Practitioner’s Handbook is prepared by INDUS, as part of the Envirotrends® Service, focusing on developments in EHSS legislations and corporate trends in India, in a concise, simple, and user-friendly manner. It essentially provides EHSS managers with a cost effective tool for identifying and monitoring potential risks and liabilities and compliance issues associated with an industrial unit.
Our review of EHSS compliance is fully based on professional judgment and hence the information in the document will guide EHSS managers on regulations of the country to ensure maximum compliance. Keeping the ever-increasing size of the handbook in mind and seeking better and easier ways to reach out to a greater number of readers more conveniently, its electronic version was launched in September 2011.
GEMS is the Guidance Manual on Environmental Management Series of INDUS, which provides updated information about the spectific EHSS Rules. It is a concise review of the alterations in the EHSS Rules, published with respect to the superseded Rules. Each section presented in the series is followed by INDUS’ Comments, giving a concise and clear understanding of the changes brought about by the New Rules.
The first publication in the INDUS-GEMS series was launched on 3rd December 2012, at the First Envirotrends Roundtable Conference organized by INDUS in New Delhi, and up till now INDUS has published 3 GEMS related to EHSS:
This is the first INDUS-GEMS (launched on 3rd December 2012) which focuses on legislations for safe handling, generation, processing, treatment, package, storage, transportation, use, reprocessing, collection, conversion, and offering for sale, destruction, and disposal of hazardous wastes. In this issue, we have reviewed the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008 and compared it with the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003.
This issue was launched on the 14th Foundation Day of INDUS (3rd January 2015). This GEMS series focuses on E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011, which lays out an effective mechanism to regulate generation, collection, storage, transport, import, recycling, treatment, and disposal of e-waste in the Country in an environmentally responsible manner.
This issue was launched on 17th January 2015 and focuses on Environment, Health, Safety & Security related provisions at workplace. This publication serves as an important reference in terms of creating awareness about the legal framework of our Country for working women and as a guideline for employers, women employees, lawyers and other related professionals.
Forthcoming GEMS Publication:
With an objective of keeping our Clients updated about all the amended legal requirements, we plan to introduce as the following INDUS-GEMS to our repository, complete with the review of the New Rules and its comparison with old Rules, giving a complete picture of the legal framework related to various EHSS regulations.
This GEMS series will focus on the review of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2016 and its comparison with the superseded E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011. All the amended legislations are enforced with an aim to regulate generation, collection, storage, transport, import, recycling, treatment, and disposal of e-waste in the Country in an environmentally responsible manner. This publication will serve as a good reference for all stakeholders involved in the generation of e-waste such as manufacturers, producers, dealers, retailers, bulk consumers, consumers, collection centres, agents, dismantlers, and recyclers.
This GEMS series will focus on all the legislations provided in the New/Amended Rules published to ensure resource recovery and disposal of hazardous waste in environmentally sound manner. This GEMS series is the review of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules 2016 and its detailed comparison with the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules 2008. This publication will serve as a good reference for all stakeholders involved in import, export, transport, storage of the Hazardous waste.
This issue of GEMS series is the concise and clear review of the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, with respect to the superseded Plastic Waste Management Rules 2011. The New Rules mainly focus on the regulation of generation, collection, storage, transport, recycle and disposal of plastic waste. This publication will serve as a good reference for all stakeholders involved in the generation of Plastic waste such as manufacturers, producers, dealers, retailers, bulk consumers, consumers, collection centers, agents, dismantlers, and recyclers.
EIA is one of the successful policy innovations of the 20th Century for environmental conservation. Thirty-seven years ago, there was no EIA but today, it is a formal process in many countries and is currently practiced in more than 100 countries. Also, in 1989, the World Bank adopted EIA for major development projects, in which a borrower country had to undertake an EIA under the Bank's supervision.
On 27th January 1994, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF), Government of India, under the Environmental (Protection) Act 1986, promulgated an EIA notification making Environmental Clearance (EC) mandatory for expansion or modernization of any activity or for setting up new projects listed in Schedule 1 of the notification.
Later, the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), notified new EIA legislation in September 2006. The notification makes it mandatory for various projects such as mining, thermal power plants, river valley, infrastructure (road, highway, ports, harbors and airports) and industries including very small electroplating or foundry units to get environment clearance.
This publication shall focus on the EIA Notification of 2006 and the current scenario in terms of laws and regulations prevalent in India, liable on Industries. Since inception, the EIA Notification has undergone many amendments, making it difficult to keep a track of all the changes at times. To tackle this issue and to ensure compliance to all the updated legislations, this document provides a compilation of amendments carried out in and after 2006.
Environmental risk can have serious adverse effects on an organization's financial well-being and its ability to achieve its business objectives. Legislation and regulations as well as governance and accounting trends of environmental risk and liability can influence an organization's financial performance, reputation, brand, cash flow, and shareholder value. Corporations and their management are at increasing risk of facing criminal charges and serious financial penalties imposed for not properly taking care of environmental issues.
INDUS ESGS is our initiative to share Indian case studies on companies’ approach in managing environmental and social risks of their projects and the potential financial loss as well as loss of reputation, if this is not done in a proactive manner. The series essentially focuses on the cost of non-compliance which can be several times more than that of compliance.
The series throws light on the consequences for non-compliance of environmental laws and lack of proper due diligence studies. The following studies are under preparation under this series:
The publication focuses on recognizing the necessity of a comprehensive environmental assessment and due diligence of any venture undertaken or to be undertaken, to minimize the risks and liabilities associated with the same. Undisclosed potential liabilities may neutralize the financial as well as social reputation of the initiative as well as the stakeholder. The idea is to highlight the fact that due diligence is a voluntary investigation that can avert accidents, and therefore, prove useful to businesses.