Cleaner Air Better Life Programmes The Pioneers Join us Success Stories Resources News & Latest Clean Air Library

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.

Cleaner Air - Better Life aims to support a nation­wide movement to cleaning air by

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

Cleaner Air - Better Life is doing so by undertaking

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

Current Initiatives

The Pioneers

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 Ashwath Ram

Chairman, CII National Initiative: 'Cleaner Air - Better life'
Managing Director, Cummins India Ltd.

Mr Tejpreet Singh Chopra

Co-Chairman, CII National Initiative: 'Cleaner Air - Better life'
CEO & President, Bharat Light & Power Private Limited

Mr Puneet Kumar

Managing Director, Accenture India

Mr Vineet Mittal

Chairman, Avaada Group

Mr Nitin Prasad

Chairman, Shell Group of Companies in India

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. Rahul Sharma

Deputy CEO, Aluminium and Power Vedanta

Mr Sukhmeet Singh

Founder, A2P Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The Clean Air Declaration

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

Join the Forum.
Sign the declaration.
Reap the benefits.

Become a corporate leader in addressing air pollution and make your business more competitive, nationally and globally

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