ICC Sustainability Conclave 2024

2nd - 3rd November 2023

The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

  • Registration is mandatory
  • Speakers are required to register in advance

This is a major initiative of the Indian Chemical Industry for promoting sustainability in the management of the entire life cycle of chemicals. Environment Resource Management (ERM) a globally renowned entity in the sector is the Knowledge Partner for the Conclave. All the previous editions were supported by the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India.... Further Inspired by clarion call by our Hon’ble Prime Minister at Cop 26 of UNFCC and enunciation of five commitments – Panchamrit, set the roadmap of the country and its commitment to support the global goals to mitigate the impact of Climate change.

The two-day event will host senior representatives from Indian and Global companies, government officers, multilateral organizations, chemical industry bodies, and academic experts to discuss trending issues and opportunities, including ESG strategies, de-carbonization, net-zero transition, digital transformation, green growth, cleaner energy, safety promotion, and product stewardship beyond regulations. This will help in adoption of new technologies and chemistry to reduce the carbon footprint in the Indian chemical industry.

Given India's global commitments to mitigate climate change, reduce carbon footprints, enhance the use of renewable energy, and promote sustainable corporate operations, the Sustainability Conclave holds great significance.

INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL (ICC) the apex national body representing all branches of the Chemical Industry in India such as Organic & Inorganic Chemicals, Plastics & Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refineries, Dyestuffs & Dye-intermediates, Fertilizers & Pesticides, Specialty Chemicals, Paints etc.

The Indian Chemical Council is dedicated to the growth of the Indian Chemical Industry. Established in 1938, ICC has over the years grown its functions and offerings to cater to the varying needs of the Indian Chemical Industry.

ICC also has two initiatives - Responsible Care and Nicer Globe.

The ICC was formed to broadly serve the following objectives:
  • To anticipate and respond to government policy
  • To provide better service to members in effective dissemination of information, safety, health and environment issues and monitoring the national and international chemical industry scenario
  • To extend and maintain international liaison
  • To promote chemicals exports vigorously. To work towards the effective representation of all sectors of the chemical industry
  • To help ensure the availability of trained manpower, and To foster R&D culture, quality standards and technology absorption
  • To promote and maintain good relations between members of the Association and the Government authorities, other segments of the economy and the public and improve the image of the industry
  • To encourage work studies, research, investigations & experiments with the aim of improving the manufacture of chemical products, cost reduction & enhanced productivity
  • To organize trade delegations to foreign countries, disseminate trade & commercial information about various countries amongst its members and generally facilitate trade & exchange of know-how in chemicals & petrochemicals
  • To promote energy conservation measures in the industry
  • To promote the Responsible Care initiative under the structured approach to self-regulations

The ICC is well-represented by senior executives from a wide range of global and local chemical companies. The executive committee of the ICC includes veterans of the chemical industry with vast experience and keen insight into the workings of the chemical industry in India. Their guidance and vision steer ICC to further growth and service.

Activities of ICC include organizing various seminars and events for the dissemination of information, safety, health, and environment issues relating to the Indian chemical industry.


10:30 – 11:35
Inaugural Session
11:35 – 11:45 BREAK
11:45 - 12:00 Special Sustainability Address
Mr. Nadir B. Godrej, Managing Director, Godrej Industries Ltd.
12:00 - 12:20 Thematic Presentation by ERM
12:20 – 13:35
Incentivizing Environment Compliance – Is it required and justified?
Panel Discussion – CEOs
13:35 – 13:50 Perspective – Guest of Honour
Mr. Jai Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Ltd.
13:50 – 14:30 BREAK
14:30 – 15:45
Emerging digital technologies and Industry initiatives driving Sustainability
15:45 – 16:45
COP-26 outcomes: Implications for chemical industry
Panel Discussion
16:45 - 17:00 BREAK
17:00 – 18:30
ESG driven Strategies: Path for Sustainability
Presentations / Case studies


09:30 – 10:05
Opening Session
10:05 – 10:10 BREAK
10:10 – 11:20
Circularity, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Solutions
Presentations / Case studies
11:20 – 12:30
Harnessing Renewable Energy for Chemical industry
Presentations / Case studies
12:30 – 13:30 BREAK
13:30 – 14:40
Digital Transformation: Reinventing Chemical Manufacturing
Panel Discussion
14:40 – 14:50 BREAK
14:50 – 15:50
GHS for Sustainable Chemistry – Singapore model
15:50 – 16:00 BREAK
16:00 – 17:00
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Curated session
Panel Discussion
17:00 – 17:10 BREAK
17:10 – 18:20
Sustainability compliance - What gets measured gets done: Methodologies and Mechanisms
18:20 – 18:35 Concluding Session: Way Forward and Vote of thanks

Key Speakers

Thursday, 2nd December 2021 (Day 1)
Friday, 3rd December, 2021 (Day 2)


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