Grasim Industries Limited wins 'Gold Award' in India Green Manufacturing Challenge

The manufacturing unit of Grasim’s viscose filament yarn (VFY) business located at Kalyan, Maharashtra, had participated in India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) 2019 for excellence in sustainability, organized by The International Research Institute for Manufacturing Industry, Mumbai and has been selected for the “Gold Award”.

The International Research Institute for Manufacturing Industry, Mumbai is a professional body involved in supporting the Manufacturing Industry in various parts of the world through Research, Consulting, Training Services and organizing National Award Flagship program every year.

The India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) is an awarding platform that is designed to recognize manufacturing firms that have shown consistent progress in improving sustainability factors associated to a manufacturing facility. The program’s mission is to engage Indian manufacturing facilities in a competitive program on the adoption of green manufacturing practices through training, evaluation and recognition.

Mr. Omprakash Chitlange, CEO, VFY - Fashion Yarn business, shared that “The India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) is a prestigious platform in which top manufacturing units in India are evaluated and meritoriously recognized. We are delighted to have received the IGMC ‘Gold award’ for excellence in sustainability. Environmental consciousness and focus on health & safety have always been an integral part of our business policies and we are committed to safeguarding the environment”.

The company is the leading viscose filament yarn manufacturer in India with a rich heritage of over 60 years. It is the only company in India to be equipped with all technologies for viscose filament yarn manufacturing. The company is accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety), SA 8000, REACH compliance and Oeko-Tex certification and recently with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Raysil, the fashion yarn is Grasim’s Viscose Filament Yarn (VFY) brand and is a complete range of cellulosic, 100% natural and biodegradable filament yarns. To know more visit