Ardeshir Godrej, after a few failed
ventures, sets up a lock company.
For him, the key to success turns out
to be locks.
We launch Chavi, the first soap in the world
to be made without animal fat.
We score for Swadeshi and ahimsa.
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!"
Public Provident Fund is introduced at Godrej,
14 years before the Government of India
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.
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 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.
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.
Total Quality Management is formally
introduced at Godrej, grounding our
commitment to create amazing quality,
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
Total Productive Maintenance Centre is formally
introduced at the Valia factory, grounding our
commitment towards continuous improvement,
and creating world-class products
A Sulphonation plant is commissioned
at the Valia factory to meet the global
demand for Surfactants in the home
and personal care industry
We begin commercial production of
Fatty Alcohol based emulsifying waxes,
an Oleo-Derivative product that caters
to the home and personal care industry
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.
We ramp up our production by setting
up a new world-class manufacturing
facility in Ambernath in Maharashtra
Our Research and Development Centre
is set up to help create sustainable
solutions for our customers
We adopt the technique of
fractional crystallization to produce
a wide range of Fatty Acids
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
We introduce a greener solution in the
Surfactant portfolio – Bio-Surfactants
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.
We augment our Research &
Development efforts with a lab to
create ingredients tailored to
The addition of two briquette boilers in
our manufacturing plants is a move
towards achieving our goal of increasing
our renewable energy portfolio
We received the most prestigious award in
the Godrej Group that reflects the deep
synergies and camaraderie we have
developed over the years.
Our Valia factory is certified in
5S Workplace Management
System by the Quality Circle
Forum of India
Our Valia Factory has received the
prestigious QCFI-JUSE Certification
for its 5S workplace management.