Training Programme on Self-Regulation & Environmental Auditing | Centre for Science and Environment


Training Programme on Self-Regulation & Environmental Auditing

Date: 22-24 th November

Venue: Center for Science and Environment (CSE), 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Centre for Science and Environment conducted a three (03) day training program on “Self Regulation and Environmental Auditing”, which is a tool to assess the status of compliance to regulatory and other requirements such as; performance of pollution control systems installed; conservation & conversion efficiency of input resources and finally for enlisting of the findings as shortcomings or gaps, to initiate corrective and preventive actions. And, results in an all round improvement in the environmental performance of the organizations.

A total of 21 practitioners (Consultants, Entrepreneurs, Engineers, regulators, and academicians) across diverse regions of India participated in this training program with a desire to built capacity within themselves for self regulation and environmental auditing.

The first day started with a brief about CSE followed by the concepts of Self Regulation, Monitoring and Data Management and gave exposure to the participants on environmental auditing-Scope & Protocol. This was followed by case studies on environmental auditing which was taken up by Dr KV Reddy, Senior Vice President, Ambuja Cement. Further, the group exercises and presentations were taken up to involve the participants and to understand their purview on the related topics.

Second day of the training began with the Concepts of Water audit and Energy Audit followed by a detailed “do it yourself” group exercise which was to understand the underlying challenges. An example for Third party compliance auditing model was taken from Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh model for to help participants understand on how to move forward for effective implementations. Later a session focused on Occupational Health and Safety Auditing-Planning, Implementation, Checking, Action was delivered by Dr A.K Chaturvedi, Director Technical, EQMS.

Third Day of the program focused on Green Rating - A tool for sectoral Audit. Later the session were undertaken by Sanjeev Srivastva- Head Env & Sustainability, Ambuja Cement on Process and Resource Auditing with details on Process, material and conversion Efficiency followed by a mind boggling class exercise. The training program ended with valedictory session, Feedback & Certificate distribution session.

 

 

 

Announcements

  • Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

  • With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

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