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Nominations invited for India’s first “innovations for sustainability” awards

India Carbon Outlook recently launched the Parivartan Awards for Sustainability and Innovation to showcase sustainable products, processes, facilities and operations. The nomination deadline is February 11th.

Parivartan Awards for Sustainability and Innovation 2011 are focused on sectors that are increasingly being driven to adopt sustainability measures in the supply chain, namely:

- Textile and Apparel  
- Processed Food and Beverage
- Automotive
- IT and IT Enabled Services

The 4 verticals covered by the Parivartan 2011 Awards will spend INR 300-500 crores per annum on sustainability related measurement and reporting alone: driven by customer pull and compliance needs.

The Parivartan Awards will be announced at Parivartan 2011 (www.ParivartanForum.in), India’s only forum to focus exclusively on driving adoption for sustainability initiatives in businesses by promoting the business case with decision makers: both on the production side as well as on the consumption front. It is the forum of choice to promote sustainably driven market development and innovation.

Why Parivartan Awards 2011?
"Parivartan Awards 2011 will raise awareness on organizations, and their supply chains, that are leading the charge on sustainability" said Patrick von Braunmuehl, Senior Technical Advisor at GIZ and a member of the Parivartan 2011 Advisory Panel.

Businesses sourcing from India Inc. are demanding sustainability in their products and services. Price and quality are no longer sufficient. Sustainability is the new competitive edge.

“A number of progressive companies, like ourselves, have already integrated sustainability into business processes, to various degrees and are deriving measurable benefits" said Sanjib Bezbaroa, Head- Corporate EHS at ITC Limited, a member of the Parivartan 2011 Advisory Panel.

Through Parivartan 2011 Awards, companies will have an opportunity to showcase unique innovations in products and services in front of business clients; as well as build market share and generate ROIs for investments made in making business operations sustainable.

"Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key driver for innovation and Parivartan Awards 2011 will showcase such innovations which are not just good for the environment but have a clear business case" said Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director at Shell Foundation, another member of the Parivartan Advisory Panel.

The Parivartan Awards will be announced at Parivartan 2011 (www.ParivartanForum.in), India’s only forum to focus exclusively on driving adoption for sustainability initiatives in businesses by promoting the business case with decision makers: both on the production side as well as on the consumption front. It is the forum of choice to promote sustainably driven market development and innovation.

Award categories
I. Sustainability Award for Product Innovation
         A. Sustainable Material Usage
         B. Sustainable Packaging and Logistics Innovation
         C. Easy Recycling and Reuse
II. Sustainability Award for Process Innovation
         A. Process Improvement leveraging Energy Efficiency
         B. Process Improvement leading to Water Conservation
         C. Process Improvement for Waste Management
III. Sustainability Award for Facilities Design
IV. Sustainable Business Operations Award for IT and IT Enabled Services
        A. Facilities Energy Optimization and GHG Management
        B. Business Travel and Communication

Why should companies participate?

  • Opportunity for the top 2 finalists (in each category) to present in front of an international audience at the Summit. Jury comprises of buyers, market catalysts and thought leaders from the respective sectors.
  • Complimentary invitation to the Forum for Top 5 finalists in each category (one delegate pass each)
  • Get featured on India Carbon Outlook offline publication
  • Global brand visibility through multiple media partners

 

By applying for Parivartan Awards 2011, companies will:
- Get recognized as a thought leader on the sustainability front in front of potential clients, strategic partners and peers
- Showcase unique innovation in products and services in front of business clients
- Share best practices in their industry and build competitive advantage
- Receive Complimentary invitation, as a finalist, to attend Parivartan 2011 and interact with business leaders in the industry

Download the award brochure and nomination form at: http://www.parivartanforum.in/files/award_nomination.pdf

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