Mumbai: October 1st2022:Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the supreme national body representing all branches of the chemical industry in India, today presented the ICC Awardat companies and for Lifetime Achievement for outstanding performance in various areas of the chemical industry.
The prizes were awarded by Mr. Arun Baroka, IAS, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and PetrochemicalsMinistry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India during a glittering reception held at the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers Hotel, Mumbai.
Mr. Bharat Puri, Managing Director, Pidilite Industries Ltd was featured with ICC DM Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the management of the chemical industry.
Teacher. Vinay A. JuvekarDistinguished Fellow and Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay awarded the ICC DM Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to education and research in the Indian chemical industry.
Mr. Vinod Saraf, Executive Chairman, Vinati Organics Ltd was honored with ICC Lifetime Achievement Award.
The production, storage and transport of chemicals are highly exposed to safety risks such as fires, explosions, gas leaks, adverse effects on human health and the environment, etc. In order to meet these challenges, ‘Training Modules for Safety and Environment in MSMEs’ was launched by Mr. Arun Baroka in the award presentation program. The training modules were designed by ICC jointly with ICT, under the direction of the Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.
“The last two years have radically changed the way we work and interact. It has also seen many companies pivot and change the way they do things. Despite the many headwinds encountered during the pandemic, it is encouraging to note that the chemical industry has performed extremely well. I am optimistic there is more to come, and I believe the current pace demonstrates great untapped potential in the Indian chemical industry.”, said Mr. Arun Baroka.
Dr. Ilham Kadri – CEO, Chairman of the Solvay Executive Committee and Member of the Solvay Board of Directors represented the global chemical industry and spoke virtually from Brussels, Belgium.
India’s chemical industry, which is expected to reach $300 billion by 2025, is at an inflection point and is certain to continue to grow at an accelerated pace. “ICC has grown tremendously in stature for its valuable contribution to the chemical and petrochemical industry. ICC’s activities have grown and diversified over the years with high-quality flagship events and world-class initiatives like Responsible Care and Nicer Globe. We work closely with the Government of India on various policy issues and have provided valuable support in making important decisions. The Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI), Duty and Tax Rebate Rates on Exported Products (RoDTEP) and the FTA for the chemical sector are some of the recent areas where ICC has closely interacted »said Mr. Ravi Goenka, President, ICC.
Dr. Prakash Trivedi, an eminent polymer scientist and seasoned industry professional, also known as the “Father of Specialty Polymers in India”, was commended at the event for his valuable contribution as Honorary editor of the ICC monthly magazine “CHEMICAL NEWS”.
Mr. Bimal Gokaldas the new President of the ICCsays that ICC, will continue to work towards achieving sustainable growth of the chemical industry in India and will seek the guidance of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, to finalize the Outlook 2040 Plan for the chemical industry that ICC is developing in association with McKinsey and the study on Opportunities in specialty chemicals.
Earlier today, ICC held its 13th Annual Seminar on “RECOGNIZING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE IN DIFFERENT FACETS OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY” in Bombay. The event saw the active participation of more than 250 delegates including chemical industry executives, government officials and representatives from various consulates in India. Some of the highlights of the event include the release of the book ‘The Chemical Industry Spectra’ written by Mr. O P. Goyal, member of the Expert Committee on Technology and Energy at ICC. The book provides a detailed overview of the chemical industry and was launched by the seminar’s guest of honour, Mr. Susanta Kumar Purohit, Jt. Secretary – Chemicals, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
“The government push for the economy in the post-pandemic scenario will have a positive multiplier effect on the chemical industry due to its linkages. Various policies will generate demand for specialty chemicals. It is encouraging to hear that ICC is the only nodal agency in India to propagate the principle of Responsible Care®, ICCA’s global initiative, which is practiced worldwide, in which chemical companies voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to improving performance, which relates protection of the environment, safety, health and security”added Shri SK Purohit, Joint Secretary (Chemicals), Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.
Prof Anirudda Pandit, Vice Chancellor of ICTin his keynote address, spoke about the importance of industry-academia collaboration and how it will positively impact the indigenous manufacturing of many chemicals and intermediates that are hitherto imported.
Mr. Sudhir Deo Managing Director, NOCILdelivered the farewell speech and Mr. D Sothi Selvam, Director General, ICC moved the vote of thanks.
The list of winning companies is given below: