata Steel’s passionate commitment to nurturing budding artists,”.
During the programme, Narendran along with Mrs Daisy Irani, Chanakya Chaudhary and Harish Bhat (Brand Custodian, Tata Sons) also unveiled a book ‘The Steelman of India’ on the work and life of late Dr Jamshed J Irani, Former CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel.
Notably, Art in Industry was conceptualised three decade ago in 1993. Considered to be brainchild of Dr J J Irani, these camps have been a brilliant confluence of India’s artistic heritage and industrial innovation.
The theme of this edition was ‘Art for the Planet- Celebrating Diversity and Inspiring Change.” This is in keeping with the ethos of the Art in Industry camps, which were conceived to encourage inclusivity and diversity – be it gender, talent, experience, age or genre.
The eminent artists who participated in the camp included Dulari Devi, Chandra Bhattacharjee, R M Palaniappan, Saba Hasan, Madhuri Bhaduri, Viveek Sharma, Somenath Maity, Farhad Hussain, Trupti Dave, Rathin Kanji, Saroj Venkat Shyam, Sachin Sagare, Shanthamani Muddaiah, George Martin P J and Sohan Singh Billawria.
Past five days have seen several engaging social interactions, including art workshop for children, art therapy workshops and art sessions.
Art in Industry initiative has been a testament to Tata Steel’s commitment to fostering creativity and innovation within the industrial landscape.
About Tata Steel
- Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 million tonnes per annum.
- It is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world.
- The group recorded a consolidated turnover of ~US$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.
- A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 77,000.
- Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045, Net Zero Water consumption by 2030, improving Ambient Air Quality and No Net loss in Biodiversity by 2030.
- The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
- Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
- The Company has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016.
- Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Certification.
- Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, 2023 Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for six years in a row, 2022 ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’ recognition by CDP, Top performer in Iron and Steel sector in Dun & Bradstreet’s India’s top 500 companies 2022, Ranked as the 2023 most valuable Mining and Metals brand in India by Brand Finance, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute.
- Received 2022 ERM Global Award of Distinction, ‘Masters of Risk’ – Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.