Tata International reinforces commitment to Ethics in run-up to Foundation Day
December 05, 2018
Each year, Tata International offices across the globe mark the run-up to Foundation Day by celebrating Ethics Week. This year was no different as colleagues came together to participate with passion and enthusiasm. Leading up to the 56th Foundation Day of the company on November 30, 2018, Ethics Week was being celebrated from November 26 – 30, 2018. Mr Ajay Ponkshe, Chief Ethics Counsellor of Tata International, led the initiative, supported by all Location Ethics Counsellors.
As part of Ethics Week, a host of exciting, inspiring and engaging activities were planned. The focus was to create awareness on the importance of Ethics within the Tata ethos, while highlighting the values and reiterating the commitment to Ethics at Tata International.
Being inspired, together
Across all of Tata International’s global locations, a number of activities were conducted. These included the 2018 edition of i-Run for Ethics, an annual event that is now in its fourth year. Teams also conducted various activities all aimed at cascading the Tata Code of Conduct (TCoC).
A series of knowledge-sharing events were planned for everyone to benefit. A quiz based on the TCoC was conducted for employees globally. An e-learning programme was promoted to all employees; interactive sessions aimed at enabling employees to internalise the tenets of the TCoC were also organised. Engagement activities, including indoor and outdoor sports, the annual i-Run for Ethics led by Location Ethics Counsellors, entertainment programmes, volunteering and activities that inspire creativity were conducted.
As a part of the Ethics Month celebrations, Mr Rakesh Sharma, Senior Vice President & Chief Ethics Counsellor, Tata Teleservices, conducted an interactive session with the Senior Leadership team on means to further perpetuate the Tata Code of Conduct in the organisation. He shared key insights on managing and evangelising ethics in the ecosystem.
The session was held on November 28, 2018, at Mumbai, and a number of senior leaders and Ethics Counsellors from various locations across geographies joined through video conference. Mr Sharma also shared his experienced in this field.
Every year, all location offices plan activities that boost participation and employee engagement. Some of the events organised in the past have included volunteering and donation, tree plantation drives and interactions with stakeholders to share insights on the Tata commitment to ethics.
Aligning with the Tata group’s philosophy, Tata International believes in upholding the highest ethical standards. Business conduct is guided by the tenets of the TCoC, and employees and associates are expected to be aligned to the Code in letter and spirit so as to preserve the group’s legacy, protect its reputation and continuously earn the trust of the stakeholders.
Activities were also planned as part of the Foundation Day celebrations. The Mumbai team organised indoor games such as table tennis, carom, arm wrestling; sporting activities such as box-cricket and volunteering activities.
Activities celebrated at all locations culminated on November 30, 2018 with Foundation Day celebrations.