Hazira, Surat, 18th April 2023: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, two of the largest steel manufacturers in the world, has received recognition with the ‘Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) Awards 2023’ for promoting sustainable practices and reducing their environmental impact. The South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI), in association with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), had organized “Environment Conclave” on Saturday at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC) Campus, Sarsana, Surat.
Mulubhai Bera, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Environment, Forest & Climate Change (EFCC), Government of Gujarat and Mukeshbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State, EFCC, Government of Gujarat, and Eminent speakers from GPCB, CPCB, IIT, CEE & NGT were present at the event. Shri Santosh Mundhada, Executive Director, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India was the Guest of Honour.
“AN/NS India is committed towards the environment and has made a significant investment in reducing emissions by using world-class technologies. We are proud to receive this prestigious recognition from SGCCI for the AM/NS India Hazira plant,” said Santosh Mundhada, Executive Director, AM/NS India.
“There are various innovative initiatives taken by AM/NS India at its Hazira steel complex as a part of its commitment to enhance sustainability and remain environment friendly. Hazira has one of the largest gas-based sponge iron (DRI) plants in the world which is the leading technology for de-carbonization & making Green Steel. Our initiatives for achieving Zero Liquid Discharge, usage of 200 MW of Renewable Power in steel making are going to reduce carbon footprint further,” Mr. Mundhada added.
“AM/NS India is using a slurry pipeline and sea route for its raw material transport which is highly energy efficient. Moreover, AM/NS India recycles all waste gases in the steel manufacturing process and reduces energy consumption for a better and healthy environment. We are proud that a joint initiative taken by AM/NS India along with CRRI (Central Road Research Institute) to build India’s first Steel Slag road was successfully executed at Hazira. It has replaced 100% natural aggregates by steel slag thus protecting the environment. This has reduced overall thickness of road, making it more economical and stronger as compared to conventional aggregate road. This has been recognized by India book of records & Asia book of records”, he added.