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Motto – To aim, To strive, To win

Vision – Sustain ITC’s position as one of India’s most valuable
corporations through world class performance, creating
growing value for the Indian economy and the company’s
Mission - To enhance the wealth generating capability of the
enterprise in a globalizing environment, delivering superior
and sustainable stakeholder value
ITC was incorporated on August 24, 1910 under the name
Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited. As the
Company's ownership progressively Indianised, the name
of the Company was changed from Imperial Tobacco
Company of India Limited to India Tobacco Company
Limited in 1970 and then to I.T.C. Limited in 1974. In
recognition of the Company's multi-business portfolio
encompassing a wide range of businesses - Cigarettes &
Tobacco, Hotels, Information Technology, Packaging,
Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Agri-business, Foods,
Lifestyle Retailing, Education & Stationery and Personal
Care - the full stops in the Company's name were removed
effective September 18, 2001. The Company now stands
rechristened 'ITC Limited'.
 The Company’s beginnings were humble. A leased
office on Radha Bazar Lane, Kolkata, was the centre of
the Company's existence. The Company celebrated its
16th birthday on August 24, 1926, by purchasing the
plot of land situated at 37, Chowringhee, (now
renamed J.L. Nehru Road) Kolkata, for the sum of Rs
310,000. This decision of the Company was historic in
more ways than one. It was to mark the beginning of a
long and eventful journey into India's future. The
Company's headquarter building, 'Virginia House',
which came up on that plot of land two years later,
would go on to become one of Kolkata's most
venerated landmarks.

1920-1940’s – Quality in inspection
1940-1960’s – Statistical process control
1960-1980’s – Total Quality Management
1987 – 2000’s – Six Sigma(Zero defect)
2000-Current – Lean Six Sigma(TPM, JIT, SCM etc)

*Lean six sigma – Relentless focus on reducing non value
adding activities
 To contribute to sustainable development through the
establishment and implementation of environment standards that
are scientifically tested and meet the requirement of relevant laws,
regulations and codes of practice.
 To take account of environment, occupational health and safety in
planning and decision-making.
 To provide appropriate training and disseminate information to
enable all employees to accept individual responsibility for
Environment, Health and Safety, implement best practices, and
work in partnership to create a culture of continuous
 To instill a sense of duty in every employee towards personal
safety, as well as that of others who may be affected by the
employee’s actions.
 To provide and maintain facilities, equipment, operations and
working conditions which are safe for employees, visitors and
contractors at the Company’s premises.

 To ensure safe handling, storage, use and disposal of
all substances and materials that are classified as
hazardous to health and environment.
 To reduce waste, conserve energy, and promote
recycling of materials wherever possible.
 To institute and implement a system of regular EHS
audit in order to assure compliance with laid down
policy, benchmarked standards, and requirements of
laws, regulations and applicable codes of practice.
 To proactively share information with business
partners towards inculcating world-class EHS
standards across the value chain of which ITC is a part.