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CII-ITC centre of excellence for sustainable development


ITC launched the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry in January 2006.

The Centre is engaged in creating awareness, promoting thought leadership and building capacity among Indian enterprises on issues relating to sustainable development.

The Centre launched the first CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2006 to honour Indian businesses that have demonstrated excellence in the area of sustainable development.

An eminent Jury led by Dr R A Mashelkar, the then Director General CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Secretary, Department of Industrial Research, selected the winners.

The first Sustainability Awards were conferred by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Mr Kamal Nath, during the CII National Conference and Annual Session in 2006

sustainability summit: Asia-2006

‘Promoting Excellence for Sustainable Development’ was the theme of the Sustainability Summit: Asia-2006 organised by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development and Development Alternatives in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forest on December 19 and 20 in New Delhi. The summit attracted wide ranging participation from corporates, academia, banks & financial institutions, civil society, consultants, development cooperation agencies, educational institutions, environmentalists, policymakers & regulators, media, multilateral & bilateral agencies, research institutes and technocrats.

The summit highlighted the challenge of sustainable development in some of the fastest growing economies globally which are also home to a large number of the world’s poor.

ITC's sustainability report 2006

ITC’s third Sustainability Report, unveiled in December 2006, highlights ITC’s achievements across all three dimensions of the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ – economic, social and environmental.

The Amsterdam-based Global Reporting Initiative has recognised ITC’s Sustainability Report 2006 to be the first in India and one of the first 10 reports globally to conform to G3, the latest Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

ITC’s Sustainability Report 2006, at level A+, denotes the highest level of reporting and was independently verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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