Environmental disasters including raging forest fires from California to Siberia, extreme weather conditions leaving no geography unscathed, volcanic eruptions, typhoons and more have dealt a body blow to development efforts worldwide. These disasters can be attributed to increased industrial activity the world over. It is not surprising then that industry, including all of the human endeavour has a role to play in reversing this damage. Responsible Environment, Health and Safety practices are foundational for every enterprise. Understanding the importance of developing consciousness and adoption of EHS practices in every organisation is the need of the hour.
All places of work - industries, offices, universities, medical institutions, government and social organisations adhere to very strong Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) standards meticulously to withstand the climate change. CII has been continuously working towards it for over decades.
CII-Southern Region has played an active role in facilitating the adoption of EHS best practices among its members through the coveted 'Excellence Award in Environment, Health & Safety' for more than a decade.
The CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards endeavours to raise the bar on EHS practices across industry with a view to foster an industrial climate in India that is in harmony with nature while protecting the health and safety of all stakeholders. Because at CII, we believe, industry in India, has an active role to play in sustainable development and progress of national objectives and goals.
Over the years, the awards had been taking different growth directions and continuously improvised to meet the evolving requirements and norms.