Advisory Services for Business Excellence

CII provides various advisory services for business excellence and enhancing the competitiveness of the organizations. Our experienced and qualified team provides comprehensive, exhaustive and extensive support for improving the sustainability performance of the organizations. CII - CESD is pioneer of Corporate Sustainability Management in India - a systematic and integrated framework for the optimal management of the key economic, environmental and social impacts of a company’s products, services and processes, or a company’s triple bottom line performance.

We help our clients embed sustainability into their usual business by building employee capacity to understand and implement globally recognized principles, systems, processes, and values. Here are few of the services which we provide to the industry and having at present a high clientele base of varies sectors and vast geographical locations.

  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Sustainability Strategy & Reporting
  • Sustainable and Green Supply Chain
  • ESG Mapping and Improving Benchmarking on ESG
  • Integrating Plastic use Protocol in EMS SUP-free certification
  • Clean Energy and Energy Mix
  • Waste Management (Zero Waste to Landfill)
  • Comprehensive Audits ‚Äď Safety, environment, energy, water, fire etc. 
  • Facilitation of statutory environmental compliances
Sustainability Strategy & Reporting

Organisations are striving to move beyond an operating model that purely focuses on maximising shareholder value, to focus on making a positive contribution to society.

As climate change, water scarcity, social inequity and environmental degradation become more apparent, the financial implications of these non-financial issues are receiving increasing attention from stakeholders. Companies must respond to these expectations while creating shared value in the short, medium and long term.

We help organisations understand and identify the material issues that have the most impact on your business, serving as a foundation to create a business-driven sustainability strategy.

We can assist in the development of performance monitoring and evaluation frameworks, design and implement robust Sustainability models and processes for collecting and reporting information over market disclosures.

Our services include:

  • Strategy development¬†including: Goal and target setting, ESG frameworks, stakeholder engagement and benchmarking against best practice.
  • Risk assessments¬†including materiality assessments, risk interconnectedness mapping and issues clustering, stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Issues identification, prioritisation and management¬†such as climate change risk, community resilience, ESG screening, natural capital, megatrends, environmental impacts and social issues.
  • Developing communication against reporting frameworks¬†such as: GRI, <IR>, SASB,SDG, Business report & Sustainability Report (BRSR).

Training Programmes:

GRI- certified Training on GRI Standards Framework:

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is fast becoming the global standard in sustainability reporting. The two-day workshop aims to develop an in depth understanding on the GRI Standards, guidelines and GRI’s reporting framework. It is designed to understand the relevance of Sustainability Reporting for business continuity. It also aims to develop report content and link sustainability reports to other frameworks.

CII- Certified Training on Integrated Reporting Framework:

The two-day workshop is designed for practitioners so that they can openly voice and discuss their issues, focus on their reporting process. It comprises of a mix of lectures, individual and group exercises, and experience sharing by pioneers in India. The workshop is suitable for decision-makers in the organization and for those who are directly involved in Integrated Reporting including the preparation of integrated reports and other non-financial corporate reports.

CII-Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting:

The two- day workshop is designed for practitioners to understand the requirements of different frameworks- <IR>, TCFD, CDP, GRI, SASB, BRSR, their use and how to align business needs with reporting requirements. The course will further enable participants to conduct materiality assessment in respective organisations based on the dynamic changes.

Sustainability Strategy & Reporting

Organisations are striving to move beyond an operating model that purely focuses on maximising shareholde...
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Organisations are striving to move beyond an operating model that purely focuses on maximising shareholder value, to focus on making a positive contribution to society.

As climate change, water scarcity, social inequity and environmental degradation become more apparent, the financial implications of these non-financial issues are receiving increasing attention from stakeholders. Companies must respond to these expectations while creating shared value in the short, medium and long term.

We help organisations understand and identify the material issues that have the most impact on your business, serving as a foundation to create a business-driven sustainability strategy.

We can assist in the development of performance monitoring and evaluation frameworks, design and implement robust Sustainability models and processes for collecting and reporting information over market disclosures.

Our services include:

  • Strategy development¬†including: Goal and target setting, ESG frameworks, stakeholder engagement and benchmarking against best practice.
  • Risk assessments¬†including materiality assessments, risk interconnectedness mapping and issues clustering, stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Issues identification, prioritisation and management¬†such as climate change risk, community resilience, ESG screening, natural capital, megatrends, environmental impacts and social issues.
  • Developing communication against reporting frameworks¬†such as: GRI, <IR>, SASB,SDG, Business report & Sustainability Report (BRSR).

Training Programmes:

GRI- certified Training on GRI Standards Framework:

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is fast becoming the global standard in sustainability reporting. The two-day workshop aims to develop an in depth understanding on the GRI Standards, guidelines and GRI’s reporting framework. It is designed to understand the relevance of Sustainability Reporting for business continuity. It also aims to develop report content and link sustainability reports to other frameworks.

CII- Certified Training on Integrated Reporting Framework:

The two-day workshop is designed for practitioners so that they can openly voice and discuss their issues, focus on their reporting process. It comprises of a mix of lectures, individual and group exercises, and experience sharing by pioneers in India. The workshop is suitable for decision-makers in the organization and for those who are directly involved in Integrated Reporting including the preparation of integrated reports and other non-financial corporate reports.

CII-Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting:

The two- day workshop is designed for practitioners to understand the requirements of different frameworks- <IR>, TCFD, CDP, GRI, SASB, BRSR, their use and how to align business needs with reporting requirements. The course will further enable participants to conduct materiality assessment in respective organisations based on the dynamic changes.


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ESG

There is growing awareness that the decisions made by the financial system has a significant impact on companies, society, and the environment as well as the economy.

Investors are increasingly looking to companies to reflect long term issues in their business decisions and invest for long term social and environmental whist still generating returns.

The global context in which these investors and companies make decisions continues to change with each having to understand the exposure and impact of a broad range of issues like modern slavery, social license, social inequality, climate change and energy transition.

We can assist investors in making smart investment decisions by incorporating ESG in their portfolio through our bespoke ESG Matrix.

We can assist companies in improving their ESG ratings & scores by better navigating through the dynamic world of ESG.

Our services include:

Improving ESG Scores & ratings of companies through performance management including that on Sustain Analytics, MSCI, DJSI, CDP etc.

Benchmarking companies in portfolio through our bespoke ESG Maturity Matrix

Training Programme:

Training on ESG Framework and Metrics for Investors and Corporates:

The two-day training shall equip practitioners across industries with you with a step-by-step introduction to environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in a simple and practical way,the approach to institutionalising ESG Framework and how to report through relevant ESG metric

 Contact: Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in

ESG

There is growing awareness that the decisions made by the financial system has a significant impact on co...
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There is growing awareness that the decisions made by the financial system has a significant impact on companies, society, and the environment as well as the economy.

Investors are increasingly looking to companies to reflect long term issues in their business decisions and invest for long term social and environmental whist still generating returns.

The global context in which these investors and companies make decisions continues to change with each having to understand the exposure and impact of a broad range of issues like modern slavery, social license, social inequality, climate change and energy transition.

We can assist investors in making smart investment decisions by incorporating ESG in their portfolio through our bespoke ESG Matrix.

We can assist companies in improving their ESG ratings & scores by better navigating through the dynamic world of ESG.

Our services include:

Improving ESG Scores & ratings of companies through performance management including that on Sustain Analytics, MSCI, DJSI, CDP etc.

Benchmarking companies in portfolio through our bespoke ESG Maturity Matrix

Training Programme:

Training on ESG Framework and Metrics for Investors and Corporates:

The two-day training shall equip practitioners across industries with you with a step-by-step introduction to environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in a simple and practical way,the approach to institutionalising ESG Framework and how to report through relevant ESG metric

 Contact: Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in


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Management Systems

CESD is the pioneer of Corporate Sustainability Management in India - a systematic and integrated framework for the optimal management of the key economic, environmental and social impacts of a companys products, services and processes, or a companys triple bottom line performance.

We help our clients embed sustainability into their daily business by building employee capacity to understand and implement globally recognised principles, systems, processes, and values.

Training Programmes:

NBQP Accredited Lead Auditor Training for EHSMS

This 5-days interactive training program is focused on developing the skills to lead and conduct environment health and safety management systems audits as per ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 based on the guidelines of ISO 19011:2018. This course prepare the professionals for leading and conducting EHSMS Audits. It provides participants with the necessary knowledge to support their organization in achieving conformance to update their knowledge to EHS standards and competence to plan, conduct and report first party and second party energy management systems audits.

NBQP Accredited Lead Auditor Training for EnMS

This 5-days interactive training program is focused on developing the skills to lead and conduct energy management systems audits as per ISO 50001:2018 based on the guidelines of ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17021-1:2015. This course prepare the professionals for leading and conducting EnMS Audits. It provides participants with the necessary knowledge to support their organization in achieving conformance to update their knowledge to ISO 50001:2018 and competence to plan, conduct and report first party and second party energy management systems audits.

Contact: Surabhi Pathak Surabhi.pathak@cii.in

Management Systems

CESD is the pioneer of Corporate Sustainability Management in India - a systematic and integrated framewo...
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CESD is the pioneer of Corporate Sustainability Management in India - a systematic and integrated framework for the optimal management of the key economic, environmental and social impacts of a companys products, services and processes, or a companys triple bottom line performance.

We help our clients embed sustainability into their daily business by building employee capacity to understand and implement globally recognised principles, systems, processes, and values.

Training Programmes:

NBQP Accredited Lead Auditor Training for EHSMS

This 5-days interactive training program is focused on developing the skills to lead and conduct environment health and safety management systems audits as per ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 based on the guidelines of ISO 19011:2018. This course prepare the professionals for leading and conducting EHSMS Audits. It provides participants with the necessary knowledge to support their organization in achieving conformance to update their knowledge to EHS standards and competence to plan, conduct and report first party and second party energy management systems audits.

NBQP Accredited Lead Auditor Training for EnMS

This 5-days interactive training program is focused on developing the skills to lead and conduct energy management systems audits as per ISO 50001:2018 based on the guidelines of ISO 19011:2018 and ISO 17021-1:2015. This course prepare the professionals for leading and conducting EnMS Audits. It provides participants with the necessary knowledge to support their organization in achieving conformance to update their knowledge to ISO 50001:2018 and competence to plan, conduct and report first party and second party energy management systems audits.

Contact: Surabhi Pathak Surabhi.pathak@cii.in


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Waste Management

Industrial waste management defines the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling.

Training Programmes:

Waste Management Rules and their amendments:

The 1 day training programme will focus on the rules covering waste such as Hazardous Waste, E-waste, Plastic Waste, Battery Waste, Construction & Demolition Waste, Bio-Medical Waste & Solid Waste

NABET (QCI) accredited training of SHE (Safety, health, and Environment) Statutory Compliance

Meeting the Safety, Health and Environment obligations and educating staff on the     same, can greatly help an organisation considerably reduce the potential costs incurred during accidents at work.

The 3-day course will equip participants with the knowledge on Safety, Health and Environment legislations & obligations on the part of the organization. Audit conduct and requirements as per IS 15793 (Managing Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Legal Compliance - Requirements of Good Practices) & IS 14489 (Code of Practice on Occupational Safety and Health Audit) would also be the focus of the training.

Contact: Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in

Waste Management

Industrial waste management defines the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inceptio...
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Industrial waste management defines the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling.

Training Programmes:

Waste Management Rules and their amendments:

The 1 day training programme will focus on the rules covering waste such as Hazardous Waste, E-waste, Plastic Waste, Battery Waste, Construction & Demolition Waste, Bio-Medical Waste & Solid Waste

NABET (QCI) accredited training of SHE (Safety, health, and Environment) Statutory Compliance

Meeting the Safety, Health and Environment obligations and educating staff on the     same, can greatly help an organisation considerably reduce the potential costs incurred during accidents at work.

The 3-day course will equip participants with the knowledge on Safety, Health and Environment legislations & obligations on the part of the organization. Audit conduct and requirements as per IS 15793 (Managing Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Legal Compliance - Requirements of Good Practices) & IS 14489 (Code of Practice on Occupational Safety and Health Audit) would also be the focus of the training.

Contact: Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in


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Greening of Supply Chain and Sustainable Procurement

Procurement is a powerful instrument for organizations wishing to behave in a responsible way and contribute to sustainable development and to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By integrating sustainability in procurement policies and practices, including supply chains, organizations can manage risks (including opportunities) for sustainable environmental, social and economic development. CII-ITC CESD helps organisation develop sustainable policies as per ISO 20400:2017 helping organizations to improve their productivity.

Development of framework for Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is an important tool which involves the active streamlining of a business's supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

CII-ITC CESD has been actively involved with organisations to help them make their supply chain vendors more sustainable.

Aligned to environment protection and preservation as one of its core values, Hero Moto Corp Limited started engagement with CII in the year 2007 to ensure that environment management practices are not just practiced within the premises but are also practiced by their vendors. In order to put this thinking to practice, CII and Hero MotoCorp came up with The Green Supply Chain Management initiative. It targets two ends of the supply chain: vendors as well as dealers through the Green Partner Development Program (GPDP).

The company has been running these two programs for last 13 years. So far, this program has engaged 186 suppliers and vendors.

Greening of Supply Chain and Sustainable Procurement

Procurement is a powerful instrument for organizations wishing to behave in a responsible way and contrib...
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Procurement is a powerful instrument for organizations wishing to behave in a responsible way and contribute to sustainable development and to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By integrating sustainability in procurement policies and practices, including supply chains, organizations can manage risks (including opportunities) for sustainable environmental, social and economic development. CII-ITC CESD helps organisation develop sustainable policies as per ISO 20400:2017 helping organizations to improve their productivity.

Development of framework for Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is an important tool which involves the active streamlining of a business's supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

CII-ITC CESD has been actively involved with organisations to help them make their supply chain vendors more sustainable.

Aligned to environment protection and preservation as one of its core values, Hero Moto Corp Limited started engagement with CII in the year 2007 to ensure that environment management practices are not just practiced within the premises but are also practiced by their vendors. In order to put this thinking to practice, CII and Hero MotoCorp came up with The Green Supply Chain Management initiative. It targets two ends of the supply chain: vendors as well as dealers through the Green Partner Development Program (GPDP).

The company has been running these two programs for last 13 years. So far, this program has engaged 186 suppliers and vendors.


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Corporate Risk Management: intertwined with ISO 31000 and ISO 37001

The 2-day workshop conducted by CESD equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to drive long term performance by identifying multiple and cross-organizational risks and integrating a risk strategy to help in the pursuit of business goals, through lectures, presentations, open forum discussions. The programme is conducted by experienced subject matter experts and distinguished executives from Public Sector Undertakings.

Contact Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in

Corporate Risk Management: intertwined with ISO 31000 and ISO 37001

The 2-day workshop conducted by CESD equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to drive...
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The 2-day workshop conducted by CESD equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to drive long term performance by identifying multiple and cross-organizational risks and integrating a risk strategy to help in the pursuit of business goals, through lectures, presentations, open forum discussions. The programme is conducted by experienced subject matter experts and distinguished executives from Public Sector Undertakings.

Contact Aarti Maurya aarti.maurya@cii.in Asha Joseph asha.joseph@cii.in


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CSR

CESD helps organizations in developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, projects, and assessing the impacts of those projects. Putting together all the knowledge and experience in CSR services, CESD organizes a one-and-a-half-day training program, especially designed for participants to understand the practical details of CSR implementation and help organizations maximize the value of social investments.Click here for;

Annual CSR Tracker 2015

Annual CSR tracker 2016

Annual CSR tracker 2017

Contact Ms Kavita Kathait at kavita.kathait@cii.in and Ms. Jayashree Singha at jayashree.singha@cii.in , for further details.

CSR

CESD helps organizations in developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, projects, and as...
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CESD helps organizations in developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, projects, and assessing the impacts of those projects. Putting together all the knowledge and experience in CSR services, CESD organizes a one-and-a-half-day training program, especially designed for participants to understand the practical details of CSR implementation and help organizations maximize the value of social investments.Click here for;

Annual CSR Tracker 2015

Annual CSR tracker 2016

Annual CSR tracker 2017

Contact Ms Kavita Kathait at kavita.kathait@cii.in and Ms. Jayashree Singha at jayashree.singha@cii.in , for further details.


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Sustainability Assessor Training

The CII-certified Sustainability Assessor training is organized for professionals to provide services to businesses in the area of sustainability. The 4-day training programme enables individuals and independent consultants with at least 8 years of experience to leverage the sustainability services to business. They can also participate as assessors in the CII ITC sustainability awards. Contact Ms. Jayashree Singha at jayashree.singha@cii.in and Ms. Swati Pandey at swati.pandey@cii.in, for further details.

Sustainability Assessor Training

The CII-certified Sustainability Assessor training is organized for professionals to provide services to ...
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The CII-certified Sustainability Assessor training is organized for professionals to provide services to businesses in the area of sustainability. The 4-day training programme enables individuals and independent consultants with at least 8 years of experience to leverage the sustainability services to business. They can also participate as assessors in the CII ITC sustainability awards. Contact Ms. Jayashree Singha at jayashree.singha@cii.in and Ms. Swati Pandey at swati.pandey@cii.in, for further details.


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3-day Training on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory

CESD undertakes training and capacity building activities on GHG emissions inventory, allowing public and private organisations to quantify, monitor, report and verify these.

Aspects related to development of GHG reduction projects, maintenance of GHG emission inventory, their requirements for validation and verification along with carbon neutrality (as per PAS 2060:2014), science-based targets and internal carbon pricing, are covered as part of this course.

Contact Mr. Abhinav Singh abhinav.singh@cii.in

3-day Training on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory

CESD undertakes training and capacity building activities on GHG emissions inventory, allowing public and...
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CESD undertakes training and capacity building activities on GHG emissions inventory, allowing public and private organisations to quantify, monitor, report and verify these.

Aspects related to development of GHG reduction projects, maintenance of GHG emission inventory, their requirements for validation and verification along with carbon neutrality (as per PAS 2060:2014), science-based targets and internal carbon pricing, are covered as part of this course.

Contact Mr. Abhinav Singh abhinav.singh@cii.in


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CAP assessor training

With the intent of building capacity in climate change and to create a resource of professionals for assessment for Climate Action Programme (CAP) 2.0¬į, CII undertakes a certified¬†training¬†for select professionals on the assessment methodology. The CAP¬†Assessor¬†Training¬†includes a compulsory site visit to any location in India to complete the curriculum and be certified.¬†

CAP assessor training

With the intent of building capacity in climate change and to create a resource of professionals for asse...
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With the intent of building capacity in climate change and to create a resource of professionals for assessment for Climate Action Programme (CAP) 2.0¬į, CII undertakes a certified¬†training¬†for select professionals on the assessment methodology. The CAP¬†Assessor¬†Training¬†includes a compulsory site visit to any location in India to complete the curriculum and be certified.¬†


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GHG emission reduction accounting training-

The Training on ISO 14064 covers during the course include Design and Development of Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory; Quantification of GHG Emissions; Preparation of Green House Gas Emission Inventory Report; Development of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Project, Guidance for validation and verification of GHG assertions.

Contact Mr. Abhinav Singh abhinav.singh@cii.in

GHG emission reduction accounting training-

The Training on ISO 14064 covers during the course include Design and Development of Greenhouse Gas Emiss...
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The Training on ISO 14064 covers during the course include Design and Development of Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory; Quantification of GHG Emissions; Preparation of Green House Gas Emission Inventory Report; Development of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Project, Guidance for validation and verification of GHG assertions.

Contact Mr. Abhinav Singh abhinav.singh@cii.in


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