NITIE Organizes EnVision for a Green Tomorrow

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MUMBAI: NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering), Mumbai, organized ‘EnVision 2012’, a Carbon Neutral Event, from 18th Oct, 2012 – 19th Oct, 2012. The flagship event of PGDISEM (Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety and Environment Management) programme at NITIE lived up to its core value – “Environmental Vision for the leaders of tomorrow”.

The Inauguration ceremony was graced by the Director of NITIE-Dr.Amitabha De, the Convener of EnVision& Associate Dean of Placements-Prof. A. K. Pundir, the Dean of Academics-Dr. L.N. Ganapathyand the Group Co-ordinator of ISEM-Prof.NeelimaNaik.

Prof. A. K. Pundir opened the eventrecollecting how Envision has grown over the years and evolved to be a platform for students to learn about sustainability from the industry leaders. Further, Dr.Amitabha Deaffirmedthat growth should take into account the environmental cost involved in it.

Prof.Neelima Naik projected the genesis and expansion of PGDISEM programme as evidence of recognition of sustainability by the industry.

Envision-2012 was a two day event that accommodated informative discussions and  exciting competitions– “Ecolloquium” a corporate panel discussion, “EnGauge” a Live case study competition sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (First prize- NITIE, Mumbai ,Second prize- NITIE, Mumbai) “The Green Lantern” an individual speaker session, “EnQUIZitive” anEnviro Business quiz (First prize- FMS, Delhi,  Second prize- IIM Indore), “GreenVas”a poster making competition (First Prize- NationaI Institute of Agricultural Marketing ; Second Prize –  SSBM), “Panorama” a photography contest (First prize- B. Bahadur Inst. Of Mgmt,  Second prize- FMS, Delhi), “BlogBlot” blog writing contest (First prize – JBIMS, Second Prize – Great Lakes Inst. Of Mgmt)

As businesses strive for sustainability in today’s cut-throat world of competition, one must stop and wonder how much have we actually achieved. This year the Engauge session at Envision, 2012 at NITIE,Mumbai saw representatives from some of the renowned organizations talk about the strategies to address environmental issues, health and safety excellence and their actual implementation in the their daily activities.

Mr.Sudeep Roy, GM, EHS, Philips focused on behavioral safety and stated that “zero accidents is not a myth”. He also stressed on mandatory training for better safety management and also highlighted the importance of commitment from the top management regarding such initiatives. Roy also talked about the safety culture survey in every organization to manage better safety.

ParvastuRambabu, CEO, General Carbon talked about the three major challenges facing the industry today. He talked about increasing the reduction factor in factories, increase in research study and also focusing more attention on the business models around the environment. Manoj Karmakar, AVP, EHS, PI Industries talked about the first bio remediation project which was built upon an Eco-conscious model to generate low waste.

While Mr.Karmakar talked to the students at NITIE about continual process development to maintain sustainability, he was backed up by Dr. Praveen Sarkar, AVP, EHS, WNS Global Services Pvt. Limited. He stated that ” Best EHS was free and that the best culture is the key.” and stressed the role of IT in emerging as the new driver in the EHS field. While he talked about broadening of our thoughts, he also mentioned about the immense responsibility of the stakeholders to generate good EHS practices.

As sustainability becomes a major factor for business survival, NITIE’s initiative – Envision will keep on ensuring that the bright minds of today always manage environmental, safety and health issues in organizations to welcome a better tomorrow.

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