November 3, 2019

Amara Raja bags the Prestigious 9th CII National HR Excellence Award, 2019

The Event ‘Learn from the Winners’ was held in Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Hyderabad, Telangana, 13th March, 2019: Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, the leader in industrial batteries and automotive batteries, received “The Prize” for the most coveted and prestigious 9th National HR Excellence Award 2019 – one of the highest levels identified in the award process. The “Prize” award level signifies demonstration of Excellence in development and management of Human Resources through continuous improvement – the leaders. Upholding its best practices, Amara Raja was bestowed with this prestigious award for adopting and institutionalizing the best HR Model that is scalable, assessable and accurate and imbibes the industry best practices as well.

CII-HR Excellence Model is based on the CII-Exim Bank Excellence Award encompassing all aspects of human resource management.  The model can be effectively used as a framework to position HR initiatives, measure current status, and identify gaps to stimulate solutions. Through this model, CII aims to help improve HR performance practices and capabilities by providing objective feedback for improvement while also facilitating communication and sharing of best practices and information within and among organizations.

The award was presented by Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group and Past President CII. Mr. Adi Godrej also addressed the confluence and shared his thoughts on HR excellence and the need of the hour.

Receiving the Award on behalf of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, Mr. Jaikrishna B, President – Group HR and New Business Development, said that “It is a great honor to accept the award on behalf of everyone in the Amara Raja Family. This we believe is a reinforcement of our Culture ‘The Amara Raja Way’, the values and high standards that this organization stands for. Our relentless focus on people and people practices has enabled us to sustain high business growth as a Group. The continued sponsorship of the top leadership is a key factor in achieving this. Driving business goals through people in an enabling environment, we believe is a clear recipe for success”

Sharing the valuable experiences and insights gained during the CII HR Excellence assessment process Mr Vijayanand S, CEO of Amara Raja Batteries said “The constructive rigor of the assessment process helped us critically examine and evaluate our HR Practices and benchmark with best in the corporate world. This enabled us to align and leverage the potential of people and people practices to achieve our business objectives. I would recommend this process for any organization that would like to realize the true potential of people focused HR processes and leverage the same for achieving its business goals.”

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8,500 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 265 national and regional sectorial industry bodies.

About Amara Raja Group –

Founded by Dr Ramachandra N Galla, The Amara Raja Group is one of the fastest growing conglomerates in India with a revenue exceeding USD 1 Billion through highly engaged customers across the Globe. Through our engaged employees, empowered teams and collaborative leadership we are in a constant endeavour of making things better for the Environment, Society, Customers, Suppliers, Employees and Shareholders.

We take pride in fostering an inspiring workplace with values that help each of us in becoming better individuals.

Anchored by a workforce of 14,000+ people working for 6 companies encompassing 14 businesses, Amara Raja is amongst India’s leading business conglomerates with interests spanning verticals from the production of lead acid batteries (AMARON brand), power conversion products, sheet metal products, precision components, electronic products, Infrastructure Development, industrial services to food processing.