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Group Overview


 Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100
 countries across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’.
 Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support
 education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture.
 In 2015-16, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.5 billion. These companies collectively employ over 660,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates
 independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of
 about $116 billion (as on March 31, 2016).
 With its pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, the Tata group had spawned several industries of national importance in India: steel, hydro-power, hospitality and airlines. The same spirit,
 coupled with innovativeness, is illustrated by examples such as India’s first software company, India’s first indigenously developed car, the next-generation infrared laser scanning to
 predict terrain for cars, as also by introducing path-breaking industrial practices. Today, Tata companies have significant local investments in different countries and bring to their
 customers worldwide a whole host of reputed brands which touch their lives every day. Many Tata companies have achieved global leadership in their businesses.
 Going forward, Tata companies are building multinational businesses that seek to differentiate themselves through customer-centricity, innovation, entrepreneurship,
 trustworthiness and values-driven business operations, while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders including shareholders, employees and civil society.

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