"To my father, the acquisition of wealth was only a secondary object in life; it was always subordinate to the constant desire in his heart to improve the industrial and intellectual condition of the people of this country; and the various enterprises which he, from time to time undertook in his lifetime had, for their principal object, the advancement of india in these important respects. Kind fate has however, permitted me to help in bringing to completion, his inestimable legacy of service to the country, and it is a matter of the greatest gratification to his sons to have been permitted to carry to fruition, the sacred trust which he committed to their charge." founder, sir dorabji tata
"I believe the Tata model of business is a more sustainable one — simply because we really do care. If industry is numb to the concerns of civil society, if it considers itself beyond the pale of public good, or even if it needs government diktat and monitoring to do the right thing, then I don’t see how such an industry can survive for long. Tata companies are different in this respect because they have always done what is required by the letter and the spirit of the laws of the land, and often times much more.
India is still a developing country, one burdened with enormous inequities. It’s our duty to play whatever role we can, in whichever way we can, to diminish those disparities. This is the guiding principle for all of us at Tata. We are not in it for propaganda or visibility. Rather, we are in it for the satisfaction gained from knowing that we have achieved something meaningful, that we have put our shoulder to the wheel of nation building, that we are serving the country that provides us sustenance. The Tata ethos demands no less."