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Godrej - 125 years young.
Our story began as part of
India's Swadeshi movement -
the original 'Make in India'
movement.

 
 

Key to success

Key to success

Ardeshir Godrej, after a few failed ventures, sets up a lock company. For him, the key to success turns out to be locks.

 

World's first
vegetable oil soap

World's first vegetable oil soap

We launch Chavi, the first soap in the world to be made without animal fat. We score for Swadeshi and ahimsa.

 

It's all in a name

It's all in a name

Soon after, we launch another soap, Godrej No.2. Why the name? To borrow Ardeshir Godrej's explanation, "If people find No.2 so good, they'll believe No.1 to be even better!"

 

Securing futures

Securing futures

Public Provident Fund is introduced at Godrej, 14 years before the Government of India mandates it.

 

Pirojshanagar

Key to success

The then Government of Bombay auctions Vikhroli village to Pirojsha Godrej. Over the years, Vikhroli transforms into a green, industrial township that cares for its people and the environment.

 

Going green

Going green

We go green way before it is cool to do so and decide to let mangroves be mangroves. You will find a dense cover of mangroves, nearly 3x the size of New York's Central Park, owned and cared for by us, in the heart of our estate in Mumbai.

 
 

Godrej Chemicals

Godrej Consumer Products

Godrej Chemicals is incorporated. As one of the oldest businesses of the Godrej Group, we are proud to have pioneered the manufacturing of Oleochemicals and surfactants in India.

 

Godrej Trusts

Godrej Trusts

The Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation is founded. Today, approximately 23 per cent of the promoter holding in the Group is held in trusts that invest in the environment, health and education.

 
 

Quality matters

Quality matters

Total Quality Management is formally introduced at Godrej, grounding our commitment to create amazing quality, world-class products.

 

Valia Factory

Agri - business

A flagship integrated manufacturing facility at Gujarat, spread across 140 acres produces a diverse oleochemical portfolio - Glycerine, Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohol, Alpha Olefin and Alpha Olefin Sulphonate

 

Manufacturing Excellence

Godrej Consumer Products

Total Productive Maintenance Centre is formally introduced at the Valia factory, grounding our commitment towards continuous improvement, and creating world-class products

 

Diversifying the
Surfactants portfolio

Godrej Consumer Products

A Sulphonation plant is commissioned at the Valia factory to meet the global demand for Surfactants in the home and personal care industry

 

Value Added Derivatives
and Specialty Chemicals

Godrej Sara Lee merger

We begin commercial production of Fatty Alcohol based emulsifying waxes, an Oleo-Derivative product that caters to the home and personal care industry

 

Good & Green

Good & Green

Building on our legacy of sustainability and making a commitment to build a more employable and greener world.

 
 

Godrej Capability Factors

Godrej Capability Factors

We introduce the Godrej Capability Factors of ‘Leading Self’, ‘Leading Others’ and ‘Leading Business’, to define and measure leadership capability at Godrej. All our people processes are based on this.

 
 

Ambernath Factory

India's mission to Mars

We ramp up our production by setting up a new world-class manufacturing facility in Ambernath in Maharashtra

 

Research and
Development Centre

India's mission to Mars

Our Research and Development Centre is set up to help create sustainable solutions for our customers

 

Godrej One

Godrej One

Godrej Properties and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects create Godrej One, our new global headquarters at Vikhroli in Mumbai.

 
 

People philosophy

People philosophy

Our employee value proposition and efforts to build an inspiring place to work are anchored in the 3 pillars of ‘Your Canvas’, ‘Tough Love’ and ‘Whole Self’.

 
 

Crystallizer

Crystallizer

We adopt the technique of fractional crystallization to produce a wide range of Fatty Acids

 

Performance Chemicals

Strength of Nature

An exclusive Multi-Purpose Batch Plant is set up to produce Oleo-Derivative and Specialty products – Esters Secondary Ingredients, Active/Specialty Chemical and Ready Blends

 

Bio-Surfactants

Strength of Nature

We introduce a greener solution in the Surfactant portfolio – Bio-Surfactants

 

The Godrej Way

The Godrej Way

We introduce The Godrej Way, our refreshed purpose and values. It talks about why we exist and how we add value together; how we bring meaning to what we do, what will guide our decisions.

 
 

Application and
Formulation Lab

World's first powder- to- liquid hand wash

We augment our Research & Development efforts with a lab to create ingredients tailored to customer requirements

 

Green Technology
– Briquette Boilers

World's most powerful liquid vaporiser

The addition of two briquette boilers in our manufacturing plants is a move towards achieving our goal of increasing our renewable energy portfolio

 

Outstanding Business Award

Godrej Housing Finance

We received the most prestigious award in the Godrej Group that reflects the deep synergies and camaraderie we have developed over the years.

 

5S Certification

Godrej Housing Finance

Our Valia factory is certified in 5S Workplace Management System by the Quality Circle Forum of India

 

JUSE Certification

Godrej Housing Finance

Our Valia Factory has received the prestigious QCFI-JUSE Certification for its 5S workplace management.

 
The
Godrej
Story