The Green Manufacturing Summit is an annual CII event and since its 1st edition has focused on different area and themes to promote Green manufacturing in the country and create benchmarks, conducive policy interventions, attracting technology and encourage R&D amongst the Indian manufacturing industry in sectors such as auto, buildings and development of smart cites, chemicals, cement, IT, etc.
The launch of “Make in India” Campaign comes as a new deal for India’s manufacturing sector, aimed to attract investment to transform India into a manufacturing hub. To realise the full potential of India, one of the key requirements, in the current context and as rightly raised by the Prime Minister of India in his Independence Day speech was the “Zero Defect, Zero Effect”. This translates into a manufacturing mission that is high on quality as also environmentally sustainable.
As a country as well, India, under the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008 has made strong commitments to develop a manufacturing ecosystem which is sustainable and yields co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively. This is possible only when the industry utilizes available natural resources such as water, energy, minerals, etc. in a sustainable manner. The agenda of this plan is to encourage use of solar energy and renewable energy, retrofit the old and polluting power plants, and support R&D for developing supercritical technologies thereby ensuring conservation of environment and natural resources.
The above premise further advocates the necessity to imbibe Green Manufacturing practices. Sectors such as automobile, steel, cement, electronics, chemicals, consumer durables, power generation, etc. all effect the environment is different capacities and hence Green manufacturing finds its applicability in all these sectors.
The industry too, has manifest interests in Green manufacturing which has enabled them to work towards creating technologies such as additive manufacturing, redesigning of processes, automation units, energy networks, on-site power & heat generation systems, energy saving materials, etc. Companies are also investing profoundly in building up Green products (eg. Green automotive, Green Lighting, Green cement), processes, supply chain and technology that are eco-friendly to remain relevant in the industry and the economy and to cater to the growing in demand for “Green Products”. Companies have enthused innovation and R&D in developing Green technologies to establish an entire value chain of Green manufacturing in order to become leaders in sustainable development. To ensure the country’s commitment towards conservation of environment and arriving at Zero Effect manufacturing, both the government and the industry have to jointly work to align their businesses with green manufacturing.
The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) is organizing the 4th Green Manufacturing Summit on 18th March 2015 at Hotel Le Meridian New Delhi, to continue building a momentum towards green manufacturing in India through case-studies, sharing of experiences by companies in India and abroad and introducing the cutting-edge integrated solutions for sustainable industrial growth. The 4th Green Manufacturing Summit proposes to focus on the theme – of ‘Leadership through Green Technology and Innovation’. The summit will provide platform to deliberate on emerging green technologies in India, the growing market for recycled products, leveraging green IT to enhance manufacturing processes and learning best practices from sustainability champions in the country.
KEY DISCUSSIONS AT THE SUMMIT
• Sustainability Champions – Creating & Leading A Green Vision:
The session will dwell upon issues such as “What inspires the CEOs to embark on a Green & Sustainable Manufacturing”, “How it helps the companies over a period of time”,“the Financial implications vis-à-vis cost benefits”, “the Branding”, “the Environmental Impact” &“Learnings” & finally “How the Concept Percolates to MSME”, etc.
• Achieving Zero Carbon Footprint – The Emerging Technologies:
The session aims to highlight strategies to achieve efficiency in usage of water, power, raw material and streamlining processes to reduce carbon footprint of the industry encouraging production differentiation and value addition.
• Green Manufacturing : Creating a Value Proposition
The session will highlight the green initiatives and innovations taken by the key manufacturing industries to be more energy efficient, control emission of effluents, support in disposal of waste, sludge from other industries, etc.
• Transforming Power Generation: Laying down an Action Plan by States for States
The session will deliberate on improvising and retrofitting the obsolete and inefficient power plants in states enabling them to generate power through renewable energy sources. The discussions will be instrumental for the private renewable energy players, user industry and the state governments to develop a concrete action plan towards this initiative.
The summit is expected to have participation of over 150 industry leaders such as CEOs, CTOs, senior industry representatives, policy makers, senior government officials, investors, financial institutions, technology companies, consultants etc and will provide a platform to deliberate on various facets of green manufacturing, encompassing the areas such as alternative energy, buildings & facilities, energy efficiency, components & machinery, consulting services, government programs, materials, packaging, pollution control, recycling, software, water treatment, etc.
The sessions will have presentations and interaction with various industry leaders, senior government officials, etc. on best practices and processes and “ways & means” to create enhanced demand for greener and environmentally sustainable products & systems in the country.
For more information, please visit event website www.cii.in or contact:
Mr Aakash Deep
Deputy Director – Manufacturing
Confederation of Indian Industry