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Godrej Group

India

Marketing a simple way to vanquish an insect enemy.

A 119-year-old conglomerate whose businesses span from appliances to aerospace, Godrej gets nearly a quarter of its revenue from its “Good and Green” products. Since 2010, the company has flooded the market with eco-friendly products, taken giant strides in a carbon neutral, zero waste, and a renewable energy effort, and imparted skills training to more than 200,000 youth from marginalized communities in 142 cities. For Godrej, it’s been a growth story: Revenue from its Good and Green portfolio has grown 140% annually for the past 5 years.

But in a country where 95% of the population lives in malaria- or dengue-prone areas, its most important innovation may be its “fast card,” an inexpensive mosquito-repelling device from the conglomerate’s Godrej Consumer Products unit. The fast card requires no electricity—an advantage that could give it global reach.

Impact Segment

Environmental Impact

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Household Products & Industrial Machinery

CEO

Adi Godrej (Chairman, Godrej Group)

Employees

28,000

Company Type

Public and Private

Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)

$4,020

Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)

$171

Market Value ($M)

$7,695