Industrial Sustainability in India Posted on March 28, 2017 (May 17, 2019) by Years2019 2018 2017 2016 CategoriesCity Profile Commentary Main Feature Commentary / Mar - Apr 2017 Industrial Sustainability in India by Namrita Chowdhry Most industrial establishments in India have embarked on their sustainability journey only recently. With 8,000 members across all segments, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, industry-led organisation founded in 1895 that overlooks the concerns and development of the sector. In 2004, the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII-Godrej GBC) was set up to assist industries to adopt Green initiatives. It offers advisory services related to the conservation of natural resources; energy management; Green buildings; Green practices; renewable resources; Green product certification; GHG inventory; waste management; and clean production processes. Shree Cement’s green belt Case studies The Indian industrial sector comprises companies that have a range of sustainability experience, some for decades, some just recently. Companies such as Tata, Infosys, Wipro and Shree Cement Ltd have been pioneers in adopting sustainable practices. An independent organisation mapping industry sustainability trends has listed and ranked 100 companies for their sustainability efforts. This list of companies showcases present development initiatives carried out by Indian industries. Two such companies listed are Shree Cement Ltd. and Havells India Ltd. Shree Cement Ltd. Listed among the top 10 companies for sustainability reporting in India (a study on “India’s top companies for Sustainability and CSR” undertaken by IIM Udaipur, Futurescape and Economic Times looked at top 217 companies), it has manufacturing units across six states in the northern and eastern parts of the country. The company has seen many firsts: from being the first cement company in India to manufacture synthetic gypsum to being the first cement company to report its sustainable efforts and named as the first cement company to receive the honour of New Sustainability Champion in 2011 at the World Economic Forum. Havells India Ltd. Listed among the top 50 companies for sustainability efforts in India, Havells is India’s leading electrical equipment and goods manufacturer that has been a household name in the country. The company was steered towards adopting sustainable development relatively early on, under the strong leadership of its founder. Havells India published its first sustainability report in 2012. The company seeks to reduce CO2 emissions, improve environmental protection and quality of life, as well as offer profitable business to market with energy-efficient and sustainable product lines. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues for free! Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 4th Quarter 2019 Benchmarking the Benchmark: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Malaysia’s Green Building Index Commentary4th Quarter 2019 Benchmarking the Benchmark: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Malaysia’s Green Building Index Commentary / 3rd Quarter 2019 Putting Wellness at the Heart of Building Design Commentary3rd Quarter 2019 Putting Wellness at the Heart of Building Design Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi Commentary / Jul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View CommentaryJul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View Contact us at http://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.