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Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards launched for 2012; Advance deadline is July 19, 2012

Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:09:30 EST

July 3, 2012: Sustainability Outlook, India's only market access and collaboration platform focused on sustainability and low carbon development, today announced the launch of the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards 2012. Parivartan Sustainability leadership awards are an annual initiative to recognize and celebrate sustainability innovations in Indian businesses.
 
Nominations are invited from Indian businesses: both industries and service providers; and young managers, who have successfully contributed to uptake of innovative sustainability measures in their area of operations. The sectors under the purview of the awards include Textile and Apparel, IT and IT Enabled Services, Consumer Electronics, Processed Food and Beverage, Automotive, Clean Technologies, Logistics Providers, Building Materials and Power / Oil & Gas.
 
The nomination form can be accessed at: http://parivartanawards.in/application/process .
 
Making the announcement on behalf of the organizers, Upendra Bhatt, Managing Director at cKinetics stated, 'Parivartan Awards 2012 will continue its endeavor towards acceleration of sustainable interventions in the Indian industry. The 2011 Parivartan awards had created a unique opportunity for sharing of best practices and business cases amongst Indian businesses and we expect to set a new benchmark in 2012.'
 
Commending the initiative, Stuart Hart, Chair Professor at Cornell University's School of Management, and member of the Parivartan Leadership Awards Jury said 'Challenges around sustainability and resource scarcity have created the new breeding ground for entrepreneurial and technical innovation. Initiatives such as Parivartan Awards provide a platform for businesses to demonstrate their thought leadership and action on sustainability.'
 
Added Mr. P.S. Narayan, Vice President and Head - Sustainability at Wipro, "There is a tremendous opportunity for businesses to adopt sustainable initiatives and realize both business gains as well as environmental benefits. Parivartan Awards will play the role of catalyst by recognizing and rewarding businesses that have taken exemplary steps for dealing with resource and sustainability challenges.'
 
'There are many companies which have adopted sustainable initiatives to redefine the way business is done', said Lars Doemer, EHS Head at H&M. 'The platform provided by Parivartan would be great for such companies to showcase their efforts to stakeholders and encourage sustainable behavior."
 
Parivartan 2012 Awards will be announced at the Annual Summit of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum on October 11th, 2012.

Who can apply?

Award nominations are invited from the organizations with sustainability thought leadership and innovations in products, processes and operations in the following sectors: Textile and Apparel, IT and IT Enabled Services, Consumer Electronics, Processed Food and Beverage, Automotive, Clean Technologies, Logistics Providers, Building Materials, Power / Oil and Gas

Category 1: Corporate Sustainability Stewardship Award is aimed to recognize those companies who have shown comprehensive business leadership change though innovative rethinking of their business model and strategy.

Subcategory 1: Innovation in Business model
Subcategory 2: Leadership in Resource Conservation

Category 2: Sustainability Disclosure Leadership Award is aimed to identify and showcase corporates who have shown exemplary efforts in disclosing their non- financial performance on environment, social and governance parameters.

Category 3: Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award is aimed to recognize those organizations whose innovative, operational and scalable solutions have moved /have the ability to move the needle on sustainability imperatives in a significant manner.

Category 4: Sustainability Leader of the Year is aimed to recognize those corporate executives who have made exemplary contributions in the field of sustainability in the past year.


Source: WebWire



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