Community & Biodiversity

From rural livelihoods to health to education, Tata Chemicals invests back into the community

Community development is central to the core values we adhere to in the Tata group. Our entire community development program aims at building trust and improving the quality of life of the people. TCL honors its legacy both directly and through establishment of societies and trusts.

In 1980, the Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) was set up to protect and nurture rural populations and to help achieve self-sufficiency in natural resource management, livelihood development and enhancement of health and education and infrastructure development etc. Our community engagement has grown as the mainstay of our business. The guiding principles for community engagement are articulated in the community development policy. These principles are: sustainable programmes, participatory approach, transparency, partnering, networking, being a resource centre and promoting volunteerism. TCL has partnered with various government and non-government organization such as PFI, SRTT, SDTT, WASMO, NABARD, Department of Science & Technology, Micro Small & Medium Enterprise, Life Insurance Corporation and GRIMCO.

We conducted EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) studies to assess the impacts of its operation on nearby biodiversity and surrounding environment. The findings of the study illustrates that no significant negative impact has been observed on the native flora and fauna.

We conducted EIA studies to assess the impacts of its operation on nearby biodiversity and surrounding environment. The findings of the study illustrates that no significant negative impact has been observed on the native flora and fauna.

While operating in harsh ecological conditions/semi-arid conditions at Mithapur site, TCL has restored the ecological balance in the surrounding habitats by converting wastelands into a greenbelt.

Our commitment towards continual improvement is triggering new programmes such as grassland development, mangrove conservation & regeneration at West coast near Mithapur, restoration of highly alkaline soil conditions at Babrala site and at East Coast for the Aila affected region of Sundarban near Haldia. For preserving biodiversity of Okhamandal we conducted a biodiversity reserve plantation project, implemented with support of employee volunteers, which seeks to preserve indigenous vegetation. Under the project, 90 acres were afforested with 12 native species of vegetation. Also projects like Community conserved wetland, Eco Clubs Program and Organic Waste Converter continued around all three manufacturing sites.

 

For several decades now, the company has consistently demonstrated its concern for the community (both internal and external) and a respect for its environment and the local ecology. In India, the townships of Mithapur, Babrala and Haldia are unique examples of corporate-community bonding where community initiatives go hand in hand with local infrastructural development schemes such as watershed management and rural health and education.

The Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) an organisation that works to empower and nurture rural populations in and around TCL's Indian facilities, and helps community members achieve self-sufficiency in natural resource management, livelihood support and the building of health and education infrastructure.

In Kenya, Tata Chemicals Magadi provides much-needed medical facilities and support to the local Maasai community.In many cases, Tata Chemicals is focusing on building sustainable business operations through partnering with dedicated not-for-profit organisations, government bodies and local authorities.

In UK, Tata Chemicals Europe has set up the Brunner Mond Employees Charitable Trust to support deserving causes in the mid-Cheshire area.