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The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.

Serving society through science

A part of the over $100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on essentials for LIFE: Living, Industry and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.

Our story began in Mithapur, Gujarat, in western India in 1939 with a small plant that would raise a wealth of marine chemicals from the ocean. From these humble beginnings, Tata Chemicals has evolved into a market-leading international business, with operations across four continents, and businesses that touch the lives of millions across the globe. Our Innovation Centre, today, is home to world-class R&D capabilities in nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Sustainability as a practice is at the core of all of Tata Chemicals' activities, including our corporate social responsibility initiatives, and is intricately woven into all our business functions. Our vision is to be a leader in corporate sustainability, focussing on all three elements of 'people, planet and profits'.






Industrial chemicals

Industrial chemicals

Tata Chemicals is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. It is the world’s third largest producer of sodium bicarbonate, which has applications that range from food to pharmaceuticals to air pollution control. Today, our products are key ingredients for some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products.





Food and nutrition

Food and nutrition


The company’s living essentials portfolio encompasses food, nutrition, health and water. Tata Chemicals pioneered salts fortified with nutrients in India - the iconic Tata Salt brand is consumed by 500 million Indians today. The unique Tata Sampann range of dals, pulses and spices bring natural, unpolished protein-based nutrition to Indian households. The company’s Tata Swach range of water purifiers includes a low-cost, nanotechnology-based purifier that provides safe drinking water at affordable prices. The company also makes nutraceuticals for healthy and tasty modern food.





Farm solutions

Farm solutions

Our farm essentials portfolio today offers a complete suite of solutions for the Indian farmer and touches over 85 percent of India’s arable land. Tata Chemicals makes crop nutrients, including customised fertilisers, urea and phosphatic fertilisers. Subsidiary Rallis India is one of India’s leading providers of crop protection products. Metahelix is a biotech company that produces high quality seeds. Through the Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology, TCL provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.





Science for sustainability

Science for sustainability

Our Mission, Vision and Values are deeply rooted in the principles of sustainability. We are committed to reporting sustainability performance in accordance with GRI and UNGC guidelines. The company actively works towards improving its eco-footprint with a policy of ‘avoid, reduce and reuse’. Tata Chemicals supports several programmes on biodiversity and environmental conservation - such as whale shark conservation, nesting sites of migratory birds on the Gujarat coastline, the Mersey river cleanup campaign in the UK, etc. We actively support our communities and work through organisations such as Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD), Okhai centre for empowerment, Tata Chemicals Golden Jubilee Foundation in India, Lion Salt Works Trust in UK, Magadi Soda Foundation and United Way in the US.