INTRODUCTION ITC Limited which previously stood for Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited is one of India's foremost

private sector companies with a market capitalization of more than US $ 18 billion and a turnover of US $ 4.75 billion. Rated among the World's Best Big Companies by Forbes magazine, ITC ranks third in pre-tax profit among India's private sector corporations. The company is headed by Yogesh Chander Deveshwar. It employs over 20,000 people at more than 60 locations across India and is listed on Forbes 2000. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY IN “ITC WAY” As a responsible corporate citizen, ITC has made remarkable forays in the social as well as environmental sector. The Company is engaged in poverty alleviation activities in some of the most underdeveloped areas of the country. The thrust of the Company’s social sector investments, christened ‘Mission Sunehra Kal’, is on: (a) web-enablement of the Indian farmer, (b) natural resource management, which includes wasteland, watershed, and agricultural development, (c) sustainable livelihoods, comprising genetic improvement in livestock and economic empowerment of women and (d) community development, with a focus on primary education, and health & sanitation. ITC’s social development projects are spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Bihar.

ENVIROMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF ITC
 ITC IS A ‘CARBON POSITIVE’ CORPORATION FOR 2 YEARS IN A ROW

ITC is that a 'Carbon interfered Scientists are more confident than ever nowhumans have Positive with the climate and that further human induced climate change is on the way. The future, particularly in the longer term, remains largely in our hands – the magnitude of expected change depends Total to do House Gas (GHG) emissions. on what humans choose Greenabout greenhouse gasemissions from all the ITC units d kilotonnes of CO2 (1,058 kilotonnes in 04-05). - The fourth assessment report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change- 2007 ITC continued to rapidly upscale its farm and social forestry initiative

hectares of plantations in 2005-06. ITC is committed to the international endeavour to mitigate the ill effects of global warming GHG emissions from ITC’s operations. The strategies include:

The total area under the climate that may forestry plantations now am through strategies to minimise/eliminate any adverse effect on ITC's farm and social be caused by

Conserving energy through audit, benchmarking and use of ‘next’ practices to achieve the lowest specific energy consumption (energy required per unit of production). Using renewable sources of energy. Creating a positive environmental footprint through forestry initiatives that enable Carbon Dioxide sequestration. Implementing CDM projects under the Kyoto protocol to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change This initiative has not only led to raw

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ITC’s operations consumed 13,075 Terra Paperboards business, but has helped Joules of energy in 2006-07, a reduction of sequester 1,244 kilotonnes of CO2, 1.73% over the previous year. This is thereby making ITC a 'Carbon Positive particularly remarkable because during the Activity Unit year, Paperboards & Specialty Papers’ Cumulative Company'. 2006- Total production went up by 7.8%, Cigarettes 07 To date grew by 10.9%, Leaf production went up to 2005-06 by 10.6% and Packaging & Printing business grew 14.7%. Coverage: watershed A positive climatic footprint Catchment Area Hectares 10,004 2,413 12,417 ITC continued to rapidly upscale their farm and social forestry initiatives adding another nearly 24,000 Cumulative 2006- Total Treated hectares of plantations in 2006-07. Total farm and social07 To date forestry plantations, as on March 31, 2007 Sources of Energy in ITC (in percentage) Official Irrigation Hectares to 2005-06 10,426 3,861 14,287 covered an area of nearly 65,000 hectares. This initiative has not only led to sustainable sources of raw Area Coverage: social forestry materials for ITC’s Paperboards business 03-04 and provided millions of man days 05-06 of employment to poor unit 04-05 06-07 ITC’S APPROACH TO ENERGY CONSERVATION 6,2741058 383 Total No. of villages 20,430 301 82 26,704 Co2released Watershed Hectares also 1013 helped sequester 2025 kilotons of CO2, thereby Kilotonnes but 1202 1143 tribals and marginal farmers, has (Manufacturing No. of beneficiaries Area 8,019 2,713 10,732 ITC’s approach to human ITC’s Paperboards ‘Carbon Positive’ consolidating ITC’s& Specialty Papers status for the second consecutive year. Total CO2 emitted by & Freight) resource is premised on the business is the largestKilotonnes (88.7%) of311 consumer Water Harvesting Plantation 1143 906 1224 2025 Units CO2the organisation. Of area kilotons (reduction of 4.9% from 05-06). ITC has implemented a in 2006-07 amounted tothe four units fundamental belief of energy in sequestered Structures Minor 794 2,247 354 1,148 fostering meritocracy in the in this business, the managementNo unit for 6,822collection and 9,069 Bhadrachalam computerised data(hectares) data of 104 emissions, using CO2 CO2 Percent system 31 86 estimationorganisation. ITC promotes 177 alone accounts for Saplings planted 65.5% of total energy Major Structures during the year to further improve reliability of the presented data. No 198 184 382 sequestered IPCC 2006all operations. diversity and offers utilised by emission factors, Total Structures (millions) No 22.98 992 8.51 538 1,530 31.50 equality of opportunity to All all employees. units in Million KL

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