ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN INDIA

Environmental practices in India have improved significantly in recent times. Used to a fairly lax regulatory environment for a long period of time, many Indian companies had not taken environmental management seriously in the past. Now, regulations have become more stringent. Moreover, many companies are looking at environmental management as a means to improve their image and to cut costs. A recent survey of 47 companies conducted by Business Today and Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) has revealed that 75 of them have an environmental policy.30 Many companies have quantifiable targets in areas such as emissions. Some companies stand out in their effort to upgrade environmental performance. Not surprisingly, ...

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