The "Industrial Garden" of Chemplast Sanmar at Karaikal was awarded the 1st prize at the 16th Annual Flower Show held at Karaikal in 2011. Experts from the Agriculture Department and the Karaikal College of Agriculture adjudged Chemplast Sanmar's spread of green around their plant as the best in the "Industrial Garden" category. The annual event recognises individuals, households, farmers and industries for their efforts at greening their surroundings.
The Karaikal plant of Chemplast, which has a green belt of over 16 acres, also houses over 3500 trees. The support and active participation of the local community, has helped in the process. Chemplast acknowledges the support of the local community and traditional know-how with the organisation's will and inclination towards the cause of environment, which has helped in the task of dealing with a difficult terrain. The casuarinas and Korean grass, a welcome sight at the plant, are testimony to these efforts.
Chemplast has won this recognition from the Government of Puducherry, several times in the past few years. This is the 7th time that they are receiving an award in this category.