Godrej Industries Chairman and Managing Director, Nadir Godrej has been bestowed with the ‘Exemplary Industrialist of the Nation’ award at the Sashakt Bharat 2022 for his outstanding contributions to the Indian industry and his role in bringing pride to the nation.
The Board of Guest Editors selected Mr. Godrej as the winner of this award in recognition of his achievements as a conscientious, well-respected, and prosperous industrialist. He was awarded at coffee table book launch ceremony at the Sashakt Bharat 2022, an initiative by Abhyudaya Vatsyalam for honoring the glorious story of India’s development and the stellar personalities associated.
Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej Industries, Nadir Godrej, expressed his appreciation for this honor, and said “It is indeed an honor to receive this prestigious award. I believe, we at Godrej are privileged to be part of our country’s growth journey by being able to serve our nation through our innovative products and solutions. I wish to thank the esteemed Board of Guest Editors for this recognition”
The launch ceremony witnessed the presence of Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development as the Chief Guest. Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman of the HDFC Group, was also guest of honor along with Mr. Nadir Godrej.
The Board of Guest Editors for this year's list includes Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman of Shailesh Haribhakti and Associates, Mr. G. N Bajpai, Former Chairman, SEBI and LIC, Mr. Pradip Shah, Chairman of IndAsia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Mrs. Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson of EdelGive Foundation, Navneet Munot, MD & CEO of HDFC Mutual Fund, Mr. Abhay Tewari, MD & CEO of SUD Life Insurance Co Limited, Mr. Ravi Doshi, Director of Oswal Industries Limited, Mr. Sharad Mathur, MD & CEO of Universal Sompo General Insurance among others.
About Godrej Industries
Godrej Industries (Chemicals) is one of the oldest businesses of the Godrej Group and is in the business of manufacturing oleochemicals in India since 1963. Today, we are one of India’s leading oleochemicals players and manufacture and market over 100 chemicals for use in more than 24 applications. We are expanding our reach globally and our products are exported to over 80 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in India at Valia in Gujarat and Ambernath in Maharashtra.
Over the last decade, we have diversified our product portfolio to include value added specialty products. We are constantly looking for new ways to collaborate and learn from partners across the globe. At the same time, we are also investing significantly in Research and Development to enhance our capabilities and grow our product portfolio. We recently set up a Research and Development centre at Ambernath and a pilot plant at Valia to develop our new range of products. We have also formed a Technology Excellence Group to build on our technical capabilities and cross-pollinate best practices between our factories.
As a part of Godrej Good & Green, we are deeply committed to building a more inclusive and Greener India. In line with this, we are making sustainability a key part of our manufacturing process and value chain and have set ourselves targets for 2020. Our relentless focus on energy conservation has been consistently recognised by several industry bodies such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indian Chemical Council (ICC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).