Who We Are
Pioneering the battle against malnutrition through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme.
Christy Friedgram Industry is one among the pioneer food processing companies in India to implement the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) scheme. Founded in 1989, it is the flagship enterprise of the Christy Group, a growth oriented philanthropic conglomerate. In fact, CFI is the first brick in the establishment and formation of the Christy group- an INR700 Crore megacorp.
CFI started operations a few years after the first ICDS scheme was announced in Tamil Nadu by the honourable ex-Chief Minister, Shri M. G. Ramachandran in 1982. Since its inception, CFI has grown by leaps and bounds to serve over 563 Anganwadis in Tamil Nadu, providing nutritious food to over 21 lakh children, 3 lakh adolescent girls and over 6 lakh pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Christy Friedgram Industry is proud to have contributed to bringing about substantial reduction in the malnutrition levels in the state. As per the statistics shared by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Social Welfare and NMP, in 1990 almost 29.6% of children under 3 years were found to be moderately malnourished and 4.2% were found to be severely malnourished.The percentage has progressively reduced to just 1.62% and 0.03% respectively in 2010. Similarly, while 0.21% of children in the state were termed severely malnourished, in 2011 their percentage came down to 0.02%. CFI is committed to bringing down the level of malnutrition even further and is continually innovating to produce better quality weaning and ready to eat micronutrient fortified food.
What makes us better
Our uncompromising values and a penchant for quality are driving force behind our success
Our mission is to eradicate Malnutrition not only in Tamil Nadu, but across India. We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic right of every human being. However, we live in an imperfect world. At CFI, we strive to make a difference by manufacturing and distributing nourishment to people who need it the most.
We dream We dream of a world children are lively, not listless; where they have chubby, not hollow cheeks; where they delight their caregivers by continually outgrowing their clothes, and are not stunted. We dream of a world where all women give birth to healthy babies and remain strong themselves. A world populated by genetically healthy and constitutionally robust men and women. We dream of a humane world. And we believe it is possible to make this dream come true.
We honour merit, honesty and dedication. Work, for us, is a means of not only sustaining ourselves but an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Most importantly, we treasure the trust that our end users place in us. Their continued faith in us defines our success and encourages us to continue to grow.
Proof of growth
CFI is proud to have had a major contribution in the reduction of Malnutrition in the state of Tamil Nadu
CFI has an average annual turnover of over INR 500 crores. It is a consistently profitable company with strong financial fundamentals. It has a CRISIL rating of BBB- (Stable) as of 2014. For more information click here.