Secunderabad, 1 May 2013: Coromandel International Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of a wide range of fertilizers, Crop protection products and Specialty Nutrients, has been awarded the ‘Best Management Award-2013’ by the government of Andhra Pradesh. The award was given to the company in recognition of its harmonious Industrial relations, Industrial productivity and the commendable contribution for the welfare of labour. The labour department of government of AP presents this award to outstanding companies every year to support and promote the excellence in management practices.

Mr. Arun Leslie George, Senior Vice President & Head of HR and Mr. R.V. Subrahmanyam, GM-HR, Coromandel International Limited have received the award from the honorable Minister for Labour (govt of AP) Mr. Danam Nagendra, on Wednesday, the 1st May of 2013, on the eve of ‘May-day’ celebrations at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium in Hyderabad. Mr. J. C. Sharma, Secretary (Labour), Government of AP, Mr. B. Ramanjaneyulu, Commissioner of labour, Mr. Bala Kishore and the Director of Factories, Mrs. Jayalakshmi, Commissioner of Industries and other executives of labour department have attended the function.

Thanking the government for the award, Mr. Arun Leslie George stated – ” labour welfare is one of the guiding principles of our company and the award is a result of our sustained efforts in this area” He also added – “our thrive for welfare is not limited to our own workforce alone, but also for the wellbeing of all our communities and business partners”.

Apart from a host of awards and national recognitions for its best HR systems and processes, Coromandel International Limited is the first manufacturing company in the country to have received ISO 10015+ Certification standards for Learning and Development at an organisational level. The company was ranked among the top 20 best companies to work for by Business Today.

About Coromandel International Limited

Coromandel International Limited, India’s second largest Phosphatic fertilizer player, is in the business segments of Fertilizers, Specialty Nutrients, Crop Protection and Retail. The Company manufactures a wide range of fertilizers and markets around 2.9 million tons making it a leader in its addressable markets.

In its endeavor to be a complete plant nutrition solutions Company, Coromandel has also introduced a range of Specialty Nutrient products including Organic Fertilizers. The Crop Protection business produces insecticides, fungicides and herbicides and markets these products in India and across the globe. Coromandel is the second largest manufacturer of Malathion and only the second manufacturer of Phenthoate. Coromandel has also ventured into the retail business setting up more than 640 rural retail centers in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The Company clocked a turnover of 8,560 Crore during FY 2012-13. lt was ranked among the top 20 best companies to work for by Business Today and was also voted as one of the ten greenest companies in India by TERI, reflecting its commitment to the environment and society. Coromandel is a part of the 22,314 Cr Murugappa Group. For more details, please visit www.coromandel.biz.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the 22,314 Crores (USD 4.4 billion) Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including eight listed Companies actively traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Cargill, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Crucible and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM). The Group has a wide geographical presence spanning 13 states in India and 5 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.

For Media queries, please contact:

Sreenivasa Rao Behara
Head – PR, Coromandel International Limited
Tel : 040 – 66997476
Mobile : 0-9963550040
Email: sreenivasaraob@coromandel.murugappa.com
Website: www.coromandel.biz