Godrej Consumer Products Limited ranks among the Best Large Workplaces in Asia by the Great Place to Work institute

18 March 2016

Mumbai, India – March 18, 2016: Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) was ranked number 9 on the Great Place to Work®'s Best Large Workplaces in Asia list that was released today. This is the second time in a row that GCPL has featured on the list.

The list recognises companies that that put their people first and are committed to providing strong, caring and innovative cultures. More than 1000 companies participated in national list studies in 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work is represented. Of these, the 60 Best Workplaces in Asia were determined.

Commenting on the achievement, Vivek Gambhir, Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, said:

"We are delighted to rank among the Best Large Workplaces in Asia for the second consecutive year. This achievement validates our resolve to raise the bar and make our people policies and practices best-in-class. We are deeply committed to building an inspiring workplace for our team members and providing them with great, rewarding careers."

Commenting on the achievement, Rahul Gama, Head - Human Resources, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, said:

"Being recognised as an employer of choice is a very important part of our overall ambition of being an inspiring workplace.

We promise Godrejites a culture of tough love; take serious bets on them and differentiate basis performance. Our exciting and ambitious growth plans allow us to offer unparalleled career opportunities. We also understand that our team members play multi-faceted roles, both at home and at the workplace. This is why we encourage them, not just to explore their whole selves, but also create an enabling space for them to do so."

About Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Godrej Consumer Products Limited is the largest home-grown home and personal care company in India. We are constantly innovating to delight our consumers with more exciting, superior quality products at affordable prices.

We have bold ambitions and are becoming more agile and future ready. We rank number 1 in hair colour, household insecticides and liquid detergents and number 2 in soaps. In India, you grow up with our brands - Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej Expert, Godrej No. 1 - and we are now on our way to becoming an emerging markets FMCG leader.

In line with our 3X3 approach to international expansion, we are building a presence in 3 emerging markets (Asia, Africa, Latin America) across 3 categories (home care, personal wash, hair care). In 2010, we acquired the Indonesia based Megasari group, a leader in household insecticides, air fresheners and baby care. With the acquisition of Rapidol, Kinky and Frika in South Africa, and the Darling Group, a leading pan-Africa hair care company, we have a strong presence in the fast growing African hair care market. We acquired the Issue and Argencos groups in Argentina, leaders in hair colour, in 2010, and expanded our footprint to Chile through the acquisition of Cosmetica Nacional. The UK based Keyline Brands, which we acquired in 2005, plays in hair and personal care. We also have a business in the Middle East and a strong presence across SAARC countries.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organisations and government agencies in 51 countries.

About the Best Workplaces in Asia List

Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces in Asia List ranks the top workplaces in the Asia region. Countries included in the ranking are Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates.