About CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards

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.

  • Why EHS Excellence Awards?
    • To meet global norms
    • To improve safety stands
    • To understand innovative EHS practices
    • To know digital implementations
The Evolution
  • EHS awards was instituted in the year 2002 as Safety Awards
  • The name of the Awards has been changed to SHE Awards to give priority on Environment and Health aspects, along with Safety.
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  • In 2006 the awards name has been changed to EHS Excellence Awards
  • In Safety and SHE Awards, companies were asked to share best practice presentations to the Jury, the best was selected and awarded under various categories.
  • The Award Committee decided to change the presentation module to audit system for selection of awards, which was initiated in 2010.
  • It has been grand success every year and has received tremendous response from the industries in the Southern Region.

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    Uniqueness of the Awards

    Awards & Recognition
  • Assessment based awards - Maturity awards
  • Non-assessment based recognition - Category & Special Awards

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    Sector-Specific Assessments
  • 20 Sector-specific customized assessment checklist that would be enhanced every year.
  • An opportunity to benchmark your practices against best-in-class practices in the sector

  • Assessment Specialists
  • Well-trained sector-based assessment specialists
  • The review process by eminent industry specialists

  • Digitisation
  • Complete usage of website - application submission, assessment scheduling, upload documents, best practices, assessors’ information, assessment checklist for scoring, feedback submission, etc.

  • Learning and Sharing
  • Detailed feedback report to each participating company
  • A great opportunity to network, learn and share

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    The objectives of EHS Excellence Awards are to:
  • Facilitate the adoption of robust EHS practices across all companies in India
  • Continuously raise the bar on EHS performance through sharing of best practices and benchmarking
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    The Award has been instituted to acknowledge sustained contributions and innovation by organizations towards:
  • Protecting and conserving scarce natural resources
  • Building healthy and discrimination-free workplaces
  • Promoting best practices in safety to improve performance and productivity

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    Companies can apply if they are:
  • Operating in South India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana).
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  • A large, medium, small, micro-sized enterprise or independent unit/division
  • From manufacturing, service, construction & infrastructure sector
  • Manufacturing & Services - Operating in South India for 2 or more than 2 years
  • Construction & Infrastructure - Construction work in progress in South India for 6 months and above
  • Organisations represented by the award committee members are NOT eligible to participate to avoid conflict of interest.
  • Southern Region Member companies can apply for the awards for their other locations.

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    Benefits of Participation
    Participating in the awards process enables:
  • Learning: Know the latest practices and trends in EHS
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  • Benchmarking: Participating company's practices with best-in-class companies in the same sector
  • Insights: Obtain valuable insights through the detailed and comprehensive assessment process
  • Recognition: Leverage the awards to strengthen your reputation as a responsible business.

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    Other Benefits & Services

    EHS Excellence in-house Training:
  • Conducted for 3-days with 30 participants per batch
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  • Helps the organization deep dive into the checklist elements
  • Clarifies gaps and resource mapping

  • Pre-Awards Assessment:
  • Detailed pre-assessment for about 2-3 days to understand the status of EHS implementation in the premises
  • A detailed feedback report to companies on strengths, weaknesses, and improvements is provided for adoption of better practices
  • This enables companies to achieve higher scoring in the EHS Assessments for the awards
  • For more details about the services, please contact CII

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    The Award

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