Businesses in India are no longer putting in place environment, health and safety (EHS) initiatives as a matter of compliance but as a means to enhance their global standing, protect employees, and behave responsibly towards society and the environment.
In developed countries, all places of work - industries, offices, universities, medical institutions, government and social organisations - adhere to environment, health and safety (EHS) standards. But in India, an estimated 82% per cent of workplaces do not comply with EHS norms, according to a cross-sector survey of done recently. There is, however, a growing consciousness of the need to comply with EHS requirements.The survey found that all sectors uniformly increased their EHS budgets over the last few years
More than a decade, the Confederation of Indian Industry is recognising the companies with innovative and best practices in EHS through the CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards.
Companies can apply if they are:
The assessment has been made more comprehensive to include aspects such as:
EHS Organization & Management
Fundamental & Key EHS Programmes of Assessment
The assessment is conducted over a period of two months by a pool of CII-EHS Excellence Awards Certified Assessors from diverse professional backgrounds that spend approximately 350 man-days. The results of each assessment is reviewed by a preeminent Jury, and at the final decision.