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Care for the community | Inclusion | Clean climate| Environment and ecology | CSR policy

The Tata Chemicals mission is serving society through science.The company's corporate philosophy is deeply rooted in the principles of sustainability which implies a commitment to environmental stewardship while adding economic value, promoting human rights and building social capital.

Care for the community
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) does stellar work in furthering community development along several vectors.

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

Tata Chemicals' approach has always been inclusive and is based on participatory development principles. The company has taken technology to rural India by setting up rural BPO centres that provide new age employment opportunities to the non-urban population. Another inclusive growth model is the Tata Kisan Sansar network in India that encourages rural entrepreneurship, capability building and co-creating value with farmers. In Kenya, Tata Chemicals Magadi follows a policy of building livelihood opportunities for the local communities.

Clean climate
In recent times, Tata Chemicals' sustainable enterprise strategy has focused on ensuring that a greater proportion of its product portfolio is produced with green technologies and uses clean development mechanisms. Tata Chemicals along with other Tata companies has embarked upon a climate change policy that includes mapping carbon footprint and creating an abatement strategy for sustainable manufacturing. The company is using its innovation and technological expertise to create new green products that address the planet's most pressing issues, such as the need for developing viable biofuels, industrial flue gas treatment, affordable water treatment systems, etc.The company is a signatory with several leading bodies such as the Global Round Table on Climate Change and the CII Mission for Sustainable Growth.

Environment and ecology
Tata Chemicals has a robust policy for safety health and environment which it practices with equal diligence in all its facilities all over the world. Several of its plants have consistently won leading safety awards. Respect for the local environment and ecology has led the company to invest considerable resources in conserving local habitats, preserving ground water sources, developing useful by-products out of waste, etc.For more information, see case studies.

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