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Vaccination Drive by Tata Steel Foundation to Combat COVID-19

Vaccination Drive by Tata Steel Foundation to Combat COVID-19

Malda, December 13, 2021: In an attempt to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 pandemic and extend support to the local communities residing in and around Gandalpada & Kalmong villages under Guali and Malda Gram Panchayat, Tata Steel Foundation with support from the District Administration has commenced a community vaccination drive.

The vaccination drive was launched on December 6, 2021 at Malda Panchayat Bhawan. Under this initiative, more than 275 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccines so far. The vaccination drive is an effort to support the nation’s campaign to alleviate the horrors of the pandemic through proper vaccination of its citizens.

Sharing her experience, Mandira Naik, a resident of Dehurisahi says, “Initially, I was very apprehensive to take the vaccine but later I spoke to medical experts from Tata Steel Foundation and they were able to clear my doubts which gave me the strength to get myself vaccinated.”

“To enable equal opportunities and maintain the quality of life for the local communities lies at the core of the vision of Tata Steel Foundation. The vaccination programme will thereby ensure that in this age of a growing pandemic our local communities from marginalised areas are provided with timely intervention and the best possible protection from the disease”, said Sanjay Sardar, Unit Head of the Tata Steel’s CSR Division at Kalmong and Gandalpada.

It is worth mentioning here that the National Health Mission is also working in tandem with Tata Steel Foundation through its Anganwadi and ASHA workers network to mobilise the masses and creating awareness sessions and demystifying facts related to COVID-19.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 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 $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., 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 a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from worldsteel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.


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