UL DQS India Launches ‘Energie’ Project
December 17, 2013 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The objective of this public private partnership project is to create energy efficient enterprises and contribute to sustainable industrial development in India. ENERGIE project is co-financed by DEG (One of Europe’s largest financial institution) and implemented by UL DQS India in association with ASSIST (a non-profit international capacity building organization) and Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
The project will capacitate energy management professionals and help in creating energy efficient enterprises and contribute to sustainable industrial development in India.
“Energie Project is one more roll out as a part of our continued focus on the CSR initiatives to provide support to industries and society at large in areas of concerns such as Energy, Environment, Health and Safety. We have seen success and benefits to society with our earlier projects and hope that “Energie” will be of immense interest to our partner companies especially in today’s age of Energy costs and shortage, said Dr. K Murugan, Managing Director & CEO, UL DQS India”.
Partnership with industry associations & academic institutions, establishing training centres, training the trainers, providing technical assistance to energy experts etc are part of the project activities. The Energie project aims to mitigate the barriers like lack of awareness, shortage of education and training for implementation of energy efficiency measures not just among SMEs, MSMEs but also large enterprises.
“Energie is one more project where ASSIST is collaborating with UL DQS India to propagate the philosophy of Sustainable growth. The Project while creating awareness among the Indian Industries on energy Management system (ISO 50001) will also establish a state of the art energy training centre to equip the engineers and diploma holders with skill sets required to achieve energy efficient Industrial operations. The professionals graduating out of this program will move on to small Medium and large industries and help them achieve energy and operation efficiency”, said Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan, Managing Director, ASSIST. “We believe this project will be of immense benefit to Indian industry and will help address the prevailing energy scenario of the country.”
Mr. Nagesh, Director with NPC spoke on the alarming misuse of natural resources for generation of energy and the inefficiency in the entire transmission & distribution system leading to heavy losses to the environment and economy of the country. Small steps in savings can lead to major savings for a better future. Mr. Rangarajan, Director of Grundfos Pumps spoke on innovation in products making them sustainable through energy efficiency and recyclable. This would lead to lessening the burden on mother earth and effective usage of resources. Cost should not be a driver in selection but efficiency should be.
UL DQS India
UL DQS India is the Indian Operation of UL DQS, which is a merger of UL Inc of USA and DQS of Germany, with over 45000 certified sites and presence in more than 100 countries globally. UL DQS India is head-quartered out of Bangalore having presence with offices and auditors across India. UL DQS India provides over 70 Management System Certifications and Assessments covering a vast majority of standards and industries. Through its Knowledge Solutions Centre, UL DQS India offers Trainings, Seminars and Assessments to cover a whole lot of activities and industry standards and focuses in helping the customers with dissemination of knowledge on the subject.
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)
ASSIST is a non-stock, non-profit international capacity building organization with its headquarters in Philippines. It aims to achieve and witness meaningful change to and for our planet and the people living on it. Since 2003, ASSIST has implemented over 45 projects funded by multi-lateral donors such as European Union, USAID, UNEP, UNIDO, DEG, GIZ, etc.
The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)
The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI), is the second oldest Chamber in the country and also one of the Promoter Chambers of ASSOCHAM, New Delhi. The Chamber during its 175th anniversary in 2011 had aptly chosen “Sustainable Development” as the theme. Since then, the Chamber has taken quite a few proactive initiatives like Setting up a Skill Development Centre and launching “Sustainable Chennai Forum” (SCF). The SCF’s focus would be to create a business model with special emphasis on areas like Energy, Water, Waste Management, Transport and Urban Greening.
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (deg)
DEG, a member of the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), finances investments of private companies in developing and transition countries. As one of Europe’s largest development finance institutions, it promotes private business structures to contribute to sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions.
Source: Business Wire India