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In pursuit of excellence, TNPL has won many accolades. This is in recognition of its continuous innovation and constant improvement in all spheres of its activity.

TNPL have been selected and awarded as “Excellence in Water Management Unit” at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for Excellence in Water Management – 2018 “Within the Fence” during Water Innovation Summit 2018 between 4th & 5th October 2018 at New Delhi


TNPL have been awarded as “Water Stewardship Award ” during India Corporate Governance and Sustainability Vision Summit 2018 at New Delhi conducted Indian Chamber of Commerce. TNPL has participated in the category of Water Stewardship and submitted the questionnaire as required by the ICC. ICC has conducted several rounds of screening and evaluation by very eminent jury members and selected TNPL Corporate Governance & Sustainability Vision Award 2018 in the category of Water Stewardship.

Dun & Bradstreet has selected Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) as the Top Indian Company under the sector “Paper & Paper Products” for “Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2017”. TNPL has been receiving the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Award consecutively for six years from 2012 under the sector “Paper & Paper Products”.
TNPL’s project “LIME SLUDGE AND FLYASH MANAGEMENT (LSFM) SYSTEM ” have been selected and awarded “MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT” AWARD FOR THE “BEST PRACTICES IN WASTE MANAGEMENT during GreenCo Best Practices Award 2016 competition conducted by CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad on 15th June, 2016 at Hyderabad.
Excellent Energy Efficient unit  for the year 2015
TNPL is Awarded as “Excellent Energy Efficient unit for the year 2015”  by Confederation of Indian Industry .
TNPL is receiving this award for the Fourth Consecutive Year.
Confederation of Indian Industry - Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) , Hyderabad developed voluntary Green Company Rating System (GreenCo) to create a framework to define and assess “how Green” a company is and highlight the way forward to become globally competitive in Green practices. GreenCo rating provides a holistic framework to evaluate the performance of a company on environment front.
Best Paper Mill 2007-08
TNPL has bagged the prestigious "Paper Mill of the year 2007-08" award. The award is given in recognition of the Indian paper mill which sets an example in the areas of productivity, quality, human resource development, research & development, developing export markets, community services etc. besides striving to attain global competitiveness by the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), New Delhi.
Earlier, the Company received the award for 2001-02 for TNPL's overall performance, approaches for meeting social obligations, ensuring global competitiveness and sustainable development & technology options.
Certificate of Excellence
TNPL bagged, the Certificate of Excellence in Productivity, Quality, Innovation and Management from the "Institute of Economic
Studies", New Delhi.
Export Award
TNPL has bagged the CAPEXIL "SPECIAL EXPORT AWARD" for the 10th consecutive year, for its outstanding export performance during the year 2007-08.

The Government of India has given "TRADING HOUSE" status to TNPL recognising the export performance.

TNPL has been bestowed the "Niryat Shree Award" by Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) for the high degree of excellence it has demonstrated in exports.
Excellence in Cost Management
TNPL has bagged ICWAI National Award for "Excellence in Cost Management - 2008" (Second) under the category of Public Sector Manufacturing - Organisation (Medium). The Award is given by the "Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India" (ICWAI) for the best costing practices in the companies.
Safety Award
TNPL was awarded the commendation award on "CII Leadership & Excellence Award in Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) year 2002".
Energy Award

Received “National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2010” from CII, Chennai.

Received “National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2009” from CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad.
Received the “Best Energy Conservation Award” for the year 2007 from Government of Tamil Nadu.
The company received National Conservation award in the Office Building sector for the year 2006 from the Ministry of Power, Government of India, New Delhi.
TNPL bagged the National Energy Conservation Award for the year 2001 from Government of India in recognition of its outstanding achievement in energy management.
Best Corporate Citizen
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai adjudged TNPL as the "Best Corporate Citizen 1999" and bestowed the Mother Theresa Award by recognizing its
Outstanding social commitment
Exploring eco-friendly technology
Professional Management
Customer friendly and community caring enterprise.
Excellence in Corporate Governance
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI), New Delhi has conferred on TNPL, the "ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance" for the year 2004 in the Public Sector category. This is the first time such a prestigious award in Corporate Governance has been given to a State Public Sector Undertaking.
Environmental  Awards
Green Award 2012 Click to view
TNPL received the first prize of Green Award 2012 from the  Dept. of Environment and Forest, Government of Tamil Nadu. Thiru Md. Nasimuddin, I.A.S, Managing Director, TNPL  received the award from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Secretariat on 11th September 2012.  This award has been bestowed on TNPL in recognition of its various initiatives taken to protect the environment by adopting environment friendly technologies in the process.  This award also recognizes TNPL’s proactive role in reducing the use of fossil fuels, increasing the green cover, encouraging non-conventional and energy efficient systems as well as recycling and reuse of solid & liquid wastes in the process.
Environment Strategy of the Year 2011 Mill Award
TNPL has bagged the prestigious Environment Strategy of the Year 2011 Mill Award in competition with many contenders globally. The award instituted by Pulp & Paper International (PPI), in recognition of achievements in the environment front, was bestowed upon TNPL at an international forum held in Brussels on November 15, 2011.
Excellent in Water Management
TNPL secured three Awards viz., 1) Excellence in Water Efficient Unit 2) Innovative case study decided by panel of judges & 3) Most useful presentation decided by audience and delegates and participants at 8th National award for Excellence in Water Management 2011 in the competition held at Jaipur conducted by CII-Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad.
TNPL secured three Awards viz., 1) Excellence in Water Efficient Unit 2) Innovative case study decided by panel of judges & 3) Most useful presentation decided by audience and delegates and participants at 7th National award for Excellence in Water Management 2010 in the competition conducted by CII-Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad.
Most Innovative Environmental Projects
TNPL’s Chemical Recovery Boiler No: 3 have been awarded as “Most Innovative Environmental Project” by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Environmental Best Practices Award 2012 competition held in CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad on 9th & 10th February, 2012 at Hyderabad.
TNPL Secured “MOST INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT” titled “Recovery of caustic after boil out in Paper Machine” for the ‘ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICES AWARD 2011”, for the award competition held between 28-29 January, 2011 at  CII-Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC), Hyderabad.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recognised the Bio-methanation plant of TNPL as "Innovative Project" and bestowed an award for Excellence in Energy Management.
Green Business Leadership Award
Received “Green Business Leadership Award” in Pulp and Paper Sector from Hon’ble Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah on 5th June 2010 at New Delhi.  This award competition was conducted by the Financial Express and EVI, Hydrabad.
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The Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi has awarded TNPL "3 Leaf - Green Rating" award in appreciation of Environmental Management System.
CDM Initiatives
TNPL’s bio-methanation plant emerges as the first Indian Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project in Waste Management Sector registered by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Corporate Award
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TNPL bagged the “TERI” Corporate Environmental Award 2008 for the efforts towards environmental management and innovative initiatives among corporate with a turnover above Rs  500 Crore per annum.
Environment Protection
Recognising TNPL's concern for the environment, the Rotary Club of Chennai (East) and Earth Care, bestowed the "Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2002" on TNPL.
Management Systems
Received Controlled Wood (CW) and Chain-Of-Custody (COC) certification during July ’10 from Smart wood programme/Rainfall Alliance, USA.
Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award
TNPL has bagged the Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award for the year 2009 from Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), Chennai Branch  in recognition of the company's performance in the area of Inventory Optimisation.
TNPL’s Environmental Management System is certified as per ISO 14001:2004 standards by TUV NORD, Germany.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award
TNPL has bagged the CSR award for 2007-2008 from Government of Tamilnadu for the exemplary service rendered in rural and urban development. Instituted by the Rural Development Department, the award is given to industrial units, taking into account their service relating to CSR in the last five years.


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