Adi Godrej honoured with Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership

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Mumbai, 20th February 2017: Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group received the prestigious Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership’ for being an outstanding Indian pioneer in the world of business and beyond.

The award was presented to Adi Godrej at a specially organised “Golden Peacock Awards ceremony” at Bombay Stock Exchange in the august presence of distinguished business leaders.

Golden Peacock Awards, established more than two decades ago (1991), by the Institute Of Directors (IOD), India have become a benchmark of excellence. They stand out as a unique recognition for acknowledging the achievements of the very best. Each year, the Awards Committee selects leaders and persons of eminence for conferring the Golden Peacock Leadership Award, for their outstanding contribution to public causes and the society at large.

The coveted award recognised Adi Godrej’s exemplary leadership which has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the industrial sectors in India and globally. His path-breaking and visionary contributions as a Responsible Business Leader has set an example for other inspiring leaders to follow. As an Ethical Leader, he has truly transformed the fundamental societ; al and business scenario in the country.

Talking about this achievement Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group said, “I am happy to be honoured with this award and humbly accept it. This recognition only strengthens my resolve to continuously pursue excellence in an ethical manner. At Godrej, we are always committed to our values and a good Corporate Governance which have helped us achieve our business objectives in an ethical manner”.

Some of the previous recipients of Golden Peacock Leadership Awards include Sir Adrian Cadbury, Dr. Daniel Vasella, Chairman, Novartis AG, Dr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, A. M. Naik, Chairman, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources PLC, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises Ltd, Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL Corporation and Shiv Nadar Foundation, Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development, Aditya Birla Group, Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, Dr. B. R. Shetty, Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, NMC Healthcare (UAE), Vinita Singhania, Managing Director, JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, Tulsi R. Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Group, Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group, Analjit Singh, Founder & Chairman, Max India Ltd, M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman, Muthoot Group, and so on.

About The Godrej Group


Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Independence and Swadeshi movement. Our founder, Ardeshir Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few ventures, before he struck gold with a locks business. Today, we enjoy the patronage of 1.1 billion consumers globally across consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agriculture and many other businesses. In fact, our geographical footprint extends beyond Earth, with our engines now powering many of India’s space missions. With a revenue of over USD 4.55 billion we are growing fast, and have exciting, ambitious aspirations. Our Vision for 2020 is to be 10 times the size we were in 2010. But for us, it is most important that besides our strong financial performance and innovative, much-loved products, we remain a good company. 24% of our holding company is held in a trust that invests in the environment, health and education. We are also bringing together our passion and purpose to make a difference through our Good & Green strategy of ‘shared value’ to create a more inclusive and greener India. At the heart of all of this, is our people. We take much pride in fostering an inspiring workplace, with an agile and high performance culture. We are also deeply committed to recognising and valuing diversity across our teams. For more information, visit