CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) anchors CII’s National Initiative Cleaner Air - Better life. The vision is to provide cleaner air and a better quality of life to every Indian citizen by involving industry leaders to take concrete steps to curb air pollution across India. The initiative is being led by dedicated group of industry leaders named India CEO Forum for Clean Air.
Lending common platform to governments, businesses, communities, and change makers to improve air quality
Building momentum and capacities for evidence-based action on the ground
Providing industry leadership for driving cross-sectoral action on air pollution
Independent and actionable research to support communities and decision makers to assess air quality issues from a life-cycle perspective
Engagement with local communities, policymakers, industry leaders and change-makers to design and execute solutions with participatory planning
Assessment of solutions for key issues/sectors and dissemination of good practices for wide scale adoption
Creation of evidence & strategic campaigns to educate specific target groups on the health, economic, and social impacts of air pollution
These are the visionary leaders who took the first step towards creating a cleaner environment and galvanize others in the Industry to join the movement.
Mr Nitin Prasad
Chairman, CII National Initiative: 'Cleaner Air - Better life' Chairman, Shell Group of Companies in India
Mr Tejpreet Singh Chopra
Co-Chairman, CII National Initiative: 'Cleaner Air - Better life' CEO & President, Bharat Light & Power Private Limited
Ms Rekha M Menon
Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India
Mr Vineet Mittal
Chairman, Avaada Group
Mr Ashwath Ram
Managing Director, Cummins India Ltd.
Mr Mahendra Singhi
Managing Director and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
Mr Balasubramanyam Rajagopal
President, DSM India Private Limited
Ms Rhea M Singhal
Founder & CEO, Ecoware Solutions Private Limited
Mr Madhav Krishna Singhania
Deputy Managing Director and CEO, JK Cement Limited
Dr Naresh Trehan
Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta Heart Institute
Dr Pawan Singh
Managing Director & CEO, PTC India Financial Services Limited
Mr Puneet Kaura
Managing Director & CEO, Samtel Avionics Limited
Mr R Mukundan
Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Limited
Mr Sanjiv Paul
Vice President (Safety, Health, and Sustainability), Tata Steel Ltd.
Mr Masakazu Yoshimura
Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Mr Ajay Kapur
CEO, Aluminium and Power Vedanta
An eight-point declaration named ‘The CEO’s Declaration for Cleaner Air’ has been drafted to convey the Forum's broad charter. All Forum members are expected to sign this declaration as a mark of their endorsement and commitment to the cause of Cleaner Air – Better Life. We, the signatories to this declaration endeavour to act in the following areas
Demonstrate the use of clean fuels/technologies & showcase best management practices for addressing ambient air pollution
Design, pilot and scale-up high impact multi- stakeholder projects under Corporate Social & Environment Responsibilities to promote sustainable solutions to air pollution
Set targets & objectives for mitigation of air pollution linked directly or indirectly to business operations.
Promote peer learning among organizations for faster adoption of solutions across industry & geographies.
Handhold and build capacities of Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for sustainable supply chains & reducing overall air pollution footprint of products/services
Build capacity of implementation/ government agencies to design new programs/ policies, & improve design/ delivery of existing programs/ policies aimed at air quality improvement
Proactively engage with statutory bodies & research agencies for enabling scientific understanding of sources & evidence-based action.
Raise awareness on health impacts of air pollution & to build momentum for local action by engaging with employees, citizens & community-led organizations
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