Consolidating its leadership position, Reliance progressed rapidly on initiatives to enhance petrochemical capacities, strengthen integration, improve feedstock security and bolster sustainability. PX expansion at Jamnagar was commissioned successfully in a phased manner. The installation of ROGC and downstream projects at Jamnagar have been completed during the year and pre-commissioning and start-up activities are in full swing. Continuing to augment its customer centricity and consumer orientation, Petrochemicals business has progressed further on the expression of 'Chemistry for Smiles'.
ISO Participation[ edit ] The last few years have seen two key trends in the ecolabels space. There is an explosion in the numbers of different ecolabelling programs across the world and across business sectors and secondly the proliferation of umbrella labeling programs. ISO to series deals with environmental labels and declarations.
ISO proposed three categories of environmental labels according to the aspects covered and the rigor required to award the seal: Moreover, ecolabeling process is a "cyclical eco-innovation process in which consumers, firms, governments and institutions interact.
Its final purpose is to contribute to the development of sustainable and ecological ways of production and consumption. Finally, this process is tangible in the products through the awarding of ecolabels, which are visibly displayed on goods and services".
The globalization of economies is shifting control of sustainability away from traditional command and control measures imposed by governments towards market governance which is a self-regulatory new environmental policy instrument, ecolabelling.
Eco-labeling standardization is a new form of regulation which is voluntary in nature but impose upon large companies market forces in order to harmonize production of goods and services with stronger ecological practices. Recently, it has turned into a new form of non-state authority at both national and international levels.
This idea of entrepreneurial democracy  based on the success of the ISO standards on the management of environmental quality and the ISO standards on quality production control.
Once an industry sector decides to get this certification, it has to provide evidence of documented proof of compliance required. In terms of ISO standard, it is obligatorily for all applicants to respect environmental legislation and related legislation; breaching of any laws may result in licensing suspension.
Sustainable Initiatives[ edit ] During the UN Earth Summit  Conference inan international consensus was generated to integrate environmental issues into manufacturing procedures. The idea was to manipulate consumption patterns in order to achieve sustainable development.
The result of this is as follows. Currently in the developed world: Eco-labels and green stickers have evolved to play a vital role. They provide a verifiable link between products and informed consumer wishes. This approach applies market pressure on industries to minimize their environmental impact; this is evidenced by the growth in the population of informed consumers.
Marketing strategists are responding with Green Certifications and its abuse, Greenwashing. Currently in the developing world: First consumers became concerned about the quality, safety and environmental sustainability of food and supported demand for green foods, then focused on the environmental effects of agriculture and globalization of food production, which led to the exposure of globally controlled food regimes.
Consumer advocate groups responded with a call for [Alternative Food Networks]. Australian Consumer Association CHOICE  confronted corporate interests with their concerns about growing interests in green consumption, food production, use of pesticides, organic production, and genetic modification, etc History[ edit ] Green Stickers on consumer goods have been evolving since the s.
The main drivers have been energy and fuel consumption. These stickers first started appearing on major appliances after government agencies in the United States and Canada legislated their requirement.
Manufacturers are also required to meet minimum standards of energy use. The automobile industry in North America is required to meet a minimum emissions standard. This led to fuel efficiency labels being placed on new automobiles sold.
The major appliance manufacturers were required to use standard testing practices and place clear labels on products. Although consumers tend to prefer ecolabeled products, recent research show that consumers do not fully understand ecolabels and do not fully trust ecolabels, especially when learning negative environmental consequences of production.
GEN has members represented from more than 50 territories and countries, with a particular focus in Europe and Asia. More specifically, GEN functions to foster cooperation and information exchange across members and ecolabelling programs, facilities access to information on ecolabelling standards, engages with international organizations to promote ecolabelling, and encourages demand for ecolabelling products through the promotion of sustainable public procurement.
GEN supports its members in developing environmental leadership standards and criteria. Its membership is open to all multi-stakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that demonstrate their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and accompanying requirements.
Its members are primarily single attribute focused ecolabelling organizations and include the Forest Stewardship Alliance, the Marine Stewardship Council, Fair Trade International, the Rainforest Alliance, and the Alliance for Water Stewardship, among many others.
The goals of ISEAL Alliance are to improve the impacts of standards, define credibility for sustainability standards, increase the uptake of credible sustainability standards, and improve the effectiveness of standards, including driving innovations in standards.
Programs by region[ edit ] Governments of many countries have environmental protection agencies. These agencies are mandated watchdogs of industry and regulate releasing chemical pollution into the environment. Some of them administer labelling standards; other set minimum requirements for manufacturers.
The label shows the city and highway fuel consumption ratings and an estimated annual fuel cost for that particular vehicle. This information is determined by standardized test procedures.All qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework are public property.
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