Secunderabad, February 09, 2013: Coromandel International Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of a wide range of fertilizers, Crop protection products and Specialty Nutrient products, has received the prestigious and internationally recognized ‘Golden Peacock National Training Award’ in the category of ‘Employer’. The award recognizes excellence in training practices and relates effective training with improved business. Institute of Directors (IOD) has instituted this coveted award in 1998, to identify excellence in training practices at organizations as a whole.

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Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India & Chairman, IOD Advisory Council and Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd), President, Institute of Directors, India, have jointly presented the award to Mr. Arun Leslie George, Senior Vice President & Head of HR and Mr. Parvez Sheik, Head- Learning & Development, Coromandel International Limited in a specially organized ‘Awards Gala Nite’ on Friday, the 8th February 2013, in Bangalore on the sidelines of the 23rd World Congress on Leadership and Quality of Governance.

Award Jury under the chairmanship of Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and Member, UN Human Rights Commission has adjudged Coromandel International Limited for this award, recently.

Thanking the Jury while receiving this prestigious award, Mr. Arun Leslie George stated – “The Golden Peacock Award is a result of key initiatives we are taking in the area of training at Coromandel International Limited.” He further added – “Our endeavour is not only to train our own workforce, but also extend it to our business partners”.

Apart from a host of awards and recognition for its training 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. This standard helps in ascertaining that its training investment is relevant to its future development and business needs and to ensure quality investment for optimal returns.

About Golden Peacock National Training Award

Golden Peacock National Training Award scheme was set up by the Institute of Directors in 1998, in order to reward and recognise excellence in training practices at organizations. The award stimulates organizations to rapidly accelerate the pace of customer-oriented improvement process. It is a powerful self-assessment process and a way to build an organizations’ brand equity on excellence in training. The knowledge gained by the organization in describing and self-assessing its training operations leads to improved organizational training performance. Winner of this award receives a trophy and a certificate.

Golden Peacock National Training Award is part of Golden Peacock national and global awards designed to improve productivity and quality in organizations, given in recognition of corporate excellence in areas of innovation, quality, training, governance, environment management and corporate social responsibility.

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 9, 823 Crore during FY 2011-12. 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

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.

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Sreenivasa Rao Behara
Head – PR, Coromandel International Limited
Tel : 040 – 66997476
Mobile : 0-9963550040