Background

Our human destiny is inextricably linked to the actions of self and all other living things. Respecting this principle is the fundamental challenge in changing the nature of business.

To create an enduring society, businesses will need to devise a system where each and every act is inherently sustainable and restorative.

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center has been the pioneer organization in promoting green concepts across the country. To encourage industry tread this path, CII initiated the voluntary programme "Mission on Sustainable Growth" to facilitate ecologically sustainable business growth.

As a first step towards this direction, a CII - Code for Ecologically Sustainable Business Growth was developed aiming to involve the top management of companies and seek voluntary commitments towards reducing intensity of the consumption of energy, water and other natural resources and promote ecologically sustainable growth in their companies.

The initiative launched by CII- Sohrabji Godrej Green Busieness Centre in 2008 has evoked great interest from the Indian Industry. More than 450 organizations in India are voluntarily committed to this initiative.

This clearly indicates an increasing trend of companies adopting measures towards reducing their ecological intensity in the years to come. Off late there has been a continuous demand from companies to formulate a system to evaluate the actual performance of companies pursuing ecologically sustainable growth.

This rating system will act as a holistic framework to assess and evaluate the performance of the company's activities on the green front.