CII Institutes Awards In SHE, Enviro-2002 On Nov 15, 16

Chennai, October 22: | Updated: Oct 23 2002, 05:30am hrs
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has instituted five awards in Safety Health and Envrionment (SHE) for the manufacturing and service industries in the southern states and the Union territory of Pondicherry.

The award is to ``recognise the efforts by organisations and significant improvement they make in safety, health and environment'', Mr Rajiv Varma, chairman, CII environment sub-committee, told newsmen here on Monday.

The organisations have to demonstrate that they have a lower than average accident rate for their industry sector together with sound health, safety and envrionment policy. Besides compliance they have to endeavour to improve standards and achieve international benchmark, he added.

The first set of awards will be presented in January, 2003.

CII is organising `Enviro 2002', conference on environmental challenges and solutions on November 15 and 16, 2002. This conference, third in the series since 2000, would provide a common platform for the industry, government, the regulatory authorities and non-governmental organisation, according to Mr V R Pappu, chairman, Enviro-2002 Steering Committee and Technical Advisor, Ashok Leyland.

They would aim at identifying problems and solutions by looking at the latest available technologies and best practices in the world in interaction with Indian and global experts, he said.

Among the new topics that would come up for discussion in the conference are environment insurance, odour management and product life cycle management.

Mr Pappu said there would be a concluding debate on the major issues raised during the two-day conference and the participants would try to reach a consensus on a sensible direction they should take in future.