ICC ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTED for the year 2010
Posted On : 7th November 2011

ICC Annual Awards Presentation Function for the year 2010 was held in Mumbai on 21 October2011. Mr. K. Jose Cyriac, Secretary, DCPC, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India was the Chief Guest and Mr. Peter Beckingham, British Dy. High commissioner, Mumbai was the Guest of Honour. More than 150 delegates attended the function which included Entrepreneurs, CEO's, Senior Executives, leading scientists, executives of chemical companies and many others.

ICC, every year (since 1964) invites nominations for the Awards which are scrutinized by Awards Selection Committee, consisting of representatives of academia and industry. CEOs of the companies are also invited for discussions with members of the Awards Selection Committee and wherever necessary site visits are also carried out. These Awards are well recognized in Indian chemical industry.

Mr. R. Parthasarathy, President, ICC welcomed the gathering and introduced Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.


Mr. Parthasarathy in his welcome address said that chemical industry in India is now on recovery path after recession which affected the global chemical industry during the last 2-3 years. He said that knowledge chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, paints etc. have shown very good results registering growth of more than 10%. He further said that in his views, there is failure on the part of all the stakeholders in pushing rural economy and immediate need is to take steps for improving living standards and purchasing power of rural folk.

He said that ICC is always receiving full support from the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers in its various activities such as awareness for Chemical Weapons Convention, Montreal Protocol and various other international treaties, etc.

Mr. K. Jose Cyriac, Secretary, DCPC, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India complimented award winners and especially stalwarts who have served the industry for more than 50 years. He also complimented ICC for bringing out excellent supplement which covers most of the important areas such as Innovation, Energy Conservation, Safety, Health & Environment, Water Management, Social Responsibility etc. for which awards are presented. He raised the issue of innovation and pointed out that performance of the Indian industry on the innovation front when compared with other leading global countries such as USA, China, Japan and Korea, is much to be desired. In fact number of patents filed every year by USA and China are far more than what India files.

He also referred to the award for corporate social responsibility and complimented the winners for their proactive role in serving the society. He said that although chemical industry contributes immensely for manufacturing of products which are used by common man, the industry is not receiving the proper appreciation which it so richly deserves. In this context, he highlighted joint efforts made by the Ministry and ICC in preparing short film which will be telecasted on various national channels. This film will highlight contribution of chemicals in various products which are used by mankind in day to day life.

He gave assurance to the industry that Ministry will continue to help the industry for improving its competitiveness.

Mr. Peter Beckingham, British Dy. High commissioner, Mumbai in his speech highlighted close linkages between chemical industry in UK and India. He referred to the investments made by TATA Chemicals, Reliance And United Phosphorus Ltd and others. The experience of these companies has been very satisfactory. He invited Indian companies to invest in UK for mutual benefits.

Mr. Y. M. Kothari, Vice President, ICC in his speech responded to the comments made by Secretary - Chemicals regarding innovation. He said that each company undertakes R&D in their plant and requested the Government to create a model for funding R&D projects. He assured the Ministry that ICC will be happy to provide necessary inputs to the Government.

ICC's new Members Directory was released at the hands of Mr. K. Jose Cyriac, Secretary, DCPC. Members Directory contains information about member-companies including products manufacturers, contact details etc.

Mr. H. S. Karangle, Director General, ICC proposed Vote of Thanks. He specially thanked the Ministry for its support for various activities of ICC and for preparing short film and also for preparing CD, highlighting professional careers available in chemical industry, to be distributed to the students.


Awards were presented to following companies for excellence in performance during the year 2010:

ICC ACHARYA P. C. RAY AWARD
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY

Conferred on

HPL ADDITIVES LIMITED
I T A T I O N

HPL Additives Limited, New Delhi has successfully developed and commercialized technologies for the manufacture of KINOX 30 (1,3,5-Trimethyl-2,4,6-tris(3,5-di-tert.butyl-4-hydroxybenzyl) benzene and KINOX 24 (2,3-bis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl-propionyl) propionohydrazide.

KINOX 30 is a high performance phenolic primary antioxidant for stabilisation of polymers. KINOX 30 provides excellent antioxidant performance and thermal stability to polyolefin's (PE & PP) engineering plastics such as Styrene, Linear Polyesters, Polyamides etc. It also improves processing stability and long term heat stability. The process developed produces high purity product (99.0% plus), use of selective solvent to get free flowing product, recycle of solvents after distillation and use of selective catalyst.

KINOX 24 is highly effective in hindering the harmful effect of copper conductors upon Polypropylene, high and low density Polyethylene and some thermoplastic elastomers used as primary insulation in wire and cable applications. The process produces high yield of the product, high purity of the product and recycle of solvents after distillation.

The Company has developed and commercialized these technologies through their own R&D work and are the only producers of the above antioxidants in the country.

In recognition of the novel technologies developed by the company, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Acharya P.C. Ray Award for Development of Indigenous Technology for the year 2010 on HPL ADDITIVES LIMITED, New Delhi.

I.C.C. AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT

Conferred on
ESSAR OIL LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Essar Oil Limited (EOL), part of Essar Energy, belongs to the Essar Group, a multinational business house, with business portfolios in Steel, Oil & Gas, Power, Communications, Shipping-Ports & Logistics and Projects. EOL's 14 MMTPA refinery in Vadinar, Jamnagar in Gujarat, which was commissioned in 2006 and is now being expanded to 20 MMTPA.

EOL has integrated ISO systems like ISO 9001, ISO-14001, OHSAS 18001, RC-14001. The company is also a signatory to the Responsible Care Initiative promoted by ICC. Well established and implemented HSE Policy and systems enables the company to develop a safety culture and meet the standards, for liquid and gaseous effluents discharged from its plants as prescribed by regulatory agencies. It has incorporated measures in the plant design itself to eliminate safety and environmental hazards. The accident frequency rate and severity rate per million man hours for the year 2008-09 & 2009-10 and 2010-11 was zero.The refinery has achieved 20.5+ million man-hours of safe operations without a lost time incident.

EOL regularly undertakes Environmental Monitoring and has taken noteworthy steps to develop Process Safety Management (PSM). All near-misses / environment deviation / incidents / accidents are analyzed to identify the root cause. The result of the root cause analysis is shared with all the employees. On-site and Off-site Emergency Plans are in place with periodic emergency mock drills carried out after considering all worst case scenarios. The leadership and the employees are engaged in safety and sustainability and there is review of the SHE performance at all levels right up to the board level. EOL is a recipient of several national and international SHE awards from ICC, CII, NSC-USA, NSC India, British Safety Council 5 Star and Sword of Honour for the Marine Oil Terminal. In order to restore native ecosystem EOL has voluntarily initiated mangrove afforestation in Vadinar-Salaya belt.

In recognition of the above, the Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Excellence in Management of Health / Safety / Environment for the year 2010 on ESSAR OIL LIMITED, Vadinar, Gujarat.

I.C.C. AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT
Conferred on

INDIAN ADDITIVES LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Indian Additives Limited, was established in the year 1992. It is a joint sector Company between Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Chevron Oronite Company LLC. The Company manufactures and markets different kind of lubricating oil additives.
Indian Additives follows Chevron Operational Excellence procedure in the field of Health, Safety and Environment. The Company has implemented Zero Liquid Discharge Systems and it is using treated water for Fire Fighting purpose, Gardening and plant washing. Stack monitoring is done as online and connected to Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board "Care air Centre" for their 24x7 monitoring. Further VOC monitoring and process emissions monitoring equipments are also connected to Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board "Care air Centre" for their 24x7 monitoring. All the hazardous wastes are being disposed to the Authorised Recycler and a monthly report is submitted to Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board. Environmental management programs based on ISO 14001 systems are being carried out and monitored. Monthly HSE meetings are held and chaired by MD. It is using GPS on trucks / tankers and heavy focus is on transportation. The Company has good system of incident investigation.

In recognition of the above, the Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Excellence in Management of Health / Safety / Environment for the year 2010 on INDIAN ADDITIVES LIMITED, Chennai.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY
CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

Conferred on
DEEPAK FERTILISERS AND PETROCHEMICALS
CORPORATION LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. has its manufacturing facilities at Taloja, Raigad District, Maharashtra. The company manufactures Anhydrous Liquid Ammonia, Methanol, Nitric Acid, Liquid Carbon dioxide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Complex Fertilizer, Ammonia Nitrate, etc.
The company has an energy policy which reflects top management's commitment towards energy conservation. The Company has set up dedicated energy cell which includes four BEE certified energy managers. This energy cell is committed to creating awareness for energy conservation, generating and evaluating ideas, implementation of feasible energy conservation schemes and evaluating the benefit of schemes. The company has set up an Energy Management System which requires daily monitoring of the plant to identify the loss point for energy and productivity. It evaluates energy usage on a monthly basis and complies with the Energy Conservation Act. Some of the schemes which have been implemented include LP flash column in CO2 removal section of Ammonia plant, Magnetic Resonator on Fuel line of Boiler - A&D, VFD Installation for IPA plant cooling tower fan motor, etc.
During the year 2009-10, eight energy saving schemes were successfully implemented, by which 33.35 laks KWH electrical energy and 14092.27 Gcal/year thermal energy was saved. The company has also installed windmill in Nadurbar district of Maharashtra to generate power from renewable energy source.
In recognition of the above Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management for the year 2010 on DEEPAK FERTILISERS & PETROCHEMICALS CORPORATION LIMITED, Taloja, Maharashtra.

 

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Conferred on
THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Thirumalai Chemicals Limited is a public limited Company and manufactures Phthalic Anhydride, Fumaric Acid and Malic Acid. The Company's manufacturing facility is located at SIPCOT Industrial Complex, Ranipet, Vellore Dist., Tamilnadu in an area known for water scarcity.
The Company has 5 types of water circuits with varying quality: Raw Water, Demineralised Water, Soft Water, Cooling Water, and Industrial Effluent. Apart from this, Company also has closed circuits of Chilled Water and DG Cooling Water. An integrated approach of water management is practiced by the Company by separating water from industrial effluent using a multiple effect evaporator. The quality of water meets the requirements of scrubber feed, replacing the use of de-mineralized water. Condensate from all samples points and smaller coolers are collected and polished to the quality of boiler feed. The quality of this polished condensate replaces the use of demineralised water. The quality of specific streams of industrial effluent is monitored; the reuse of the same water for cooling and water sealing replaces fresh raw water. Processing of treated industrial effluent through reverse osmosis and feeding the permeate as cooling and water makeup replaces use of soft water.
Specific consumption of Process water per unit of product output has come down from 8.56 KL during the year 2008-2009 to 7.31 KL during the year 2009-2010.

In recognition of the above, the Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Water Resource Management in Chemical Industry for the year 2010 on THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LIMITED, Ranipet, Tamilnadu.

 

ICC AWARD FOR
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Conferred on
THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Thirumalai Chemicals Limited is a public limited Company involved in the manufacture of Phthalic Anhydride, Fumaric Acid and Malic Acid.

Thirumalai Chemicals considers Corporate Social Responsibility as an important part of its business strategy. It has set up Thirumalai Charity Trust which works on a variety of social causes in the rural areas through an integrated approcach to development and by focussing on women's empowerment - Micro Business Development, Alcoholism Rehabilitation and Education, Evening Learning Centre's, Health Services, Disability Programs in 60 villages of Tamilnadu. It also manages many schools in Tamilnadu. Annual budget of the Trust ranges from `60 - 100 lakhs. A significant portion of the contibution comes from Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd.
In recognition of the above, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Social Responsibility for the year 2010 on THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LIMITED, Ranipet, Tamilnadu.


ICC AWARD FOR
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Conferred on

JUBILANT LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
C I T A T I O N

Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. (formerly Jubilant Organosys Ltd.) is an integrated Pharma and Life Sciences Company. It is the largest Custom Research and Manufacuturing Services (CRMS) company and a leading Drug Discovery and Development Solutions provider of India. The Company has eleven manufacturing facilities of which eight are inIndia and three in North America.
Right from the begining, Jubilant has considered the community around its manufacturing location as an important stakeholder. The company has adopted Globally Harmonized Systesm (GHS) for providing safety information regarding its products and committed to address REACh requirement and Responsible Care. The company is a signatory to Global Compact for Corporate Governance, Organisational Stakeholder of GRI for Sustainability Reporting. Jubiliant's social initiatives are in line with its vision on inclusive growth as welll as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of United Nations. It includes strengthening Basic Healthcare Facilities, Supporting Government Rural Primary Education System, Improving Employability of Youth through Livelihood Generation Program. For achieving these objectives, the Company has set up various committees like Village Education Committee, Gram Swasthya Samiti, Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee for livelihood and Local Advisory Committees. The company is preparing reports on "Sustainability" initiatives by using the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines as the foundation.

In recognition of the above, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC Award for Social Responsibility for the year 2010 on JUBILANT LIFE SCIENCES LTD., Noida, U.P.

Along with corporate awards, 3 awards were presented to outstanding personalities of the industry for their yeoman services, in the field of education & research, industry and entrepreneurship :

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
(Management of Industry)

Conferred on

MR. H. S. KOHLI
Executive Director, Reliance Industries Ltd

C I T A T I O N

Mr. H. S. Kohli is an Executive Director of Reliance Industries Limited. He has been on the Board of Reliance for more than 10 years and has been instrumental in winning over 160 National / International (Asia / Americas / Europe) awards in the areas of Corporate Governance Excellence, Operational Management, HSEF, Energy Excellence, Innovation Excellence, Corporate Sustainability, CSR and HR / Training Excellence. The most notable amongst them being: Deming,EFQM 5 Star Recognition and Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame Award, thereby becoming the only company in Chemical Industry Worldwide to have the distinction of winning all three of them. Also the first in Asia / India to have won the DEMING / EFQM 5 STARin Chemical Industry.
Mr. Kohli, after his college and university education he has served several sectors of the Indian Industry including power, steel, chemical and paper industries spanning over 50 years in his professional career. He has the distinction of having served in various Public, Co-operative Companies of the Indian Industry. As a young professional, he was involved in setting up of India's first Heavy Water Plant at Nangal.
His main focus in this career was on design and development of Fertilizer Projects ultimately leading to their construction, maintenance and project management etc. The Government of India selected him for a key leadership role in KRIBHCO, a co-operative sector organisation to set up and operate a large Fertilizer Plant. The plant was completed in a record period without any cost overrun.
In 1991, Mr. Kohli joined Reliance and took up the responsibility of setting up of a World Scale Petrochemical Complex at Hazira. It has resulted in the growth of Petrochemical and Polyester industry in the country. His passion and strong commitment for Business, Management, and Operational Excellence has put this complex on the Global Map. He has guided many scientists in their R&D work. This has led to indigenization of Catalyst for Poly Propylene production and resulted in saving of huge Foreign exchange. He has been instrumental in leading many innovation schemes and motivating the people to innovate.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC D. M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Chemical Industry (Management of Industry) for the year 2010 on MR. H. S. KOHLI,Executive Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.

 

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
(Education & Research)

Conferred on

DR. PAUL RATNASAMY
Ex-Director, National Chemical Laboratory

C I T A T I O N

Dr. Paul Ratnasamy is a former Director of National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune.
Dr. Ratnasamy, a doctorate in catalysis from Loyola College, Madras holds a diploma in Industrial administration and management from the British Institute of commerce. After a brief postdoctoral experience in USA (1967-69) and Belgium (1969-72), he joined the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, in 1972. Thereafter, he joined National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune in 1979 where he started the Catalysis Division in 1980. In the area of applied catalysis, his group at NCL discovered, developed and commercialised TSI zeolites, six catalysts/ catalytic processes in Indian/foreign chemical plants: Xylene isomerisation, production of ethyl benzene from bioethanol (the first plant worldwide), styrene, formaldehyde and hydroisomerisation catalysts. Dr. Ratnasamy has made several contributions to zeolite chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis during the past 40 years. He is the author / co-author of more than 200 original research papers in prestigious journals and holds more than 100 patents including 35 U.S. patents in this field.
Dr. Ratnasamy was the Director of NCL for 7 years during 1995-2002. During 2004- 2009 he was the Indian National Science Academy Ramanujan Research Professor at NCL. During 2009-2011, he was a Professor (Biofuels) at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and team leader (Biofuels) in a DOE project for the production of jet fuels from waste oils/fats. He was a founder-member of the Indian Catalysis Society and Indo-Pacific Catalysis Association (past president).
He is a recipient of CSIR's Bhatnagar Award, VASVIK award, and Bhasin award, He was awarded Padmashree by Government of India in 2001. Besides he has received the International Zeolite Association Award - 2004 for "seminal contributions to invention and innovation in the field of catalysis by zeolites", Highly Cited Author during 2004-2008, of the Journal of Catalysis, TWNSO (a U.N. body) award in "Technology Development", and the Award of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for "Technology Development in the Chemical Industry".
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Chemical Research & Development, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC D.M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Chemical Industry (Education & Research) for the year 2010 on DR. PAUL RATNASAMY, Ex-Director, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

 

ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR

Conferred on

MR. R. D. SHROFF
Chairman & Managing Director
United Phosphorus Limited

C I T A T I O N

Mr. Rajju Devidas Shroff is the Chairman & Managing Director of United Phosphorus Limited which has a turnover of Rs.6000 crores and manufacturing facilities in 16 countries. He is an acknowledged leader of the Chemical and Agrochemical industry.

Mr. Shroff graduated in Chemistry from University of Bombay and completed higher studies in chemical plant design. He also holds a Diploma in Company Management program from Harvard University of USA.

Immediately after completing his studies in Bombay University, he went to UK. He was the first Indian to start and operate a chemical factory in UK in 1956. He got royalty from the UK company for the process.

After coming back to India he started a small scale unit with the name of United Phosphous Limited in the backward area of South Gujarat in 1969. At that time there was no development, no infrastructure, no medical facilities and no good educational institutions in Vapi.

On 26th January, 1972 Mr. Shroff was given the highest Award viz. President's "GOLD SHIELD" for development of technology in India.

In early 1990s, Indian companies were getting foreign collaboration and foreign technology in India, but Mr. Shroff purchased a sick unit manufacturing pesticides in UK and added Indian technological improvement in the existing company.

He is the Chairman of Vapi Waste & Effluent Management Company Limited. Mr. Shroff is also Chairman of Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Limited which has got solid waste site as well as state-of-art incinerator.

DSIR recently recognized his work by giving him an award for R&D in environmental matters.

He was a Founder President of Vapi Industries Association for 8 years which now has more than 800 members. As a business leader he was associated with large number of industrial development organizations. He was on the Board of GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) for six years.

Mr. Shroff has set up two Management Colleges in Vapi town, viz. Rajju Shroff BBA College and GIDC Rajju Shroff ROFEL Institute of Management Studies. He also started "Sandra Shroff Nursing College" which imparts training to nurses. Mr. Shroff is also helping and supporting schools and Balwadis in the surrounding villages of Vapi and Ankleshwar. He has been instrumental in developing Vapi and surrounding area.

Mr. Rajju Shroff is basically a scientist, innovator and a developer not only of technologies but also human beings. He has immense faith not only in the Indian Scientist but also in the simple, industrial workers. He believes that if such people are encouraged, they can move the world and take India to new heights.

In recognition of the above achievements, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer ICC Lifetime Achievement Award for the Entrepreneur for the year 2010 on MR. R. D. SHROFF, Chairman & Managing Director, United Phosphorus Limited.

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