Programme Officer/Sr. Research Associate-Industry Rating
CSE’s Green Rating Project (GRP) is a flagship programme which assesses, and makes public, the environmental performance of companies within a sector in India. It aims to reduce the impact of industrial activity on the environment. It also aims to partner industrial sectors and embed sound environmental management principles into their production practices. Since its inception in 1997, GRP has rated- paper, automobile, chlor-alkali, cement, iron & steel and coal & lignite based power sector.
GRP is independent, participatory and transparent. It evaluates a plant’s life-cycle environmental impacts, from sourcing and processing of raw materials to the manufacture, use, and disposal of products based on detailed primary and secondary research, site surveys, plants’ inspections and data analysis. Data are collected from plants that agree to participate in the rating process. The plant’s performance is assessed against its peers and global best practices. GRP has been successful in bringing the best out of industries, improve the environmental regulations and the environmental and social performances of the industries. Since it a public disclosure project, It has also been a reputation incentive for industries.