The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-profit, non-governmental, industry-led organization, which aims to support India’s industrial development. CII has over 8100 private and public sector members, including SMEs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations. CII wants to provide an environment within the country which is conducive to sustainable industrial growth and consults with both government and private parties (Wikipedia, 2011h). CII has launched several initiatives such as the Climate Change Initiative, which aims to turn India into a low-carbon economy by enhancing energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector, policy framework amendments and introducing a green building rating system (CII, 2011a).
CII work related to Cement Industry
With the support from WBCSD/CSI and International Finance Corporation, CII’s Green Business Centre and the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCBM) developed a report on energy efficiency technologies for the cement industry which will be used for the development of low carbon technology roadmap for the cement industry in India (WBCSD 2012).
CII work related to Pulp and Paper Industry
Through its centre of excellence, CII – Godrej Green Business Centre, and with the cooperation of all the stakeholders of the Indian pulp and paper industry, CII has initiated an effort under the banner of “Make Indian Pulp and Paper Industry World Class”. The primary aim of the initiative is to continuously improve the energy and environmental performance of the Indian paper industry to make it competitive on the international market (CII, 2011b).
CII – Godrej Green Business Centre has published a Best Practices Manual in two volumes, which discusses in great detail the best available techniques which can be applied to the pulp and paper industry to enhance its environmental and energy performance (CII, 2011c). Volume 1 of the manual discusses the Indian pulp and paper industry in general and briefly describes energy efficiency in the global pulp and paper industry. It then details the best available practices for pulp mills, stock preparation, paper machines, soda recovery, utilities and other areas (CII, 2008). Volume 2 compares the best available practices applied at European pulp and paper mills to the available techniques in Indian pulp and paper industry (CII, 2009).