Press Release

Tata Chemicals celebrates world environment day at Mithapur with a week-long series of programmes
June 5, 2007

Tata Chemicals Limited celebrated World Environment Day at Mithapur with a week-long series of programmes. Keeping in view the current year's theme of "climate change", essay and drawing competitions were organized for Mithapur and Adityana Mines, which attracted 13 entries in essay and 27 entries in the drawing competition. Similarly, 85 children in Surajkaradi, Shivrajpur, Varvala and Makanpur participated in the drawing competition.

A slogan competition attracted 53 entries. Since shortage of water remains a major concern for Mithapur and surrounding of Okhamandal area, a "Save water" suggestion competition was organized which attracted 23 entries.

As a unique initiative more than 300 employees of Tata Chemicals Ltd. participated in an "Environment Walk" around the chemical complex and collected plastics and other wastes.

A beach-cleaning program drew 150 employees, their family members and other citizens of Mithapur.

The avenue of coconut trees facing the sea is an unforgettable landmark of Mithapur. This avenue was extended by planting a row of coconut trees. The entire neighborhood participated in this activity.

A Paryavaran Katha was organized as a part of the concluding event of recognizing winners of the various competitions. (The Katha is a locally popular art form in which, the message is conveyed in verse). The message was Environment Improvement

The celebration concluded with prize distribution and speeches by Mr. Sanjiv Lal (VP - Manufacturing, Tata Chemicals Ltd.), Mr. I L Momin (Director, Udaan Academy), local NGOs, merchants and school children of Mithapur.

To encourage a plastic free Mithapur and save environment, the prizes consisted of Jute Bags and Compact Fluorescent Lamps. Potted plants were given to all participants to encourage tree plantations.

About Tata Chemicals Limited
Established in 1939 Tata Chemicals Limited is India's leading manufacturer of inorganic chemicals, fertilizers and food additives. Part of USD 22 billion Tata Group, the company owns and operates the largest and the most integrated inorganic chemicals complex in the country at Mithapur, Gujarat. The company's state of art fertilizer complex at Babrala, Uttar Pradesh, is known for its world class energy efficiency standards, and has won several awards in the field of environmental conservation, community development and safety. TCL's phosphatic fertilizer complex at Haldia in West Bengal is currently the only manufacturing unit for DAP /NPK complexes in West Bengal.

The company has a consolidated annual turnover of over $ US 1 Bn and employs over 3000 personnel. The acquisition of an equal partnership in Indo Maroc Phosphore S.A. (IMACID) along with Chambal fertilizers and global phosphate major, OCP of Morocco recently, was the first step that TCL took towards internationalization In 2006 TCL acquired Brunner Mond group in UK making it the world's third largest producer of Soda ash with manufacturing locations in three continents.