Jindal SAW Limited

Jindal SAW Limited

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Jindal SAW Ltd. is the market leader capacity wise in manufacturing of large diameter submerged Arc Welded (SAW) Pipes using U-O-E, J-C-O and Helical Processes. The SAW Pipes are mainly used in transportation of Oil, Gas, Slurry and Water.The first SAW Pipe mill (UOE) was commissioned in the year 1986 in Kosi Kalan, State of Uttar Pradesh and thus Jindal SAW Ltd. became the 1st Pipe Mill to produce LSAW Pipes in India.

With a vision of establishing Jindal SAW Ltd. as a foremost supplier of Line Pipes globally, 2nd Pipe Mill was commissioned in the year 2000 close to port Mundra- The first major all-weather private port in west coast of India, Kutch District in the state of Gujarat. In order to cater the rising demand, SAW Pipes division continued and now has expanded to Seven (7) Pipe Mills in India and two (2) in the United States.

In addition, the company provides relevant, value-added services by way of specialized internal and external Anti-Corrosion Coatings, Connector Casings and Hot Pulled Induction Bends, hence known as ‘TOTAL PIPE SOLUTION COMPANY’.

Jindal started with a single product, single location company in 1984. The company has manufactured and supplied more than 25,000 Kms of Line pipes & exported in excess of 14,000 Kms of Line pipes for On-shore and Off-shore pipeline projects across the world. This division is the Market Leader in its segment in India and has supplied Pipes for major line pipe projects in Middle East, North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Australia, CIS and Asia.

Vision:

Its business vision was, however, focused on the future, something that led to its vast array of products and global presence in terms of manufacturing. The company remarkably keeps pace with the greatest constant – change.

Mission:

Its mission is to match the expectation of its customers through product development, quality manufacturing and supply chain management. The company has robust systems developed for overall excellence and management to support its customers globally.

Values

Integrity: Conduct all business dealings along transparent lines.

Respect for Individual: Recognize individual’s contribution in the growth and development of the Company. Treat all Jindalites with respect and dignity.

Meritocracy: Foster an environment of excellence in performance.

Dynamic Thinking: Demonstrate a winner’s attitude with a crystal clear focus to deliver sustained value for all Stakeholders.

Creativity & Innovation: Encourage creative experimentation, embrace new ideas and institutionalize continuous improvement in all aspects of business and performance.

Social Responsibility: Dedicate efforts to the social and environmental issues to enrich the quality of life of the communities they serve.

Products of JINDAL SAW Ltd.

Jindal SAW’s products like Large Diameter Submerged Arc Welded Pipe, Ductile Iron Pipes and Seamless Tubes & Pipes are providing reliable solutions across the globe. Its Ductile Iron Fittings, Pellets and Bends are also the hallmarks of quality today. Jindal SAW is also poised to be a high-quality player in the growing coating services industry with established capacity. Following its legacy of Product Development & Innovation, the company is venturing into products like Clad Pipes and Stainless Steel Pipes with an aspiration to achieve the maximum share in the market. These products are not just solutions; they are thriving examples of Jindal SAW’s foresight.

In a fast-paced world that’s becoming smaller by the day, diversification is as important as growth. But Jindal SAW believes that it shouldn’t come at the cost of the organization’s integrity and legacy.

Towards this, its greatest asset is its focus on transformation and the passion to beat benchmarks in whatever it does without losing out on the one common goal – to build and sustain Jindal SAW as the global leader in total pipe solutions. Its acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic subsidiaries are today strengthening Jindal SAW and helping place it in a position to fuel its ambitions across diverse markets through diverse industries. Some of its product types include:

DI PIPES & FITTINGS: In line with the strategic thinking of being a Total Pipe Solutions company and after reining its supremacy in Energy transportation sector, Jindal SAW Ltd. entered in Ductile Iron pipe business to service the fast growing water and waste-water transportation segment. The company has two Blast Furnaces to ensure uninterrupted supply of hot metal. The company’s impeccable track record of Quality Assurance and years of experience in pipe industry, places it in a commanding position in the growing water supply and waste-water transportation segment of the market. The Integrated Greenfield project of Ductile Iron pipes and pig iron is situated at Mundra, Gujarat.

DI Pipe Division has till date manufactured and supplied more than 75,000 Kms of DI Pipe across the globe. This division is the Market Leader in its segment in India and has also supplied Pipes in Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. DI Pipe and Fittings confirms to ISO 2531, BS EN 545, ISO 7186 & BS EN 598.

The DI Pipe plant was commissioned in the year 2005 and has the largest capacity of DI pipes manufactured at a single location. In order to further support the requirements of its customers, Jindal SAW has set up the largest Ductile Iron Fittings plant in Tembhurni, Solapur, Maharashtra, India. The size range of fittings is DN 80 mm to DN 2200 mm with an annual production capacity of 18000 MT per annum.

SEAMLESS TUBES AND PIPES: Jindal SAW is a trusted name when it comes to manufacturing Seamless Tubes and Pipes, and meeting global demands of any scale. Its tubes and pipes are extensively used in several other industries. This division manufactures and markets Seamless Pipes & Tubes. The Pipes are mainly used in Petroleum, Exploration, General Engineering, Power and Automotive.

Seamless division has till date manufactured and supplied approx. 1 Million MT of Pipe across the globe. Besides having strong market presence in India, this division has supplied pipes to Middle East, North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, CIS and Africa.

The seamless mill was commissioned in the year 1994 started producing Tubes and Pipes with premium quality finish at a state of the art plant at Sinnar, Nashik which is approx. 205 kms from Mumbai in Maharashtra State, India with latest state of the art technology and equipment’s from SMS of Germany, acknowledged world leaders in Seamless Tubes & Technology.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT:

Towards continued building people capability, technical & other trainings whether in-house or external continue to be in focus. Technical training is reemphasized along with behavioral skill to enhance technical skills and leadership qualities.

Job rotations, overseas visits and exposures continue towards building people capability in itself and for the future. Key positions continuity planning has been put in place to ensure a pipeline of quality & talented individuals.

The organization believes that people are one of its major strengths, repository of knowledge, merit oriented & value based.

Jindal SAW’s CSR Activities:

Jindal SAW is one of the most recognized corporate citizens in India. The organization believes in giving back to the society and creating a sustainable environment for all. Its CSR philosophy entails equitable access of resources to the underprivileged and maintaining a harmonious equation with the ecosystem.

Corporate Social Responsibility is strongly connected with the principles of Sustainability; an organization should make decisions based not only on financial factors, but also on the social and environmental consequences. Therefore, it is the core corporate responsibility of Jindal SAW Ltd. to practice its corporate values through its commitment to grow in a socially and environmentally responsible way, while meeting the interests of its stakeholders.

Jindal SAW Ltd. recognizes that its business activities have wide impact on the societies in which it operates, and therefore an effective practice is required giving due consideration to the interests of its stakeholders including shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, business partners, local communities and other organizations. The company endeavours to make CSR a key business process for sustainable development. Jindal SAW Ltd. is responsible to continuously enhance shareholders wealth; it is also committed to its other stakeholders to conduct its business in an accountable manner that creates a sustained positive impact on society. The company is committed towards aligning with nature; and has adopted eco-friendly practices.

As a corporate entity, the company is committed towards sustainability. Ongoing dialogues with shareholders provide valuable approach with an objective that each business decision takes into account it’s social and environmental impacts and plans.

Svayam

Svayam is a CSR initiative of Jindal SAW Ltd founded in 2000 to help make the world accessible and dignified for the people with reduced mobility.

Svayam is India’s one of the first ‘Accessibility’ organisations, dedicated towards informing the people, working with the government and bringing all stakeholders on a single platform to create a barrier-free and inclusive world. Svayam believes that providing accessible and barrier-free public infrastructure can help people with reduced mobility to live an active, safe and dignified life as contributing members of the nation while enjoying their world.

Svayam’s perseverance and dedication to the cause has not only given accessibility the right impetus but also influenced the Government to frame the right policies and laws to meet the rising demand of Accessibility for All.

Svayam’s Philosophy:

Svayam’s motto is ‘Accessibility for All’. Everyone is entitled to use this world in the same manner, irrespective of their gender, age, physical limitations or injuries. Svayam believe that it is not the disability of a person but lack of accessibility which limits them to live freely, travel and work like anyone else. When everyone is born as equal, they should enjoy and use the services and infrastructure as equals.

The company also believes that the age-old perception of the people needs to change – “Nazariyabadlenge, tabhinazaarebadlenge”.  Need to raise more awareness and tell the world that the issue is not people’s disabilities, but the lack of accessible environment which is stopping them to move freely and contribute to the society and nation.

Jindal core values are: (1) the dignity and value of all individuals irrespective of their physical abilities (2) freedom to determine their own priorities (3) full participation in the society as equals

Svayam’s engagement with the Ministry of Urban Development: Svayam worked with the Ministry of Urban Development Govt. of India on two major projects: (a) Harmonization of Multiple Guidelines on Barrier Free Environment prevailing in India: Svayam was also invited to be a part of the core committee constituted by the MuD that is working to harmonize multiple guidelines and compile a standard guidelines for India that are wholesome and encompass international best practices in barrier free environment. (b) Svayam conducted access audit of 64 Union of India buildings situated in different cities of India such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kolkata etc and also two buildings each in the approved satellite towns to ensure Accessibility in these Govt. Buildings. After the access audits, the changes suggested were implemented by the CPWD (Central Public Works Department) in GOI buildings- who maintain these GOI buildings while in Satellite towns.

Svayam’s association with the Archeological Survey of India

Svayam’s first on field contribution started with its association with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 2006. In 2008, Svayam along with the ASI made the Qutub Minar accessible. Post the success of this project, the ASI made Svayam its Access Consultant to ensure that all heritage sites, monuments and protected properties under it were gradually made accessible in a phased manner beginning with the World Heritage Sites and Ticketed Monuments in the order of priority.

Svayam’s contributions in promoting Accessible Tourism

Department of Forest (Eco-Tourism), Uttarakhand: Svayam conducted a Workshop on Accessible Tourism at Dehradun in the year 2008 which set the Department of Forest (Eco-Tourism) in action as major tourist sites in Uttarakhand are in and around the Forest and under the control of Department of Forest. Svayam is working on developing strategies for Jim Corbett Park and other properties in long run to improve their visit ability for people with diversity.

Accessible Houseboat: With the help of Svayam’s guidelines, Saroma Holidays, Kerela, had become India’s first accessible houseboat. This is marketed under the brand name of Saroma Inclusive Holidays.

Svayam’s Contribution in Accessible India Campaign

In December 2015, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) launched ‘Accessible India Campaign’ (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide movement for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and those living with reduced mobility.

Svayam, which had already become a reputed name in accessibility, was the biggest contributor in this mammoth accessibility audit programme ever conducted by the Government of India. These audits were initiated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment under the aegis of the Accessible India Campaign (AIC).

Svayam’s association with the Ministry of Tourism

Svayam had been closely working with the Ministry of Tourism since 2007 in promoting accessible and Inclusive tourism infrastructure and services that caters to the diversity of visitors especially the elderly, children and the disabled on an equal basis with others

Release of Hindi Version of Research Guide on Accessible School Transportation:“Kadi Jodne Ka Ek Prayas” (released in Nov. 2017) – Svayam translated and released the Hindi Version of an international research, “Bridging the Gap: Your Role in Transporting Children with Disabilities to School in Developing Countries”. The English version was prepared by the Access Exchange International (AEI), USA. The HRD Minister of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar unveiled the Hindi Version, and said the book holds great hope in developing countries like India; it has case studies and examples taken from many countries which can help stakeholders in providing economically feasible, easy and safe accessible school transportation to children with disabilities.

Making air travel safe & dignified: Svayam is working closely with the Civil Aviation Ministry, so that no passenger would face such discrimination and difficulty. Svayam prepared the first revised draft of the Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) on Carriage by Air of Persons with Disabilities (Oct. 2007) after detailed consolations with stakeholders. Svayam provided recommendations for the implementation of the second final draft of CAR in July 2009. It again held a workshop of stakeholders in Nov 2017 to collect inputs from them for the revision of CAR.

International Exposure: Svayam is a regular participant at the International Transport Forum (ITF), which is the only global body that covers all transport modes including Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet ITF is politically autonomous.

Svayam Accessibility Awards:

Svayam Accessibility Awards were instituted on 25 October 2010 to promote and recognize the concept of Accessibility & Universal Design in all spheres of lives to make way for liveable communities – in both rural & urban scape. The awards are conferred on the organizations in the TRANSED hosting nation that have shown consistent commitment towards providing accessible infrastructure for all. These awards play a pivotal role in providing the right impetus to the development of inclusive infrastructure, related policies & practices so that such initiatives are sustainable and meaningful.

Internship Programmes:

To promote accessibility and make young minds accessibility-ready, Svayam collaborated with the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (Bulmim), New Delhi, and offered its expertise, guidance and platform to the students. As part of the internship, the students also attended sensitization and awareness workshops on accessibility, and are exposed to the process of conducting access audits of built environment (Govt Schools & Pedestrian infrastructure) from the perspectives of its usability by persons with reduced mobility and making presentations of audit reports of the places visited.

Apart from its main CSR organization – Svayam, Jindal SAW Ltd. is also engaged in lots of charitable activities and helps organizations and individuals under its plant. CSR plan to bring ground level changes in the societies. Some of its projects include:

  • Contribution made to District Administration for comprehensive plan for the development of Bellary District.
  • Local Village Primary school teacher being sponsored by Jindal SAW Limited.
  • Free power being given to village for water pump and also RO water dispensing unit
  • Stationeries to School Children on following occasions like Independence Day & Republic Day.
  • Distribution of notebooks bags & shoes and uniforms amongst village school children and donation of some furniture to local schools.
  • Donation of sewing machines at Malegoan village panchayat for Sewing Training Centre.
  • Solar light distribution, renovation of parks, construction of public toilets.
  • Promotion of education, skill development, promotion of preventive healthcare, sanitation and hygiene, and making available safe drinking water.

The CSR activities of Jindal SAW Ltd is inspired by the highly spirited leadership of Ms. Sminu Jindal who has established herself in a leadership position in the domain of “Accessibility in India” which in itself is a great achievement. However, a holistic approach to CSR may induce by Jindal SAW Ltd to create development assets in other domains of development with long term perspective in order to serve the society in the coming years.

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CSR VISION
CSR VISION is India’s ( probably world’s ) first monthly magazine in print devoted to CSR and Sustainable Development for bringing together all stakeholders of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT at a global and local levels and act as a platform for promoting strategic CSR and sustainable development practices through dissemination of information and knowledge.