The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with the support of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and OECD, organized its “2nd Green Manufacturing Summit” in New Delhi.
Bringing together close to 250 high-level representatives of Indian and international business, the Indian government, the OECD as well as other key experts, the Summit provided an excellent platform for a constructive discussion on green manufacturing and complemented Indian efforts of promoting the country as a green manufacturing location.
Speakers included Indian Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel, CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee, Indian and international business experts from a range of different sectors, as well as BIAC and OECD representatives.
The Summit allowed for interactive discussions in several areas, highlighting how growth in manufacturing will be key to ensure inclusive growth and employment creation in India in the coming decades. Discussants also stressed the importance that such growth is sustainable, and that a right balance needs to be found between economic, environmental and social considerations.
In addition, the conference provided an excellent opportunity to exchange views on industry’s best practices, business opportunities, market developments, and new technologies for greener products; ways of greening infrastructure through efficient use of construction material, energy, water and other resources; the chemicals industry’s approach to minimize negative impacts; as well as enabling conditions for green manufacturing processes and concepts that the manufacturing industry has adopted.
Staff Contact: Norine Kennedy