Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)
A legal study on corporate environmental responsibility in the light of initiatives taken by the Indian companies
Author(s): Pratim Sarkar
Abstract: Environmental pollution is one of the grave concerns in the present time. However, different dimensions of the problem of environmental protection and its management have taken a serious turn in the present era. Some significant initiatives adopted by the government authority to control pollution are like Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Road Traffic Rationing, Increasing Green cover alongside roads, Promoting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, National Clean Air Programme, use of CNG as fuel in vehicles and many more. Corporate Environmental Responsibility is kind of obligation to the corporations or business companies to take environment friendly initiatives while doing their business activities. CER is accepted by multinational corporations as well as small, local organizations. The right to live in a clean and healthy environment has been recognized by the legal system and by the judiciary over a century or so. India is the first country in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory. Indian companies have accepted and adopted CER practice to improve and promote environmental activities.