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July 7, 2011Issue 17
Tata Group Celebrates Second Annual Tata Environment Month
June 2011 was Environment Month at Tata. Launched in 2010, Tata Environment Month is led by Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS). Last year the initiative entitled 'Let's live a low-carbon lifestyle' had Tata employees from across the group participating in identifying solutions, generating awareness and enhancing the scope for sustainable development. 


This year under the theme 'Living in harmony with nature,' TQMS organized various online activities including competitions for employees and their families and launched the Tata Environment Month Facebook page, which included trivia, quizzes, polls and contests. A 45-minute movie, Eye of the Future, hosted on the TQMS website featured outstanding stories of climate solutions and sustainable businesses and highlighted the power of individuals and communities.


TQMS has been at the forefront of combating climate change and creating awareness within the Tata group. It has been addressing climate change challenges in many ways:

  • A climate change policy has been formulated as part of a common framework to facilitate a coordinated and integrated approach to the crisis. 
  • Baseline carbon estimation and carbon-management strategies have been developed for most Tata companies. 
  • Several business opportunities have emerged during the course of this process, such as green power generation (Tata Power), nanotechnology applications (Tata Chemicals' innovation center) and the supply of special steel for offshore wind farms (Tata Steel Europe).
  • There has been a continuous creation of capabilities through training and communications on climate change and its consequent dangers.
Other News

Tata Steel moves up the ladder of Fortune Magazine's 2011 list of 'World's Most Admired Companies." Read more.


TCS Positioned as a Leader in Oracle Services Providers Report by Independent Research Firm (read more) and as a Leader in Banking Applications Outsourcing by Everest Group (read more).


Race instructor and Jaguar enthusiast, Tony Clarkson, talks about driving the Jaguar XFR as a pace car at this year's Empire Division Jaguar Club Track Day at Lime Rock Park.  Read more.


Q & A with Land Rover North America's New Communications Manager. Read more.


Tata executives discuss their views on leadership. Read more.






















Tata BSS Milton, Florida Celebrates Tata Environment Month
TBSS Tree Planting

Employees of Tata BSS in Milton, FL plant trees in celebration of TEM


Tata Business Support Services in Milton, FL celebrated Tata Environment Month with a visit from Managing Director, M.N. Rao. Several employees planted trees in front of their office building to show their commitment to improving the local environment. Employees also competed in an educational poster contest covering a variety of eco-friendly topics. In addition they donated items to a local charity that would otherwise become landfill waste in an ongoing effort to support the community and promote reuse of clothing and household goods.

American Cancer Society recognizes TCS during 2011 Relay for Life Walk

Employees of TCS - Detroit Participate in the Relay for Life Walk

The TCS team marched again for the 4th consecutive year onto the streets of the Detroit business hub of Troy, Michigan, for the cause of cancer patients and survivors in the Relay for Life Walk for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The event was held at the Troy Community Center on June 4, 2011. 


Pankaj Kumar, regional HR head, TCS North America, said, "We have been working with the American Cancer Society for four years now and being recognized in the community we work and live in is the greatest achievement in making our presence felt. The walk not only brought associates together for a noteworthy cause, but also reaffirmed TCS' commitment to society."
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Tata Steel International Americas Wins US Navy Contract

US NavyTata Steel International Americas beat out  challenging competition from European and Asian mills to land a 5,000 metric tons order of bulb and universal flats for NASSCO, a division of General Dynamics, for the US Navy Program - MLP. The winning bid was enhanced by the availability of required product stock at Tata Steel International's Houston facility which could

Pete Joyce
General Manager Tata Steel International Americas, Pete Joyce

supplement mill deliveries from Tata Steel Europe Skinningrove and allow the US Navy to draw material on a Just-In-Time basis to meet the build schedule. The contract is expected to last through 2013, and 2,000 metric tons have been delivered so far, with an additional 3,000 scheduled for the 2011/12 fiscal year.


General Manager Tata Steel International Americas, Pete Joyce, reported that the positive outcome was the result of the Tata Steel Group mobilizing its many strengths and putting together an impressively constructed packaged designed to meet the US Navy's specific needs.