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Envirocare Green Awards 2022: Winners in Different Categories Awarded

The 5th Envirocare Green Awards 2022 was hosted as an online hybrid event on 16th July. Graced by the esteemed jury, patrons, applicants and more than 500+ registrations the event was a grand success. Envirocare Green Awards since 2018 is conferred to those who strive to protect our environment by adopting or innovating measures, which help create a sustainable environment for us and future generations. Envirocare Green Awards is the brainchild of Dr Nilesh Amritkar, Managing Director, Envirocare Labs who envisioned that an innovative, yet inclusive approach was needed to refocus on sustainability and the environment.

Mr Rahul Deshpande, CEO of Envirocare Labs, shared the inspiring journey of how Envirocare Labs was awarded some years ago as the 1st Platinum rated Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) within the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector – and how the team focus has been on energy management, waste minimization, water conservation while ensuring employee wellbeing and future readiness. The true essence of Envirocare Lab's motto “Analysis & Beyond“ could be understood, with a contribution of over INR 10 Mio (ca 13.000$) under CSR, towards Zero Hunger, Quality Education and Providing Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation along with nation-building activities under the PM Care Fund. Mr Deshpande thanked the EGA Founder Chairman Dr Nilesh Amritkar for conceptualizing the coveted EGA event and expressed gratitude and pride for the incredible opportunity of being the “Knowledge Partner”.

Dr Nilesh Amritkar, the Founder and Chairman of EGA (picture on the left), in a short address expressed his happiness on the progress of EGA as a Globally recognized award and encouraged the stakeholders to keep the flag high for the next 100 years and more. Keynote sessions were curated and aligned towards establishing synergies within industry, academia, and regulators.

Keynotes Promoting Sustainability

  •  Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Ministry of Education, Gov of India, gave his insights on National Education Policy and its role in promoting Environment & Sustainability.

  •  Dr Aparna Dhawan, Executive Director, TIC Council, India, talked about the Role of Testing Inspection & Certification for Sustainable Businesses.

  •  Mr Imran Ustad, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions at Morningstar Sustainanalytics, India, spoke about the sustainability-linked financing for startups & MSMEs.

EGA 2022 award ceremony set a new benchmark of 500 + registration across 14 nations, making it a truly global event.

Mission to make our planet a better and greener world

An illustrious panel including 11 Jury, 11 Patrons, and 8 Advisory members, evaluated the 46 applicants under 5 well-crafted categories, at 3 separate stages.

A couple of EGA 2022 Winners were around in Envirocare Labs offices, where the event took place. Congratulations to all winners.

In the Large Corporates Category, the special citation was awarded to Hyatt Centric

Winners were

  • Aarti Industries Limited

  • Hindustan Unilever

In the Private Limited/ MSME Category the special citation was awarded to

Al Jaber & partners.

The winner of the MSME category was awarded to

  • Harmony Planning Services

  • EnviroApps Inc

In Academia Category special citation was awarded to V. M. Salgaocar IIHE

and the winner is

  • MIT ADT University

In the Individual Category special citation was awarded to Shri. Vijaykumar Katti

and the winners of the individual category were

  • Dr Sunil Kumar

  • Shri Padmakar Nandusekar

In NGO’s Cooperatives category the special citation was awarded to Green Raichur, and the winner of this category was

  • The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust

Each of these winners truly deserved to bag the trophy as their entire team is dedicated to the mission to make our planet a better and greener world.

Encourage | Empower | Enlighten

The insightful feed-forward session witnessed Dr Prabodh Halde, EGA Patron complimenting the winners while expressing his thoughts that coveted EGA awards already a Global Award would be the next Magsaysay in a few years. While Dr Roshni Udyavar the jury congratulated to the EGA secretariat and appreciated the robust evaluation process, Mr Benedict Odjobo, EGA Jury member from Nigeria, applauded the EGA awards as an award celebrating true sustainability. Good wishes from the likes of Ms Karin Heinze from Be in Organic, Germany, and other Patron’s members made the event more special. EGA Secretariat reinstated the fact that all stakeholders are a part of the EGA family and the journey towards sustainability would continue.

The award ceremony was concluded by expressing gratitude also to all panellists, global applicants, partners like knowledge partner Envirocare Labs, media partners Chemical Weekly, NuffoodsSpectrum, Be in Organic, FoodTech Simplified and supporters asBombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Consultants Consortium of Chennai, AFSTI Mumbai, Rotary Club of Thana, Institute of Environmental Architecture and Research, Chamber for Advancement for Small & Medium Businesses, Hospitality Purchasing Manager Forum.

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