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Tata Steel

Swansea University has joined up with global steelmaker, Tata Steel, to develop an environmental course, entitled ‘Environmental Issues - Taking the lead in the Environmental Management’.

The course focuses on the key factors for effective environmental management and includes modules on permits, governance, managing local community concerns, and the science associated with an effective environmental policy. 

Tata Steel has manufacturing operations in 26 countries including many sites in Wales, probably the best known is the integrated steel works at Port Talbot. The site, which is only a few miles from the Swansea University campus, comprises the full range of steelmaking and rolling facilities including Coke making, Sintering, Iron and Steel making, and hot and cold rolling. The site along with sister plants in Llanwern (galvanising), Trostre (tin-plating) and Shotton (galvanising and polymer coating), supply high quality, innovative products to many sectors including automotive, construction, packaging, lifting & excavating, energy and offshore, consumer goods and general engineering.

Tata Steel is committed to the continuous improvement of its environmental performance and actively promotes training of employees in the latest developments in this field. The company believes such training is vital to ensure that employees are aware of the impact their decisions and actions may have on the environment.

The course is one of a series run by Swansea University’s METaL Project; the modules are designed to deliver work-based learning modules in the field of Advance Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering. The Environmental course covers a wide spectrum of related topics including:

  • Environmental legislation and policies.
  • Permits and environment management systems.
  • New developments within the field of environmental friendly technology. 

Andrew Townsend, from Tata Steel’s Port Talbot site said, “The METaL courses have helped colleagues from various works areas to gain a better understanding of technical aspects associated with their operations. In particular, the Environmental Issues course has helped people understand environmental legislation and global, local, and market-sector based environmental issues.” 

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