ICC AWARDS FOR 2014 PRESENTED
Posted On : 6th November 2015

The Annual Awards for Excellence for the year 2014, instituted by Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the apex national body representing all sectors of chemical industry in India, were presented to the winners at a mega event organised on 30th September 2015 at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

The glittering event was attended by a galaxy of guests including captains of industry, academia, research institutions, senior officers from government departments apart from other invited dignitaries.

The event commenced with the traditional Welcome address by Mr. Rakesh Bhartia, President of ICC.

Mr. Richard Ridinger, CEO, Lonza Group was the Chief Guest and Mr. Sanjeev Gandhi, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, was the Guest of Honour, Mr. Vijay Sankar, Additional Vice President-ICC introduced the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour to the august audience.


MR. RAKESH BHARTIA, PRESIDENT-ICC PRESENTING A MEMENTO THE THE CHIEF GUEST.


MR. RAVI KAPOOR, VICE PRESIDENT-ICC, PRESENTING A FLOWER BOUQUET TO MR. SANJEEV GANDHI/p>

Mr. Rakesh Bhartia, President-ICC in his welcome speech congratulated all Award Winners and said, "This year the jury had a challenging task of choosing the award winners as we find that more and more companies are raising bars in terms of standards in every sphere of activities. Making a reference to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Mr. Bhartia said, "We are very proud that ISRO successfully launched Mangal Yan this year. It was India's first Inter Planetary Mission. With this achievement India has become the Fourth Space Agency to reach Mars. India is also the first Asian country to do so and First Nation in the world to do so in its first attempt. Now with discovery of water on Mars it would assume India's prominence in accessing this new front.

The reason I made reference to ISRO and Mangal Yan is because ICC stands privileged to have received nomination from Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) for consideration of their achievements for ICC PC Ray Award for The Development of Indigenous Technology. VSCC has embarked upon sustained efforts to indigenise all the vital chemicals and materials needed for their space program in both their in-house facilities as well as in collaboration with National Laboratories. Not only they are innovating and creating technology, taking India right at the forefront of space technology, but also important that they are indigenising and encouraging manufacturing in India. It is moment of great pride and important milestone in the history of ICC that VSSC has chosen to submit nomination in this particular category of award."


MR. VIJAY SANKAR, ADDL VICE PRESISENT-ICC INTRODUCING THE CHIEF GUEST AND GUEST OF HONOUR

Success of an individual or a company is defined by the contribution made and vision outlined by them. In continuing with the tradition of recognising these valuable contributions today, we will be honouring three outstanding personalities for their contribution towards sustainable growth of the Indian Chemical Industry, Mr. Bhartia said.

 

PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:

Mr. Sanjeev Gandhi (Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE), who was the Guest of Honour at the function thanked ICC for being invited to the event. While eulogising ICC's various efforts in promoting Chemical industry in India he assured BASF will continue supporting activities of ICC. He also congratulated all the award winners.

In his address Mr. Gandhi mentioned various challenges that Indian Chemical industry is facing like demand for energy, shortage of food, water; etc. and said that the chemical industry has the potential to overcome these challenges and mentioned that industry is the backbone of the society and its innovative solutions can contribute to overcome the challenges. The industry should have a continuous dialogue with the community and said that the industry needs to demonstrate their continued support to the concept of Responsible Care not only at company's own sites but also insist on the sites of the customers and partners.


MR. SANJEEV GANDHI ADDRESSING THE GATHERING

Mr. Gandhi expressed his happiness that ICC along with few Proactive chemical manufacturing companies have taken steps for safe transportation of Hazardous goods. That is why the Nicer Globe project, an initiative of ICC, receiving world's attention and its aim is to improve transportation and emergency response in this country. Mr. Gandhi noted that this initiative now has support of 12 chemical companies and many transporters and GPS Providers. They integrate on a common platform to maintain the standards of the infrastructure and service for safe and secure transportation of the products in India. He also advised his peers in the industry to join the initiative.

Mr Gandhi hoped that the future innovation will be more collaborative and will develop the situation with sustainability. The next generation of scientific world has very high expectations from the Indian chemical industry. He concluded his speech by once again thanking ICC for playing a pivotal, especially in promoting the objectives of sustainable Chemical Industry in India.

 

LONZA IS THE COMPANY WHICH IS IN THE EDGE BETWEEN THE CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY.

Mr. Richard Ridinger, CEO - Lonza Group, who was the Chief Guest, expressed his happiness for being invited for the ceremony. During the address, he referred the progress NASA has made in launching Curiosity on Mars and proudly informed the audience that Lonza had provided one of the fuels used to bring the shuttle down on the Mars.

Mr. Ridinger touched upon the evolution of Chemistry especially in the Pharma & Drug industry from traditional chemistry to modern chemistry to such an extent that modern chemistry deals with the manipulations in the structures and formulation of the drugs which is the concept known as Mammalian Cell Culture.


MR. RICHARD RIDINGER ADDRESSING THE GATHERING

Recollecting his meeting with the Chairman of Novartis at Basel, Switzerland, Mr. Ridinger said that the chairman of Novartis was not sure whether future in healing diseases is completely dependent on the Biology only and said that chemistry will have a major role to play in future. He also said that it is very difficult to understand about biochemical mechanisms. He said that the next generation will lead to complex synthesis of molecules and chemistry at a very high end has the potential to solve all sorts of problems.

Despite all the incidents took place in the past like Bhopal tragedy, Chemical industry has provided a lot to the world in terms of improving quality of life and is continuously on the verge of progressing. Mr. Ridinger also said that the chemistry should be environmental-friendly and very economical.

With experts and knowledgeable people in this field, the chemical industry should work very hard for the development of the humanity. He appealed all concerned to work continuously and cautiously for improving the image of industry. With respect to Indian chemical industry, Mr. Ridinger highlighted the potential of the Indian chemical industry saying that the same is progressing well as there is lot of talent, lot of young and well educated people to boost the development of the industry.

Mr. Ridinger also said that he is looking for collaborations with the Indian companies and that India can provide many collaborative market opportunities and is progressing well in the pharma sector. Most important thing to note is that India makes affordable drugs, which is a remarkable quality. He congratulated all the award winners and concluded on a note that India is having a very high potential in the chemical and pharma sector and should continue to work hard for the growth of the country as well as the world.

Then the ICC Awards & Citations for 2014 were presented to the Winners by Mr. Richard Ridinger to the winners.

 

THE AWARDS & WINNERS:


AWARDS ON DISPLAY

 

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

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, the mother-centre of Indian Space ResearchOrganisation (ISRO) under the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India, is the pioneers in space transportation systems, research and development activities including launch vehicle projects of ISRO. The operational space transportation systems such asPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) are strategic assets which provide self-reliance in access to space.

The complexities and varieties of materials used in space technology are enormous and overwhelming. Chemicals, propellants, polymersand composites contribute significantly to the total mass of launch vehicles. The need to achieveself-reliance in this vital area is important to ensure cost effectiveness in realizing launch vehicle systems. VSSC has embarked upon a sustained effort to indigenise all the vital chemicals and materials needed for space program both through facilities established in-house as well as in collaboration with industries and national laboratories. These efforts have resulted in induction of broad spectrum of chemicals in our launch vehicles and satellites.

Major indigenization efforts in the chemicals &materials area in the last three years have resulted in the induction of unsupported epoxy film adhesive, flame-proof coatings, pressure bladder for flight suit, portable fuel cell systems, medium density ablatives, cryogenic insulation, polyimide pipe lines, rechargeable lithium-ion cells, carbon/carbon composites and silicon carbide coatings. These developments have not only resulted in self-reliance but also considerable savings in foreign exchange.

 

EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram: VSSC has always relied on the technology transfer and industrial collaboration for large scale production of chemicals and materials for Indian space program. Over the years ISRO has made more than Rs. 5000 crore investment in industries for production of space related materials. Nearly 70% of ISRO's annual budget is spent in industry for the realization of materials and hardware.

Recently VSSC has collaborated with M/s. Travancore Cochin Chemicals (TCC) Ltd., Kochi, for establishing a chemical plant for the indigenous production of sodium chlorate with a capacity of 1800tonnes per annum. Sodium chlorate is an important raw material required for the production of solid propellants for our launch vehicles. VSSC was responsible for the detailed process finalization, plant engineering as well as commissioning and qualification of sodium chlorate plant. With the indigenization of sodium chlorate, VSSC has achieved total self-reliance in the area of solid propellants. VSSC in association with the Centre for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-MET), Hyderabad has established a chemical plant for the separation of hafnium from zirconium scrub raffinate. Hafnium, is an important alloying element for super alloys. The establishment of Hafnium sponge production facility is a major step-forward in the indigenous production of super alloys required for high temperature applications. VSSC was responsible for the detailed process finalization, plant engineering as well as commissioning of this plant which is the state of the art facility with zero effluent discharge.


A SECTION OF THE GATHERING

 

EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT

Thirumalai Chemical Ltd (TCL) is a listed company started with production of Phthalic Anhydride in 1976. The company also manufactures Maleic Anhydride, and various Fine Chemicals and Derivatives. TCL practices a comprehensive and integrated system of Safety, Health and Environment management, and has developed a transparent culture of rigorous practice, evaluation, continuous improvement and review.

TCL takes great pride that it has been environmentally conscious and compliant from inception. TCL is unique in that it recovers and converts its effluents to valuable specialities products that are exported to over 40 countries. Ninety percent of TCL's energy consumption is from waste heat recovery through processes and systems developed in-house. These initiatives were started long before the enactment of Environment Protection Act in India.

Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (HWPM), Department of Atomic Energy, is a Central Government organization established in the year 1990-91. It is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certified organization. Heavy Water Plant is a Responsible Care Committed Company. The plant is designed to produce 260 Te/yr of nuclear grade Heavy Water in two streams. The process involves isotopic exchange reaction between H2S and H2O followed by vacuum distillation. The dynamic inventory of H2S is about 400 tons.

HWPM has developed an in-house 'Flue Gas Conditioning Technology' for reducing SPM levels. The technology has been patented. It has successfully implemented 'Zero Liquid Discharge'. It follows 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) strategy. It has achieved 1856 days of work without any reportable injury. No occupational health related diseases are reported in the plant since inception. The company complies with all the statutory requirements of State Pollution Control Boards, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Chief Controllers of Explosives, Inspectorate of Boilers, etc.
The Plant has set up a H2S monitoring system in both on-site and off-site areas with audiovisual alarm facilities and has closed vent and drain systems to avoid excursion of H2S into the atmosphere. It has a full-fledged effluent treatment facility.

 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

Chemplast Sanmar is the flagship company of The Sanmar Group and is a major manufacturer of PVC Resins, Caustic Soda, Chlorinated Solvents, Refrigerant Gas and Industrial Salt. Chemplast Sanmar's aggregate capacity of 3,66,000 tons makes it one of the largest PVC players in India. The Chlorochemicals division of Chemplast, a result of backward integration by the Group, manufactures a wide range of products using a highly integrated manufacturing process. These downstream products are either chlorine derivatives or chlorine users in the production process.
The company is carrying out environmental surveillance study involving air, water and soil of surrounding areas (around 5 km radius). The company has online monitors involving various pollution control parameters in air which are linked to Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Care Air Center. Periodic safety related training is given to all regular and contract employees.

 

EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

Godrej Industries Limited (GIL) is India's leading manufacturer of Oleo chemicals and makes more than a hundred chemicals for use across industries. Employee engagement is a key factor in driving sustainability at Godrej. The Good & Green Teams at various factories are responsible in mobilizing employees to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment. Employees learn about sustainability goals and adopt green behaviours in the form of education, communication, activities and recognition. Every year, World environment day, Energy Conservation Week, Water Day, Earth Day etc.; are celebrated with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. "Tree plantation drive", "Environment Quiz", "Posters and Slogans Competitions" etc. help to engage the employees and increase the awareness at various levels on Green front.

GIL's Environmental Sustainability goals are to "achieve zero waste to landfill, carbon neutrality, and a positive water balance status; also, reducing specific energy consumption by 30% and increase renewable energy utilization. As part of this, all Manufacturing facilities of Godrej, have been adopting conservation measures and latest technologies for efficient energy and water use, as to eliminate wastages wherever possible. Use of fossil fuels has been reduced by introducing renewable energy technologies such as Biomass, Biogas and Solar etc. At the Valia factory, Specific Energy has been reduced by 16% and CO2 emissions have been reduced by about 20% through various innovations.

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Jamnagar Refinery is highly focused on 'Energy Conservation'. RIL regularly benchmarks its energy performance levels to global standards and consistently works towards further improving efficiencies. The company regularly participates in benchmarking studies carried out by world renowned international major like Solomon Associates, USA. It has topped the list of all global companies and has been rated as 'Best in Class' on energy performance. At RIL a detailed review is made of the ongoing and planned projects with emphasis on energy performance. Energy performance is monitored by each Department and the Central Energy Group.

Energy Cell at RIL carries the awareness drive on energy conservation by delivering the lectures / presentations at Learning Center for all the disciplines, arranging brainstorming sessions for generating energy conservation ideas. Some of the salient features of monitoring process are daily flare monitoring, daily fuel and loss analysis, monthly monitoring of unit wise energy index, pinch study for all units by using 'Third Party' software, regular steam trap audits, daily hydrocarbon accounting, etc. During the last 3 years 74 major energy conservation projects were implemented.

Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (HWPM), is Asia's largest producer of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water. It contributes to 45% of Heavy Water Board's (HWB's) production of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water and forms around 26% of HWB's operational budget. It has increased its capacity from 185 TPA to 260 TPA by using various energy performance improvement measures and upkeep of the plant.

Production of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water is a highly energy intensive process. HWPM is continuously striving to improve its energy performance. Specific energy consumption for Nuclear Grade Heavy Water production has come down to almost 50% of that in 1997-98. During the year 2014-15 specific energy consumption was reduced by 4% from that in the year 2013-14.

National Peroxide Limited (NPL) is a public limited company established in the year 1954 manufacturing mainly hydrogen peroxide. NPL is also a Responsible Care Committed Company. The company has a well developed energy planning process as per ISO 50001 which is reflected in to energy performance improvement.

During the year 2011-12 and 2013-14 the company has incurred an expenditure of over Rs. 75 lakhs towards energy performance improvement. During the last 3 years the company has installed new energy efficient cooling tower, cooling fans, fan motors and VFD units. It has also installed new energy efficient instrument air compressor with VFD units which uses a novel air drying system. As a result of sustained energy conservation efforts the specific power consumption for 2013-14 was ~ 3 % less than that in 2012-13.

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers Ltd, Thal Unit, is a Miniratna Public Sector Undertaking of Government of India which started commercial production in 1985. RCF is one of the largest producers of Urea in India with manufacturing sites at Mumbai and Thal. Thal Unit achieved the highest Urea production of 2178010 MT with lowest specific energy consumption of 5.869 Gcal/MT of Urea during 2014-2015. It also achieved the highest Ammonia production of 1339430 MT with lowest specific energy consumption of 8.24 Gcal/MT of Ammonia.

The company has an exclusive Energy Conservation Cell which is headed by an Executive Director. The cell has also a designated Energy Manager, certified Energy Managers and 23 certified Energy Auditors. Energy Cell conducts a bi-monthly review meeting.

 

WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Atul Limited (Aromatics Div), Ankleshwar is a public limited company and is a Responsible Care Committed Company. Atul is the largest manufacturer of p-Cresol, p-Anisic Aldehyde and p-Anisyl Alcohol in the world and enjoys about 30% of market share in all the above three products. It manufactures p-Cresol through in-house developed technology. As a part of its water resource management, one state-of-the art RO plant was successfully commissioned in December2013 and is being operated since then to recover and recycle water from treated waste water. This has led to complete stoppage of waste water discharge in the common effluent pipeline. The site is thus a Zero Liquid Discharge one even though business has increased three folds over the past 3 years. This has led to the reduction of fresh water intake from 1550 KL per day in 2012-13 to 1050 KL per day in 2014-2015.

Ultramarine & Pigments Ltd., manufactures Inorganic Pigments and Anionic Synthetic Surfactants. Company's water consumption at site was reduced from 210 KLD in 2000 to 153 KLD during 2014 by adopting the following strategies:

  • Water Efficient Process (achieved 20% less water consumption in the process)
  • Efficient Operations to Conserve Water (90-92% of permeate water generated for reuse)
  • Reducing Water at the source itself,
  • Maximum recycle and use of re-generated water (Generating 90% of recovered water for reuse leading to only 10% of water loss)
  • Conserving water in domestic activities and using efficient irrigation systems in gardening
  • Spreading awareness amongst employees and using administrative control for water conservation
  • Collecting and using rainwater effectively.

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT:

Chemplast Sanmar Limited is a major manufacturer of PVC resins, Caustic Soda, Chlorinated Solvents, Refrigerant gas and Industrial Salt. Chemlast Sanmar is a Responsible Care Committed Company

The Company's Vision and Policy is "Not to extract ground water for operation of the plant".

Efficient usage of water has reduced water usage from 5 KL/MT of PVC resin produced (as prescribed by the technology provider) to 4.5 KL/MT of PVC resin produced. The effective utilization of water has reduced the water consumption in the plant by 119000 KI per annum for production of 239000 Mt of PVC resin for the year 2013-14.

The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd. started its first plant to manufacture Sulfuric Acid in 1919 and shifted to manufacture of commodity and speciality chemicals (Sulphuric Acid, Oleum 23%, Oleum 65%, Liquid SO3 (stabilized), Chlorosulphonic Acid, Speciality Chemicals Benzene Sulphonyl Chloride, Sodium Vinyl Sulphonate, Diphenyl Sulphones, Diethyl Sulphate, Phenol Sulphonic Acid).

DMCC is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The company has carried out several measures for reducing water consumption by:

  • Process Improvement e.g. Benzene Sulfonyl Chloride manufacturing process was reviewed and modified to reduce 5m3 / day of wash water
  • Process Modification e.g. Diphenyl Sulfones a byproduct of Benzene Sulfonyl Chloride) was being washed with 10 M3/day wash water. The process was modified to eliminate washing
  • Recyle of Water : In the Sodium Vinyl Sulfonate process part of the cake wash water (1m3 / day) was recycled back in to the process
  • Proper Monitoring and education of employees


ANOTHER VIEW OF THE GUESTS

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Essar Oil Limited is an integrated oil and gas company spanning the entire value chain from deep within the earth all the way up to the end customer.

Essar Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Essar committed to making positive impact in communities across more than 500 villages of India. The Foundation facilitates development initiatives in line with provisions under the Companies' Act, 2013, and is an entity specially created to professionally undertake CSR initiatives around Essar's facilities. The Foundation teams work consultatively collaborating with multiple stakeholders and aspire towards creating lasting impacts, organically leading to sustainability. In Vadinar, Essar Foundation is actively facilitating development interventions across 17 villages under the aegis of Essar Oil.

Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture of Specialty Chemicals in India. The company has been engaged in several Corporate Social Responsibility activities primarily near its sites and also near the Headquarters in Mumbai. Its CSR activities majorly focus on Healthcare, Education, Community Welfare, Vocational Skill Building and Environment Protection. Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. is a Responsible Care Committed Company and is allowed to use the RC Logo by ICC. 

Amongst other CSR activities, the Company is also associated with Vatsalya Foundation, a home for street boys. It has supported their nutrition and education. It has also associated with Ma Niketan, a home for orphan girl children. Some of its employees are participating in the activities of Jidd School, a school for the mentally challenged children based in Thane. The company has also supported an NGO involved in developing vocational skills for the youth by providing laboratory equipment.

Huntsman International India Pvt. Ltd., engaged in the manufacture of Dyes and Intermediates at its Vadodara plant. Huntsman is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The Company's Corporate Social Responsibility programme involves helping local communities through education and health. It has focussed on children and adolescence in order to build a better future for them. Its Joyful Learning initiative is known as 'Anandi'. It has directly benefited approx. 2000 school children, more than 200 adolescents from rural communities in Gujarat, More than 32 workers from 19 Anganwadis, 4 Primary schools and 1 High school have participated in the Anandi initiative along with many parents.

 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. is a leading material science company in India that has continually made an effort to use chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to develop solutions to India's most challenging problems.

The core principles of CSR activities for Dow India are:

  • Invest time and money in projects that create long-term benefits
  • Fund sustainable projects where its technology can be used effectively
  • Engage employees and create opportunities for people to contribute to the communities

In line with these principles, Dow India has nurtured 4 marquee CSR project like Jaipur Foot; Multiply the Message; Habitat for Humanity, Dow-Agastya Mobile Science Lab.

In partnership with Pinnacle Industries and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Dow India developed and delivered prosthetic limbs made from PU material that were more robust, light-weight and flexible

Dow India, in partnership with the NGO Trailblazer Foundation, reaches out to over 500 science teachers every year, specifically in government-run schools, to give them means and knowledge to impart environment education better to the children in classrooms.

As a partner to Habitat for Humanity, Dow India helps build affordable homes in rural communities since 2006.

In collaboration with NGO partner Agastya, in 2015 Dow India launched the initiative of mobile science lab with easy, affordable scientific models and experiments aimed to help children understand and apply basic concepts of science, while piquing their curiosity and logical thought.

 

ICC D.M. TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
(FOR MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRY)

Dr. Joerg Strassburger  is Founder and CEO of Go East Advisors. Go East Advisors having its offices in Germany and India. The company is supporting European chemical companies in their business development in Asia with a strong focus on the Indian market. Besides strategy development and implementation to achieve stronger business growth in India, he and his partner want to put India as a sourcing market in a more prominent position.

In his new role, Dr. Strassburger is not only putting India as a chemical investment destination in the minds of European investors, but is also working on establishing stronger ties between ICC and the German Chemical Association VCI.

Dr. Strassburger was a very active member of Responsible Care Apex Group of Indian Chemical Council during the year 2012-13. As the Managing Director of Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd., he very actively participated in the activities of Indian Chemical Council. As a member of ICC delegation, he participated in various interactions with Government officials regarding concerns of Indian chemical industry.

 

(FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH)

Prof. M. S. Ananth is an alumnus of Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai where he completed his Bachelor's in Chemical engineering with a gold medal. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering in the area of Molecular Thermodynamics from the University of Florida, USA in 1972 and joined IIT Madras as a faculty member in the same year. He held various senior positions and served as Director of IITM from Dec 2001 to July 2011. He was one of the key persons associated with the preparation of The Strategic Plan of IITM - Vision 2010. He supervised the implementation of all the aspects of the Plan by December 2010. Prof. Ananth was a Visiting Professor in IIT Kanpur, Princeton University and University of Colorado (USA) and RWTH, Aachen (Germany) and a Visiting Scientist in Aspen Tech and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA).

He conceived and set up the IITM Research Park, the first University-based Research Park in India. This Research Park is designed to promote innovation and enterprise, increase industry-institute interaction by an order of magnitude and incubate start-ups. IITM Research Park's collaborative environment is a fertile ground for cutting edge use-inspired research. As of 2011, IITMRP housed R&D of 40 companies and research labs as well as 20 incubatees.

He is the architect and the first national coordinator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). NPTEL has so far created over 800 video and web courses for free use by all the engineering colleges in the country. It is the largest collection of open online courses in engineering education in the world.

 

ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr. Kishore V. Mariwala, is a Chemical Engineer by profession, having obtained his B.Chem.Engg. from UDCT (now known as ICT), Mumbai and Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

His entire professional career has been with the group of companies, which were started by the Mariwala family. His experience has spanned Operations Management, Research Management, and strategic planning and overall management. His special interests have been processing of Vegetable oils, Oleochemicals, Speciality and Performance Chemicals, Perfumery Chemicals, Spice extracts and Natural Food Colours.

He has been very actively associated with a number of professional, academic and research organizations. He was a Visiting Professor at the University Department of Chemical Technology (ICT), Bombay. He was also a member of the Research Councils of National Chemical Laboratory and Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute.

He has been a very active member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chemical Council (formerly Indian Chemical Manufacturer's Association) for a number of years, has served on various expert Committees of the Council. He was the Chairman of Western Region of ICC from 87-88 & 88-89 and President of ICC from 92-93 & 93-94. During his tenure as the President, he established close relations of the Council with Ministry of Chemicals in Central Government as well as with CSIR and academic institutions.

He was the President of Oil Technologists' Association (Western Region) for the year 1991-92 and 1992-93, Member of the Development Council for Soaps & Detergents Industries from 1985 - 1993, Convenor for Committee to standardize Test Procedures for Biocides and Corrosion Inhibitors for ONGC, Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.

After the Acceptance speeches by three individual award winners viz: Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Prof. M. S. Ananth and Mr. Kishore Mariwala, Mr. Ravi Kapoor, Vice President-ICC, proposed vote of thanks.


MEMBERS OF THE ICC AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE (WITH CHIEF GUEST & GUEST OF HONOUR) WERE ALSO FELICITATED ON THE OCCASION.

 

ICC ACHARYA P.C.RAY AWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF
INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY - 2014

Conferred on
VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

C I T A T I O N

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the mother centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India. VSSC pioneers in space transportation systems, research and development activities including launch vehicle projects of ISRO. The operational space transportation systems such as Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) are strategic assets which provide self-reliance in access to space. PSLV & GSLV are primarily used for launching remote sensing, communication and space exploration satellites, which play a vital role in ensuring the safety, security and quality of life of common man in India. ISRO is in the process of extending these benefits to our neighbouring SAARC nations also. The complexities and varieties of materials used in space technology are enormous and overwhelming. Chemicals, propellants, polymers and composites contribute significantly to the total mass of launch vehicles. The need to achieve selfreliance in this vital area is important to ensure cost effectiveness in realizing launch vehicle systems. VSSC has embarked upon a sustained effort to indigenise all the vital chemicals and materials needed for space program both through facilities established in-house as well as in collaboration with industries and national laboratories. These efforts have resulted in induction of broad spectrum of chemicals in our launch vehicles and satellites.

Major indigenization efforts in the chemicals & materials area in the last three years have resulted in the induction of unsupported epoxy film adhesive, flame-proof coatings, pressure bladder for flight suit, portable fuel cell systems, medium density ablatives, cryogenic insulation, polyimide pipe lines, rechargeable lithium-ion cells, carbon/carbon composites and silicon carbide coatings. These developments have not only resulted in self-reliance but also considerable savings in foreign exchange.

In recognition of the indigenization of the above mentioned Chemicals & Materials for space applications, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC ACHARYA P.C. RAY AWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY for the year 2014 on VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.


DR. K. SIVAN, DIRECTOR, VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE (4TH FROM LEFT) ALONG WITH HIS COLLEAGUES, RECEIVING THE AWARD FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING - 2014

Conferred on
VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

C I T A T I O N

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the mother center of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India. ISRO's mandate is to ensure assured access to space for India as well as to use space technologies for societal applications to ensure the safety, security and quality of life of common man in India. ISRO is in the process of extending these benefits to our neighboring SAARC nations also. VSSC pioneers in space transportation systems, research and development activities including launch vehicle projects of ISRO. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geo Synchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) are the strategic assets which are primarily used for launching remote sensing, communication and space exploration satellites.

The need to achieve self-reliance in the area of chemicals, propellants, polymers and composites is important to ensure cost effectiveness in realizing launch vehicle systems. VSSC has always relied on the technology transfer and industrial collaboration for large scale production of chemicals and materials for Indian space program. Over the years ISRO has made more than Rs. 5000 crore investment in industries for production of space related materials. Nearly 70% of ISRO's annual budget is spent in industry for the realization of materials and hardware.

Recently VSSC has collaborated with M/s. Travancore Cochin Chemicals (TCC) Ltd., Kochi for establishing a chemical plant for the indigenous production of sodium chlorate with a capacity of 1800 tonnes per annum. Sodium chlorate is an important raw material required for the production of solid propellants for our launch vehicles. VSSC was responsible for the detailed process finalization, plant engineering as well as commissioning and qualification of sodium chlorate plant. With the indigenization of sodium chlorate, VSSC has achieved total self-reliance in the area of solid propellants.

VSSC in association with the Centre for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-MET), Hyderabad has established a chemical plant for the separation of hafnium from zirconium scrub raffinate. Hafnium, is an important alloying element for super alloys. The establishment of Hafnium sponge production facility is a major step-forward in the indigenous production of super alloys required for high temperature applications. VSSC was responsible for the detailed process finalization, plant engineering as well as commissioning of this plant which is the state of the art facility with zero effluent discharge.

In recognition of the above contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING for the year 2014 to VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.


DR. K. SIVAN, DIRECTOR, VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE (4TH FROM LEFT) ALONG WITH HIS COLLEAGUES, RECEIVING THE AWARD FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Thirumalai Chemical Ltd (TCL) is a listed company started with production of Phthalic Anhydride in 1976. The company also manufactures Maleic Anhydride, and various Fine Chemicals and Derivatives. The plant is located in Ranipet in South India.

TCL's commodity chemicals serve the Polymers, Resins, Colorants, and Coatings Industries. TCL's fine chemicals serve the Beverages, Food, Feed and Pharma Industries; and in a variety of technical and industrial applications.

TCL is an ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified company and a Responsible Care Committed Company, and RC Logo holder. TCL has been conferred the ICC Aditya Birla Award for Best Responsible Care Committee Company.

TCL practices a comprehensive and integrated system of Safety, Health and Environment management, and has developed a transparent culture of rigorous practice, evaluation, continuous improvement and review.

TCL takes great pride that it has been environmentally conscious and compliant from inception. TCL is unique in that it recovers and converts its effluents to valuable specialities products that are exported to over 40 countries. Ninety percent of TCL's energy consumption is from waste heat recovery through processes and systems developed in-house. These initiatives were started long before the enactment of Environment Protection Act in India.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2014 on THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS LTD., Ranipet, Tamilnadu.


MR. P.M.C. NAIR ALONG WITH MS RAMYA BHARATRAM, THIRUMALAI CHEMICALS, RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER.

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
CHEMPLAST SANMAR LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Chemplast Sanmar is the flagship company of The Sanmar Group and is a major manufacturer of PVC Resins, Caustic Soda, Chlorinated Solvents, Refrigerant Gas and Industrial Salt. The company's manufacturing facilities are located at Mettur, Panruti, Cuddalore and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu and at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The company is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The company established a plant to manufacture Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) at Mettur way back in 1967 with a capacity of 6000 TPA and increased its capacity to 66000 TPA at present. The commissioning of a PVC project at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, has been a major step forward for the Group. The facility commissioned in September 2009 has an annual capacity of 3,00,000 tons, the largest chemical project to come up in the state of Tamil Nadu for well over a decade. Chemplast Sanmar's aggregate capacity of 3,66,000 tons makes it one of the largest PVC players in India. Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) is polymerised in reactors to produce PVC. The company imports the VCM through a Captive Marine Terminal Facility (MTF) north of Chitterapettai Village in Cuddalore District. VCM is transported from the MTF to the plant through a subsea and underground 12" pipeline of 1 KM of subsea marine offshore section and 2.5 KM of underground onshore section. At Chemplast, integration - forward and backward - is the key. The basic feedstock for its PVC plant at Mettur, alcohol and chlorine, comes from its industrial alcohol plant at Panruti and chloralkali facilities at Mettur and Karaikal.

The Chlorochemicals division of Chemplast, a result of backward integration by the Group, manufactures a wide range of products using a highly integrated manufacturing process. These downstream products are either chlorine derivatives or chlorine users in the production process. The salt needed for chlorine manufacture is supplied by Chemplast's salt fields at Vedaranyam. The power intensive electrolysis process of manufacturing chlorine is served by Chemplast's own power plant. This makes Chemplast one of the most integrated chemical plants in the country with a closed manufacturing loop. It has played a pioneering role in the field through its ingenious choice of feedstock, manufacturing processes and efficient, eco-friendly practices. Its constant development of environmentfriendly production processes has reduced the consumption of valuable natural resources.

The Vision and Policy of the Sanmar Group is "Not to extract ground water for operation of the plant". For units closer to the sea shore, a captive Desalination plant meets the entire water requirement. The quantum of waste water generation is controlled at the generation point itself and the waste water generated is treated in Zero Liquid Discharge plant. The treated water is recycled back to the process. The company is carrying out environmental surveillance study involving air, water and soil of surrounding areas (around 5 km radius). The company has online monitors involving various pollution control parameters in air which are linked to Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Care Air Center. Periodic safety related training is given to all regular and contract employees.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2014 on CHEMPLAST SANMAR LTD., Tamilnadu.


DR. R. PALANIAPPAN AND HIS COLLEAGUE RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND CITATION.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2014

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
HEAVY WATER PLANT, MANUGURU

C I T A T I O N

Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (HWPM), Department of Atomic Energy, is a Central Government organization established in the year 1990-91. It is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certified organization. Heavy Water Plant is a Responsible Care Committed Organisation.

The plant is designed to produce 260 Te/yr of nuclear grade Heavy Water in two streams. The process involves isotopic exchange reaction between H2S and H2O followed by vacuum distillation. The dynamic inventory of H2S is about 400 tons.

The plant is located on 227 hectares of area at about 10 km from Manuguru railway station. It employs 1400 departmental employees, 600 contract workers and 250 security personnel for safe and secure operation of the plant. It is Asia's largest plant producing nuclear grade Heavy Water. In spite of handling 400 tons of toxic H2S gas it has worked without any untoward incident for the last 20 years.

HWPM has developed an in-house 'Flue Gas Conditioning Technology' for reducing SPM levels. The technology has been patented. It has successfully implemented 'Zero Liquid Discharge'. It follows 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) strategy. It has achieved 1856 days of work without any reportable injury. No occupational health related diseases are reported in the plant since inception. The company complies with all the statutory requirements of State Pollution Control Boards, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Chief Controllers of Explosives, Inspectorate of Boilers, etc. The Plant has set up a H2S monitoring system in both on-site and off-site areas with audiovisual alarm facilities and has closed vent and drain systems to avoid excursion of H2S into the atmosphere. It has a full-fledged effluent treatment facility.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2014 on HEAVY WATER PLANT (Manuguru), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


MR. SESHASAI ALONG WITH OFFICIALS FROM HEAVY WATER PLANT RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
GODREJ INDUSTRIES LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Godrej Industries Limited (GIL) is India's leading manufacturer of Oleo chemicals and makes more than a hundred chemicals for use across industries. With manufacturing units at Valia, Gujarat and Ambernath, Maharashtra; it has built a strong manufacturing base capable of delivering international quality products at competitive prices. The company's products are exported to more than 70 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa, and it leads the Indian market in the production of fatty acids, fatty alcohols and AOS.

Established in 1990, the Valia facility is one of the largest Oleo Chemical Complexes in India and uses vegetable oils as the raw material to manufacture Fatty Acids, Glycerin, Fatty Alcohols & Surfactants such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate& Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate. The factory is certified ISO 9001, ISO 1400, ISO 18001 facility and Kosher certified for manufacturing Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols and Glycerin.

Employee engagement is a key factor in driving sustainability at Godrej. The Good & Green teams at various factories are responsible in mobilizing employees to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment. Employees learn about sustainability goals and adopt green behaviours in the form of education, communication, activities and recognition. Every year, World environment day, Energy conservation week, Water day Earth day etc.; are celebrated with a lot of passion."Tree plantation drive", "Environment quiz", "Posters and slogans competitions" etc. help to engage the employees and increase the awareness at various levels on Green front.

GIL's Environmental Sustainability goals are to "achieve zero waste to landfill, carbon neutrality, and a positive water balance status; also, reducing specific energy consumption by 30% and increase renewable energy utilization. As part of this, all Manufacturing facilities of Godrej, have been adopting conservation measures and latest technologies for efficient energy and water use, as to eliminate wastages wherever possible. Use of fossil fuels has been reduced by introducing renewable energy technologies such as Biomass, Biogas and Solar etc. At the Valia factory, Specific Energy has been reduced by 16% and CO2 emissions have been reduced by about 20% through various innovations.

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 2014 on GODREJ INDUSTRIES LIMITED, Valia, Gujarat.


MR. RICHARD RIDINGER PRESENTING THE AWARD AND CITATION TO THE OFFICIALS OF GODREJ INDUSTRIES LTD.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Jamnagar Refinery is a fully integrated Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, with a captive Power plant and sea water desalination plant. The refinery is the world's largest Green field refinery. RIL is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

RIL Jamnagar Refinery is highly focused on 'Energy Conservation'. RIL regularly benchmarks its energy performance levels to global standards and consistently works towards further improving efficiencies. The company regularly participates in benchmarking studies carried out by world renowned international major like Solomon Associates, USA. It has topped the list of all global companies and has been rated as 'Best in Class' on energy performance. At RIL a detailed review is made of the ongoing and planned projects with emphasis on energy performance. Energy performance is monitored by each Department and the Central Energy Group.

Energy Cell at RIL carries the awareness drive on energy conservation by delivering the lectures / presentations at Learning Center for all the disciplines, arranging brainstorming sessions for generating energy conservation ideas. Some of the salient features of monitoring process are daily flare monitoring, daily fuel and loss analysis, monthly monitoring of unit wise energy index, pinch study for all units by using 'Third Party' software, regular steam trap audits, daily hydrocarbon accounting, etc. During the last 3 years 74 major energy conservation projects were implemented.

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 2014 on RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD., Jamnagar Refinery, Gujarat.


MR. SUDHIR K. CHATTOPADHYAY AND HIS COLLEAGUES FROM RIL RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION.

 

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd, Thal Unit, is a Miniratna Public Sector Undertaking of Government of India which started commercial production in 1985. The plant is located at Thal, Taluka Alibag, District Raigad, Maharashtra. It is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified Company.

RCF is one of the largest producers of Urea in India with manufacturing sites at Mumbai and Thal. Thal Unit achieved the highest Urea production of 2178010 MT with lowest specific energy consumption of 5.869 Gcal/MT of Urea during 2014-2015. It also achieved the highest Ammonia production of 1339430 MT with lowest specific energy consumption of 8.24 Gcal/MT of Ammonia.

Energy conservation is reflected in benchmarking studies, innovative changeover to energy integration strategy, use of non-conventional sources of energy, etc. The company has implemented major energy savings schemes during 2011-14.

The company has an exclusive Energy Conservation Cell which is headed by an Executive Director. The cell has also a designated Energy Manager, certified Energy Managers and 23 certified Energy Auditors. Energy Cell conducts a bi-monthly review meeting.

The Company has a long term plan to reduce its specific energy consumption to international levels.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2014 on RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD., Thal, Maharashtra.

 


MR. R. G. RAJAN, CMD (3RD FROM LEFT), ALONG WITH COLLEAGUES FROM RCF LTD. RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND CITATION FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2014

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
HEAVY WATER PLANT, MANUGURU

C I T A T I O N

 

Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (HWPM), Department of Atomic Energy is a Central Government organization established in the year 1990-91. It is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified organization. The company is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The plant is located on 227 hectares of area at about 10 km from Manuguru railway station. It employs 1400 departmental employees and 600 contract workers & 250 security personnel for safe and secure operation of the plant. HWPM is Asia's largest producer of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water. It contributes to 45% of Heavy Water Board's (HWB's) production of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water and forms around 26% of HWB's operational budget. It has increased its capacity from 185 TPA to 260 TPA by using various energy performance improvement measures and upkeep of the plant Production of Nuclear Grade Heavy Water is a highly energy intensive process. HWPM is continuously striving to improve its energy performance. Specific energy consumption for Nuclear Grade Heavy Water production has come down to almost 50% of that in 1997-98. During the year 2014-15 specific energy consumption was reduced by 4% from that in the year 2013-14.

HWB provides energy conservation and energy auditing services to various industries in India.

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 2014 on HEAVY WATER PLANT (Manuguru), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


MR. SESHASAI ALONG WITH OFFICIALS FROM HEAVY WATER PLANT RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION.

 

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2014

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

National Peroxide Limited (NPL) is a public limited company established in the year 1954 manufacturing mainly hydrogen peroxide. Its manufacturing site is located at Ambivali, Kalyan. NPL has implemented various management systems which include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, RC 14001 and ISO 50001. NPL is also a Responsible Care Committed Company.

NPL has a well developed energy planning process as per ISO 50001 which is reflected in to energy performance improvement.

During the year 2011-12 and 2013-14 the company has incurred an expenditure of over Rs. 75 lakhs towards energy performance improvement. During the last 3 years the company has installed new energy efficient cooling tower, cooling fans, fan motors and VFD units. It has also installed new energy efficient instrument air compressor with VFD units which uses a novel air drying system.

As a result of sustained energy conservation efforts the specific power consumption for 2013-14 was ~ 3 % less than that in 2012-13.

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 2014 on NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED, Mumbai.


MR. RAKESH GOYAL AND COLLEAGUES FROM NPL RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER.

 

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue above Rs.500 crores]
Conferred on
ATUL LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Atul Limited (Aromatics Division), Ankleshwar is a public limited company established in the year 1988. Its manufacturing site is located at GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwar, Gujarat. Atul is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

Atul is the largest manufacturer of p-Cresol, p-Anisic Aldehyde and p-Anisyl Alcohol in the world and enjoys about 30% of market share in all the above three products. It manufactures p-Cresol through in-house developed technology. It has introduced several value added down-stream products over the years. This division has achieved business turnover of over Rs.800 Crores during the year 2014-2015. 70% of its total business revenue comes from the export market.

As a part of its water resource management, one state-of-the art RO plant was successfully commissioned in December 2013 and is being operated since then to recover and recycle water from treated waste water. This has led to complete stoppage of waste water discharge in the common effluent pipeline. The site is thus a Zero Liquid Discharge one even though business has increased three folds over the past 3 years. This has led to the reduction of fresh water intake from 1550 KL per day in 2012-13 to 1050 KL per day in 2014-2015.

Water bill for the year 2012-2013, before implementation of RO plant, was Rs.1.57 Crs (505894 KL) and the water bill for the year 2014 that is post implementation of RO plant for waste water recycling and achieving zero liquid discharge is Rs.1.17 Crs (379603 KL). In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2014 on ATUL LIMITED (Aromatics Division), Ankleshwar, Gujarat.


MR. SYAMAL DE, GENERAL MANAGER (TECHNOLOGY & OPERATION), ATUL LIMITED, RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crores]
Conferred on
CHEMPLAST SANMAR LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Chemplast Sanmar Limited is a public limited company and is the flagship of The Sanmar Group. The Company is located at Sipcot Industrial Complex Phase II, Semmankuppam Village, Cuddalore and is a major manufacturer of PVC resins, Caustic Soda, Chlorinated Solvents, Refrigerant gas and Industrial Salt. Chemlast Sanmar is a Responsible Care Committed Company

The Company's Vision and Policy is "Not to extract ground water for operation of the plant".

From the inception, Company's, PVC Division at Cuddalore is equipped with Desalination and Zero Liquid discharge plants to meet the entire water requirement of the operations, ensuring non depletion of ground water in consonance with Vision and Policy of the Group. The Company has invested Rs.52 crores in Desalination and Zero liquid discharge plants.

The total usage of water by the company for process is 10 million KL per annum out of which Fresh water amounts to 6 Million KL (60%) is generated by the Desalination plant and 4 Million KL (40%) of the total usage is met by recycling water from the Zero liquid discharge plant.

The recycle of effluent water back to the process has reduced the fresh water usage by 4 million KL and in turn up take of sea water. Efficient usage of water has reduced water usage from 5 KL/MT of PVC resin produced (as prescribed by the technology provider) to 4.5 KL/MT of PVC resin produced. The effective utilization of water has reduced the water consumption in the plant by 119000 KI per annum for production of 239000 Mt of PVC resin for the year 2013-14.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2014 on CHEMPLAST SANMAR LIMITED, PVC Division, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu.


DR. R. PALANIAPPAN AND HIS COLLEAGUE RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2014

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs. 500 crores]
Conferred on
ULTRAMARINE & PIGMENTS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Ultramarine & Pigments Ltd., is a public limited company which was established in the year 1960. Its manufacturing site is located at SIPCOT Industrial Complex, Ranipet, Tamilnadu. The Company manufactures Inorganic Pigments and Anionic Synthetic Surfactants.

Company's water consumption at site was reduced from 210 KLD in 2000 to 153 KLD during 2014 by adopting the following strategies:

  • Water Efficient Process (achieved 20% less water consumption in the process)
  • Efficient Operations to Conserve Water (90-92% of permeate water generated for reuse)
  • Reducing Water at the source itself,
  • Maximum recycle and use of re-generated water (Generating 90% of recovered water for reuse leading to only 10% of water loss)
  • Conserving water in domestic activities and using efficient irrigation systems in gardening
  • Spreading awareness amongst employees and using administrative control for water conservation
  • Collecting and using rainwater effectively.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2014 on ULTRAMARINE & PIGMENTS LTD., Ranipet, Tamilnadu.


MR. S. RAJASEKARAN ALONG WITH MS TARA PARTHASARATHY RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2014

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.500 crores]
Conferred on
THE DHARAMSI MORARJI CHEMICAL CO. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd. (DMCC), Mumbai, is a public limited company. Its manufacturing unit is located at MIDC Industrial Estate Dhatav, Taluka Roha, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra. The company started its first plant to manufacture Sulfuric Acid in 1919 and shifted to manufacture of commodity and speciality chemicals (Sulphuric Acid, Oleum 23%, Oleum 65%, Liquid SO3 (stabilized), Chlorosulphonic Acid, Speciality Chemicals Benzene Sulphonyl Chloride, Sodium Vinyl Sulphonate, Diphenyl Sulphones, Diethyl Sulphate, Phenol Sulphonic Acid). DMCC is a Responsible Care Committed Company

The company has carried out several measures for reducing water consumption by:

  • Process Improvement e.g. Benzene Sulfonyl Chloride manufacturing process was reviewed and modified to reduce 5m3/day of wash water
  • Process Modification e.g. Diphenyl Sulfones a byproduct of Benzene Sulfonyl Chloride) was being washed with 10 M3/day wash water. The process was modified to eliminate washing
  • Recyle of Water : In the Sodium Vinyl Sulfonate process part of the cake wash water (1m3 / day) was recycled back in to the process
  • Proper Monitoring and education of employees

All these efforts have resulted in:

  • Within 7 months (SEP- MAR 2014) water consumption has been reduced by 15.85%.
  • 30 m3/ month wash water recycled in SVS plant.
  • Treatment cost saving of Rs.5,33,345 in seven months (SEP- MAR 2014) in ETP
  • For 7 months (SEP- MAR 2014) cost saving on incoming water from MIDC is Rs.82,506/-
In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2014 on THE DHARAMSI MORARJI CHEMICAL CO. LTD., Mumbai.


MR. BIMAL GOCULDAS AND COLLEAGUES RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2014
[Category-I: Annual Sales Revenue above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
ESSAR OIL LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Essar Oil Limited is an integrated oil and gas company spanning the entire value chain from deep within the earth all the way up to the end customer. The company's refinery at Vadinar, Gujarat, produces LPG and middle distillates such as aviation turbine fuel, kerosene oil and high speed diesel.

Essar Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Essar committed to making positive impact in communities across more than 500 villages of India. The Foundation facilitates development initiatives in line with provisions under the Companies' Act, 2013, and is an entity specially created to professionally undertake CSR initiatives around Essar's facilities. The Foundation teams work consultatively collaborating with multiple stakeholders and aspire towards creating lasting impacts, organically leading to sustainability. In Vadinar, Essar Foundation is actively facilitating development interventions across 17 villages under the aegis of Essar Oil.

The major focus of the initiatives is on early child care, preventive healthcare, livelihood promotion, women's empowerment, skill development, quality education and rural development. Some of the most recognized initiatives include the Model Anganwadis, in lines with guidelines of Government of Gujarat., Unmukt, first large scale effort in the country to bring audio described mainstream cinema to audience of visually impaired people, and Indradhanush, a unique integrated programme introducing children and teachers to activity based teaching and learning techniques towards improving quality of school education.

In recognition of such endeavours, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2014 on ESSAR OIL LIMITED, Vadinar, Jamnagar, Gujarat.


MR. DEEPAK ARORA, CEO, ESSAR FOUNDATION, RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2014
[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
CLARIANT CHEMICALS (INDIA) LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture of Specialty Chemicals. Its plants are located at Roha and Vashere in Maharashtra, Rania, Kalol, Nandesari in Gujarat, Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Nagda in Madhya Pradesh. The company has been engaged in several Corporate Social Responsibility activities primarily near its sites and also near the Headquarters in Mumbai. Its CSR activities majorly focus on Healthcare, Education, Community Welfare, Vocational Skill Building and Environment Protection. Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. is a Responsible Care Committed Company and is allowed to use the RC Logo by ICC.

When the Company shifted to its new HQ in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, it donated most of its furniture and lab equipment to ten needy institutions, and is in touch with them for ongoing support. At its Roha plant in the year 2014, some of its employees have conducted an informative session for 260 school students on safety, health and environment. Distribution of books to local schools is also a part of the education drive. The company also organized health awareness talks for parents about nutrition for their children and informing them about the adverse effects of tobacco.

The company has given medical equipment to M/s Jankalyan Rugnaseva and Samiti, Rugnopayogi Sahitya Seva Prakalp. It has also donated an ambulance to an NGO named Aadhar Trust which is involved in supporting HIV patients.

At Cuddalore plant in the year 2014, the company supported villages of Kudikadu towards the construction of an underground water storage tank for ensuring supply of clean and potable drinking water.

The Company is also associated with Vatsalya Foundation, a home for street boys. It has supported their nutrition and education. It has also associated with Ma Niketan, a home for orphan girl children. Some of its employees are participating in the activities of Jidd School, a school for the mentally challenged children based in Thane. The company has also supported an NGO involved in developing vocational skills for the youth by providing laboratory equipment.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2014 on CLARIANT CHEMICALS (INDIA) LTD., Airoli, Navi Mumbai.


OFFICIALS FROM CLARIANT CHEMICALS RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2014

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
DOW CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. is a leading material science company in India that has continually made an effort to use chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to develop solutions to India's most challenging problems.

The core principles of CSR activities for Dow India are:

  • Invest time and money in projects that create long-term benefits
  • Fund sustainable projects where its technology can be used effectively
  • Engage employees and create opportunities for people to contribute to the communities

In line with these principles, Dow India has nurtured 4 marquee CSR projects:

Jaipur Foot: Since 2005, Dow India has collaborated with the NGO Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti (BMVSS) to support people with disabilities. In partnership with Pinnacle Industries and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Dow India developed and delivered prosthetic limbs made from PU material that were more robust, light-weight and flexible. Through active camps conducted every year, around 20,000 limbs are offered free of cost to the amputees and disabled. Over 700 Dow India employee volunteers have engaged with this project till date.

Multiply the Message: In partnership with NGO Trailblazer Foundation, Dow India reaches out to over 500 science teachers every year, specifically in government-run schools, to give them means and knowledge to impart environment education better to the children in classrooms. Since 2009, over 400,000 children have been reached through the multiplier effect of the initiative.

Habitat for Humanity: As a partner to Habitat for Humanity, Dow India helps build affordable homes in rural communities since 2006. In line with global commitment, the projects leverage Dow products and technologies as well as sweat equity in the form of volunteer support from Dow employees. Dow India has directly aided Habitat for Humanity in funding over 250 homes across rural, underprivileged sections in India.

Dow-Agastya Mobile Science Lab: In collaboration with NGO partner Agastya, in 2015 Dow India launched the initiative of mobile science lab with easy, affordable scientific models and experiments aimed to help children understand and apply basic concepts of science, while piquing their curiosity and logical thought. The Mobile Science Lab aims to reach schools without access to a science lab, in rural, remote or underprivileged areas and impact over 10,000 children in the age group of 6-15 years every year.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2014 on DOW CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD., Mumbai.


MR. ZAFER ANSARI AND HIS COLLEAGUE FROM DOW CHEMICALS RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND CITATION.

 

ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2014
[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL INDIA PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Huntsman International India Pvt. Ltd., engaged in the manufacture of Dyes and Intermediates at its Vadodara plant has 316 employees on its roll. Huntsman International India is a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The Company's Corporate Social Responsibility programme involves helping local communities through education and health. It has focussed on children and adolescence in order to build a better future for them. Its Joyful Learning initiative is known as 'Anandi'. It has directly benefited approx. 2000 school children, more than 200 adolescents from rural communities in Gujarat, More than 32 workers from 19 Anganwadis, 4 Primary schools and 1 High school have participated in the Anandi initiative along with many parents.

Anandi Initiative includes several programs such as:

  • Enhancing early childhood education in Anganwadi through holistic program focusing on four areas: helping capacity building of Anganwadi workers through periodic workshops; offering a regular supply of educational materials; refurbishing Anganwadis as vibrant child-friendly early education centres and engaging with parents.
  • In line with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan working on quality education for all with focusing on activity based learnings in
    schools with:
    • Building science laboratories in primary schools
    • Capacity building of teachers to improve reading, writing and maths level of children
    • Sponsoring computer teachers in villages & Holding Children's Summer Camps
    • Awarding annual academic achievement prizes
    • Distribution of school supplies to benefit more than 2000 students
    • Hosting Bal-mela (children fair, and community awareness programs)
  • Promoting girl child education through distribution of bicycles and home visits
  • Offering adolescence life skills education, supporting girls through regular multi-day vocational programs with courses on
    jewellery making, lamp decoration and other skills.
  • Encouraging employee volunteers in all CSR programs, etc.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2014 on HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL INDIA PVT. LTD., Vadodara, Gujarat.


MR. SANJAY SOOR, RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

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

Conferred on
DR. JOERG STRASSBURGER

C I T A T I O N

Dr. Joerg Strassburger holds a Doctorate in Chemistry and a Diploma in Economics. He is Founder and CEO of Go East Advisors. Go East Advisors having its offices in Germany and India the company is supporting European chemical companies in their business development in Asia with a strong focus on the Indian market. Besides strategy development and implementation to achieve stronger business growth in India, he and his partner want to put India as a sourcing market in a more prominent position.

In his new role, Dr Strassburger is not only putting India as a chemical investment destination in the minds of European investors, but is also working on establishing stronger ties between ICC and the German Chemical Association VCI.

Before founding Go East Advisors, Dr. Strassburger was the Country Representative and Managing Director of Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd. from 2005 to 2014. He was responsible for the operations and development of LANXESS business units in India. Before this assignment, Dr Strassburger was head of the Group Function Corporate Development at LANXESS AG and was actively involved in developing LANXESS global strategy.

Under his lead, Lanxess became one of the fastest growing chemical companies in India. Dr. Strassburger started his career with marketing cellulose ethers for the Bayer subsidiary, Wolff Walsrode.

Later he held the position of Head of Marketing and Sales for Wolff Walsrode in France. After four years in France, he became Strategy Consultant in the Strategic Planning unit of Bayer AG. Before joining Lanxess he was head of Strategic Planning at Bayer Polymers.

  • Building new and closing old and inefficient production plants
  • Successful execution and integration of M&A
  • Unobstructed portfolio adjustment
  • Establishment of an IT- development and support centre
  • Set-up of a worldwide respected sourcing department
  • Active participation in many industrial associations

Dr. Strassburger was a very active member of Responsible Care Apex Group of Indian Chemical Council during the year 2012-13. As the Managing Director of Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd., he very actively participated in the activities of Indian Chemical Council. As a member of ICC delegation, he participated in various interactions with Government officials regarding concerns of Indian chemical industry. He participated in the national and international Conferences organised by ICC as a Key-Note Speaker and as a Speaker. His speech during the Eighth Annual India Chemical Industry outlook conference on "From Mission to Reality - How Make in India can happen" was thought provoking.

His long strategic experience with the operative on site experiences in India guarantees customers short-term goals as well as long-term strategies will be commemorated. 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 2014 on DR. JOERG


DR. JOERG STRASSBURGER RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER AND MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

 

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR
CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2014
(Education & Research)

Conferred on
PROF. M. S. ANANTH

C I T A T I O N

Prof. M. S. Ananth is an alumnus of Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai where he completed his Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering with a gold medal. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering in the area of Molecular Thermodynamics from the University of Florida, USA in 1972 and joined IIT Madras as a faculty member in the same year. He held various senior positions and served as Director of IITM fromDec 2001 to July 2011. He was one of the key persons associated with the preparation of The Strategic Plan of IITM - Vision 2010. He supervised the implementation of all the aspects of the Plan by December 2010. Prof. Ananth was a Visiting Professor in IIT Kanpur, Princeton University and University of Colorado (USA) and RWTH, Aachen (Germany) and a Visiting Scientist in Aspen Tech and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA).

He has taught a wide range of courses in Chemical Engineering and has been consistently rated an excellent teacher. His research interests are in Molecular Thermodynamics and Mathematical Modelling. He has several publications in international journals and has been a reviewer for some of them in Chemical Engineering. Prof. Ananth has been a consultant for several chemical industries in India. He has been awarded the Herdillia Prize for "Excellence in Basic Research" in Chemical Engineering by the IIChE and the R.W. Fahien Alumni Award for "Distinguished Professional Contributions" by the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of IIChE and INAE. He was Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet and of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (2008-2011).

Prof. Ananth conceived and set up the IITM Research Park, the first University-based Research Park in India. This Research Park is designed to promote innovation and enterprise, increase industry-institute interaction by an order of magnitude and incubate start-ups. IITM Research Park's collaborative environment is a fertile ground for cutting edge use-inspired research. As of 2011, IITMRP housed R&D of 40 companies and research labs as well as 20 incubatees. He is the architect and the first national coordinator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). NPTEL has so far created over 800 video and web courses for free use by all the engineering colleges in the country. It is the largest collection of open online courses in engineering education in the world. In December 2011, I&EC Research published the Ananth-Festschrift Issue (Volume 50, No. 23) consisting of over 75 technical contributions from former students and chemical engineering colleagues in honour of "Professor M.S. Ananth, Leading Researcher, Gifted Teacher and Visionary Leader of Higher Education in India".

In recognition of his yeomen services to education, research, industry and profession, 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 2014 on PROF. M. S. ANANTH, Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


PROF. M. S. ANANTH (4TH FROM RIGHT) RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER AND MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 2014
Conferred on
MR. KISHORE V. MARIWALA

C I T A T I O N

Mr. Kishore V. Mariwala, born on 14th February 1935 is a Chemical Engineer by profession, having obtained his B.Chem.Engg. from UDCT (now known as ICT), Mumbai and Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

His entire professional career has been with the group of companies, which were started by the Mariwala family. His experience has spanned Operations Management, Research Management, and strategic planning and overall management. His special interests have been processing of Vegetable oils, Oleo chemicals, Speciality and Performance Chemicals, Perfumery Chemicals, Spice extracts and Natural Food Colours.

Mr. Mariwala was the Executive Director of The Bombay Oil Industries Ltd. and was a founder Director of Marico Ltd and Kancor Flavours & Extracts Ltd. He was a Director of Excel Industries Ltd. and Patspin India Ltd. for a number of years. Currently, he is a Director of Eternis Fine Chemicals Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporter of Fragrance Chemicals & Fine Chemicals. He has been very actively associated with a number of professional, academic and research organizations. He was a Visiting Professor at the University Department of Chemical Technology (ICT), Bombay. Mr. Mariwala was also a member of the Research Councils of National Chemical Laboratory and Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute.

He has been a very active member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chemical Council (formerly Indian Chemical Manufacturer's Association) for a number of years, has served on various expert Committees of the Council. He was the Chairman of Western Region of ICC from 87-88 & 88-89 and President of ICC from 92-93& 93-94. During his tenure as the President, he established close relations of the Council with Ministry of Chemicals in Central Government as well as with CSIR and academic institutions.

Mr. Mariwala was the President of Oil Technologists' Association (Western Region) for the year 1991-92 and &Detergents Industries from 1985 - 1993, Convenor for Committee to standardize Test Procedures for Biocides and Corrosion Inhibitors for ONGC, Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was Honorary Fellow of Chemical Engineering Section, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay from 1989 to 1993. He was also J. G. Kane Visiting Professor of Chemical Technology at Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay, for the year 1991-92. He authored several Publications and Papers. He was a member of the Board of Management of ICT for two years. He has been a benefactor of ICT, having created a number of Corpuses including one for "Prof. J. B. Joshi Chair of Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering".

Mr. Kishore Mariwala was a Consultant & Resource Person for the ESCAP sponsored Expert Group Meeting on Expansion of Trade in Vegetable Oils for Edible Use and for the Oleo chemicals Industry held in Bangkok in 1993 and presented a paper on 'Oleo chemicals Industry in India - Constraints and Potentials' at the said meeting.

He was felicitated as 'UDCT DIAMOND' by Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay, in 1994 as an outstanding Alumnus. This was in regards for the contributions to the specialty chemicals industry as the Technical Director of The Bombay Oil Industries Ltd., and to the Chemical industry at large, as the President of the Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Mr. Mariwala was honoured by The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers as one of the Five Distinguished Chemical Engineers of Mumbai at the time of Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 1997 and was invited to deliver Professor N.R.Kamath Memorial Lecture by The Western Region Chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers on the Occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations (1997).

He is an active Sportsman with keen interest in Yachting. Mr. Mariwala represented India in Yachting in Asian Championships in 1982 and was the Manager of the Indian Yachting Team for Asian Games in 1983. He has served as the Commodore and subsequently as the President of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, the leading Yacht Club of India. He has cruised extensively along the West Coast of India and also up to Maldives in his own yacht over the years.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the year 2014 on MR. KISHORE V. MARIWALA Director, Eternis Fine Chemicals Ltd.


PROF. M. S. ANANTH (4TH FROM RIGHT) RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION FROM MR. RICHARD RIDINGER AND MR. SANJEEV GANDHI.

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