Green Globe Award
Amul receives Green Globe Foundation Award
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) - India's largest food products marketing organization and apex body of dairy cooperatives of Gujarat – has won the "Green Globe Foundation Award" in the Manufacturing Category at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 . Mr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd. received the award in a glittering ceremony organized in association with TERI and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 2nd February, 2012.
The 4th Green Globe Awards ceremony at the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 was organized to facilitate the organizations and individuals working towards a cleaner environment and sustainable development. Introducing the event, Dr. R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI said that the Green Globe Awards were important to recognize the initiatives of those who were working towards saving the planet.
GCMMF received this award for its mass tree plantation drive and contribution to environment by the milk producers of Gujarat. The 30 lac milk producers of Gujarat have planted more than 312 lakh trees in 15000 villages of the State in last 5 years. Thus Amul has shown its concern, awareness and commitment for betterment of environment and has set an example for all the cooperatives and other institutions to turn India green in the era of global warming and environmental crisis.
GCMMF is India's largest food products marketing organisation with an annual sales turnover of Rs. 12,000 crores (US $ 2.4 bn). It procures an average of 100 lac litres of milk every day from 30 lac farmers across 15,000 villages of Gujarat.