ITC Report & Accounts 2014
Awards & Accolades

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Major Awards 2013-14

  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was presented the Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award by Shri M Hamid Ansari, Hon'ble Vice President of India.
  • ITC's Chief Financial Officer, Mr Rajiv Tandon, was ranked the 'Best Overall CFO' at the 'Business Today-Yes Bank Best CFO Awards 2013'. He was also declared the winner in the category of 'Sustained Wealth Creation (large companies)'.
  • ITC was ranked 3rd in Corporate Reputation among 40 leading companies in the Nielsen Corporate Image Monitor 2013-14. ITC was also perceived to be the 'Company most active in CSR' for the third year in a row.
  • ITC was voted among the top two "Buzziest Brands" in the "Corporate" category by "afaqs", one of the world's largest marketing and advertising portals.
  • The ITC Green Centre at Manesar was awarded the BEE 5 Star rating by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India.
  • The ITC Master Facility at Manesar, Gurgaon received the LEED® Platinum Certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for Core & Shell construction and the LEED® Platinum rating for Commercial Interiors from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
  • ITC Hotels was recognised as the Most Respected Company in the Hospitality category by the Business World Magazine.
  • ITC Maurya received the National Tourism Award from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, for the 'Best Eco Friendly Hotel'.
  • ITC Hotels has been recognised as No.1 in the world in the 'Sustainability' category at the 'Global Vision Awards' by Travel + Leisure magazine, U.S.
  • ITC's Factory at Bengaluru was conferred the Frost & Sullivan Green Manufacturing Excellence Award (GMEA) 2014 in the "Overall Leaders" category.
  • ITC's Corporate Communications Department received the PRSI (Public Relations Society of India) Awards in 5 categories and an Award from the ABCI (Association of Business Communication of India).
  • ITC Grand Chola received the green rating for integrated habitat assessment by The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India.
  • ITC was conferred the Karnataka State Environment Award for its outstanding contribution in Soil & Moisture Conservation and Livestock Development.
  • ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Business has been conferred the Green Product of the Year Award at the India Green Business Summit 2014.
  • ITC's Agri Business has bagged the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI) Flame Award 2013 in the category of Excellence in Brand Promotion.
  • The Kalyanpura Integrated Watershed Development Project in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, won the Project Management Institute (PMI) award for Project of the Year – Contribution to the Community.
  • ITC's Unit at Chirala received the Government of Andhra Pradesh's Best Management Award.
  • ITC Units at Kovai, Bhadrachalam, Tiruvottiyur, Bengaluru were conferred Awards in Energy and Environment by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
  • ITC's Units at Munger and Saharanpur received Awards from the National Safety Council of India.

Major Awards Over the Years

Harvard Business Review ranked ITC Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar as the 7th Best Performing CEO in the World
in its January-February 2013 edition.

  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2011).
  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was conferred the Global Leadership Award by the US India Business Council of the US Chamber of Commerce (2010)
  • ITC was presented the World Business and Development Award at the Rio+20 UN Summit for its Social and Farm Forestry initiative (2012).
  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was conferred the Business Leader of the Year Award by the All India Management Association (AIMA) (2012).
  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar received the Business Person of the Year Award from UK Trade & Investment (2006).
  • Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was awarded the SAM/ SPG Sustainability Leadership Award in Zurich (2007).
  • ITC was presented the AIM Asian CSR Award by the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), in recognition of its contribution to the creation of sustainable livelihoods and fostering economic growth in rural communities in India (2012).
  • ITC has won the prestigious 12th Businessworld FICCI CSR Award in the Large Enterprise category. The award recognises the most socially responsible Indian corporates in CSR (2012).
  • ITC received the FICCI Outstanding Vision Corporate Triple Impact Award (2008).
  • ITC was conferred the FICCI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural and Community Development (2010).
  • ITC was conferred the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (2007).
  • ITC was ranked 2nd among top Indian companies in the first of its kind Standard & Poor Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance ratings (2008).
  • ITC was ranked 2nd among top companies in India and 7th in Asia in the first of its kind Asian Sustainability Rating released by CSR Asia (2010).
  • ITC became the first Indian Company to gain Membership with WWF-GFTN for Responsible Forestry (2010).
  • ITC was ranked the world's 6th largest sustainable value creator among consumer goods companies according to a report by Boston Consulting Group (2010).
  • ITC won the top UNIDO Award at the International Conference on Sharing Innovative Agri Business Solutions at Cairo (2008).
  • ITC was conferred the Corporate Social Responsibility Crown Award for Water Practices from UNESCO and Water Digest (2008).
  • ITC was conferred the Asian CSR Award for Environmental Excellence by the Asian Institute of Management (2007).
  • ITC was the 1st Indian Company and 2nd in the world to win the Development Gateway Award for its trail-blazing e-Choupal initiative (2005).
  • ITC's e-Choupal initiative received the Inaugural World Business Award from UNDP (2004).
  • ITC e-Choupal won the Stockholm ChallengeAward (2006).
  • ITC was rated amongst Asia-Pacific's 50 biggest listed companies in 'Asia Fab 50' by Forbes (2010).
  • All ITC's super premium luxury hotels have been accorded LEED® Platinum certification, making ITC Hotels the 'Greenest Luxury Hotel Chain in the World' (2011).
  • ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Units at Bhadrachalam, Bollaram, Kovai and Tribeni are FSC Chain of Custody certified (2011).
  • ITC's Unit in Bhadrachalam was awarded the Forest Stewardship Council Forest Management (FSC-FM) certification by the SmartWood Programme of the Rainforest Alliance (2011).

ITC is the only company in the world of comparable dimensions to be carbon positive, water positive and solid waste recycling positive. ITC's businesses and value chains support around 6 million sustainable livelihoods.