Tata in reducing energy demand and reduction in

Tata
Motors is one of the signatories of RE100, a global collaborative initiative of
influencing business committed to 100% renewable electricity, and aspire to
source 100% of energy from renewable energy source by 2030. The manufacturing
sector accounts for massive electricity consumption. Helping to switch this
demand to renewables will not only reduce the carbon emissions but also will
lead to long term financial savings. The company has increased RE contribution
to 16.34% in 2016-17 from 8.44% in 2015-16. The cumulative renewable energy
installed capacity of Tata Motors Limited, as of 2016-17, is 3.85 MW of solar
power and 21.95 MW of wind power plant at Pune. Energy savings during the last
year came to over 44,000MWh, leading to an estimated avoidance of more than
72,000 tCO2e emissions. Environmental Expenditure stood at 558.63 million in
2017 and 406.19 million in 2016 as all manufacturing Plants in India are
certified to ISO 14001 – Environment Management Systems. Increase in the share
of renewable energy consumption and energy conservation is vital in reducing
energy demand and reduction in emission. During the financial year 2016-17,
ENCON initiatives have resulted to 58686 GJ of energy saving and 8292.75 tCO 2
e emission reduction through various means of fuel use optimization and
electrical energy-saving measures.

In
2016-17, total water withdrawal and specific water consumption per vehicle
produced has increased by 13.3% and 6.97% respectively from previous year
resulting largely due to higher volume in production and major maintenance and
overhauling of paint shops. They have achieved a significant reduction in
surface water withdrawal due to rain water harvesting and storage. TML has
reused 2,41,933 m3 effluent back to manufacturing process after tertiary
treatment at Pune, Pimpri and Pantnagar, while at Jamshedpur 3,27,116 m3 waste
recycled as top up for cooling process. During the year 2015-16, 700 tons of
hazardous waste at Pantnagar was disposed to landfill which has reduced to
24.53 tons in 2016-17 resulting from increase in co-processing at cement plant.
In 2016-17, Pantnagar has only 2.67% of total hazardous waste disposed through
landfill.

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Tata
motors are committed to provide safety and health to the employees in the
working environment. During the year, company has achieved a reduction of 11.8%
in ‘Lost Time Injury Frequency’ rate and 5.36% reduction in Total Recordable
Cases frequency rate as compared to last year, but is saddened by the three
unfortunate fatalities that occurred at Pune and at Jamshedpur. The incidents
leading to the fatalities were thoroughly investigated and the company has
introduced new policies in relation to lone working, CCTV installations, use
and replacement of vehicles for business purpose (for travel safety) and
industrial hygiene, in addition to the existing 18 safety standards to address
the root cause of the fatalities. Tata Motors has taken up the sustainable
supply chain initiative for mitigating the environment, social and governance
(ESG) risks in the supply chain. They have continuously engaged their suppliers
to provide inputs and assess their performance on economic, environmental and
social dimensions. This year the company has engaged with 105 top suppliers who
have reported on their ESG performance. The Company has zero tolerance for
sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted a policy on prevention
prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the
provisions of the Sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention
Prohibition and Redressal). The Company is committed to providing equal
opportunities without regard to their race caste sex religion colour,
nationality disability etc. During the fiscal year 2017, the Company had
received four complaints on sexual harassments which have been verified and
appropriate actions were taken. The Company organized137 workshops and
awareness program against sexual harassment.

The
company’s philosophy on Corporate Governance is founded upon a rich legacy of
fair, ethical and transparent governance practices, many of which were in place
even before they were mandated by adopting the highest standards of
professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. The Board currently
comprises of 10 directors out of which 7 Directors (70%) are Non-Executive
Directors.

On
6th of September 2017, about 6500 temporary workers as reported by media went
on strike and dharna at Jamshedpur Plant of Tata Motors. The strike continued
for 3 days with most of the demands accepted by the management including
permanent jobs for temporary workers. The strike was called off on 9th
September. The strike has caused a production loss of around 500 trucks and the
management will not be able to meet September productions targets from
Jamshedpur plant. The management is trying to meet its target production by
transferring its orders to some other units.

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