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Green Rating Programme


Cement industry ratings released

The cement industry is a heavy weight of Indian industry. It is a darling of the stock market, a major contributor to GDP and the country's second-largest taxpayer. The industry poses many environmental challenges from mining to waste disposal. The industry has a unique opportunity to address these challenges without hurting the bottom line.

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Is the Indian automobile sector as environmentally conscious as best in the world?

NO! Automobile sector has fared badly. Under the project rating scale, we were to award five leaves award to the best company. But sadly no auto company deserved this honour. The best company got less than 45 per cent marks getting a mere three leaves award. But the sector as a whole got even lesser, scoring 31.4 per cent, deserving only two leaves award.

About Green Rating Programme

The Green Rating Project (GRP) is an effort to rate industrial units within a specific sector on the basis of their environment friendliness. The project aims at encouraging companies to adopt better environment management policies. Environment risk liability is an issue that is gaining increasing attention in Indian company’s boardroom.

Mileage: Environmental Rating of Indian Automobile Sector

In-depth Life Cycle Analysis of the environmental performance of major players in the Indian automobile sector. Also analyses technological issues, comparative analysis of best practices with global players and recommends future outlook.

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Environmental Rating of Indian Caustic-Chlorine Sector

An exhaustive life cycle analysis of players in the Indian caustic chlorine sector and its impact on environment. Deals extensively with the alarming issue of mercury pollution, its deadly effects. A comparative study with the global scenario.
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No concrete plans

The cement industry is India’s ultimate sunshine industry. Up until the 1980s, it was not growing phenomenally. Now it is. After cement was decontrolled in 1989, the industry took off — its growth rate far outstripping that of the country’s gross domestic product.

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On paper

The Green Rating Project (GRP) of the Centre for Science and Environment was conceived as a means to track the environmental performance of India’s key industrial sectors.

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Backyard mess

You will be apt to find, if you peeked into a backyard of a small-scale papermaking mill — like the one in Meerut shown above — imported wastepaper dumped carelessly.

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By hook, crook or vision

The 1980s and early 1990s were a time, the world over, of increasingly stereotypical confrontations between industry and environmentalists.

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Caustic-chlorine sector: Under pressure

What would you say of an industry that takes common salt and turns it into one of the most environmentally deadly substances we know of today, namely chlorine?

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