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Green Rating Project (GRP)


Ecological and economic profile of the caustic-chlorine industry

There are broadly two categories of industries. Explained simply, one makes the final product the way we see them on the shelves and one supplies the raw material or intermediate product to make the final products. The manufacturing industry depends on the intermediary industry. The manufacturing industry is at the forefront, normally facing the brunt for any environmental pollution while the intermediary industry remains obscure from the public gaze.

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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Green Rating Network

GREEN RATING NETWORK is a countrywide network of volunteers of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi (CSE) which undertakes surveys and data collection on industries. The volunteers are authorized representatives of CSE to survey the industries assigned to them and collect the required information. Being an important part of CSE’s Green Rating Project (GRP), their contribution helps to provide crucial plant level information.

CFL is a leapfrog option for India as it increases efficiency, but the lack of regulations is jeopardising the programme

New Delhi, February 4, 2009: The burgeoning compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) sector in India is faced with some key concerns, and the most critical of them is the problem of disposal of mercury used in CFLs: this was the consensus at a Round Table meeting on the sector, organised here today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Concrete Facts: The Life Cycle of the Indian Cement Industry

This is a compilation of facts on the Indian Cement Industry. It assesses its environmental, economic and social aspects and benchmarks the performance of 38 Indian cement plants with the global best practices.

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