Can more sales be achieved by being ESG Compliant?
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Can more sales be achieved by being ESG Compliant?

The construction sector has a substantial impact on most of the industries across the globe, especially on account of the industry having relatively high exposure to environmental impacts, social risks and governance issues (ESG).

Important ESG metrics for construction industry are primarily illustrated below but not limited to:

  • Land use and ecological impact
  • Workforce health and safety and thereafter of the end-user in the construction life-cycle
  • Design for resource efficiency
  • Community impact of the new construction
  • Climate change adaptation
  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) has brought a lot of structure in the construction industry across the country, thus making it more organised for fairness and transparency for the end-customer. It is a commercial framework, which has significantly improved the governance quotient of the real estate projects.

    An important National Green Tribunal Order of December 2017 had stayed the Government’s December 2016 notification exempting construction projects having built-up area of up to 1,50,000 sq m from mandatory environmental approval. On this backdrop, the industry needs to take cues from global ESG principles and make their projects more attractive by reaping the fruits of a sustainable building and being compliant to laws in India.

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