Bangalore, India—Natural Remedies received the CII-ITC Sustainability Award in Biodiversity by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, according to a press release. The release says the award is a recognition for the company's commitment to conservation of biodiversity.

As part of its sustainability program, Natural Remedies conducted pesticide residue and heavy metals analysis beyond the specified limits of soil and water and trained the local farmers on how to best avoid pesticide residues, according to the release.

Further, the press release adds, impact assessment included diversion, harvest, and percolation surface runoff on groundwater, and assessed the impact on birds, reptiles, and small mammal population in the surrounding region.

CII-ITC Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development is a not-for-profit, industry-led institution that helps businesses become sustainable organizations.

Anurag Agarwal, MD and chief executive officer for Natural Remedies, said in the release, “As a testimony to our vision to harness nature and apply science for health and happiness, we’re delighted that Natural Remedies now joins an elite list of corporations to be recognized for its outstanding contribution to sustainable business practices.”