Tata Steel collaborates with South Eastern Railway (SER) to build green infrastructure

~Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman will aid SER to develop sustainable rail infrastructure~

~New Projects under SER division to use Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman~

~Tata Steel showcases its sustainable slag aggregates to the SER delegation~

Jamshedpur, February 7, 2024: Tata Steel is collaborating with SER division to develop sustainable rail infrastructure by utilizing its slag-based aggregates. In a one-of-a-kind initiative, Tata Aggreto & Tata Nirman will be used extensively in construction of blanketing layer in railway track. Tata Steel and SER will jointly work to enhance usage of slag-based manufactured aggregates which will replace natural aggregates.

A delegation from SER division led by Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, SER, met Tata Steel senior executives and deliberated on the project execution today. GM, SER emphasised that utilisation of the sustainable alternatives is the need of the hour, and it will also help in conserving the ecology. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajeev Shrivastava, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) apprised about the ambitious plan chalked out to strengthen the rail infrastructure by the Ministry of Railways. He also applauded the role of Tata Steel in development of the sustainable building materials to cater to the needs of the construction industry. 

In the endeavor to transform Steel Slag into sustainable aggregates, Tata Steel has set-up a state-of-the art accelerated weathering facility for processing of LD slag through steam ageing. A dedicated lab has been set-up to ensure Quality Assurance the product. Tata Steel had launched India’s first branded LD slag products – Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman. These initiatives of Tata Steel were well appreciated by the visiting team. The use of slag based manufactured aggregates helps in the preservation of biodiversity by reducing the need for mining of natural aggregates and eliminates the requirement of transportation of aggregates across large distances.

At Tata Steel, we are committed to Circular Economy principles and produce sustainable products having minimum ecological footprints. We have been successful in doing it constantly by adopting newer technologies and developing new products & applications. With “Zero Waste” goal, Tata Steel has created a dedicated profit centre for by-products management- Industrial By-Products Management Division (IBMD) to ensure efficient by-products management by adopting advanced practices of steel waste processing.

About Tata Aggreto

Tata Aggreto is India’s first steel slag-based branded product, extensively used in the construction of national highways, which has helped in conserving natural aggregates and minimizing the environmental footprint.

Tata Aggreto is produced out of 0-65 mm processed LD slag with four different size ranges for convenience in design mix. Owing to its size and texture, it is suitable for use in bituminous and concrete road construction.


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About Tata Steel

  • Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 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$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.
  • A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 77,000.
  • Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045.
  • The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
  • Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
  • The Company has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016.
  • Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Certification.
  • Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, 2023 Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for six years in a row, 2022 ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’ recognition by CDP, Top performer in Iron and Steel sector in Dun & Bradstreet’s India’s top 500 companies 2022, Ranked as the 2023 most valuable Mining and Metals brand in India by Brand Finance, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute.
  • Received 2023 ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) Award of Distinction at the RIMS ERM Conference 2023, ‘Masters of Risk’ – Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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