Tata Steel Strengthens Community Safety via Employee Volunteer Efforts

Tata Steel Strengthens Community Safety via Employee Volunteer Efforts
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Sukinda: In line with their dedication to community welfare, employees from Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division (FAMD) recently organized a volunteer effort at the Sukinda Chromite Mine campus. Their mission involved attaching fluorescent stickers to the bicycles of schoolchildren, local youth, and workers to bolster safety in the area.

Recognizing the paramount importance of visibility, especially during nighttime hours, these employees took it upon themselves to enhance safety precautions for the communities surrounding the mine. This innovative endeavor not only aims to improve bicycle visibility but also serves as a proactive measure against accidents—a pressing concern in regions like Sukinda.

By significantly boosting the visibility of bicycles, Tata Steel and its employees aspire to mitigate the risk of accidents, particularly in low-light conditions. Pankaj Satija, Executive-In-charge (FAMD) at Tata Steel, emphasized the significance of collective action in fostering positive community change. He lauded the employee-led volunteerism initiative at Sukinda Chromite Mine as a testament to their commitment to safety and well-being, echoing the company’s core values.

Prior to this initiative, FAMD employees had also demonstrated their community spirit through volunteerism activities at various locations. These included providing school bags and learning materials to children at the Swami Chidanand Cultural Centre in Ghagia Sahi and the Annapurna Child Care Home in Nuagaon village, both in Jajpur district. Additionally, the staff had undertaken a voluntary river cleaning drive at Damasala nullah in the region.