The 2013 award categories were shaped so that initiatives are rewarded that are both innovative and impactful in hopes to further aid thought leadership and catalyze Indian industry’s move towards sustainability.

The award winners were felicitated at the evening plenary of the Annual Summit of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, India’s first market development forum on Sustainability and Innovation, held in New Delhi on October 17, 2013.


Suresh Prabhu

Former Minister of Environment and Forests
Government of India

Jahar Saha

Chairman, Former Director
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Dr. David A. Dornfeld

Chair Professor of Sustainability and Manufacturing
University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee

Director General and CEO
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

K C Mehra

National Board for Quality Promotion

M K Venu

Executive Editor
The Hindu


Corporate Sustainability Stewardship Awards

Subcategory: PSU


  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
  • Indian Oil Corporation

GSECL has a new vision & direction for generation of green power by installation of unique and innovative ‘canal top solar PV power project’ (for example, at village Chandrasan). It has effectively integrated ‘jalshakti with urjashakti’ resulting in a saving of land of @ 5 acre per MW & substantial water savings due to reduced evaporation of water in the canal.

Subcategory: Logistics & Services



  • ITC Sheraton
  • Essar Shipping Limited
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • IBM India
  • Infosys
  • HCL India
Infosys has been at the forefront of green initiatives – from implementing new technologies such as radiant cooling (leading to 40% reduction in energy), Polycrack technology to convert waste into oil, innovative ways to segregate and address toxic waste and reuse of CFLs and corporate water recycling and composting measures. The company has over 2 million square feet of truly world-class green buildings.

Subcategory: Manufacturing



  • TVS Motor Company Limited
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Kirloskar Oil Engines
  • Schneider Electric
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • Grundfos
  • Hindustan Construction Company
  • Essar Steel
  • Shree Cement
  • Pratibha Syntex
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited
  • Welspun
38.1% of ITC’s energy requirement in 2013-14 was derived from renewable sources. About 93.9% of the renewable energy at ITC is derived from biomass, 5.9% from wind and the remaining from solar.

Subcategory: Strategic Ecosystem Engagement


  • SAB Miller
  • Coca Cola
  • Marks and Spencer
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and Green Stores & Factories are two global resource innovations undertaken by M&S. As a result of BCI, a 37% reduction in pesticides, 25% reduction in fertilizers and 15% reduction in water has been achieved. Around 50% of M&S garments are composed of cotton source under BCI. M&S Green Stores and Factories have experienced remarkable reductions of 42%-50% in lighting power density and water consumption. Such stores have typically experienced an improved ROI as compared to their peers.

Sustainability Innovation Challenge Awards

Subcategory: Innovative Material Recycling Solutions


  • Tara Machines & Tech Services Pvt Limited
  • ECOCON Consulting India Private Limited
  • Abellon Clean Energy
  • GreenOil Energy Sciences
  • Geocycle, ACC
ACC’s ‘Geocycle’ initiative is a waste transformation innovation involving co-processing of wastes in cement kiln. Coal saved through substitution by wastes which would have been otherwise disposed through incineration without any energy recovery has risen from 54712 tonnes in 2010 to 91,430 tonnes in 2012.

Subcategory: Resource Monitoring Systems

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  • Mansi Research
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • See Beyond Technologies
  • Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric has been at the forefront of the resource conservation discourse with its focus on: (a) achieving reduction in energy consumption; and (b) e-Waste Management.

Subcategory: Innovative Recycling Solutions and Models Enabling Post-use Recycling


  • Attero Recycling
  • Greencon
  • Gravita Exim
  • Vasudha Ecofriends Projects Private Limited

Attero has developed a patent-pending, environmentally friendly and efficient way to extract pure metals from e-waste. The company has developed a Pan-India reverse logistic service as part of the Clean E-India initiative to enable properly handling and collection of e-waste in the supply chain.

Subcategory: Energy Storage Systems


  • Greencon

Greencon saves cooling energy in the form of ice at night and uses the same during hours of load shedding to save on diesel and reduce CO2 emissions by over 50%. Ice thermal storage creates values for many stakeholders.

Sustainable Brands of the Year Awards

Subcategory: Product Innovation


  • Barrix Agro Sciences Private Limited
  • Vaishnavi Biotech Limited
  • Eram Scientific
Eram’s eToilet, India’s First Electronic Public Toilet, incorporates full cycle approach in sustainable sanitation for controlling entry, usage, cleaning and exit through convergence of electronics, mechanical and web-mobile technologies leading to remote monitoring capabilities and flexiblerevenue management.

Subcategory: Innovation in Business Model

  • Nokia
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • DyStar
  • Aspiration Energy
  • Enfragy
  • Marks & Spencer

Aspiration Energy has successfully rolled out ETC technology that delivers heat based ‘Energy as a service’ model to support industrial process heat applications with no initial CAPEX.

Sustainability Disclosure Leadership Awards

Subcategory: Corporate


  • ITC
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the most consistent public disclosure on Sustainability parameters over the 3 year period between 2010 and 2013.

Subcategory: PSU

  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
  • Gas Authority of India Limited

Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) for the most consistent disclosure by PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) on Sustainability parameters over the 4 year period between 2010 and 2013.

Subcategory: Most Improved Disclosure

  • Neyveli Lignite
  • ACC

Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) for the most consistent disclosure by PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) on Sustainability parameters over the 4 year period between 2010 and 2013.

Industry Sustainability Compass of the Year Award


  • CDP

CDP with its activities in India has helped raise the profile of conversation on carbon, energy and water issues amongst Indian corporates.

Sustainable Trailblazer Awards

Subcategory: Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Mandar Kaprekar
  • Shreyaskar Chaudhary
  • B C Jain

Subcategory: Sustainability Youth Icon of the Year

  • Amrita Choudhary
  • Preethy Iyer
  • Ashwin Subramanian