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<strong>Grasim Cellulosic Division Vilayat wins CII-ITC Award</strong>

Grasim Cellulosic Division Vilayat wins CII-ITC Award for Excellence in Environment Management

Grasim Cellulosic Division (GCD), Vilayat has won the prestigious “CII-ITC Award for Excellence in Environment Management”.

The award was presented by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India to Mr Ashish Garg, Unit Head GCD Vilayat and Ms Shailley Garg, Head Technical Services, GCD at the 17th CII-ITC Sustainability Awards ceremony which was attended by some of the most illustrious and distinguished CEOs, Jury and Assessors. CII-ITC Sustainability Award is the most credible Sustainability Award in the country, uniquely based on the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence (EFQM) framework wherein equal weight is assigned to ‘Enablers’ and ‘Results,’ indicating a cause-effect relationship.  

Congratulating the Vilayat Team for this outstanding achievement, Mr H. K. Agarwal, Managing Director, Grasim Industries Limited said “This prestigious award is a testament of the hard work done by our teams especially in the area of sustainability”. He added “Sustainability is at the core of our Pulp and Fibre business and through our efficient manufacturing process, we have significantly moved the needle for increased water recovery, reduction in emissions, and chemical recovery amongst others. Water in particular, being a key natural resource and scarce, Birla Cellulose, has gone beyond the stipulated norms and created a new world benchmark”

Mr. Ashish Garg, Unit Head – Grasim Cellulosic Division, Vilayat informed “The award applauds, Grasim Cellulosic Division for outstanding policies, practices and results on the journey of excellence in Sustainable Business.” He added “Grasim Cellulosic Division is committed to the “Mission Life” movement and working continually towards Environmental excellence and beyond!”

These Awards are a part of CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development’s continued efforts to create awareness, promote policy and practices, and create capacity to mainstream sustainability practices.

This year, 79 applicants underwent a rigorous evaluation process that includes on-site assessment by a peer team of CII-certified sustainability assessors, who spent approximately 1,000 man-hours per application over a period of six months. The final shortlist of winning applicants was validated by a pre-eminent jury comprising leaders from government, civil society, and academia.

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