Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will jointly promote Green industries in Rajasthan through the use of GreenCo Rating, as a voluntary tool for enhancing the environmental performance of Industries in the state.
What is GreenCO Rating System
GreenCo Rating is a framework that evaluates companies on the environmental friendliness of their activities using life cycle approach. Till date over 700 companies in India are working on GreenCo rating of which 335 units are rated that includes several leading private sector companies, PSUs and SMEs. The rating system evaluates green features of a facility against the following performance parameters:
|S No||GreenCo Parameter||Maximun Points|
|4||Green House Gas mitigation||100|
|6||Material Conservation, Recycling and Recyclability||100|
|7||Green Supply Chain||100|
|8||Product Stewardship & Life Cycle Aspects||125|
|9||Innovation for Environment||50|
|10||Green Infrastructure and Ecology||75|
Benefits of Green Rating
To ensure maximum participation of the industries in the scheme and to provide financial and other benefit to the green rated industries, the State Board has decided to provide the following incentives and recognition to the Green Rated industrial units:
a) Reduction in consent fee will be provided as per the table below:
|Sr. No||Green Rating Category||Reduction in Consent Fee|
b) Extension in consent period: Extension in consent period for one year beyond the prescribed period for industries securing rating in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum categories will be provided subject to the condition that no non-compliance is reportedwithin the consented period.
c) Use of Green Rating Logo by the Project Proponent: The Project proponent will bepermitted to use Green Rating Logo for promotion of his products/services or any other use. However, the Project Proponent will inform the State Board about the usebeing made.
d) Exclusive mention of Green Rated Companies on the website of the State Board and CII: State Board and CII will prominently feature all the Green Rated Projects on its website to provide them wide publicity and recognition.
Who Can Participate:
- Manufacturing Industries and selected Service sector facilities fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria can participate in the rating program.
- Units / facility / set up which is in operation for a minimum period of 3 years is eligible to apply for the rating. In the case of new unit / plant / set up, a minimum of 2 years of operational data is required.
- Existing Set ups: min 3 years operation
- New Set ups: min 2 years operation
- Agro Based Industry
- Automobile & Auto Components
- Basic Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
- Cement grinding
- Chemical Manufacturing Units
- Coal fired Power Plants
- Dairy processing
- Farm based Industry
- Food Processing
- Gems & Jewellery
- Railway Stations*
- Railway Workshops & Production units
- Mineral Processing
- Non Ferrous metals
- Oil & Gas
Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RPCB) is a body constituted under section 4 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. It was first constituted with the objectives of prevention and control of water pollution; later, it was also entrusted with the responsibilities of prevention, control and abatement of air pollution under the provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
Enactment of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 has further widened the scope of the activities of the RPCB. This Act is an umbrella legislation and different rules for addressing the problems of various sectors have been enacted under it. RPCB is engaged in implementation of the rules under EPA, 1986. RPCB has been taking up several initiatives to facilitate the environmental performance improvement of industries in Rajasthan.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a leading non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII – Godrej GBC) is one of the 9 Centres of Excellence of CII.