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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 276 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

India is now set to become a US$ 5 trillion economy in the next five years and Indian industry will remain the principal growth engine for achieving this target. With the theme for 2019-20 as 'Competitiveness of India Inc - India@75: Forging Ahead', CII will focus on five priority areas which would enable the country to stay on a solid growth track. These are - employment generation, rural-urban connect, energy security, environmental sustainability and governance.

With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

Confederation of Indian Industry
The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003 (India)
T: 91 11 45771000 / 24629994-7 . F: 91 11 24626149
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Reach us via our Membership Helpline: 00-91-124-4592966 / 00-91-99104 46244

Green Business Centre

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII-Godrej GBC) was established in the year 2004, as CII's Developmental Institute on Green Practices & Businesses, aimed at offering world class advisory services on conservation of natural resources. The Green Business Centre in Hyderabad is housed in one of the greenest buildings in the world and through Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is spearheading the Green Building movement in the country. The Green Business Centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India on 14 July 2004.

The Services of Green Business Centre include- Energy Management, Green Buildings, Green Companies, Renewable Energy, GHG Inventorization, Green Product Certification, Waste Management and Cleaner Production Process. CII-Godrej GBC works closely with the stakeholders in facilitating India emerge as one of the global leaders in Green Business by the year 2022.

For more information please visit: Green Business Center

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the council is, "To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025".

The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.

The council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. All the stakeholders of construction industry comprising of architects, developers, product manufacturers, corporate, Government, academia and nodal agencies participate in the council activities through local chapters. The council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, bilateral multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.

For more information please visit: IGBC

GreenCo Vision

Be a catalyst for 'Greening' Indian Industry and facilitate India to become one of the global leaders in Green Businesses by 2022.

GreenCo Mission

To facilitate indian industry make a substantial improvement in their environmental performance thereby saving both natural and financial resources.

About GreenCo

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre works closely with the stakeholders on promoting Green practices in the Industry and offers world-class advisory services on the conservation of natural resources. One of the major step taken by CII towards this direction is the development of 'Green Company Rating system' (GreenCo rating) for companies.

GreenCo Rating is the "first of its kind in the World" holistic framework that evaluates companies on the environmental friendliness of their activities using life cycle approach. Implementation of GreenCo rating provides leadership and guidance to companies on how to make products, services and operations greener. Industry personnel are trained on the latest Green concepts and facilitated for implementing better systems and implementing global best practices in green.

(life cycle approach - Product design, Materials used, procurement, vendor management, logistics, packaging, manufacturing, distribution, product use, disposal and recycling).

For more information please visit: GreenCo

Equipment, Technologies and Services will have wider applications and demand in the future.

To cater to these needs Green Products and Services Council of CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre has launched the Green Product Certification.


The objective of GreenPro is to assess 'How Green is a product', based on a holistic framework and highlight the way forward to achieve excellence in environmental performance. The Certification system guides the manufacturers to position their products as green and eco-friendly. The GreenPro certification system adopts Cradle to Cradle approach for evaluation,on par with international Standards.


1. Facilitate green building projects in selecting the right products and equipment
2. Rate products and equipment on extent of greenness
3.Help Manufacturers to reach out to environmentally conscious customers
4.Puts a system in place for a product to be called 'Green'

The Green Products Certification adopts a holistic approach based on the 'Life Cycle' of the product.

The Certification system encourages the product manufacturers to implement Green measures in all of the following areas:

o Product Design
o Raw Materials
o Manufacturing Process
o Product Performance during use
o Recycling/Disposal


o Green Building Materials
o Industrial Products
o Technologies
o Consumer Items
o Services

For more information please visit: GreenPro

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