ITC was incorporated on August 24, 1910 under the name of 'Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited'. Its beginnings were humble. A leased office on Radha Bazar Lane, Kolkata, was the centre of the Company's existence. The Company celebrated its 16th birthday on August 24, 1926, by purchasing the plot of land situated at 37, Chowringhee, (now renamed J.L. Nehru Road) Kolkata, for the sum of Rs 310,000. This decision of the Company was historic in more ways than one. It was to mark the beginning of a long and eventful journey into India's future. The Company's headquarter building, 'Virginia House', which came up on that plot of land two years later, would go on to become one of Kolkata's most venerated landmarks. The Company's ownership progressively Indianised, and the name of the Company was changed to I.T.C. Limited in 1974. In recognition of the Company's multi-business portfolio encompassing a wide range of businesses - Cigarettes & Tobacco, Hotels, Information Technology, Packaging, Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Agri-Exports, Foods, Lifestyle Retailing and Greeting Gifting & Stationery - the full stops in the Company's name were removed effective September 18, 2001. The Company now stands rechristened 'ITC Limited'.
Vision & Mission
Sustain ITC's position as one of India's most valuable corporations through world class performance, creating growing value for the Indian economy and the Company’s stakeholders
To enhance the wealth generating capability of the enterprise in a globalising environment, delivering superior and sustainable stakeholder value
Areas of work
|• |Cigarettes | |• |Foods | |• |Lifestyle Retailing | |• |Personal Care | |• |Education & Stationery | |• |Safety Matches | |• |Agarbattis |
|• |Paperboards & Specialty Papers | |• |Packaging |
Agri - Businesses
|• |Agri Commodities | |• |e-Choupal | |• |Leaf Tobacco |
|Subsidiaries | |• |ITC Infotech | |• |Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd | |• |Landbase | |• |Technico Pty Limited, Australia | |• |Russell...