ITC's cigarette business stands testimony to the company's unwavering and unrivalled commitment to quality, innovation and consumer focus.

With more than one hundred years of expertise in developing products to match the evolving taste of the consumers, ITC's cigarette business continues to be relentless in its pursuit of strengthening its leadership position in every segment of the market in India. ITC's wide range of brands, includes Insignia, India Kings, Classic, Gold Flake, American Club, Navy Cut, Players, Scissors, Capstan, Berkeley, Bristol, Flake, Silk Cut, Duke & Royal.

The Company has been able to consolidate its leadership position with single minded focus on continuous value creation for consumers through significant investments in creating & bringing to market innovative product designs, maintaining consistent & superior quality, state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, & superior marketing and distribution. With consumers & consumer insights driving strategy, ITC has been able to fortify market standing in the long-term, by developing & delivering contemporary offers relevant to the changing attitudes & aspirations of the constantly evolving consumer.

ITC's cigarettes are manufactured in state-of-the-art factories at Bengaluru, Munger, Saharanpur, Kolkata and Pune, with cutting-edge technology & excellent work practices benchmarked to the best globally. An efficient supply chain & distribution network reaches India's popular brands across the length & breadth of the country.

In overseas markets, ITC's cigarette business continues to maintain high standards of international quality and competitiveness. West Asia is a key export region for ITC and we offer a wide portfolio of high quality cigarettes in this region. With a Portfolio of brands under the Classic, Wills and Scissors Umbrella, ITC has cemented its international standing being the 3rd largest player in the countries of Bahrain & Qatar. ITC was also the first company to introduce a flavor on demand (capsule) product in the economy industry segment in West Asia region.

AWARDS

ITC's Cigarettes business has been winning numerous awards for its
quality, environmental management systems and product excellence:

  • The Gurukul initiative won the Excellence in Practice Award in the Learning and Development category awarded by the by the Association of Talent Development (ATD) USA for the year 2019, for enhancing learning effectiveness by leveraging technology

  • The Business was awarded 'Significant Achievement in HR Excellence' in the CII National HR Excellence Awards 2019

  • The Business was also given the 'National Award for Exemplary HR Practices - Re-Imagineers Award' 2019 by the National HRD Network for excellence in wellness practices

  • The Bengaluru factory became the 'Winner' of the Frost & Sullivan 2019 Project Evaluation and Recognition Program (PERP) in the Automation & Robotics Category in the Manufacturing Sector

  • The Saharanpur factory won the CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management for 2019, while the Kidderpore and Munger factories were awarded 'Energy Efficient Units'

  • The Munger factory was the 'Winner' of the award for Environment Excellence in Large Scale category by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), 2019

  • The Ranjangaon factory was awarded the Golden Trophy - Sarvashreshtha Suraksha Puraskar Safety Awards by the National Safety Council of India (NSCI) for 2019

  • The Saharanpur unit was recognised as 'Future Ready Factory - Platinum Rating: FMCG Sector, Mega Large Business' under the aegis of India Manufacturing Excellence Awards, while other manufacturing initiatives and projects were adjudged winners in 'Project Evaluation and Recognition Program' by Frost & Sullivan under Quality Enterprise Leadership and Cost Leadership in the Manufacturing Sector, 2018

  • The Munger unit was honoured with the 'National Energy Leader' Award at the 19th National Award for 'Excellence in Energy Management' organised by CII and the 'Winner Award' for Excellence in Energy Conservation' by CII, Eastern Region, 2018

  • The Munger unit was the recipient of the 'Environment Excellence Award' (runner-up prize) by Indian Chamber of Commerce, 2018

  • The Ranjangaon unit was recognised with the 'Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar' Award by National Safety Council of India, 2018

  • The Ranjangaon unit was awarded the 'Safety Innovation Award' by The Institution of Engineers (India), 2018

  • The Bengaluru unit was conferred the 'Sustainable Factory of the Year' award by Frost & Sullivan and The Energy & Resource Institute, 2017

  • The Saharanpur unit was awarded the First Prize under the 'FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards for Industry', 2017

  • The Munger unit was honoured with the 'Excellent Energy Efficient Unit' award at the 18th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management, 2017

  • The Kidderpore cigarette unit was the recipient of the 'Safety Innovation Award' by The Institution of Engineers (India), 2017

  • The Ranjangaon cigarette unit was awarded 'Platinum Rating' at the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards by Frost & Sullivan, 2016

  • The Munger cigarette unit was awarded 'Eminent Supply Chain and Logistics Unit' at the CII National Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Awards in recognition of its consistent achievement of benchmark performances in supply chain and logistics, and together with the Bengaluru unit, it also received the 'Excellent Energy Efficiency Unit' award under the CII National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management, 2016

  • The Saharanpur cigarette unit received the first prize in FICCI Water Awards under 'Industrial Water Use Efficiency' category, 2016

  • The Bengaluru, Kolkata and Saharanpur cigarette units were awarded and recognised as 'Future Ready Factory - Platinum Rating: FMCG Sector, Mega Large Business' under the aegis of the Indian Manufacturing Excellence Awards, the Bengaluru unit received the 'Overall Leader Award', and the Ranjangaon unit the 'Leader Award' under the aegis of Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards, all awarded by Frost & Sullivan, 2015

  • ITC's cigarette supply-chain was also conferred the IMEA award for 'Supply Chain Leadership' in recognition of consistent achievement of higher levels of recognition Platinum / Gold) on the Global Supply Chain Excellence model of IMEA, 2015

  • The Bengaluru and Ranjangaon units also received the 'Excellent Energy Efficiency Unit' awards under the CII's National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management, 2015

  • The Munger unit received the first prize in the FICCI Water Awards, 2015

  • The Bengaluru unit was awarded the 'Overall Leader Award' for Green Manufacturing Excellence by Frost & Sullivan, 2014

  • The Bengaluru and Saharanpur units won the 'Platinum' and 'Gold' awards respectively in the prestigious 'India Manufacturing Excellence Awards' instituted by Frost & Sullivan and The Economic Times, 2014

  • The Munger, Ranjangaon and Bengaluru units won the 'CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management' in 2014

  • The Ranjangaon unit was awarded the 'Suraksha Puraskar (Bronze)' under the manufacturing sector category from the National Safety Council of India, 2014

  • The Saharanpur unit won the first prize from FICCI in the 'Safety Systems Excellence Awards for the manufacturing sector in the 'Large Scale' category, 2014

  • The Kolkata unit received the 'Safety Innovative Award' by the Institute of Engineers (India), 2014

  • The Munger and Ranjangaon units achieved Platinum Rating by the Indian Green Building Council, 2013

  • The Bengaluru unit received the 'Solid Waste Management Award' for effective management of solid waste from Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 2013

  • The Bengaluru unit also received the 'Water Award' for sustainable water management practices from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, 2013

  • The Munger unit received the first prize for Industrial Pollution Control from the Bihar State Pollution Control Board, 2013

  • The Saharanpur unit received the 'Prashansa Patra Award' for industrial safety from the National Safety Council, 2013

  • The Bengaluru, Saharanpur, Kolkata and Ranjangaon units received the British Safety Council's 'Sword of Honour' award, 2012

  • The Munger unit received the 'Shreshta Suraksha Puraskar' from the National Safety Council of India, 2012

  • The Munger unit also received the 'Energy Efficient Unit' award for excellence in energy management from the CII, 2012

  • The Bengaluru unit was conferred the award for 'Industrial Water Efficiency' at the FICCI Water Awards, 2012

  • The Bengaluru unit won the Energy Efficient Unit award under CII National Energy Award 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit won the Energy Conservation Initiative Award by the Centre for Sustainable Development, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit won the Innovative Rainwater Harvesting Project in the National Awards for Excellence in Water Management by CII, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit received the 'Unnatha Suraksha Puraskara' by the National Safety Council, Karnataka Chapter, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit won the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited award for Achievements in Energy Conservation, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit also won the Certificate of Appreciation under CII Southern Region Excellence Award in Environment, Health & Safety, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit won the Energy Efficient Unit under the CII National Energy Award 2010, the Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council, the Most Innovative Environment Project Award and the Most Useful Environment Project Award under the CII Environmental Best Practices Awards, 2011

  • The Bengaluru unit received the Best Fuel-Efficient Industrial Boiler Award from the Karnataka State Safety Institute, 2011

  • The Kidderpore and Munger units won the Water Efficient Unit Award and the at the CII National Award for Excellence in Water Management, 2011

  • The Kidderpore unit won the Water Efficient Unit Award under the CII National Awards for Excellence in Water Management, 2011

  • The Kidderpore unit received the Certificate of Appreciation under CII Eastern Region Safety, Health and Environment Award, 2011

  • The Munger unit was awarded the 'Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar' from the National Safety Council of India under the Safety Award Scheme, 2010

  • The Munger unit won the Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council

  • The Munger unit received a Certificate of Appreciation at the CII Eastern Region Energy Conservation Award, 2010

  • The Munger unit won the Energy Efficient Unit award under the CII National Energy Award, 2010

  • The Munger unit was awarded the 'Prashansa Patra' Safety Award under the National Safety Council of India Safety Award Scheme, 2009

  • The Saharanpur unit won the 'CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management' and the 'CII National Award for Excellence in Water Management', 2009

  • The Munger unit was awarded the 1st prize for outstanding performance by CII Eastern Region for Safety, Health Environment for 2009-10, as well as the first prize for outstanding performance by CII Eastern Region for Energy Conservation for 2009-10

  • The Kidderpore unit received the CII Region SHE Award, 2009-10

  • The Bengaluru unit was also given the Safety award for 'Best Boiler' by the Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Karnataka, 2009

  • The Saharanpur unit was given the 'National Award for Excellence in Energy Management and the Munger unit the 'National Award for Excellence in Water Management by the CII, 2008

  • The Munger unit won the CII Eastern Region Energy Conservation Award and the CII Eastern Region Safety, Health and Environment Award, 2008

  • The Munger, Saharanpur and Bengaluru units won the Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health and Safety, 2008

  • The Kidderpore and Saharanpur units won the Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award, 2008

  • The Kidderpore unit was awarded the 'Prashansa Patra' Award by the National Safety Council

  • The Kidderpore unit won the CII Eastern Region Safety, Health and Environment Award, 2008