CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, with DSM's support, initiated the Climate Action Programme CAP 2.0° for Indian industry in 2018, with an objective to recognise and drive meaningful corporate action on climate change, and promote the integration of such action into organisational business models and processes. The programme is developed according to the maturity level of companies to tackle climate related risks and opportunities with regard to climate action.

CAP 2.0° aims to help the companies in preparing scenario analysis, aids in implementing Task Force on Climate- Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and calculate internal carbon pricing with a better investor and stakeholder relations due to enhanced clarity on long term climate change strategy.

At CAP 2.0° platform, industries are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their climate change mitigation & adaptation efforts and receive recognition.

This is the Third edition and in the last 2 years more than 50 companies from different sectors including MSMEs have applied and 11 companies have been recognised, which also includes MSMEs.

Supported By

Knowledge Partner

Uniqueness of the Awards

A national programme to recognise climate action by industries using a three dimensional assessment methodology that aims to raise the bar on climate action. A team of qualified CII certified assessors will assess applications over a period of five months and provide unbiased analysis. Some of its distinguishing characteristics include:

Overseen by an independent non-industry based Jury

700 man-hours spent by certified CAP Assessors per application.

Feedback report provided at the end of the complete cycle based on the framework

Based on a CII Climate-Maturity model and using the principles of business excellence framework

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply, if you are

Operating in India, for At Least Five Years

A Large, Medium, Small, Micro-sized Enterprise or an independent unit

Companies from the following sectors can apply

Light Manufacturing
Energy, Mining & Heavy Manufacturing
Services Sector

Programme Key Differentiators

  • Tangible Impact through cost reduction, due to reduction of GHG emissions at operations and the supply chain
  • Practical roadmap of implementation and sector specific analysis
  • Assessment done by independent CII trained Assessors
  • A detailed feedback report which highlights their strengths and opportunities

Benefits to Companies

  • Better Investor and stakeholder relations, due to enhanced clarity on long term climate change strategy
  • dentification of climate change risk and mitigation risk
  • Access to capital providers
  • Get prepared for disclosures to Global Climate Frameworks

Stage 1 : Application

  • Receiving an Expression of Interest
  • Receiving the filled online application from the applicant
  • Preliminary screening of all the applications

Stage 2: Desk assessment

  • Desk assessment by a team of trained CII CAP 2.0° Assessors
  • Consensus on assessment results by assessment team
  • Feedback report to applicants who could not qualify for site assessment

Stage 3: Site assessment

  • Assessment by the same team of assessors
  • Revised consensus by assessment team

Stage 4: Awards presentation

  • Announcement of winners
  • Feedback report to applicants

Important Dates

Expression of Interest

30th November 2021

Last date for submission of filled questionnaire

12 January 2022


Depending on maturity level, companies are recognised as


Strategy and plan aligned to mitigate climate risk, Climate change lanning is futuristic, adaptation projects aligned to build resilience, mitigation projects are planned and executed, targets to reduce emissions science based and futuristic


Organisation strategy is aligned, climate risk is part of companies ERM, competent person handling the portfolio, GHG targets are futuristic


Identifies primary risk, GHG management, target decided, participatory culture

The programme also allows companies to create a road map and build capacity of employees through easy to understand methods, dedicated handholding on climate action and build maturity year-on-year.

Awards Questionnaire

Each applicant gets secured access to on-line Awards Questionnaire. An exhaustive questionnaire comprising of all relevant aspects related to climate change mitigation & adaptation divided in 4 broad sectors Infrastructure, Service, Light Manufacturing & Energy, Mining andHeavy Manufacturing

WINNERS of CAP 2.0 °


With the intent of building capacity in the subject area of climate change and in order to create a resource of professionals for CAP 2.0° assessments, CII undertakes certified training for select professionals on the assessment methodology; basis which the CAP 2.0° questionnaire has been designed

Training Dates

8-10 December 2021

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