ITC has been voted among the top two “Buzziest Brands” in the “Corporate” category by “afaqs”, one of the world’s largest marketing and advertising portals.
The Annual Buzziest Brands Awards, now in its 9th year in India, felicitates those brands that have managed to create that elusive “buzz in the marketplace”. This year, over 1,200 people voted for their choice of buzzy brands, following which an eminent six-member jury submitted their views. The awards were presented at a ceremony held in New Delhi on February 26, 2014.
ITC is one of India’s most trusted and valuable corporates. Its world-class brands delight millions of Indian households. With quality and trust as its trademarks, ITC’s FMCG portfolio consists of over 50 vibrant brands. ITC’s brands like Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Dark Fantasy, Delishus, Bingo!, Yippee!, Candyman, Mint-o and Kitchens of India in the Branded Foods space, Fiama Di Wills, Vivel and Engage in Personal Care, Classmate and Paperkraft in Education & Stationery; Wills Lifestyle and John Players in apparel, Mangaldeep in Agarbattis and Aim in Matches are popular across the country.
Apart from being the country's leading FMCG marketer, ITC is the clear market leader in the Indian Paperboard and Packaging industry, a globally acknowledged pioneer in farmer empowerment through its ITC e-Choupal initiative, the second largest Hotel Chain in India and a trailblazer in 'green hoteliering'. Its subsidiary, ITC Infotech, is one of India's fast-growing IT companies in the mid-tier segment.
ITC's innovative business models and sustainable value chains have contributed significantly to creating large scale societal value. ITC is today the only company in the world of comparable dimensions that has remained carbon positive for 8 years in a row, water positive for 11 consecutive years and solid waste recycling positive for the last 6 years. ITC's businesses and associated value chains support more than 5 million sustainable livelihoods.