Special Correspondent

Receives National Sustainability Award

SALEM: Salem Steel Plant (SSP) has won the National Sustainability Award of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), under Secondary Steel and Alloy Steel Plants category for 2006 for the third time in succession.

A press release from the SSP said that the Plant's Executive Director PM Balasubramanian received the award from Akhilesh Das, Union Minister of State for Steel, at a function in Jamshedpur on November 14.

The plant received the award for the tenth time in a span of 15 years.

The award was earlier known as the National Quality Award. The Ferrous division of Indian Institute of Metals had been organising this National Quality competition since 1991 to encourage and recognise the quality control aspects amongst the steel sector. SSP had a well-established quality management system and was the first among all SAIL plants to be certified ISO 9001. Salem stainless has been used in prestigious projects such as Parliament Library in New Delhi and the roofing of the Koparkhairane railway station in Navi Mumbai within the country.

It was also used in the Petronas Twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in the Melbourne Tennis Stadium, Australia.


The Salem Chapter of the IIM also won the Best Chapter Award among medium chapters for its performance and membership enrolment, besides having minimum percentage of defaulters.