Three companies win Sustainability Prize; 13 companies receive Commendation Certificate for Significant Achievement; seven companies receive Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment; Sustainability Trophy goes unclaimed
India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: The Awards are a part of the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development’s continued efforts to create awareness, promote policy and practices, and create capacity to mainstream sustainability practices. Not only do the Awards help reward exemplary enterprises for their pioneering efforts, but this recognition also helps create beacons of inspiration for others to follow.
The ceremony was attended by some of the most illustrious and distinguished CEOs who came to receive their Awards, including Mr Kuldip Kaura, CEO and MD, ACC; T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel; Gautam Dalmia, CEO, Dalmia Cement; Mohan Saxena, MD & CEO, Ayurvet; and, C S Verma, Chairman, SAIL.
The Awards were presented to 23 winning companies. Tata Steel Limited, ACC Limited and SRF Limited received the Sustainability Prize, the second highest recognition, and the highest received this year.
The third level of recognition, Commendation Certificate for Significant Achievement, was awarded to Yes Bank limited; Infosys Limited; Ambuja Cements Limited; The Tata Power Company Limited; Shree Cement Limited; UltraTech Cement Limited; Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited; Mantri Developers Private Limited; Nicco Parks and Resorts Limited; Automotive Sector – Mahindra and Mahindra Limited; Rourkela Steel Plant – Steel Authority of India Limited; JSW Steel Limited – Vijayanagar Works; and, Reliance Industries Limited – Hazira Manufacturing Division
Finally, the Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment was awarded to Dalmia Cements (Bharat) Limited; Hindustan Zinc Limited; Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited; Grundfos Pumps India Private Limited; Ayurvet Limited; Ambuja Cements Limited – Maratha Cement Works; and, Ambuja Cements Limited – Bhatapara Unit.
This year, nearly 50 applicant companies underwent a rigorous evaluation process that includes an on-site assessment by a peer team of CII-certified assessors, who spent approximately 1000 man-hours per application over a period of six months. The final shortlist of winning applicants was validated by a preeminent jury comprising leaders from government, industry, civil society and academia.