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Industry Partners

Sustainability Partner :

Since its inception in 1941, Excel Industries Limited has been known as a pioneer in the area of crop protection chemicals for the Industry as well as the farming community. Today it has successfully leveraged its strengths to emerge as a leader in a range of specialty and performance chemicals.

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IGCW White-paper Partner

Godrej Industries Ltd (Chemicals) is part of Godrej Group having diversified businesses. We are proud to have pioneered the manufacturing of oleochemicals in India, back in 1963. Today, we are one of India’s leading oleochemicals players and manufacture and market over 100 chemicals for use in more than 24 major applications. We are expanding our reach globally and our products are exported to over 80 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in India at Valia in Gujarat and Ambernath in Maharashtra.

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Cause Partner :

L’Oreal’s Research and Innovation teams apply the principles of sustainable and responsible innovation on a daily basis. Listening to the expectations of consumer, they are committed to the pursuit of ethical beauty that respects diversity. In its research activities, the group is particularly vigilant in five areas: human health (employees, consumers, professionals), environmental protection, ethics, fair trade and consideration of the social and societal impact of Innovation.

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Green Chemistry Partner

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. The Group makes sustainable chemistry a strong focus of innovation and growth. One of its main R&I axis looks at developing sustainable and innovative organic molecules providing competitive bio-based products are used in multiple market applications such as healthcare, agriculture, consumer goods. Solvay is listed on the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) underlining the Group’s commitment to improve its performance in sustainable development as part of its business strategy.

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The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry combines the expertise of talented and passionate scientists and engineers with the experience of an innovative and dynamic leadership team. We share a commitment to our clients, to society, and to the environment to create technologies and processes that are functional, cost-effective, and environmentally benign.

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Green Chemistry Partners

We are a family-owned company that has specialised for over 70 years in the testing, certification and research of all kinds of textile products. As an internationally recognised and reliable partner, we support companies along the entire supply chain in successfully bringing their products to the market - through new insights from our research, to the performance of required tests and issuing of independent certificates, through to product launch and marketing at the point of sale.

Now run by the third generation, approx. 1,000 employees work at our headquarters in Bönnigheim as well as in our laboratories and offices around the world on tailor-made test and service offerings for your individual requirements.

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Associate Partners

Solvent & Reagent Selection Workshop Partner

We’re recognized as a leading publisher of authoritative scientific information. Our 50+ peer- reviewed journals are ranked the “most-trusted, most-cited and most-read.”

We empower our members to advance chemistry, elevate their career potential, expand their networks, inspire future generations, collaborate globally and build communities that provide scientific solutions.

We provide broader networks that facilitate connections and open doors in a way no other professional organization can match!

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The Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) represents the over 250 India-based pesticide manufacturers, formulators and traders. PMFAI member companies manufacture, formulate, sell and distribute almost all the crop protection products that has potential in India.

PMFAI works with a variety of research and social society partners as well as with a number of pesticide associations through out the world having common interest. Transparency and end user benefit are imbibed to the core of our work.

PMFAI has permanent cooperation with the CCPIA, etc

PMFAI has close relations with the CCFI & CLI in India and maintains a dialogue on international issues with pesticide associations around the world. We also manage the collaboration among members to generate regulatory & scientific data for registering and/or protecting the registration of patented, off-patented and generic pesticides in EU countries. We have collaboration with the Huntingdon Life Sciences, UK.

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The PSCI was formed as a non-profit business membership organization in 2006 and is legally established in the United States.

Our vision is to establish and promote responsible practices that will continuously improve social, health, safety and environmental sustainable outcomes for our supply chains. This includes:

 Fair and safe work conditions and practices


 Responsible business practices


 Environmental sustainability and efficient use of resources


The purpose of the initiative is to bring together the pharmaceutical industry to define, implement, and champion responsible supply chain practices.

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To promote co-operation among Indian firms, companies corporations or persons connected with the speciality chemical industry as the manufacturers with a view to their adopting a common policy and collectively taking such steps as may be considered necessary to safeguard and further the interest of the speciality chemical industry.

To promote and preserve the high standard of business integrity and principles amongst those engaged in the industry connected with speciality chemicals in India.

To encourage and promote the development of industry connected with speciality chemicals.

To collect and safeguard the interest of the speciality chemical industry.

To collect disseminate statistical, technical and other information for the benefit of members.

To make representations to Government of India as well as state Governments and local authorities to solve the problems affecting the member of the speciality chemical industry.

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The apex national body representing all branches of the Chemical Industry in India such as Organic & Inorganic Chemicals, Plastics & Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refineries, Dyestuffs & Dye-intermediates, Fertilizers & Pesticides, Specialty Chemicals, Paints etc.

The Indian Chemical Council is dedicated to the growth of the Indian Chemical Industry. Established in 1938, ICC has over the years grown its functions and offerings to cater to the varying needs of the Indian Chemical Industry.

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To provide a platform for encouraging discussion among the member industries on various subjects concerning the Bulk Drug Industry with a focus on formulating the industries’ views on various matters such as national, technical, economic and commercial policies that concern the growth of the Bulk Drug industry in the country.

To assist, cooperate and represent the collective opinion of the association members in formulation and execution of legislative measures by state or Central government authorities/regulators that affect, directly or indirectly, the industry, trade or commerce of the Bulk Drug sector.

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Since 2007 Chemical Watch has played a pivotal role in supplying companies with our premium news service. Find out more about our service on this page or, for more information, Chemical Watch provides the global business community with the facts and perspectives it needs to achieve safer chemicals in products.

We provide a 360 degree view of this agenda, impartially reporting on the actions and opinions of all stakeholders in our community. Our company has a strong shared sense of purpose, fuelled by motivated staff who want to make a difference with their work.

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Chemical Weekly has been unfailingly serving the cause of the chemical industry, since 1955, to be now accorded a status few industry publications can claim to have!

Sevak Publications, the flagship of the group, was established in 1957 as a partnership firm, and today constitutes the hub of a few other business entities that offer a wide range of products and services for the chemical and allied industries.

Sevak Publications and associated companies constitute perhaps the only group in India catering exclusively to the needs of the chemical industry.

The diversification into electronic publishing (including this e-commerce venture) and all database activities are now organised under Chemical Weekly Database P. Ltd., a company floated in 1999.

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Chemical Weekly has been unfailingly serving the cause of the chemical The Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India (DMAI), established in 1950, is the Apex Body representing Dyestuffs, Pigments, Optical Brighteners and Dyes Intermediates Manufacturers from all over the country, covering all sectors of the Colorants Industry – small scale units to multinationals; a fact well recognized by the Government authorities. DMAI regularly takes up various issues of concern to the Colorant Industry with the respective Government Agencies. Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India seeks DMAI opinion before framing policies concerning Colorants Industry.

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Media Partners

Chemical Weekly is a Sevak Publications magazine. Sevak Publications was established in 1957 as a support firm and is the flagship organisation of a hub of businesses, that offer a wide range of products and services for the chemical and allied industries. Sevak Publications and associated companies is the only group in India, that caters exclusively to the needs of the chemical industry.

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Supporters

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is implementing various environmental legislations in the state of Maharashtra, mainly including Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Water (Cess) Act, 1977 and some of the provisions under Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules framed there under like, Biomedical Waste (M&H) Rules, 1998, Hazardous Waste (M&H) Rules, 2000, Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 etc. MPCB is functioning under the administrative control of Environment Department of Government of Maharashtra.

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.

The Ministry also serves as the nodal agency in the country for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and for the follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The Ministry is also entrusted with issues relating to multilateral bodies such as the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and of regional bodies like Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) on matters pertaining to the environment.

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Co-organisers

Department of Fertilizers comes under the ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers which is headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

Department of Fertilizers comes under the ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers which is headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

The main objective of Department of Fertilizers is to ensure adequate and timely availability of fertilizers at affordable prices for maximizing agricultural production in the country. The main functions of the Department include planning, promotion and development of the fertilizers industry, planning and monitoring of production, import and distribution of fertilizers and management of financial assistance by way of subsidy / concession for indigenous and imported fertilizers. List of subjects allotted to the Department of Fertilizers as per Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 amended from time to time is given at Annexure -

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Awards Evening Partner

Department of Fertilizers comes under the ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers which is headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

Department of Fertilizers comes under the ambit of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers which is headed by a Cabinet Minister who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

The main objective of Department of Fertilizers is to ensure adequate and timely availability of fertilizers at affordable prices for maximizing agricultural production in the country. The main functions of the Department include planning, promotion and development of the fertilizers industry, planning and monitoring of production, import and distribution of fertilizers and management of financial assistance by way of subsidy / concession for indigenous and imported fertilizers. List of subjects allotted to the Department of Fertilizers as per Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 amended from time to time is given at Annexure -

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Enterpreneurship Workshop Partners

We are the pioneers in the introduction of granular formulations in India and are the largest sellers in this segment. We have scaled new heights by becoming the biggest producer of generic molecules like Profenofos, Ethion, Phorate. Our product list under different categories is as under.

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Department of Science & Technologies

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes as listed below:

Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.

Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SACC).

Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.

Research and Development through its research institutions or laboratories for development of indigenous technologies concerning bio-fuel production, processing, standardization and applications, in co-ordination with the concerned Ministry or Department;

Research and Development activities to promote utilization of by-products to development value added chemicals.

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Chemical Watch provides the global business community with the facts and perspectives it needs to achieve safer chemicals in products. We provide a 360 degree view of this agenda, impartially reporting on the actions and opinions of all stakeholders in our community. Our company has a strong shared sense of purpose, fuelled by motivated staff who want to make a difference with their work

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Teacher & Students Workshop Partners

Beyond Benign develops and disseminates green chemistry and sustainable science educational resources that empower educators, students and the community at large to practice sustainability through chemistry.

We work directly with educators and a network of strategic partners focused on science education, sustainability, innovation and initiatives supporting human and environmental health to provide an educational continuum from K-12 to higher education with an important community engagement component.

Biomimicry Workshop Partner

The world’s leading bio-inspired consultancy offering innovation, education, and inspiration.

At Biomimicry 3.8, we’re driven by the fact that Life has an incredible amount to teach us about living well on Earth, in no small part due to the fact that it’s been thriving here for 3.8 billion years. Our founders, staff, and providers work around the globe helping others use biomimicry innovate for a better world.