Nominations Now Open for Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards

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Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards 2013 Launched; Advance deadline by June 14, 2013

New Delhi, April 24, 2013  Sustainability Outlook, India’s only market access and collaboration platform focused on sustainability and low carbon development, today announced the launch of the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards 2013. Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards are an annual initiative to recognize and celebrate sustainability innovations in Indian businesses.

Award nominations are invited from the companies, organizations, service providers, institutions and individuals who have successfully contributed to uptake of innovative sustainability measures in their area of operations. The sectors under the purview of the awards include Pharmaceuticals / Chemicals, Food, Textile and Apparel, Consumer Durables and Electronics, Automotive and Auto Ancillaries, Clean Technologies, Logistics Providers Building Materials and Power / Oil & Gas. The deadline for submission is July 5th, 2013 and the nomination form can be accessed at: http://parivartanawards.in/application/process.

Making the announcement on behalf of the organizers, Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director at cKinetics stated, “Indian Businesses are moving beyond narrow ‘environmental’ concerns and are working hard to embed sustainability throughout their operations. Building on the success of the past years, the 2013 award categories have been shaped so that initiatives are rewarded that are both innovative and impactful in hopes to further aid thought leadership and catalyze Indian industry’s move towards sustainability.”

Added Lars Doemer, Environment Responsible, Global Production for H&M and Sector Expert for the 2013 Parivartan Leadership Awards said“The Parivartan Awards are recognizing those organizations that have demonstrated that concepts like local sourcing, supply chain management, and reduced carbon footprint are not simply marketing terms, but have real tangible values that have reduced operating costs, and created product differentiation.”

Commending the initiative, K.C. Mehra, Resident Director of Shapoorji Pallonji and member of the Advisory Panel for the 2013 Parivartan Leadership Awards said “Challenges around sustainability and resource scarcity have created the new dynamic compulsions for entrepreneurial and technical innovation. Initiatives such as Parivartan Awards provide a platform for businesses to demonstrate their thought leadership and action on sustainability.”

Parivartan 2013 Awards will be announced at the Annual Summit of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum on October 17th, 2013.

Who can apply?

Award nominations are invited from the organizations with sustainability thought leadership and innovations in products, processes and operations in the following sectors:

» Pharmaceuticals / Chemicals  » Consumer Durables and Electronics

» Processed Food and Beverage  » Automotive and Auto Ancillaries

» Textile and Apparel 

Categories for this year’s awards

Category 1: Corporate Sustainability Stewardship Awardis for organizations who have implemented innovative sustainability solutions for efficient energy, waste and water management in their production processes and operations.

·  Subcategory 1: Leadership in Resource Conservation

·  Subcategory 2: PSU with Most Impactful Sustainable Development Intervention

Category 2: Sustainability Disclosure Leadership Award is aimed to identify and showcase corporates who have shown exemplary efforts in disclosing their non- financial performance on environment, social and governance parameters.

Category 3: Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award is aimed to recognize those organizations whose innovative, operational and scalable solutions have moved /have the ability to move the needle on sustainability imperatives in a significant manner.

·  Environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to plastic packaging for the retail segment

·  Cost effective smart resource measurement (solar insulation, wind speed) and monitoring systems for decentralized RE plant assessments

·  Innovative material recycling solutions leading to new resource creation and/or resource conservation

·  Innovative recycling solutions and models enabling post-use recycling such as in case of: battery lead, chrome recycling in auto segment, etc.

·  Storage systems that either store energy for longer or help retrieve it faster

·  Resource monitoring systems which control and display usage enabling customer to proactively pursue resource sustainability practices

Category 4: Sustainability Trailblazer Award is aimed at recognizing those corporate executives who have made exemplary contributions in the field of sustainability in the past year.

·  Subcategory 1: Sustainability Brand Leader

·  Subcategory 2: Sustainability Operations Leader

·  Subcategory 3: Sustainability Catalyst

·  Subcategory 4: Sustainability Leader of the Future

Category 5: Industry Sustainability Compass Awards is aimed at honoring those organizations guiding and gating the progress related to sustainability matters in India.

Category 6: Sustainability Finance Leadership Awards is aimed at honoring financial institutions with significant contributions to the field of sustainable finance. The award aims to (a) recognize institutions in enabling access and funding products to enhance sustainability and (b) promote the growth of green financial instruments and markets in India.

·  Subcategory 1: Sustainable Investing Leaders

·  Subcategory 2: Sustainable Finance Innovators

Category 7: Sustainable Brands of the Year Awards is aimed at identifying corporates that have pioneered strategies both internally and externally to frame their product appeal around sustainable consumption as their leading market driver.

·  Subcategory 1: Innovation in Business Model

·  Subcategory 2: Innovative Marketing Campaigns to Promote Sustainability

·  Subcategory 3: Most Effective Take-Back Program for Consumers

·  Subcategory 4: Product Innovation

About the Organizer: Sustainability Outlook (www.sustainabilityoutlook.in)

Sustainability Outlook is a market access, insight and collaboration platform tracking actions related towards sustainability in the Indian economy. It proactively promotes dialogue and collates data to enable action by local, regional as well as global practitioners. Sustainability Outlook provides (a) in-depth business and policy analyses (b) updates on the market participants and latest trends on sustainability initiatives and (c) expert inputs on resource reduction and other abatement as well as adaptation measures being undertaken.

Sustainability Outlook aims to be the bridge for shaping change in this thought process and spur innovation. Our goal is to provide comprehensive in-depth coverage on market participants and latest trends on sustainability initiatives as also expert perspectives on business and policy analyses as they pertain to measures impacting sustainability in the business operations.

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