India’s GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary framework aiming to help Indian companies monitor progress towards measurement and management of GHG emissions using tools and methodologies from WRI’s GHG Protocol.
The India GHG Program brings together internationally recognized GHG accounting and measurement tools and methodologies from WRI’s GHG Protocol to create a comprehensive platform that facilitates relevant regional, national, and sectoral benchmarking of GHG emissions and recognizes sustainable business initiatives. Currently, inadequate institutional capacity and the lack of a clear and consistent approach for GHG accounting constrain the ability of business leaders to manage and measure GHG emissions. Indian businesses recognize the rewards of sustainable business practices, but are challenged by a lack of uniformity in GHG measurement guidelines and a national benchmarking system. The India GHG Program seeks to address some of these barriers to help businesses better manage their emissions.
In addition to standardizing and customizing the measurement and management of GHG emissions in India, the program also promotes profitable, sustainable and competitive business practices by fostering GHG reduction initiatives and projects. The initiative has already received strong endorsement and support from industry leaders. Founding member companies include Godrej & Boyce, HCC Limited, Ford Motor Company (India), Mahindra Sanyo Steel, Jet Airways, Tata Teleservices, Bayer Group, Infosys Technologies, Tata Chemicals, NTPC, ITC, Yes Bank, Cummins India, Forbes Marshall, JK Tyres, Shree Cements, United Technologies, Ambuja Cement and GAIL. The India GHG Program is led by WRI India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
The India GHG Program provides Indian businesses with access to:
Internationally recognized and locally relevant GHG measurement and accounting tools
Customized training and capacity building initiatives
Relevant industry specific best practices, benchmarking data and analytics
Expertise on appropriate goal setting and voluntary targets
Business solutions to facilitate GHG emission reductions
The program has been made possible with the support from the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety, Germany, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Pirojsha Godrej Foundation.