rayon grade pulp. The Group is also the largest producer of aluminium in the private sector,the lowest first cost producers in the world and the only producer of linen in the textile industry in India. At the time of his untimely demise, the Group's revenues crossed Rs.8,000 crore globally, with assets of over Rs.9,000 crore, comprising of 55 benchmark quality plants, an employee strength of 75,000 and a shareholder community of 600,000. Most importantly, his companies earned respect and admiration of the people, as one of India's finest business houses, and the first Indian International Group globally. Through this outstanding record of enterprise, he helped create enormous wealth for the nation, and 15
respect for Indian entrepreneurship in South East Asia. In his time, his success was unmatched by any other industrialist in India. That India attains respectable rank among the developed nations, was a dream he forever cherished. He was proud of India and took equal pride in being an Indian.Under the leadership of our Chairman, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Group has sustained and established a leadership position in its key businesses through continuous value-creation. Spearheaded by Grasim, Hindalco, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Indo Gulf Fertilisers and companies in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Egypt, the Aditya Birla Group is a leader in a swathe of products — viscose staple fibre, aluminium, cement, copper, carbon black, palm oil, insulators, garments. And with successful forays into financial services, telecom, software and BPO, the Group is today one of Asia's most diversified business groups.Board of Directors::Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman::Mrs. Rajashree Birla::Mr. R. C. Bhargava::Mr. G. M. Dave::Mr. N. J. Jhaveri::Mr. S. B. Mathur::Mr. V. T. Moorthy::Mr. O. P. Puranmalka ::Mr. S. Rajgopal::Mr. D. D. Rathi::Mr. S. Misra, Managing DirectorExecutive President & Chief Financial Officer ::Mr. K. C. BirlaChief Manufacturing Officer::R.K. ShahChief Marketing Officer16
::Mr. O. P. PuranmalkaCompany Secretary ::Mr. S. K. ChatterjeeOur vision"To actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate. In so doing, build a better, sustainable way of life for the weaker sections of society and raise the country's human development index."— Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural DevelopmentAwards wonYearAward2010-2011Subh Karan Sarawagi Environment Award 2010-2011Business World FICCI-SEDF CSR Award2010Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2010IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award2010Asian CSR Award 2009-2010National Award for Prevention of Pollution 2009-2010Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Technology2009-2010State Level Environment Award (Plant) Making a differenceBefore Corporate Social Responsibility found a place in corporate lexion, it was already textured into our Group's value systems. As early as the 1940s, our founding father Shri G.D Birla espoused the trusteeship concept of management. Simply stated, this entails that
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