ICC Sustainability Conclave 2023

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 - 11:45
Inaugural Session
11:30 – 10:40 Welcome Address Mr. Bimal L. Goculdas
President, ICC and, MD & CEO, DMCC Speciality Chemicals Ltd.
10:40 – 10:50 ICC Perspective on Sustainability Mr. Ravi Kapoor
Conclave Chairman; Chairman, Sustainability Committee, ICC and, MD, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd.
10:50 – 11:00 Special Address Ms. Jacqueline Alvarez
Chief, Chemicals & Health Branch, UNEP
11:00 – 11:10 Sustainability Address Mr. Ashwin C. Shroff
Chairman & MD, Excel Industries Ltd.
11:10 – 11:20 Keynote - Address Mr. Nitin Desai
Chairman, Governing Council TERI; Fmr. Under Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs, United Nations
11:20 – 11:35 Address by Chief Guest Mr. Nitin Desai
Secretary, Dept. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India

Release of Knowledge Paper

11:40– 11:45
10:30 - 11:45
Vote of thanks ICC
11:30 – 10:40 Welcome Address Mr. Bimal L. Goculdas
President, ICC and, MD & CEO, DMCC Speciality Chemicals Ltd.
10:45 – 11:00
10:30 - 11:45
12:00 – 12: 30 Thematic Presentation
Key Sustainability Challenges - Drivers of
Chemical Industry
Mr. Jaydeep Sathaye
Partner, ERM India


12:35 – 13:30
ESG in Boardrooms – Vision and Strategies for value creation
Chair: Shri Arun Baroka, IAS – Secretary, Dept. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of
Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India
Co-Chair: Mr. Ravi Kapoor, Conclave Chairman; Chairman, Sustainability Committee, ICC; &
MD, Heubach Colour Pvt Ltd.
Opening remarks by Chair
12:35 - 13:15 CEO’s PANEL DISCUSSION:
  • Mr. Anil Khubchandani, CO-CEO & Whole Time Director, Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd.
  • Mr. Mukesh Malhotra, Country Manager & Managing Director, Solvay, India
  • Mr. Ranjeet Singh, CEO, Kanoria Chemicals
  • Mr. Ravi Goenka, Imm. Past President, ICC and, CMD, Laxmi Organic Industries Ltd.
  • Mr. Sagar Kaushik, Global Head, Corporate Affairs, UPL
13:15 – 13:25 Q&A
13:25 – 13:30 Concluding Remarks
13:30 – 14:15 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:15 – 15:20
Decarbonizing the Chemical Sector: Reflections to Actions
Chair: Mr. S. R. Deo, Managing Director, NOCIL Ltd.
14:15-14:20 Opening remarks by Chair
14:20-14:35 Confluence of Circularity and Climate Action towards Industry Decarbonisation Mr. Ananda Kumaran SekarSr. Mgr., Operations Support, SABIC
14:35-14:50 Carbon Neutrality Assessment & Decarbonisation Roadmap for Chemical Industry Dr. Mritunjay ChoubeyGlobal VP-Environment & Sustainability, UPL Ltd.
14:50-15:05 Lubrizol’s holistic Sustainability Journey Mr. Nikhil MundraHead- Strategic & Transformation, TempRite, Lubrizol
15:05-15:15 Q&A
15:15-15:20 Concluding Remarks


15:30 – 16:35
Product Stewardship – Going beyond Regulatory Landscape
Chair: Mr. Susanta Kumar Purohit*, Joint Secretary (Chemicals), DCPC, Govt. of India
Co-Chair: Mr. Shisher Kumra, Chief Executive, GPC
15:30-15:35 Opening remarks by Chair
15:35-15:50 Greater Chemistry – Safe and Sustainable
by design@Clariant
Dr. (Ms.) Erika KunzHead – Global Product Stewardship, Clariant
15:50-16:05 Product Stewardship – Going beyond
Regulatory Landscape
Mr. Rahul YadavChief Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Gujarat
Fluorochemicals Ltd.
16:05-16:20 Setting Standards to decarbonize the
chemical industry
Mr. Kushal SinghDirector-CSR & Sustainability, Merck India
16:20-16:30 Q&A
16:30-16:35 Concluding Remarks
16:35 – 16:50 NETWORKING TEA
16:50 - 17:50
Unlocking the potential of Digital Transformation for Sustainability
Opening remarks by Chair
15:35-15:50 Panellists:
  • Mr. Prakash Raman,MD, Transpek Silox India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Parthapratim Bhaumik,Regional Leader End User, Rockwell Automation, India
  • Mr. Ranajit Sahu,Vice President, Accenture Strategy & Consulting
  • Mr. Ramnath Vaidyanathan,AVP- Good and Green, GILAC
  • TBC
17:45 – 17:50 Concluding Remarks
FRIDAY, 18th November 2022
10:00-10:05 Welcome Address Mr. Rajen Mariwala Vice President, ICC and, Managing Director, Eternis Fine Chemicals Ltd.
10:05-10:10 Context Setting Mr. Ravi Kapoor Conclave Chairman; Chairman, Sustainability Committee, ICC; & MD, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd.
10:10-10:20 Special Address Mr. Prabh Das MD & CEO, HPCL – Mittal Energy Ltd.
10:20-10:30 Address by Guest of Honour Ms. Neelkamal Darbari Chairperson, National Authority–CWC, Govt. of India
10:30-10:40 Address by Chief Guest Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and, New and Renewable Energy. Govt. of India
Distribution of RC Certificates
10:40 – 10:45 Vote of thanks ICC
10:45 – 11:00 NETWORKING TEA
11:00 – 12:10
Exploring Green Growth Opportunities: Solutions & Technologies
Chair: Shri Sujit Kumar Bajpayee, Joint Secretary, MoEF&CC, Govt. of India
Co-Chair: Mr. Sridhara Narasimha Sastry, President and Unit Head, Aditya Birla Chemicals for
Grasim Industries Ltd (Renukoot)
11:00-11:05 Opening remarks by Chair
11:05-11:20 Bio-Based Chemicals-A Sustainable Future Dr. Sangeeta Srivastava Executive Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
11:20-11:35 Chemours Sustainability Insights Mr. Premal Shah Sales Leader Asia Pacific &
Country Leader, Chemours India
11:35-11:50 Green Hydrogenation Mr. Rahul Singh Vice President-Technology & Engineering, Hygenco
11:50-12:00 Q&A
12:00-12:10 Concluding remarks
Leveraging Cleaner Energy Transitions
Chair: Mr. Gireesh Pradhan, Fmr. Chairman, CERC, and Fmr. Secretary, MNRE, Govt. of India
Co-Chair: Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Fmr. CMD, Power Finance Corp. Ltd.
12:20-12:25 Opening remarks by Chair
12:25-12:40 Accelerating your decarbonization
Journey - Fast greening your electricity
Mr. Naveen Khandelwal COO, & CFO-India, BrightNight Power
12:40-12:55 Biotechnology: An Enabler for a Cleaner
Energy Transition for Chemicals
Dr. Johnathan Holladay Vice President - Govt. Programs, LanzaTech
12:55-13:10 Financing Cleaner Energy Transition Mr. Rajeev Sharma Fmr. CMD, Power Finance Corp. Ltd.
13:10-13:20 Q&A
13:20-13:25 Concluding remarks by Co-Chair
Safety Promotes Sustainability
Chair: Mr. Srinivasan Ramabhadran, Board Member & MD-Asia Pacific, dss+
Co-Chair: Dr. Vishal Choudhary, Dy. Industrial Advisor, DCPC, Govt. of India
14:15-14:20 Opening remarks by Chair
14:20-14:30 Presentation of ERM Safety Survey Mr. Abhijit Rajput Technical Director, ERM
14:30-14:45 Industry Collaboration for a Safer
Chemical Ecosystem
Mr. Mahendra Shelke (AGM -Head of Logistics & Warehousing) &Mr. Bharat Meesala(PTSE - Occupational Safety, Xact, RC and Trade Compliance) Lanxess India
14:45-14:55 Q&A
14:55-15:00 Concluding remarks by Co-Chair


Embracing Net-Zero Transition: Risks & Opportunities
Chair: Mr. Ramkumar Shankar, Managing Director, Chemplast Sanmar Ltd.
15:05-15:10 Opening remarks by Chair
15:10-15:25 Net-Zero: Enabler for Sustainable Change Mr. Vinod Paremal Chairman, ICC Western Region; President & Managing Director, Evonik India
15:25-15:40 Embracing Net-Zero Transition: Risks & Opportunities Mr. Kapil Malhotra Co-Chair, ICC NR; President, AMAI and, Global BU
Head-Fluoropolymers, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd.
15:40-15:55 Plastic Circularity and Net-Zero Mr. Jonny Goyal Director, Research & Analysis, Chemical Market
Analytics by OPIS (A Dow Jones Company)
15:55-16:05 Q&A
16:05-16:10 Concluding remarks by Co-Chair


Session by UNEP - Plastic Pollution: Strengthening the Role of the Industry
Moderator: Ms. Jacqueline Alvarez, Chief, Chemicals & Health Branch, United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP)
      Representative from MoEF&CC, Government of India / Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB)*
      Representative from Norwegian Embassy*
      Indian Plastic Pact / Indian Chemical Council (ICC)*
      Representative from International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST)*
      Representative from Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET)*
17:15-17:25 Way Forward and Vote of Thanks – ICC

Key Speakers

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


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