Over a period of six months, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process that is based on Business Excellence model tailored for business in India. A team of CII-certified Sustainability Assessors spend nearly 1000 man-hours per application in close consultation with representatives across the organisation. A detailed Feedback Report to every applicant is provided to help the organisations get insights to improve their sustainability performance.
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards are the only third-party assured Awards in terms of technology, governance, methodology and process.
The CII-ITC Sustainability Awards is carbon neutral. 2019 Awards was carbon neutral, which was offset by investing in Gold Standard carbon credit from improved cookstoves project installed in rural India.
Uniquely based on EFQM Excellence Framework, these Awards are designed for those who strive effortlessly to make sustainability their business.
In the past 14 years, cumulatively, 953 businesses have applied of which 304 have been recognised.
Companies should apply because : They want to be recognised as Excellent in Sustainable Business, by the most credible Sustainability Awards in the country. Identify strengths and opportunities to excel, based on a comprehensive and rigorous assessment by independent and CII-certified Sustainability Assessors. Assess sustainability performance of applicants based on the EFQM Business Excellence Model.
This award recognises comprehensive efforts companies make in excelling at sustainable business. It expects companies to integrate sustainability into governance, strategy, business processes, and demonstrate through results that sustainability is making an impact on its business and relevant stakeholders.
The award recognises companies that have employed innovative approaches, including policy and practice to reduce their environmental impact and achieve exemplary results.
This award recognises companies that have positively impacted both business and society by taking a strategic approach to CSR through collaborative programmes with government and civil society.
This award recognises companies for implementing measures related to conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services in value chain.