Secunderabad, 17 February 2013: ‘World CSR Congress’, a forum consisting of CSR Associates, CEOs, Sustainability Experts, Leaders and Media honchos across the globe, has awarded three CSR awards to Coromandel International Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of a wide range of fertilisers, crop protection products, specialty nutrient products, organic manure and a key player in retail business, on Sunday, the 17th February 2013 in Mumbai.

Coromandel International Limited has been awarded in Green Business, Sustainable Business practices and Best Rural outreach categories during the ‘Global Sustainability Conference’ organized by the World CSR Congress. TheGreen Business award was in recognition of the efforts undertaken by the company through its retail outlets in promotion of organic manures, whereas the Sustainable Business Practices Award was presented for promoting INM, IPM and other sustainable agricultural practices through the retail operations. The Best Rural Outreach award was given for the services rendered by the company through its retail outlets. These awards are being endorsed by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). Coromandel International Limited has applied for three award categories and walked away with all of them.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stuckelberger, Executive Director and Founder, ‘Globe ethics.net’ and Dr. Sunjay Muthal, Managing Director, Nugrid Consulting have given away these awards to Coromandel International Limited at a grand gala event attended by bigwigs of the Indian industry.

Commenting on being awarded, Mr. Kapil Mehan, Managing Director, Coromandel International stated – “As an organization Coromandel International Limited is committed to CSR engagements and has been implementing them for over five decades. We know that the profitable growth of our company depends on the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the society. And we also know, it is in our best interests to contribute to the sustainability of the society.”

It is for the third time in a fortnight that Coromandel has received a notable recognition. Earlier in this month (February 2013), the company was honored with the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock National Training Award’ and also the coveted ‘Retail Marketing Campaign of the Year’ award.

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.

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.

The Company has ventured into the Retail business and setting up more than 640 rural Retail centers in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to provide complete farming solutions to the farmers. Coromandel International Limited is one of the largest suppliers of world class organic products.

The Company clocked a turnover of 9,823 Crore during FY 2011-12. Coromandel is a part of the 22,314 Cr Murugappa Group. For more details, please visitwww.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