Tata Tiscon Rebar has received GreenPro Certification and has become the first GreenPro certified Rebar brand in India. GreenPro Ecolabel enables the end-users to make an informed choice about buying steel having the lowest environmental impact.
Steel rebars are used in multiple industries and extensively used for construction including home building. Green buildings are critical for future growth and development where the GreenPro certified rebars will have a notable impact in reducing the environment footprint. Earlier this year, Tata Steel collaborated with CII Green Business Centre (GBC) and other relevant stakeholders, to develop a GreenPro framework for steel rebars. It helped in setting up the country’s first type 1 eco-label – GreenPro Standard for Steel Rebars. Biswajit Ghosh, Chief Technology (Product Technology), Tata Steel, was the chair of the committee formed by CII GBC to develop the framework. Under his leadership, the Product Technology and the LCA team supported the development of the framework as per CII GBC’s existing GreenPro standards for other building materials.
GreenPro is a type 1 eco-label by CII GBC for building materials and it is recognised in IGBC Green Building Rating System. Builders who are opting for green building rating system will now be able to benefit from using Tata Tiscon rebars in their construction. The objective of the GreenPro eco-labelling programme is to promote sustainable products in the building sector.
Launched in December 2000, Tata Tiscon has grown to become the largest B2C brand in Tata Steel’s portfolio with market share of 14% and revenue of Rs 7000 crore. Tata Tiscon is the fifth product of Tata Steel to receive the GreenPro certification. All the rebar manufacturing units of Tata Steel along with grades – Fe 500, Fe 500D, Fe 500D[SD], Fe 500CRSD, Fe 550D, Fe 600[HD] are covered under the certification.