About CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards

All places of work - industries, offices, universities, medical institutions, government and social organisations adhere to very strong Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) standards meticulously. In India, an estimated 82% workplaces do not comply with the EHS norms. Given its importance, companies are giving high priority to their EHS practices and to excel in it. Understanding the importance of developing consciousness and adoption of EHS practices in every organisation is the need of the hour. CII has been continuously working towards it for over decades.
For more than a decade, CII Southern Region has been awarding the prestigious “Excellence Award in Environment, Health & Safety” to companies that excel in EHS practices and its implementation. For the past three years, the awards had been taking different growth directions and continuously improvised to meet the evolving requirements and norms.

The Evolution

  • EHS awards was instituted in the year 2002 as Safety Awards
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  • The name of the Awards has been changed to SHE Awards to give priority on Environment and Health aspects, along with Safety.
  • 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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    Award Uniqueness

  • Virtual Assessment by well-trained assessors - lead assessor and co-assessor
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  • do the assessment. Detailed checklist by the industry/sector experts and the checklist will be reviewed every year for improvisation.
  • Review of the assessment by the eminent industry experts - The Award Committee members.
  • A detailed feedback report to every applicant is provided to help the organisations get insights to improve their EHS performance.
  • Excellent platform for learning and sharing in EHS

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  • The objective of this initiative isto recognize, motivate and facilitate
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  • corporates in adopting innovative practices in EHS.The endeavor is to enable corporates to follow 'path-breaking' practices as against 'bench marking'.
  • The Award has been instituted to acknowledge extraordinary contribution by the organizations towards
  • Conserving critical environmental resource
  • Handling occupational health and hygiene issues
  • Promoting best practices in Safety to improve performance and productivity
  • Facilitating Innovative & efficient management practices in EHS

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    Eligibility Criteria

    Companies can apply if they are:

  • Operating in South India
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  • (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana).A large, medium, small, micro-sized enterprise or independent unit/division
  • From manufacturing or service and infrastructure sector
  • For Manufacturing and Services: Operating in South India for 2 or more than 2 years
  • Infrastructure: Construction work in progress in South India for 6 months and above

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    Benefits of Participation

  • Know how the latest trends in EHS and gain insights and opportunities for improvement
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  • Apart from compliance, it improves the standards and achieve international benchmarks
  • Platform to learn the unique, people involvement practices, motivational factors, replication of safety models and sustainable initiatives of EHS Excellence
  • Benchmark your company’s EHS practices with the best in class in your sector
  • Obtain valuable insights from a detailed and comprehensive assessment by independent CII nominated EHS experts
  • Leverage the CII star rating to improve your company’s reputation in your sectors to positively influence stakeholder

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    The Award

    Committee Members