Organizations & Programs

A number of international and national organizations, as well as trade and industry associations conduct work that is relevant for improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact of the industrial sector in different countries - either generally or with focus on individual sectors. This section provides a compilation of such organizations and relevant programmes.


The Carbon Trust is the de facto UK energy efficiency organisation, running a large number of initiatives to encourage energy saving in both industry and buildings. It is funded almost entirely from Government funds, and is responsible for several activities of interest to motor users:
Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) of India is the apex body of cement manufacturers in India having both the private and public sector cement companies as members. CMA offers various services to government bodies, to the industry and to consumers.  Main objectives of CMA include:
Developed under the umbrella of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global effort by 24 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries. A key purpose of the Initiative is to identify actions and facilitate steps cement companies can take, individually and as a group, to accelerate progress toward sustainable development. CSI have developed various materials and tools on energy efficiency, CO2 accounting and reporting.
The Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute India (CPPRI) was established in 1980 as a national level institute to promote R&D in the field of pulp and paper. It is an autonomous body under the administrative control of the government’s Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Industry. CPPRI currently has assets of INR. 30 Crores. The objective of the institute is to encourage the global competitiveness of the Indian paper industry and to focus its research and work on the areas of (CPPRI, 2011a):
Founded in the early 1950’s China Building Materials Academy (CBMA), is the largest comprehensive research institute and technology development center in China in the fields of building materials and advanced inorganic nonmetallic materials. Since 1999, CBMA has become the only key research and development institute directly under the central government for building materials industry. Currently, CBMA staff consists of about 1500 employees, including about 1000 professionals.
The China National Household Paper Industry Association (CNHPIA) is a countrywide organization under the China Paper Association. Its headquarters are in Beijing. The association was established in 1993 to manage the drastic growth in the production and consumption of household paper, exchange information and coordinate the industry’s development. The association has 400 domestic and 22 international members (CNHPI, 2011).
The primary role of China National Institute of Standardisation (CNIS) is the development of national standards, including those relating to the energy performance of products. In addition, they run energy saving programs to promote energy saving in commerce and industry. MEPs exist on a large variety of products, and are available from CNIS.
The China Paper Association (CPA) was formed in 1992 and is located in Beijing, China. CPA is a nationwide association of the paper industry. The association has more than 620 members, including companies, corporations, groups of companies, research institutes, colleges and universities and manufacturing organizations.
The China Technical Association of Paper Industry (CTAPI) is China’s largest state-owned agency serving China’s paper industry. CTAPI functions under the supervision of the China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) and the China National Light Industry Council (CNLIC). CTAPI is still the main organization supporting China’s paper industry.
The China Cement Association (CCA) was founded in 1987 and represents 4000 cement companies with a total annual production capacity of around 1.2 billion tons of cement. Under the Chinese government’s commission, the CCA assists the government in formulating strategic plans for industrial development, industrial policies, regulatory policies, industrial codes and standards, and provides assistance during implementation of these policies, codes and standards.