Work experience of Abhishek Gupta ranges from production, R&D in polymer, tech services, life cycle assessment, carbon & water footprinting to responsible care, value to waste, solar PV projects, green bricks project, safety software project, strategy, natural capital and biodiversity, eco-services, green packaging solutions, biomass, biogas, simulation projects, green manufacturing index, materiality assessment and energy efficient buildings.
He has been associated with Awards since 2013-14 and has completed 7 assessments so far. According to him, this exposure brings more insights in terms of various practices as well as various tools which different organizations are using for their sustainable growth. Its a platform to learn from each other to grow together in a sustainable way!
Ajay Simha’s work experience ranges from environmental governance & policy to project planning & management, training & communications, stakeholder engagement & eco CSR to energy management, strategic sustainability planning & reporting, safety management and legal liaison & compliance management.
He has completed 2 assessments in the year 2015 in the areas of corporate and domain excellence.
Anju Tyagi is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO/TS 16949: 2009, ISO 14001: 2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007. Her work involves monitoring and coordinating internal & externa audits and assessment in domain units, operational MIS compilation and analysis of all the units of this domain, system change communication and implementation across the domain, supplier up-gradation strategy and its implementation across the domain and monitoring & reviewing improvement activities (CFT, TPS, Improvement projects, QCC).
She has been associated with Awards since May 2015 and has completed 4 desk assessments and 1 site assessment.
Anoop Srivastava is responsible for environment management through implementation of environmental polices & guidelines under the applicable acts, rules & regulations and supporting senior management in developing future environmental strategies taking into account changing business environment and stakeholder needs, implementation of environment management through development of EMS: ISO-14001, ensuring environmental regulatory compliance- identifying the BAT, R&D projects in steel plant and its implementation, facilitate senior management in advocacy, communication of the environmental policy and strategies across the organization for its uniform understanding & implementation, addressing stakeholder concerns regarding sustainability issues and environmental clearances.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2013 and has undertaken 6 assessments for different industries including manufacturing as well as service sectors under corporate excellence as well as different domains.
Arun Maheshwari is responsible for overall monitoring of various systems and associated equipment’s for efficient plant operation, analyze for deviations, if any, in various operating parameters including unit tripping, various events leading to loss of generation, preparation of daily, monthly & yearly performance reports, conducting various performance tests, co-ordinate commissioning/re-commissioning activities of a new system or equipment during plant overhaul and energy management activity in the plant.
He has been associated with Awards since May 2015 and has undertaken 4 assessments of different companies so far. The process according to him involves a lot of learning regarding all aspects of sustainability.
Arup Mukhopadhyay takes a lead role in governance & integration under Group Safety & Operation Risk (S&OR) to integrate & consolidate all business processes and to lead multiple Continuous Improvement (CI) programs and CI projects, develop skill set and to deploy Performance Improvement Cycle (PIC) across all hydrocarbon handling facilities and other business groups and act as Six Sigma Master Black Belt to develop CI Coaches and Six Sigma Black Belts & Green Belts.
He has been associated with Awards since May 2015. So far, 3 assessments have been undertaken by him.
Arvind has more than 20 years of experience in working with a variety of industry sectors including bulk drug pharmaceutical, large electronic & FMCG food companies. He is responsible for all legal compliances of environment, health & safety and sustainability reporting of three units (biscuits, snacks & chocolate) of ITC Foods Division, Haridwar. He is a certified lead auditor of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and possesses broad experience of audit and training in these management systems. His educational qualifications include M. Tech. in environmental engineering and post diploma in industrial safety.
He has been associated since 2013 and had completed six desk assessments and two site assessments.
Corporate experience of 9 years with UltraTech Cement & CFI Business of Aditya Birla Group and 6 years in cement manufacturing locations.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed one assessment.
Ashok Kumar Jain has worked with Hindustan Zinc Ltd. for more than 34 years in key senior and middle management positions such as Corporate Head–Environment (Operations), Location Head PMP & HZP Plant, Unit Head – Zinc Smelter, Head – EOHS, Head – Process, Head – Operations, Head – Maintenance, SBU Head and Engineer Incharge - Mines.He recently worked as General Manager & Corporate Head- Safety and Sustainability (July’13 to July’15), spearheading all key initiatives pertaining to safety & sustainability,led a multi-million dollar company-wide engagement with DuPont for 4 years, instrumental in creating awareness on sustainability across different units. He was responsible for implementation of Vedanta sustainability framework, which is in alignment with IFC and ICMM Guidelines. He is also a speaker at various forums, conferences and workshops on industrial sustainability, safety and environment.
He has been associated with Awards for the last three years and has been a team lead in the year 2015. He has undertaken 5 assessments so far covering both corporate & domain excellence applications. The learning according to him derived during assessment process is regarding innovation & best practices along with interaction with the senior management of the organization and cross learning among team members. It gives an opportunity to learn about the systems in place, approach, deployment and results obtained by an organization as well as their review mechanism.
Ashwini is a post graduate in economics from Calcutta University and an MBA in rural marketing (gold medalist) from FMS-IRM. He is a certified researcher from University of Illinois, and a certified master trainer from Pearson, UK. His expertise lies in conducing impact assessments, developing strategies for private sector participation and establishing agribusinesses. Has an experience of working in more than 15 states of India and Bangladesh and has supported several bilateral projects aided by The World Bank, IFAD, DFID, JICA, Corporates, INGOs etc.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments, one for corporate excellence and other for CSR.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments
B. Rameshkumar has close to 20 years of work experience ranging from financial accounting, inventory management, job costing to excellence modules in the organization. He is a Deputy Management Representative for ISO compliances and excellence modules.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015 and has undertaken 3 assessments so far.
Associated since 2016 and had completed two assessments, one for corporate excellence and other for domain excellence. The journey of CII-ITC Sustainability Awards assessment was an enriching experience for her. Learning was immense as the team was trained and led by experienced assessor, every member of the team shared their know-how / view point by understanding the scenarios and providing valid justification. The process in-turn facilitated in understanding the subject inclusively, guiding through external assessment and imbibing key learnings and best practices in self and the organization.
Cadavasal S Kumar is a Champion, Mentor and Facilitator of process excellence, sustainability and total quality management with a proven track record across a spectrum of Industries like infrastructure, educational and healthcare institutions. A post-graduate in Power System from IIT and TQM, he is a certified lead assessor for Sustainability Awards of CII.
He has around Forty-seven years of experience in industry/ power sector having a variety of responsibilities both in India and abroad, from design engineering, project management, total quality management and business excellence - two decades each with Tata Group of Companies and Wartsila India, a Finnish multinational.
Over the period of his association with CII since 90’s on various assessments for Excellence, he has been active in the sustainability domain since 2010 through CII-ITC Sustainability Award process. Credited with over 150 assessments for various Business Process Excellence Models, he is passionately involved in spreading the message of Sustainable Business based on triple-bottom line approach through excellence in business processes supported by corporate ethical governance. The spectrum of his professional association includes RPG group companies, A V Birla, Piramal, Tata group, NTPC, BHEL etc., to name a few. He also works in tandem with PwC and DNV on specific assignments and IEEMA as Chairman-Quality Cell.
Under CII-ITC Sustainability Award Process, he has so far assessed around 19 companies ranging from large conglomerates of steel, chemical, mining, paper, textile, infrastructure, beverages, lab services and telecom. He has been adjudged as the Best Assessor in 2015 for CII-ITC Sustainability Award for displaying exemplary skills in assessment process. The experiences were varied and gave an opportunity to enrich knowledge regarding the sustainability initiatives on various aspects of different products and services.
Debdoot Mohanty is Head, CSR Jharkhand and New Projects (Tata Steel) and Hony, Secretary, Tata Steel Rural Development Society since 2008 - a society promoted by Tata Steel in the year 1979.
He was the first Executive Director and Secretary, CInI (Collectives of Integrated Livelihood Initiatives) - a society promoted to work in Central India tribal belt by Sir Ratan Tata Trust 2006-2008.
He has around 22 years of experience in the field of institution development, natural resources management, marketing of agricultural produce, project funding and technical support to NGO working in central India tribal belt and largely in the field of implementation of rural development projects in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.
He is the co-author of the book LOGFID (Logical Framework for Institutional Development) and has worked intensively in organizational development, perspective planning and training programmes for NGOs, development professionals and corporate executives.
He has been associated with Awards for the past one year.
He got associated with the award as an applicant in 2014 and started conducting assessments from 2016.
Dipti is a certified lead auditor for EMS (ISO 50001), EMS (ISO 14001), Certified GHG Accountant (ISO 14064) and CII-certified Sustainability Assessor. She has broad experience in the domain of business sustainability; energy and environmental management; planning, designing and execution of network augmentation proposals. Presently she is responsible for development and execution of programmes to promote energy efficiency and energy conservation practices within company and for consumers; environmental management programmes; environmental initiatives within company and in public domain; corporate GHG emission inventory mapping and the action plan for mitigation. Instrumental in designing and executing consumer awareness campaigns and conducting seminars on energy and environmental management issues.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed three assessments.
Divya has a PhD in area of CSR and MBA in Human Resource Management. Currently she is elected representative of developing countries in ISO 26000 strategic advisory group, and as a drafting committee member she was a key contributor to ISO 26000. Her areas of expertise are CSR, organization behaviour and management thought. She has authored a book on management education and has many research papers to her credit. She conducts corporate trainings and MDPs, and has done capacity building programmes for many national and international organizations of repute. She is also a Fellow, LEAD-India (Leadership for Environment and Development). As management expert she has worked at grass-root level with some of the well-known social and non-governmental organizations.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016, and has completed two desk assessments and one site assessment in the areas of CSR domain and corporate excellence domain. For her, it’s a learning experience to work with experts as a team and facilitate organizations’ understanding about sustainability.
Vinod is a seasoned sustainability professional with 23 years of experience with organizations of repute like L&T, UltraTech & Utkal Alumina Int. Ltd (Aditya Birla Group), Jayaswal Neco Industries and ACC & Ambuja Cements (LafargeHolcim).He has worked in all aspects of sustainability. Lead the team and successfully handled the matters related to the EIA/EMP, forest clearances, environmental clearance & public Hearing, GRI reporting, IMS system implementation, CGWB, fuel linkage, BIS related matters, afforestation, significant expertise and strong technical competence and knowledge of environmental issues, along with substantial expertise in environmental management, environment sciences, environmental policy, institutions and capacity development and in safeguards design, implementation and management.Leading & facilitating effective liaison with authorities for exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of environmental policy commitments
Managing and providing guidance and policy support on the compliance. Implementation of biodiversity guidelines, alternative fuels, Implementation of CSR guidelines, Industrial safety and land related legal matters etc.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
Giridhar is an experienced professional in the domain of agri-commodities sourcing, trading and processing. He has also worked in materials management with hands on experience in warehousing, inventory management, procurement, purchase planning and have put in considerable years into global sourcing of agri-commodities, handling multi-locational sourcing, foraying into backward integration and moving closer to the source. He began working on sustainable sourcing six years back and is now heading the world wide sustainable sourcing efforts for Griffith foods. He is running several sustainability projects for Rainforest Alliance™ Certification and also has considerable expertise in food safety.
He was an assessor and team leader for environment management assessment of two companies during 2016. The assessments was done with an objective to add value to assesses by providing insights into potential sustainability issues and help applicants to formulate strategies to address these issues.
GS Baveja has extensive work experience of 12 years in power sector, intense work experience of about 14 years in oil & gas sector at refinery and its projects, top management level experience of around 12 years and lastly as a corporate “Entity Head” of health, safety & environment of large multi-location corporate viz., Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. His consultancy & OHSE audit experience comprises of more than 100 audits undertaken directly or through consultancy firms. He is a qualified Sustainability Report Assurer & has worked with DNV, HSE Consultant/ Advisor with M/s KPMG, Saga Global Consultants etc.
GS Baveja is engaged as a speaker/ visiting faculty for various training programs in India by Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Studies, IBC, ICWG, Saga Global, TISS, etc., and abroad by Saga Global, India; Marcus Evans, Malaysia; UE Tech, Abu Dhabi/Dubai; KRCS, Abu Dhabi, etc.
He has been associated with Awards since 2010. He has undertaken 14 assessments since then and has also been the Lead Assessor in 2013 and 2015.
Gurmit Singh has worked at various positions and functions like maintenance, operation and training. He received B.Tech from IIT Kanpur in Mechanical, MTech from NIT, JSR and MBA through a correspomdence course from Sikkim Manipal.
He has experience in business assessment in TBEM, DAP and DGP and is currently heading a department as Chief ld1, responsible for producing 3.3 milion tons steel per annum.
He has been associated with Awards for the last 3 years, assessed 6 applications and 2 as leader of the team.
H S Dua recently retired as Associate Vice President-HR and CSR from Chemicals Business of SRF Limited after 33 years of service in different capacities at various locations.
He has wide ranging work experience in HR and CSR. Under the CSR/ sustainability portfolio, he has been closely associated with the company’s unique initiative of watershed based Natural Resource Management project to promote livelihood options for the rural poor and the ecological balance under a successful model of Business-NGO partnership.
He has been associated with Awards for the past 8 years and has undertaken 14 assessments since then both in public and private sector organizations.
Hardik Vara has close to a decade of experience in Sustainability, CSR, Corporate Communications and Chemical Engineering. His key strengths are in triple bottom line accounting, integrating strategic sustainability programs, measuring & benchmarking sustainability, supply chain sustainability, impact assessment, executing comprehensive communication plans for stakeholder engagement. His expertise is in computing corporate sustainability protocol index, community satisfaction index, social responsibility index, self help group index, volunteering satisfaction index and communication effectiveness index. He is responsible for developing relationships with stakeholders including organizations like CII, FICCI, IFC to implement sustainability programs which balance competing needs of triple bottom line, academic interfacing and use of non-traditional modes of communications viz., theatre for organizational internal communication.
He has been associated with Awards since May 2015 and has undertaken assessment of 3 companies.
Prior to Maruti Suzuki, Hem Tewari worked with Gujarat Gas Company Limited (A British Gas Group Company), Hazira LNG and Port Project (A JV of Shell and Total), in the CSR domain for around 4 years. He served the communities at grass-roots level for over 16 years through NGOs like World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Foundation for Ecological Security and Brooke Hospital for animals at various geographies.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015 and has completed 4 assessments in 2015.
Hemant Kumar Padhiari has done his BE-civil engineering, M.Tech-environmental engineering and PhD from IRMA, Anand. He teaches courses on strategic management, corporate environmental strategy, and strategy for BOP markets. He has worked on consultancy projects namely State of Panchayats for Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI; Mid-term appraisal of 11th five year plan, Goa and disaster management plan for Government of Goa.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and had completed two desk assessments and one site assessment. He enjoyed working in a team and learning from his team members.
Hitesh is a graduate electrical engineer & PGDM in operation management. He has 23 years of experience in the area of engineering and utility in various textiles plants and responsible for planning & execution of preventive maintenance of plant, operation & maintenance of utilities, engineering performance monitoring, planning and execution of projects and expansions etc.
He has been working with Aditya Birla Group (ABG) since 2006 as head engineering, responsible for driving engineering & utility services, various energy saving initiatives and qualified as certified energy manager from BEE in 2010.
He is responsible for driving sustainability, EHS initiatives in line with ABG sustainability policies, technical standards & guidance notes, ensuring employee engagement in sustainability initiatives, embedding sustainability into various functions and facilitating disclosure on sustainability initiatives through BRC reports, GRI G4.
He is responsible for planning, directing and ensuring the implementation and establishment of world class manufacturing (WCM)/ business excellence practices for process improvements, IMS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001, ISO50001) and its integration.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015 and had completed three desk assessments and two site assessments.
Hitesh Sharma is the National Manager-CSR & Environment of RICOH in India with the key responsibility of leading sustainability integration to business excellence and managing corporate citizenship programs. He has a professional work experience of over 10 years. As a B.E. (Computers Science), he started his professional career at Infosys Ltd. in 2005 where he worked on diverse areas of sustainability over 7 years. He co-authored paper on Green IT and issue briefs on sustainability which got published in journals and got acknowledged by research studies of institutions of global repute. He has also served on the CSR panel of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)-Karnataka for two years between 2010-2012. He has spoken at various sustainability forums, some of the recent being - National Seminar (3rd Nov, 2015): Delhi to Paris: Corporate Vision on Climate Change, India & Sustainability Standards International Dialogues & Conference 2015 (18-20 Nov, 2015) and 6th Asia Forum of UN-PRME as held at Goa (26-28 Nov 2015).
He is an Ambassador-India of OneYoungWorld, a global youth forum under the counselling of an elite panel. He represented the youth of India as a delegate to United Nations climate change conference held at Copenhagen in 2009. As a member to the Leaders group of People Matter project of World Business Council for Sustainable Development, he has been accredited to attend and share thought leadership at the UN climate change conferences COP18-Qatar (2012), COP17-Durban (2011), COP16-Cancun (2010). He was also accredited as a delegate on Business and Industry major group convened by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to the global summit of Rio+20 in 2012. In addition to being selected as one among the Brightest Young Climate Leaders by Hindustan Times and British Council in 2010, he has received various awards and accolades from organizations of repute such as the UNEP, WWF, and sorts. Profiled as a Green Warrior on the cover story of Business Today magazine in Sep 2010, he has featured in national and international print and visual media.
He has been associated with Awards since 2012 and since then has carried out assessments for 4 consecutive years.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2014 and had undertaken six assessments. During the process he learned how various organizations are operating sustainably, yet profitably.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and completed three desk assessments and one site assessment.
Jitendra is a production engineering graduate from Mumbai University, M.Tech in reliability engineering from IIT Mumbai and has an executive MBA from Crompton Greaves & COSMODE. A Six Sigma Champion, TQM Facilitator, BPR & Lean Practitioner, Assessor for EFQM & Malcolm Baldrige (IMC RBNQA) and Lead Assessor for ISO 9001 / ISO14000 / ISO 27001.
He is an associate academician of International Academy for Quality (IAQ), life member of Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) and Quality Council of India (QCI). Is in the advisory council of World Quality Congress & Awards (WQCA), advisory board of Economic Times Operational Excellence 2014 and the first member of Lean Management Institute of India (LMII).
He was recognized as 50 most talented quality professional in India and awarded in 2014 for innovative leadership in quality. He has presented papers in various forum of repute viz QCI, ANQ, ASQ, ISQ, IAQ, JUSE, PMI, Frost & Sullivan, Qimpro, Banking Frontier, Voice & Data, NITIE, NCQR, MIQ and CG and enabled many certification and awards for the organization.
He has driven originations with innovative quality practices including Larger Scale Interactive Process (LSIP) to create significant financial impact and a strong culture of continuous improvement. Embracing robotics process automation, diagnosing process through business process engineering, leading business critical, complex cross functional projects and building relevant initiatives & framework for organization wide intervention are his core competencies. He is a certified facilitator, coach and counselor for effective change management.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and had completed two desk assessments and one site assessment. For him, learning the aspects of sustainability and strengthening the learning through the process of assessment discussions with other assessors has been very encouraging.
Rajeev is actively involved in cultivation and production of coffee, pepper, cardamom and allied plantation products. He plays an active role in plantation budgets, sustainability certifications such as rain forest alliance, UTZ, social accountability 8000 and CAFÉ practices.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and has completed one assessment. He enjoyed working and learning with the team of experienced assessors during assessment.
Rao has rich experience in the field of air pollution control equipment design and manufacturing for various Industries. He was Head of air pollution control business of ACC, which supplied air pollution control systems for various industries in India and overseas. His current assignment includes sustainable development, environment management and associated projects implementation, energy conservation and implementation of energy conservation and renewable energy projects.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
Sivaraman, mechanical engineer from IIT Madras has over 3.5 decades of experience (most part with ITC Ltd) spanning engineering, maintenance, manufacturing and operations, projects, customer service, environment, health, safety and sustainability. He has travelled widely abroad in connection with vendor appraisals, customer meetings and international exhibitions and have played a significant role in various quality initiatives of ITC’s units and in interactions with regulatory bodies. He had voluntarily contributed in the growth of Industrial Waste Management Association (IWMA), an NGO for over a decade. He is now driving Industry projects initiative of IWMA as Advisor in addition to environment projects along with IIT Madras and also carry out independent consultancy in environment field.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and have undertaken 2 assessments so far.
Karthik Kumar provides subject matter expertise to the business in the area of sustainability. He is responsible for driving sustainability initiatives in line with ABG sustainability policies, technical standards & guidance notes, ensuring employee engagement in sustainability initiatives, embedding sustainability into the various functions and facilitating disclosure on sustainability initiatives through BRC reports, GRI G4 and BRR.
He has been associated with Awards since 2012 and has assessed five applications since then.
Karthikesh is in charge of facilitating business excellence (change management) initiatives, formulating and facilitating execution of affirmative action initiatives and deployment of safety action plans of Tata Coffee.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed one assessment.
Kaustubh is an environmental engineer with experience in sustainability, carbon management, water stewardship & environmental assessment. He has been driving sustainability programs across organisation, preparing sustainability reports, development of sustainability roadmap & stakeholder engagements.Key achievements: Water positive status for major campuses, organization wide carbon footprint mapping, DJSI & CDP ranking for company and development of E&S risk management framework.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
Keerthi has diverse experience covering management systems- ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, ISO 55001, ISO 22000, ISO 22001, ISO 31000, IS 14489, SA 8000, ISO 26000, ISO 20121 and American Welding standards, consultancy provided over 16 years in more than 100 companies for various standards.
Her technical work includes water audit- hydro-geological study of aquifers & rain water harvesting plan, safety audit, energy audit, carbon foot print, biodiversity assessment, hygiene audits, risk assessment, ergonomic study, risk assessment & controls, legal audits, sustainability trainings & assessment and technical trainings. She developed Green Nurturing Program for Karanataka State Pollution Control Board where 100 schools and 20 industries networked for making of green schools.
She is involved in review of CSR strategies at companies and consulted organizations pan India and abroad with Nathan & Nathan consultants & operated from the consulting organization Nathan & Nathan Centre for technology service for a decade as its Chief Executive.
She has been associated with Awards for the last 2 years and became a team lead in 2015. She has undertaken 5 assessments so far.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had undertaken two assessments.
Kirti carries unique expertise in strategizing and implementing inclusive business models in rural and BoP markets. He has been instrumental in developing teaching module for B-schools on sustainable business models. He is an expert on private sector engagement in community empowerment. Kirti has worked in many assignments across sectors like agribusiness, WASH, livelihoods etc. in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and have undertaken two assessments. The role of large private sector players in doing impactful CSR interventions and other sustainability related initiatives came out as a key learning from his association with CII as an assessor.
Kota Gowri manages ITC’s corporate social responsibility initiatives in Andhra Pradesh state. The key role of this position is to lead the state’s team and leverage relationships with stakeholders, for development and effective implementation of ITC’s social investment initiatives at the state level.
He has been associated with the Awards for the last two years. The desk assessment, consensus calls and site visits provided rich learning experience for him. In his words, it was reciprocative learning.
Kaushal is currently involved in developing CSR/affirmative action strategy of the company and developing projects based on the community needs and available resources. Major responsibilities includes
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and have assessed two companies in the first year. The assessment of the companies gave him immense learning opportunities and also helped in networking with the sustainability professionals fraternity.
Krishan has 47 years of experience in companies like Philips, Eicher, etc. He has led functions like supply chain, marketing & sales, strategic planning, program management, quality control, etc. He has also set up a business school and was chief people officer of a consulting company. Currently he is in leadership development space as an executive coach and leadership assessor.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016. He has carried out assessments of two companies in the field of textiles and cement. For one of these, he had assessed for corporate excellence and for the other he had assessed for CSR excellence. He is keen to work with organizations in preparing for sustainability journey, adding value from his diversified experience.
Krishnanand Mavinkurve has twenty one years of experience in health, safety, environment & quality at national & international locations including exposure in project construction in refineries, steel plants, jetty, oil & gas, power plants, electrical and rock roller bit and manufacturing setup. He has six years of experience in facilities planning, plant engineering and maintenance. He was the Sustainability Head at Essar Projects.
Presently he is working with Adani Ports as Head of OHS for port operations, projects and logistics.
He has been associated with Awards since 2013 and has participated as a team member for two assessments in 2013. Since 2014 he has carried out 5 assessments as team lead.
Krunal Negandhi has multi-disciplinary experience working in large corporates for over 20 years in the horizontal functions of sustainability, business strategy and corporate affairs and vertical functions of operations including environment management.
He has deep passion for sustainability and is proficient in the use of tools such as innovation, business excellence framework and systems driven approach. Currently he is heading the department of Environment Sustainability at Lavasa Corporation Ltd. & Steiner India Ltd.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015 and has assessed 3 companies till-date in the space of renewable energy, manufacturing and CSR. According to him, the learning from the sustainability assessor training and during site assessment of the company has been memorable wherein in a very short span of time, corporate excellence model of the entire company could be seen, understood in its right context and assessed successfully.
Mahesh is a passionate sustainability professional and a senior research scholar doing doctoral study on globally most sustainable corporations. He is also a guest lecturer on sustainability & CSR. He has worked 17 years in manufacturing, marketing, business excellence, sustainability CSR Function. He articulated sustainability & CSR roadmap with integration in all business functions which enabled the company to be water positive. He is six sigma black belt, TQM practitioner with hands on experience dealing different management standards.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2010 and had assessed twelve companies.
Manivannan Rajan’s work experience ranges from project, technical and management consulting to management systems audits and assessments.
His areas of specialization and interest include corporate strategy, sustainability, business excellence, strategic cost management, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, energy & environmental management and supply chain management.
He has handled a number of assignments in the above areas in manufacturing industries, chemical process industries, mining and metallurgical industries, energy (oil & gas, and thermal power), and engineering (incl. automobiles & auto components).
He has been associated with Awards since 2011 and has undertaken 16 assessments. He has also been a team lead since 2012. In his words, excellent learning in terms of understanding sustainability initiatives of Indian companies across several sectors, sustainability challenges in various industries, the current levels of maturity and the path we have yet to traverse, the changing dimensions of sustainability, the varied and extensive initiatives taken by organizations across the globe.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had undertaken two desk assessments and one site assessment.
Experience of Milind Raje ranges from project management and implementation to quality assurance and manufacturing, product sales, marketing and business development, commodity marketing and concept selling, policy advocacy and market promotion.
He has been associated with Awards since May 2015. He has undertaken 4 assessments so far.
Heading the human resource function and corporate social responsibility initiates of the organisation.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2010 and had completed two assessments.
With a background in economics and rural management and a certified master trainer by Pearson, UK, Nirmallya has been providing consultancy to various state governments, bilateral projects, funding agencies like World Bank, NABARD, GIZ, IFAD, UNDP, CSR and international NGOs in areas of enterprise promotion for FPOs and MSMEs, social research, value chain analyses, strategy formulation for livelihoods promotion programmes, project management and capacity building. He has emerged as an expert in the field of agricultural value chains, market based livelihoods promotion and business process establishment and re-engineering for start-ups and producer organizations.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and had undertaken two assessments.
Environment Area: Development and facilitating implementation of corporate environment strategy for ensuring environmental compliance, obtaining environment clearances, co-ordination with all the central and state regulators on compliance issues, CAPEX sanctions for environmental compliance, environmental internal audits and facilitating the compliance of the audit findings, ordering emissions & effluents controlling and monitoring systems along with up-keeping & trouble shooting of these systems, finalization of annual rate contracts for various emissions related systems and spares, global and domestic environment MIS, reporting environment & carbon performance on various external platforms like CDP and capacity building.
Sustainability: Development and facilitating implementation of corporate sustainability strategy, release of externally assured SD and CO2 reports, MIS related to Sustainable development KPIs and reporting to Board / Executive Committee.
Capacity Building: Internal trailing in the areas of climate change, environment & sustainability.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
P.S.S. Ganesh has worked in various companies like Madura Coats, Ashok Leyland group and MRF Ltd. before joining Tata Steel, Jamshedpur in the year 1998. At present he is working as Chief, Merchant Mill, Tata Steel. Experience gained in the areas of maintenance and commissioning in tyre industry, steel industry and operations in galvanizing & finishing lines of cold rolling complex, wire rod mill and rebar mill. He is an internal Auditor for TQM initiatives like daily management, TPM, PSTA(problem solving and task achieving). He is Green Belt certified and has worked as a team member in the Deming, Deming Grand prize and TBEM assessment.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2015. He has completed 4 assessments. The assessment according to him involves learning and understanding of business perspective both at desk as well as site assessment stages.
Peddanna R. is BE Mechanical Engineer & MBA (Operation Management).
His work experience is in the areas of operation, commissioning, construction, erection, engineering performance monitoring, performance & guarantee testing of thermal power plants. Presently head of technical services and operation services for 4x30MW, 2x130MW, and 1x130MW and 1x100MW thermal power plant. He is responsible for commissioning & execution of BTG package of 4x300 MW thermal power plant like structure, pressure parts, ESP, APH, ducting & critical piping etc., supplied by SEC, China.
Ex. Board Member of Boiler Operation Engineers Examination Board of Govt. of Karnataka and is a certified BOE Engineer from the Director of Factories and Boiler, Karnataka. Management Representative from ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001 and ISO50001. Certified Energy Auditor from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
He has been associated with Awards since 2015. Carried out 4 assessments in the assessment cycle. Learned various new systems and practices from different sectors which have enhanced my technical and managerial capabilities.
Work experience encompasses 14 years in textiles operations, overseeing process, quality, maintenance, production planning. 12 years in facilitating business excellence activities across various organizations of Aditya Birla Group. Presently spearheading the implementation team at the domestic textiles units of the Group. Facilitating the sustainability initiatives at the domestic units as well since last couple of years. Instrumental in many employee engagement activities, like problem solving and Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Business and Operational Excellence Assessor in Aditya Birla Group and CII Exim Bank Award.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015. He has assessed 2 companies so far.
Pradeep Manoor is a Chemical Engineer, with 25 years of experience in power plant, environmental management, statutory compliance, water treatment and effluent recycling plant.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015. He has undertaken 4 assessments so far.
Pramod has worked in various companies like Adani Enterprises Limited, Energy Infra Limited etc. At present he is in charge of coordinating sustainability reporting system/framework for AEL- coal mining business. He is a strategic leader with proven track record of building and leading effective cross-functional, multi-site, and multi-business teams, driving change initiatives, and implementing EHS, CSR & biodiversity strategies with help of SAP, primavera & EHMS software.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and have undertaken two assessment. In his words, assessment experience provided excellent learning in terms of understanding sustainability initiatives of several sectors, sustainability challenges in various industries, the changing dimensions of sustainability and the varied and extensive initiatives taken by organizations across the globe.
Prasad has 17 years work experience in the developmental sector. He has worked in NGOs, research institution & corporate sector with expertise in sustainable CSR models. His key strengths include MIS and developing monitoring mechanism. Strong expertise in program planning, designing, budgeting, execution and M&E.
He has been associated with Awards since 2014. He has assessed 7 applications so far.
Prashant has versatile experience in manufacturing, HR, business excellence, CSR and sustainability, He is six sigma black belt, prince2 project manager and have done projects in HR, sales, finance, logistics and distribution domain. He has completed certified managing natural capital training in biodiversity. He is currently program manager for corporate social responsibility projects in skill development.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2015. He was a lead assessor for corporate excellence assessment in 2016.
Premal is looking after environmental function at petrochemical plant of RIL at Hazira. This includes obtaining statutory clearances, ensuring compliance of environmental regulations, external/internal auditing of EMS, implementation of sustainable initiatives, implementation of EMS as per ISO 14001:2015 standard, technological intervention during expansion/new projects etc.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and have carried out two sustainability assessments.
A former Captain from the Indian Army, Rahul’s past experience spans leading diverse teams and operations in high stakes, high stress environment, strategic planning and implementation, and resource management. Being battle hardened in the high altitudes of J&K, the deserts of Rajasthan and the jungles of North East, he was the co-founder of a start-up venture responsible for carrying out maverick projects for top global companies. Due to his belief in community outreach and sustainable initiatives, his organizations carried out social initiatives which have been appreciated by the community and media. He is currently heading the enterprise risk management team of an Indo Japanese Joint venture.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and has completed two desk assessments and two site assessments in the areas of corporate and domain excellence.
Rahul Jain is responsible for EHS activity at the Haridwar packaging unit of ITC. He is responsible for sustainability reporting and is a Lead Auditor for EMS and OHSAS as well as Radiological Safety Officer for nucleonic gauges.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2014 and has completed 5 desk assessments and 2 site assessments so far.
Raja is a chemical engineer with masters in industrial pollution abatement from IIT Roorkee having experience in fertilizer, glass and automobile sectors. His expertise includes environmental facility management, landscape and biodiversity management, climate change mitigation, legal compliance, product stewardship and green supply chain, cross-functional sustainability initiatives involving process and product and environment and sustainability related disclosures & reporting.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and has completed two desk assessments and one site assessment. During assessment associated with fellow assessors from different fields of sustainability leading to excellent learning in terms of understanding sustainability and the best practices and sustainability initiatives of other companies across different sectors and the challenges faced by them.
Dr Rajan is handling a leadership role at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals with the objective to strategize, influence, develop and implement strong EHS systems and drive sustainability agenda. His current responsibilities include EHS management at 14 manufacturing facilities (11 within India & 3 outside), 4 research centers, 2 warehouses and head office.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2013, has undertaken two assessments as a team member and one assessment undertaken as team leader.
Work experience of Raju Agrawal includes integration, environment audit at Tata Steel Indian operation sites, corporate sustainability reporting on environment, tracking of environmental legal compliances, guidance & assistance to out-location sites on environmental issues, technical support in development of approval applications and reports and training on environment management & legislation.
He has been associated with Awards since May 2015. He has carried out 3 assessments so far. According to him the experience of working in a team in terms of assessment quality and self learning was the best part.
Rameshwar Ture is an independent researcher. He has completed PhD in human resource management with focus on pro-environmental behaviours. His research focus is corporate environmentalism, sustainable behaviours & corporate social responsibility.
He has been associated with Awards since 2014 and has completed 5 desk assessments and 3 site visits so far. According to him, working in diverse teams brings different perspectives & widens the scope of understanding of sustainable development & role of organizations in this journey. Desk assessment discussions and questions from fellow assessors help an individual to deep dive. Field visit brings some pleasant surprises in terms of pro-active thoughts & actions and some best practices. It gives an opportunity to interact with corporate policy makers to understand the thought process behind their actions. Most importantly it gives an opportunity to interact with various stakeholders & understand their perspective on sustainable development, organizations engagement with them, direction & impact of the whole process.
Rathish is a co-founder and managing partner at Sattva and leads the operations of the consulting practice. As part of his role, Rathish engages closely with corporations, non-profit organizations, social enterprises and the larger ecosystem in designing, implementing and scaling innovative businesses on the ground.
Rathish takes care of the research and development efforts at Sattva. He has contributed towards advocacy and policy formulation at both State and Central level on education and skill development. He is part of the faculty for the CSR certification course conducted by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
Prior to Sattva, Rathish has worked for ten years at Indian and international companies across engineering, research and development, product management, solution management and corporate strategy.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016. He had completed one assessment of domain excellence application.
Ravi is responsible for sustainability reporting, CDP reporting, environmental clearances (greenfield & brownfield) projects, environmental compliances, internal audits, internal reporting such as EMR, PEP, PDP, GMR etc., CO2 reporting, online monitoring system for emissions & effluents, emissions control systems, online reporting of emissions & effluents, MIS of company’s environmental performance and capacity building.
He has been associated with Sustainability Awards since 2015 and has undertaken 3 assessments so far.
Rubi is an MBA (marketing) from NMIMS, Mumbai (2002-04). She is a development professional with a passion for learning and development. She has worked with reputed organizations like Tata Chemicals Ltd , Arvind Limited, UPL Ltd and CGPL (Tata Power) to name a few. Her expertise lies in conducting research based studies (need assessment, impact assessment) documentation and analysis.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed one assessment.
He has been associated with the Awards both as an applicant and as an assessor and had taken up assessments since 2016.
Narayanmurthy has more than 20 years of work experience in industries such as food products, beverages, cosmetic & beauty care products, fine chemicals and bulk drugs. He is current working as Head of engineering department and is responsible for efficient and effective production, quality maintenance, occupational health & safety of employees and effective distribution of the manufactured product to the market.
He has been associated with the awards since 2016 and had completed one assessment.
Samir is a development professional with over 18 years of experience in community development and strategizing CSR for large corporates/MNCs & NGOs having experience in program/project coordination and handling issues related to community development & stakeholder engagement.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had done one assessment.
Sandeep is a co-founder at VNV Advisory. His work includes community based interventions for climate mitigation projects, forestry, sustainability reporting, environmental foot printing, climate change and sustainable supply chain. He plays an advisory role to over 100 companies and countless non - profits for carbon related affairs and climate change and his rural based work encompasses over one million households across South Asia.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed one assessment.
Sandeep Shrivastava has more than 26 years of experience in working with industry in a variety of industry sectors including power, chemicals, automobiles, cement etc. He is presently the Head - Environment & Sustainability of Ambuja Cements Limited, looking after environment, climate change and corporate sustainability. Earlier he had work with government regulatory body -Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the industry association -Confederation of Indian Industry as well as a leading power company.
In his current role, he is responsible for sustainability initiatives as well as annual sustainability report of the company. He is also the convener of Corporate Sustainability Committee. He is a certified lead auditor of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001and possesses huge experience of audit and training on these management systems.
He is also a recipient of ‘Fulbright Fellowship’ under Indo-American Environment Leadership Award for study in US and had travelled for many overseas assignments.
He is member of : CHD 34 (BIS), National Council on Climate Change (CII), Committees on Environment (CII), Advisory Committee on Business and Biodiversity, Water Mission (FICCI).
He has done Master’s in Environment Engineering (M.E.) and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (B.E.), Diploma in Environmental Law and PG Diploma in Operations Management.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2012. According to him it is a 360 degree assessment on social, environment and economic parameters, systems and procedures of the applicants to imbibe sustainability best practices.
An accomplished and experienced corporate sustainability & communications professional with a strong background, Sangeeta has been in the business responsibility advisory space since 2013. Prior to this, she led sustainability in Tata Teleservices and Tata Power DDL and communications at IBM India, Tata Tele, Tata Power DDL, Cummins and LML. With over 22 years of experience, she has spent more than 10 years leading, devising and implementing innovative and sustainable, value-creation strategies for the organizations she has worked for and client organizations.She has been a business excellence assessor since 2004.
For the work she has done, she has been felicitated with the ASSE-DL Shah Trust Award for excellence in sustainability 2015, the Asia Publishing Award for the most innovative internal communications campaign 2010, the CMO Asia Award for sustainable strategies 2011, the FICCI-CSR Award 2010 and 2011 and the WILL (Women in Leadership), Best Mentee Award 2011 for promoting diversity and Inclusion. Sangeeta is a CII-certified Sustainability Assessor, an IOD-Certified Independent Corporate Director and certified by GRI to report as per G4 Guidelines.
She has been associated with Awards since 2014 and had assessed seven applications.
Work experience of Sanjay Kumar Gupta includes the operation of ammonia plant designed by Haldor Topsoe, Denmark Inc., pre-commissioning, commissioning & GTR of ammonia plant at Indo Gulf Fertilisers (IGF), Jagdishpur and Textiles unit of ABG at Bhiwani to promote the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) & TQM practices at GBTL Bhiwani.
Lead the team and successfully handled for planning, directing and ensuring the implementation and establishment of World Class Manufacturing (WCM)/ business excellence practices for process improvements, management representative of IMS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001) at IGF. He has also involved in the award process & on-site examination of Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment by JIPM, Deming Application Prize by JUSE, Chairman’s Business Excellence and WCM Awards of ABG, IMC-RBNQA Award, and The Economic Times - India Manufacturing Excellence Awards in partnership with Frosts & Sullivan.
Facilitating the WCM Subcommittee’s leaders to drive subcommittee activities, Kaizen competition at various forum, workshop and training on 5S, COPQ, autonomous and planned maintenance activities, Basic Condition Evaluation for abnormality free work place, to promote the TQM & World Class Manufacturing practices across the organization.
Business and Operational Excellence Assessor in Aditya Birla Group. He has also assessors of IMC RBNQA Awards, The Economic Times –IMEA Awards and sustainability coordinator to drive the sustainability activities at GBTL.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015 and had completed 3 desk assessments & 2 site assessments in 2015. This has helped in better understanding of sustainability aspects and its applications.
Sanjeev is currently Head of technical services PET resin plants.
Sanjeev toped in chemical engineering from Poona University, 1987 batch.
He has been regularly engaged with Awards since 2011 and as certified assessor from 2013. He got re-certified as Assessor in 2016 and conducted the assessment in the responsibility of a team leader.
Santosh is working as Head of the environment division and Chief Sustainability Officer of Adani Power. He is responsible for driving sustainability initiatives and reporting for the power generation and transmission businesses of Adani Group. As head of the environment division he is responsible for obtaining environmental permits and compliance management and also developed and implemented environment management system for all the operational power plants. He also represent Adani Power at National and International forums on sustainability and climate change.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and have undertaken two desk assessments and site visits. The assessment of CSR application provided great learning in terms of understanding and assessing the level of community engagement at ground level, the monitoring of returns from CSR and how it can be used to further improve the system and deliverance.
With Master’s degree in Political Science and seventeen years’ of working experience with leading organizations such as Rio Tinto, Development Alternatives and collaborative projects with UNICEF, UNDP and World Bank, Santosh Pathak is now working with TATA Sustainability Group as Programme Leader for TATA Uttarakhand Programme.
In the past assignments, he has successfully delivered sustainable community projects on water, education, health & nutrition, women empowerment and community institutions building. For wider outreach of the initiatives, he developed communication strategies for a wide range of external and internal stakeholders. Also been part of key socio-economic studies to form a firm base for strategic planning.
He has been associated since 2015, assessed 2 companies so far.
Saroj joined Tata Steel as a graduate trainee in 1999 and since then have worked in various capacity ranging from electrical maintenance, project management, project planning, execution, erection, commissioning and stabilisation of 3MTPA expansion project at Tata Steel, Jamshedpur. Thereafter moved to operation function in steel making area as senior manager thin slab caster and presently working as head of secondary steel making and ladle preparation. In 2014-15 he also discharged the responsibilities of commissioning of twin RH2 project at LD2 SC complex of Tata steel. He has worked in various supporting role such as auditors of ISO 9001, ISO 14000, value engineering, TQM coordinators, OSHAS and SAP implementation.His educational qualifications include BE in Electrical Engineering from BIT Sindri , PGDBM from VGSOM ,IIT Kharagpur and post-graduation diploma in Steel Technology from IIT Kharagpur .
He has been associated with the awards for several years and had also won the best team recognition in 2014.
Selva Kumar is a Civil Engineer with 13 years of experience in quality control field. He is a TUV India certified Lead Auditor for QMS (ISO 9001:2008), OHSAS (18001:2007), Certified Internal Auditor for EMS (ISO 14001:2004) and Social Accountability (SA 8000: 2008) Standard.
He has been associated with Awards since 2015. Assessed 3 companies so far.
Shailaja started her career at the World Bank as a developmental statistician and moved on into corporate roles most notably leading CSR, sustainability and public affairs at Shell India over a period of twelve years. She subsequently headed entrepreneurship development at a leading philanthropic foundation and has been associated with various industry bodies and academia.
She has been a CII-certified Assessor since 2012, had successfully conducted five assessments, including three site visits. She has been a lead assessor and areas of specialization include CSR and corporate sustainability.
Shalin has done B.E environment in 1997 and M.E. environment management (gold medalist) in 2008. He has experience in environment management, climate change, cleaner production, waste to energy, CDM and multilateral environmental agreements with 20 publications. He is currently working as head environment of APSEZ since 2015 covering 10 port locations across the country. Some leading projects undertaken include zero waste initiatives, carbon footprint assessment and sustainability reporting (GRI-G4).
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had undertaken two assessments.
Having graduated in Energy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur with Solar Photovoltaics as final year project, Shibojyoti Dutta completed MBA (Finance) in 1998 while working. He is a Climate Change Champion of Tata group companies, Lead Auditor in ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
He has worked in Energy Management for more than 14 years with Steel Authority of India. Having joined SAIL in 1991 as Management Trainee, he was promoted 4 times to the position of Senior Manager in 2004. He left SAIL in 2005 to join Tata Steel and Initially worked as Head of Expert Group (Energy & Utilities) between 2005-2010. Being proficient in Energy Management with over 14 years industrial experience is key to contribute in the field of Climate Change mitigation. He led Tata Steel to be the highest rated steel company globally in CDP (CDLI = 100 in CDP 2015 Climate Disclosure program). His expertise in fuel and combustion has been utilized by Tata Steel by engaging in high level Incident Investigation(s) for establishment of sequence of event(s), determination/validation of root cause(s) and development of action plan(s) for avoiding recurrence in future.
He is a member of Energy Management sub-committee (MED39) of Bureau of Indian Standard and worked on programs/projects of Indian Institute of Metals, Worldsteel Association, CDP Carbon Disclosure Project and CII CESD.
He has been associated with Sustainability Awards since 2013.
Sowmya is a post graduate in environmental science and a diploma holder in industrial safety. She has varied experience in health, safety, environment and sustainability. EHS & sustainability process knowledge and hands on experience in implementation of management systems ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, GHG accounting and reporting. Subject matter expert for developing software tools like carbon foot printing, EHS, incident management system and compliance. She is a One Young World Ambassador and have attended a One Young World summit and now part of the international alumni network.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had done two assessment in the area of corporate & domain excellence.
Sridhara has thirty years of experience in operations, quality and environment fields. He has wide experience in organizational processes such organizational health, job descriptions and job analysis. He is a technical expert in the chemical and especially chlor-alkali Industry. He is certified lead assessor for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. He has five years’ implementation experience of DuPont model work place safety and process safety. Besides, presently he has passion for NLP, leadership management. He lectures on principles of BHAGAVAT GEETHA and correlates with management principles.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and had participated as a team member for one assessment in 2016.
Srinivasa is Head of department, promoting environment & sustainability at apex level. He is an environmental engineer with 18+ years of experience in the field of environment management at industries (chemical, pharma, foundry & forge & automobile), promoting environment activities across suppliers, dealers, logistics operations etc. He has expertise in safety & health management, sustainability projects, sustainability reporting, afforestation, eco-CSR activities. He is an ISO 14001 lead auditor & certified sustainability assessor & sustainability assurance practitioner. He has undergone trainings pertaining to green building, green co-rating, EIA and GRI G4 reporting guidelines.
He has been associated with Awards since 2014 and has assessed 6 applications so far. In his words, it was an excellent learning opportunity which helped to strengthen the sustainability management at his organization.
Suresh is an energy management professional having diversified experience in energy/environment management, renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing. Being a certified energy auditor he has the experience of conducting energy efficiency improvement studies and implemented energy saving measures. Worked closely with government for the development of normalization factor under PAT scheme. Currently involved in development & implementation of detailed plan for achieving ACC SD ambition through various energy conservation measures & creation of monitoring system for the same and energy roadmap development along with action plan for controlling overall energy cost to have competitive advantage.
He has been associated with Awards since 2016 and had conducted two desk assessments and one site assessment.
Sushama Oza is Director, Strategy & Sustainability at Adani Foundation, Ahmedabad. She was also the CEO of Adani Foundation from May 2007 to October 2014 and has been heading the CSR for Adani conglomerate for more than eight years. She has represented the organization at many national and international fora. Ms. Oza has over 33 years of experience in the development field, out which 16 years have been as head of the organization in India and USA. She has strategized and spearheaded projects in sectors of primary health care, sustainable livelihood development, rural sports and rural infrastructure. In the span of her long career she has groomed a large number of development professionals as well as volunteers.
She has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2014 and has undertaken seven desk assessments and three site visits so far. She was also a lead assessor in 2015.
Tapendu is a professional with certifications in energy auditing, business management, working at corporate office in senior management level. He is involved in consulting, system implementation, project management in sustainable initiatives in energy, environment & resource conservation, optimisation of power sources for optimal cost, power security RPO compliances, PAT compliance - energy auditing & management, operation & maintenance (mechanical & electrical) of cement plant, thermal captive power plant. He is also member of BEE syllabus review committee, certified lead auditor of ISO 14000, certified facilitator from DDI, certified job evaluator from HAY besides strategizing change management in an organization.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2012 as an applicant and 2016 as an assessor, had undertaken two assessments for corporate excellence & domain excellence.
Umesh is responsible for process management, project management & process assessment within the organization across functions and also involved in key strategic initiatives like robotics process automation & mobility.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016. It was a great experience for him throughout the cycle. The Awards and assessment are very professionally managed with clear structure and process in place.
Upasana Choudhry is South Asia Manager – sustainability and product compliance at HP India with the primary responsibility of planning and implementation of the company’s product environmental strategies and delivering valuable leadership with a focus to establish a compelling business case.
She has a professional work experience of over 20 years spread across diverse sectors. She holds masters’ degrees in development studies and in social work and started her professional career with not-for-profit organisations working on diverse social and environmental issues including human rights, labour, and health among others.
She has been actively involved in global policy advocacy and represented her organsiation at the International Labour Conferences (ILC) of ILO’s worst form of child labour convention, Conference of Parties (COP) to the Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants, inter-governmental meetings on strategic approaches to Integrated Chemicals Management (SAICM), and Intergovernmental forum on chemicals safety.
She has field tested the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) framework developed by WASTE Netherlands in 2010; as well as undertook research on radioactive waste in India in 2009 with support from Henrich Boel Foundation. She was awarded fellowship under 2008 Leadership Program of the UNEP-Eco Peace Leadership Center for carrying out photo documentation of electronic waste recycling in informal sector.
At HP she spearheads initiatives associated with product responsibility, supply chain responsibility, employee engagement, ethics and compliance and health and safety. Upasana holds key position on behalf of HP at various committees set up by industry associations (MAIT, FICCI, CII) and government departments (Ministry of IT, BIS, BEE). In 2013, she was recognized by MAIT for her contribution to industry on electronic waste.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
Vinay is working as senior engineer for plant engineering division & having academic credentials like M.Tech in environmental engineering, diploma in Industrial safety,ISO 14001:2015 version lead auditor, CII Sustainability Assessor & MIE from institute of engineers.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed 2 assessments.
Vineet Sharma is responsible for developing strategic plan and producing Annual Sustainability Report based on GRI G3.1/G4 Guideline, preparation of BRR, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, 4P (Planet, People, Product & Profit) strategic approach for management discussion & analysis report and energy conservation initiatives pertaining to Directors Report, part of RIL’s Annual Report, preparation of Integrated report (six capital approach) based on IIRC framework, tracking the sustainability updates and preparing monthly newsletters for internal stakeholders. Single point contact for sustainability issues at RIL, handling 12 manufacturing sites & E&P locations. Single point contact for GRI & WBCSD as a member. Single point contact for preparation of CSR/Sustainability Awards application for RIL, driving coordination for the online Annual Report & Sustainability Report (HTML version) for RIL, responding/internal study of CDP questionnaire, Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since May 2015. He was involved in 3 assessments in the year 2015.
Vishal Agarwal is responsible for giving strategic inputs to senior management on sustainability, community initiatives and public relations, process and improvement initiatives for effective delivery of community initiatives, liasoning with different stakeholders, compliance to sustainability parameters specifically social initiatives and stakeholder engagement. He is also involved in aligning business goals and PR for business reputation & branding, developing communication strategies with internal and external stakeholders, convergence with existing players for designing large scale programs, strengthening internal and external communication, improving stakeholder perception and branding.
He has been associated with Awards since 2014. According to him, it is not only an assessment but an opportunity to learn about industry best practices across the nation.
Vishwa Bandhu is leading the sustainability and environment verticals within the CSR & sustainability department at Apollo Tyres Limited.
He had been involved in over 20 assessments.The awards model has really evolved from just being an application document to one which is used as a ready reckoner for organisations to catch the pulse on corporate sustainability.Apart from driving excellence on sustainability cross cutting different industrial sectors, the Awards is fast transforming into a learning medium, being used increasingly by organisations to calibrate their sustainability strategy.
Vivek is an environment, health & safety, sustainability professional with 10 years of experience in EHS, GHG project development, project management, auditing, environmental and social impact assessment for national & international good practice guidance. He has proficiency in environmental, social management and sustainability reporting frameworks under GRI G4 guidance. He is competent in devising significant solutions and implementing environment health safety & social management systems for maintaining sound stakeholder engagement, environmental health and safety compliance.
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had undertaken two assessments.
Yasmi is responsible for sustainable business & communications for Hindustan Unilever India operations. She joined HUL in 2003 and have handled responsibilities in the areas of Internal communications and media relations. Prior to joining HUL, worked with one of the leading national daily Hindustan times in New Delhi as a business correspondent. She have done post-graduate diploma course in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi after graduating in Sociology Hons from Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University, New Delhi.
She has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two assessments.
Yogesh Chandra has worked in Indian Oil Corporation for 33 years as General Manager (HR). His portfolio comprised of strategy, LTP, negotiations, settlements, legal matters, compliances, policies, welfare, industrial relations, manpower planning, compensation, liaison, clearances, separation benefits, administration, security, safety, HRD activities and learning & development. He has worked for 2 years in automobile sector and 1 year in engineering sector as HR Head.
He has been associated with CII-ITC Sustainability Awards since 2014 and has completed 2 assessment cycles i.e. 2014 and 2015. About 6 companies have been assessed in steel, housing, cement, food and oil & gas. He has carried out assessment for Business Excellence across the entire company which involves 15 aspects/ functions i.e. Safety, Health, Environment, CSR, Supply Chain, Product Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Transparency/ Disclosures, Finance, HR, etc., besides assessment in CSR and Environment domains.
Yogesh has experience in Green Field / Brown field Projects (completed green field projects ranging from Rs 50 – 1100 crores Value), civil maintenance, business excellence, sustainability and quality & change management functions. He has worked with manufacturing industries like cement (14 years), power, chemicals, pesticides and Central Government. He is currently heading civil projects & systems (MR: IMS, operational excellence & sustainability) department @ Aditya Birla Group (Grasim: Epoxy Division). Also extending services as SME (Subject Matter Expert) to CFI (chemicals, fertilizers, and insulators) projects cell on project management & sustainable Infrastructure. He is a lead auditor for QMS, ABG operational excellence frame work assessors, site leader for scaffolding standard, chairman – SRPSC (standard rules & procedure subcommittee), and basic condition evaluation assessor. Completed 2 Six sigma projects as GB & 1 project as BB. He completed TPM audits of 6 cement plants as well due diligence for acquiring Dhar Cement. Rehabilitated more than 30 - 45 years old plant structures with scientific approach and extended the service life of plant. Through sustainable construction practices he contributed in savings of more than 250 Lacs as well the project achieved PMI award at India level and Master J Jacoby award at International level (Asia Region).
He has been associated with the Awards since 2016 and had completed two domain excellence assessments and one corporate excellence assessment.