4th edition of CII-Northern Region Inter Industry Competition on Environment, Health and Safety Management (EHS) was organized from 27-28 July 2017 at Gurugram to acknowledge the vision and exemplary commitment of the companies towards environmental responsibility, concern for occupational health and safety of employees and society as a whole.
Highlighting the contribution of EHS, Mr Shikhar Jain, Principal Counsellor, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development & jury member for the competition said such competitions encourage the development of a continuous improvement culture in organizations and brings out all the innovative work that organizations are doing in this vital area of operations. He added apart from creating a network of excellence and best practices the best performers will be recognized by CII.
Explaining the importance of EHS, Dr Yogendra K Saxena, EHS, CSR, Biodiversity and Sustainability consultant, & Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Tata Power Co Ltd & jury member for the competition expressed that EHS Management is very important for compliances and sustainability of the facility.
Dr Manish Chandekar, empanelled Consultant, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development & Jury member said that corportes need to focus further on supply chain management especially compliance management. Stringent EHS regulations may pose a serious threat and organisational risks, if compliances are not met. EHS, hence, shall be considered as business strategy and EHS Management as strategic step.
Mr Saxena also gave away the trophies to the winning teams, Federal Mougal won the trophy for the first position. Udaipur Cement Works emerged as the 1st Runner-up followed by Afcon Infrastructure as the 2nd Runner-up. Consolation prizes were bagged by Renew Power, Denso India, GKN Driveline, Daruhera & Bosch.
Saint Gobain won special recognition trophy for innovations in EHS practices, Subros won Best Environment Initiative trophy and Best Safety Management trophy was bagged by ITC Packaging & Printing Division, Haridwar.
20 EHS teams from 18 organisations with strong commitments towards Environment, Health & Safety Management participated including Afcons Infrastructure Ltd – Manali, HP, Bosch Ltd – Jaipur, Rajasthan, Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Ltd-Gurgaon, Denso India Pvt Ltd- Greater Noida, Federal Mougal (Goetze (India) Ltd, Bahadurgarh, Gabriel India Pvt Ltd – Gurgaon, GKN Driveline (I) Ltd, Dharuhera & Faridabad, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Limited, Bhagwanpur, UK, Goodyear India Ltd, Faridabad, ITC Limited – Packaging and Printing Unit, Haridwar, UK, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd-Haridwar & Pantnagar, UK, Renew Power Ltd, Gurgaon, Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, Subros Ltd, Gurgaon, Tata Motors Ltd-Pantnagar, UK, Tata Projects Ltd, Tundla, UP, Tupperware India Pvt Ltd, Selaqui, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, Udaipur
The programme was also attended by delegates from various companies to get inputs and better understanding of best practices on EHS.