ITC: Creating 6 Million Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Environment

    Carbon Positive: 11 consecutive years

    Water Positive: 14 years in a row

    Solid Waste Recycling Positive: For the last 9 years

    Soil & Moisture conservation provided to nearly 2,60,000 hectares

    ITC's Watershed Development Programme, designed to assist farmers in identified moisture-stressed areas, increased by an additional 58,864 hectares in 2015-16.

    Increasing Renewable Energy Portfolio

    Over 47% of ITC's total energy requirements was met from carbon neutral sources such as biomass, wind and solar.

    Greenest Luxury Hotel Chain

    All ITC's premium luxury Hotels are LEED® Platinum certified.

    Over 2,25,000 hectares greened

    Out of this, ITC's Social Forestry Programme cumulatively covers 87,674 hectares in 4,533 villages, impacting over 85,700 poor households.

    Well-being Out of Waste (WOW)

    The 'Well-being Out of Waste' initiative inculcates the habit of source segregation and recycling. The initiative currently extends to 400 municipal wards of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and several towns of Telangana.

  • Economic

    ITC has created multiple drivers of growth by developing a portfolio of world-class Indian businesses.

    Diversified multi-business conglomerate spanning FMCG, Hotels, Paperboards & Packaging, Agri Business and Information Technology.

    Vibrant portfolio of world-class Indian brands.

    Over the last twenty years:

    • Revenue has grown tenfold.
    • Profit Before Tax has grown 33 times.
    • Total Shareholder Returns has grown at a compound annual rate of 23.3%.
    • Market capitalisation: $ 42 billion.
    • Turnover: Nearly $ 8 billion.
    • ITC Group provides direct employment to more than 32,000 people.
  • Social

    ITC's Social Investments Programme is spread over 26 states covering 166 districts.

    Primary Education Initiative: Benefitting over 4,60,000 children
    • During 2015-16, 45,823 children were covered under this initiative comprising 'Read India Plus' programme and 176 Supplementary Learning Centres to mainstream out-of-school children into regular schools. Till date, the total number of children benefitted has crossed 4,60,000.
    ITC e-Choupal: Empowering 4 million farmers
    • ITC's globally acknowledged e-Choupal initiative is the world's largest rural digital infrastructure benefitting over 4 million farmers.
    Over 50,000 sustainable livelihoods for rural women
    • The programme aims at economic mainstreaming of rural women including the ultra-poor by enabling them to earn independent incomes. These women were gainfully employed either through micro-enterprises or assisted with loans to pursue income generating activities.
    Animal husbandry services for over 13,00,000 milch animals
    • The programme for genetic improvement of cattle through artificial insemination to produce high-yielding crossbred progenies is implemented through 238 Cattle Development Centres covering over 10,000 villages.
    Afforestation programme generates over 100 million person-days of employment ITC's bio-diversity programme now covers nearly 4,000 hectares
    • The objective is to protect native flora and fauna and providing other eco-system services.
    ITC's Vocational Training programme - Training over 31,000 youth
    • This programme played an active role in building and upgrading skills of marginalised youth to better meet the emerging needs of the job market.