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Tata Chemicals bags prestigious award for excellence in “Industrial Relations”

Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), part of the Tata Group, has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Award for Excellence’ in the field of “Industrial Relations” for the year 2007 by the Federation of Gujarat Industries, Vadodara. The recently held award function witnessed the presence of various Corporates, who excelled in their respective spheres of practice and have distinctly evolved in the defined categories. Mr. Satish Anand, Head HR, Tata Chemicals Ltd. (Mithapur) received the award on behalf of the Company from former President of India, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Over the years, TCL has conclusively surpassed and improved upon all the criteria laid down by FGI, paving its way to this successful achievement. In view of TCL’s principles and values and its single-minded devotion to a well planned and effective Human Relations Programme, it has resulted in the organisation not having a single day’s production loss due to workers unrest since more than fifty years.
On receiving the award, Mr. Satish Anand, Head HR, Tata Chemicals Ltd. (Mithapur), said, “We are truly honoured to receive this prestigious award from our former Excellency Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This is yet another feather in our cap and we shall constantly strive to set benchmarks in various segments with vision, innovation, competitiveness and sustenance.”
With its widespread social programmes for Community Development and Social Welfare, its multi-faceted, varied and innovative Human Resource Development programme, its multi-level Welfare Schemes together with excellent facilities for workmen and staff alike, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Mithapur has set one of the highest benchmarks of Excellence in the field of “Industrial Relations”.
About Tata Chemicals Limited
Established in 1939 at Mithapur, and part of the US$ 28.8 B Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) today is the second largest producer of Soda Ash in the world with manufacturing facilities across four continents. TCL is the pioneer and market leader in the branded, iodised salt segment. TCL is also India's leading manufacturers of urea and phosphatic fertilisers. Its urea plant at Babrala is the country's most energy efficient fertiliser unit and produces 12% of the country's urea output in the private sector. Phosphatic fertilisers are manufactured at its plant in Haldia.
The acquisition of an equal partnership in Indo Maroc Phosphore S.A.(IMACID) along with Chambal Fertilisers and the global phosphate major, OCP of Morocco in the year 2005 was the first step that TCL took towards internationalization. In early 2006, TCL completed the acquisition of the UK based Brunner Mond Group (BM). In 2007, TCL entered in to a 50:50 joint venture with Total Produce, Ireland, the third largest fruits and vegetable distribution company in the world and Europe's largest and most accomplished fresh produce provider, to set up a fruits and vegetables distribution business in India. TCL also plans to leverage its expertise in Chemistry & Agriculture, together with its in-house research capabilities in biology and crop genomics to develop a significant presence in Bio fuels space. The TCL Innovation Centre was created in mid 2004 to develop world-class R&D capability in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology.
In early 2008 TCL successfully completed the acquisition of General Chemical Industrial Products, (GCIP).General Chemical's subsidiary, General Chemical (Soda Ash) Partners (GCSAP), is one of the largest Soda Ash producers in the USA with a capacity of 2.5 million TPA of natural Soda Ash. The Company's mining and manufacturing facilities located at Green River Basin in Wyoming, USA, are assets of a very high quality, providing access to some of the world's largest and most economically recoverable trona ore deposits that are then converted to Soda Ash. The acquisition of GCIP takes TCL's global Soda Ash capacity to around 5.5 Million Tonnes per annum.