MUMBAI: Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) won the prestigious –ITC sustainability Trophy in CII – ITC annual Sustainability Awards 2011. The Awards were announced during a formal presentation ceremony on 10th February 2012 at New Delhi in presence of dignitaries from Government and Industry.
TCL – Babrala plant, won ‘CII – ITC Sustainability trophy’ for exemplary policies, practices and results. Mr. D K Sundar, Senior Vice President, Marketing – Fertilisers, Tata Chemicals received the award on behalf of the Babrala unit. This trophy is being presented for the first time since the launch of the CII – ITC Sustainability Award.
TCL – Mithapur plant also won ‘commendation certificate for significant achievement’ for independent units.
Speaking on the achievement, said Mr. D K Sundar, “All TCL manufacturing sites have demonstrated a sustainable performance in achieving targets on their energy, water and inclusivity dimensions and are becoming benchmark on their environmental and safety performance. I am happy that our businesses are focused on sustainable manufacturing and the efforts are getting recognized by CII. These prestigious awards and recognitions help us calibrate our approach to raise the bar and meet the emerging expectations around sustainable performance.”
The CII-ITC Sustainability Awards are conferred to Indian businesses that demonstrate excellent performance in the area of Sustainable Development. Developing awards and conferring recognition are creative ways to nurture innovation. The Sustainability Awards – instituted by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in 2006 – are a unique initiative to identify and recognise Indian business for their exemplary performance in Economic, Environmental and Social dimensions of all their imperatives.
The Awards are a part of the continued efforts by the Centre to create awareness, promote policy & practices and create capacity to mainstream sustainability practices in Indian industry. These prestigious Awards – supported by ITC Ltd – focus on the strong link between the corporate reputation and stakeholder trust, and feed into building brand value and public positioning of companies. The ITC Sustainability Award are now into the Sixth year of existence.
A part of the US $ 83.5 B Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE – Living, Industrial and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.
Through its Living Essentials portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. With the introduction of an innovative, low-cost, nanotechnology based water purifier; it is providing affordable, safe drinking water to the masses.
The company’s Industry Essentials product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Starting April 1st 2011, these key international subsidiaries have been rebranded as Tata Chemicals Europe Limited, Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited, Tata Chemicals South Africa Pty Limited, Tata Chemicals North America Inc., and Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) partners.
With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company has carved a niche in India as a crop nutrients provider. It is a leading manufacturer of urea and phosphatic fertilisers and, through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business.
The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology. The company’s Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.
The company has also entered into a joint venture with Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd. Singapore (JOiL) to develop jathropa seedlings to enable bio fuels capability.