Godrej Industries


Unilever Visits Valia

nileverís Global Supply Chain team comprising Roger Welsh and Dr. Martin Astley (U.K.), Milagros Saquin-Lintang (the Philippines) and Sriram Venkataraman (Hindustan Lever Limited, Mumbai), along with our very own Mathew Eipe, Executive Director and President (Chemicals), and Nitin Nabar, General Manager (Chemicals Marketing and Imports), visited our Valia Factory on 18 August, 2004.

Milagros Saquin-Lintang plants a tree at the Valia Plant premises. Looking on are (clockwise) D.P. Rao, Manager (Quality Assurance), Sriram Venkataraman, Martin Astley, Roger Welsh, Nitin Nabar and K.K. Lalan, Deputy General Manager (Production).

The team was here to explore the possibility of sourcing Lauryl Alcohol from Godrej for Unilever worldwide.

In the introductory session, Bipin Mehta, Vice President (Valia Factory), briefed the team about operations and manufacturing facilities. Nabar gave an overview of sales and marketing.

The team was taken on a tour of the Valia Plant, which was followed by commemorative planting of trees on the premises.

Cinthol Declared Superbrand

inthol, the flagship brand of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., is now recognised as a Superbrand by the Superbrands Council, U.K. The criteria for winning this prestigious award were:

  • Perceived brand image

  • Brand mind share

  • Consumer goodwill

  • Consumer loyalty

  • Trust and emotional bonding with the brand

Cinthol, with its rich heritage of more than five decades, has been extremely successful in creating a niche in the consumerís mind. Superbrands India had identified 101 Indian brands from 700 entries across 98 sectors for inclusion in the first ever "Indian Consumer Superbrands 2004".

Real Good Chicken Certified

eal Good Chicken, a prominent brand in the fresh chicken category in the Indian market, has received the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO 9001-2000 Certification by Det Norke Veritas (DNV), Mumbai, for its chicken processing Plant at Taloja near Mumbai. DNV, Mumbai, is the Indian branch of DNV Certification headquartered in the Netherlands.

With the Taloja Plant being awarded both the Certificates, it is now fully Food Safety Management System compliant. According to C.K. Vaidya, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited, "HACCP is a prevention-based food safety system. It provides a systematic method for analysing food processes, determining the possible hazards and designating the critical control points necessary to prevent unsafe food from reaching the consumer. HACCP is based on the Codex Alimentarius developed by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation. The standards set by DNV are the most stringent and accepted worldwide, and we are happy that our Taloja Plant has met the requirements."

Courtesy: Gospel, October 2004