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Regulations to mitigate Climate Change to get tougher: Six companies, including four large and 2 SMEs received the first ever climate action recognition under the CII Climate Action Programme (CAP 2.0)
Aug 01, 2019

Shri C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change expressed that climate change is a very real threat and government as regulators do not have a choice but to make the regulations tougher. He further stated that “the entire story about development versus environment is not a sustainable one. We can easily do both through technological intervention.” Citing the example of cement industry, which is one of the hard to abate segments, he lauded the wonderful job with respect to mitigation. Shri Mishra recognized the winners of the CAP 2.0 in New Delhi on 1 August 2019. 

The Climate Action Programme (CAP) 2.0°, a recognition programme to recognize business actions in combating climate change, was introduced by CII in 2018 in partnership with DSM. This aims to acknowledge credible action taken across all sectors to adapt to or mitigate climate change.

Award category                                              Company                                               Sector

 Resilient                                                         ACC Ltd                     Energy, Mining and Heavy Manufacturing

Oriented                                            Dalmia Bharat Limited              Energy, Mining and Heavy Manufacturing

                                                    Delhi International Airport Ltd.                                 Infrastructure

Committed                                       Toyota Kirloskar Motors                            Light Manufacturing

                                                          Kings International Ltd.                     Small and Medium Enterprise Sector

                                                     Sierra ODC Private Limited.                   Small and Medium Enterprise

Shri Mishra further emphasized that “Reduction of emission is the right path and government is willing to hand hold all efforts of industry in this regard. However, government and industry need to be on the same page with respect to every stage of rules and regulations.” He emphasized that we owe it to the future generations to reduce emissions.

Mr. Sumant Sinha, Co-Chair, CII Climate Change Council, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power, said “Going forward, how companies address climate change is very important and provides a competitive advantage. Also, peer to peer exchange of learnings in the same industry sector is necessary to benchmark performance in terms of best practices”.

Mr B Rajagopal, President DSM, congratulating the winners said that it has been an honour to partner with CII on the Climate Action Programme and Awards. He also said “this platform aims to create greater consciousness and commitment amongst corporates on climate impact and action. As a purpose led and performance driven company, DSM believes that ‘Doing Well and Doing Good’ go hand in hand. We do this by improving our own operations and impact, enabling those of our customers & partners to delivers sustainable solutions and advocating for the future we believe in. Together we will make a difference and create brighter lives for all”.

In the first cycle of CAP 2.0, 20 large companies and 50 SMEs participated. The applicants underwent a rigorous evaluation process that included on-site assessment by a peer team of CII-certified assessors who spent approximately 700 man-hours per application over a period of six months. The final shortlist of applicants was validated by a pre-eminent jury comprising of leaders from government, civil society and academia.

1 August 2019


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