Mumbai: Tata Chemicals’ Aniali Limestone Mine in Gujarat has been conferred with a 5-Star Rating at the 75th Anniversary and Star Rating Award Ceremony organised by the Union Ministry of Mines. Tata Chemicals was felicitated with this award by Shri Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Mines. The company has received Five-Star rating for the fifth consecutive year. With over 1,000 applications received, only 76 mines meeting Sustainable Development requirements were awarded this five-star rating.
This esteemed award is a recognition of Tata Chemicals efforts and initiatives undertaken for sustainable development which includes implementation of best practices in mining operations, minerals conservation, rehabilitation & reclamation of mined out area, environment protection and also various steps taken in healthcare, community care and skill development.
“It is a huge honour that Tata Chemicals has been conferred with the 5-Star Rating Award from the Government of India. We are already committed to the science-based target initiative and these efforts dovetail with our vision of being a sustainable chemistry solutions company and our values of safety, passion, integrity, care and excellence. We will continue to provide value to benefit all our stakeholders with a focus on science-led innovations, digitisation and sustainability as the core focus of our operations,” said Mr. N. Kamath, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Location Head, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Mithapur.
This five star rating scheme instituted by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India is designed to have a built-in compliance mechanism for environment and forest safeguards while helping in recognizing good performers in the mining sector, encouraging all mining lease holders to strive for excellence.