Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Project Systematic Engagement to Culture Responsible Enterprises in Gujarat (SECURE Gujarat) closed with a Best Practice Forum held at the St. Laurn Towers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India last February 13, 2012.
SECURE GUJARAT is an initiative co-financed by DEG and UL DQS India and implemented by UL DQS India, ASSIST, and Gujarat Cleaner Production Center (GCPC). UNEP and UNIDO, meanwhile, served as knowledge partners (UNEP/UNIDO’s Responsible Production (RP) framework offers practical solutions for a systematic and effective management of chemical hazards, risk identification and reduction, and accident prevention).
The Project Team boasts of significant accomplishments for the 18 month-initiative: establishment of awareness on RP Framework among the chemical industries, conduct of local capacity building activities, and provision of direct technical assistance to 10 companies. Furthermore, the project featured the development of an elearning kit which was distributed to 500 SMEs to help them in the self-implementation of RP framework.
Among those present at the closing ceremony were ASSIST’s Projects and Grants Management Director Sathappan Sathappan, UL DQS’s Dr. Murugan and Dr. Vinit Mishra, and GCPC’s Member Secretary Mr. Bharat Jain.
Also providing a networking venue for all multistakeholders and SMEs, the forum gathered representatives of various industry associations, SMEs and non-profit organizations. #