Tata BlueScope Steel Recognized by CII HR Excellence Award 2023-24

Pune, April 03, 2024- Tata BlueScope Steel, an equal joint venture between Tata Steel and BlueScope Steel and a leading manufacturer of coated steel products, has been acknowledged for its ‘Strong Commitment to HR Excellence’ at the CII HR Excellence Award for the year 2023-2024. The award ceremony, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), aims to celebrate organizations that demonstrate outstanding human resources practices, contributing to the development of high-performance workplaces.

“We are honoured to receive the CII HR Excellence Award, which underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering excellence in human resources practices,” said Neena Bahadur, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata BlueScope Steel. “At Tata BlueScope Steel, we believe that investing in our people is pivotal to success. This recognition reaffirms our belief in the importance of nurturing a workplace culture that values inclusivity, fosters growth, cares for the community, and continuously strives for improvement.”

The assessment process involved a comprehensive review of Tata BlueScope Steel’s HR policies, practices, and performance. The CII HR Excellence Awards serve as a platform to promote and benchmark HR practices across industries, fostering the growth of world-class standards in organizational management. The award also serves as a tool for self-assessment, enabling organizations to identify areas for improvement and chart a path towards greater excellence in HR management.

Tata BlueScope Steel recognises that employees are the cornerstone of the organization. To foster engagement and empowerment among the workforce, the company tailors policies to enhance the ’employee experience’ while building trust. Initiatives such as the ‘Buddy’ and ‘Sarthi’ mentoring programs have been introduced to cultivate camaraderie among employees, bridging generational and experiential gaps within the workforce.

The company’s #SheAll initiative strives to build empowering workspaces for all, by creating a safe work environment- physically, emotionally & psychologically. They aspire to break down barriers and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has equal opportunities for growth, development, and success. #SheAll encompasses not just the employees, but also extends to vendors, channel partners, students, and the community.

Furthermore, Tata BlueScope Steel is committed to further diversifying its workforce by actively including individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community and persons with disabilities. The company has developed customized onboarding plans to ensure an inclusive and welcoming experience for all new hires.

In addition to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, the company prioritizes initiatives aimed at promoting work-life balance, offering remote work options, wellness leaves, maternity benefits, and providing essential amenities for construction site workers. The company also implements safe-travel policies and offers accommodation for women apprentices, among other supportive measures.

Additionally, the company’s reward and recognition initiatives play a vital role in cultivating a culture of excellence.