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CII Godrej GBC, since its inception, has been playing a crucial role in introducing new sustainable development initiatives in India. A unique feature of these initiatives is that they are always actioned through a collaborative process, where the activities are led by industry or government, with inputs from government agencies/ officials, industry, associations, academia and research institutions, etc. Thus, the process of execution becomes quicker and more effective. CII Godrej GBC carries out all its initiatives or projects with the aim of creating a movement among all stakeholders, so that the action taken is always far-sighted.

Over the last 15 years, CII Godrej GBC has worked with more than 50 project partners comprising of Central Government, State government, multilateral & bilateral organisation, academic & research institution, and various other national and international organisations. CII Godrej GBC has handled many international and national assignments, and has worked in collaboration with various national and international organizations such as the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UN agencies, ClimateWorks Foundation, GIZ, SECO, USAID, and more.

Since its inception, CII Godrej GBC has also contributed to the movement of building a greener India through its various initiatives such as Indian Green Building Council, Mission on Sustainable Growth, World Class Energy Efficiency, GreenCo - Green Company Rating System, and GreenPro - Green Product Rating System.

CII Godrej GBC draws it strength from its 100+ experts engaged in the above initiatives. CII Godrej GBC has a human resource pool with an average experience of more than 10 years in the field of energy efficiency, climate change and sustainability. CII Godrej GBC have experience in working on numerous projects covering various areas such as resource efficiency, green buildings, green industry, cleaner production, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, and more.

For more details on projects with various national and international agencies, please refer to PROJECTS

India Sweden Innovations' Accelerator

The India Sweden Innovations' Accelerator focuses on innovation-based collaborations on renewable energy and energy efficiency, between India and Sweden.

India and Sweden share a common objective on the need for innovation and entrepreneurship to build domestic competitiveness, as well as to respond to the needs of growing demands in an energy constrained world that is also facing climate related challenges. Joint efforts towards common goals are well justified. In international comparisons, Sweden ranks high as a country of innovations. India is well known as an entrepreneurial hotbed.

The India-Sweden Innovations' Accelerator programme is a part of intergovernmental cooperation between India and Sweden in the area of new and renewable energy technology. The objective is to build much-needed bridges towards joint innovation, research, development, and deployment, which answer to shared needs and are of mutual benefit. As a reflection of the value chain for innovation, the programme has two focus areas: Business Collaborations and Research & Innovation.

The accelerator is backed by the Swedish Energy Agency. Business Sweden and the Confederation of Indian Industry's Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre are programme partners. Together, all partners bring with them a strong history of international business development. The programme partners filter interest develop bridges and build trust. The programme webpage provides a window to the real-time business ecosystem. It tracks news in the world of technology, policy, academia and the market.

CII Waste Exchange Platform

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working on an initiative to facilitate the use of urban & industrial waste as Alternate Fuel & Raw Materials (AFR) in the Indian cement industry. The main objective of the initiative is to facilitate waste exchange and promote sustainable waste management practices and Circular Economy concepts in India. This initiative will support the nation in reducing its overall carbon emissions.

CII, in partnership with the European Union - Resource Efficiency Initiative for India (EU-REI), has developed a unique website that acts as a platform to facilitate material exchange and enable networking between buyers and sellers, thereby promoting Resource Efficiency among the stakeholders of waste management in the country.

This website offers a platform for waste generators (non-hazardous and hazardous waste) to register and share the details of waste generated, along with quantity and quality. It also offers waste users access to information on waste generation and the State or national policy framework for managing waste. This website aims to facilitate significant synergies among large industries, Government, ULBs and SMEs, where the waste/ by-product of one may be used as a resource by another, thereby reducing the use of natural resources & overall carbon emissions.

As the part of initiative, CII envisaged various activities, which includes:

  • Release of Best Practices Manual.
  • Co-Processing Mission on best operating plants in India
  • International Mission - Visit to cement plants with AFR usage in Switzerland, France and Germany.
  • National Mission to best operating plants in India on Co-Processing.
  • White paper on increasing Co-Processing in Indian cement plants, submitted to MoEFCC.
  • Capacity Building sessions and panel discussions in national seminars such as Green Cementech.
  • Workshop on Waste-to-AFR in Waste Management Summit 2013, Bangalore.
  • National AFR Mission to latest technologies on Co-Processing.
  • Round table discussions on "Opportunities and Barriers in Co-Processing" conducted in eight States, involving all stakeholders: State Pollution Control Boards, cement plants, TSDF, NGOs, waste generators & waste management facilities, and technology providers.
  • Detailing of CPCB procedures for Co-Processing.
  • Technical bulletins on AFR Co-Processing.
  • Inventory of hazardous waste generated in eight States.
  • Data on Co-Processing units approved by CPCB in India.