December 06, 2013

Engro reduces Carbon Footprints, receives Silver Award of Achievements

Karachi, December 6, 2013: Engro Corporation and its subsidiary business unit Engro Fertilizer Limited have been honored with Silver Award of Achievement by WWF–Pakistan, during the 2nd Green Office Networking Meeting. These awards were given for a substantial reduction in Engro’s Carbon Footprints during the year 2011 – 2012.

WWF’s Green Office network meetings are aimed at bringing the corporate giants at one platform and share insights on energy efficiency and functionality within offices, unveil smart energy devices and discuss practical implementation and feasibility of Alternate and Renewable Energy sources for offices. This year, the meeting was attended by Ali Hassan Habib – DG, WWF–Pakistan, Aqrab Ali Rana – CEO, Green Building Council, Dr. Naghman Khan – International Ambassador University of Nottingham & MD Future Energy Ltd UK and participants from the corporate sector. M. Siddique Sheikh, Advisor on Social Sector & Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on R&D was the chief guest of the event.

Speaking at the occasion, Ali Hassan Habib – DG, WWF–Pakistan said, “Careful consumption of the natural resources by improving the environmental efficiency of the offices can help us achieve our vision of energy efficient nation. Academia, business sector and civil society should take joint initiatives for reducing burden on environment”.

Engro is an environmentally aware and a responsible company, and is actively working on various projects of environmental sustainability. Through its Green Office Initiative, Engro reduced its carbon emissions by 31 %, paper consumption by 32% and industrial waste by 52% in the year 2011-2012. In the same year, it also reduced its electricity consumption by 27% and saved Rs. 5.7 million per annum through electricity conservation. This year, Engro is one of the only two companies to receive the Award of Achievements for Green Office. Wajid H. Junejo – Head of Procurement & Administration, Engro received the award on company’s behalf.

Engro has also been accredited and awarded by international bodies like ISO, National Safety council, British Safety Council, WWF, National Productivity Organization Pakistan and DuPont Safety and sustainability solutions.