Karachi: As many as 55 companies and organizations were given the 15th Annual Environment Excellence Awards-2018 at a splendid ceremony held at a hotel the other day.
Caretaker Sindh Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jameel Yusuf who was the chief guest on the occasion handed the awards to top-level managers and administrators of the award winning companies. The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) in collaboration with its partner and allied organizations orgainized the ceremony.
The award winners were selected by a jury comprising notable experts of the fields of environment who adjudged the participating companies on basis of their performance in the field of environmental protection and related disciplines during one last year.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Environment and Climate Change minister lauded the untiring efforts of NFEH in organizing the award ceremony every year without any break.
He said that owing to such institutionalized efforts to eulogize excellence in the field of environmental protection, more companies were being encouraged to play their due part towards the same vital socio-economic cause.
Yusuf said that though present caretaker government had come into power for a very limited time period and with a limited scope and mandate but even then it had been rendering best of support to the relevant agencies to further the cause of environmental protection.
He urged the officials of provincial Environment Department and watchdog to adopt a friendly approach towards the industrialists, the NGOs, and chambers of commerce to resolve the longstanding environmental problems concerning the businesses and industries in a friendly manner.
Sindh Additional Chief Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Mukhtar Hussain Soomro also spoke on the occasion and shed light on the efforts of Sindh government to duly implement the Sindh Environmental Protection Act-2014.
Nadeem Arif Jury member & CEO of Environmental Management Consultants briefed about judgement criteria for environment excellence award, President NFEH Naeem Qureshi appreciated award winning organisations on their commitment with society & country as well.
Among the award winning companies, ten were adjudged as top award winners while five organizations were given awards on best performance in tree plantation drives at their respective office and industrial premises.
Following companies honored with environment excellence award Al- Karam Textile Mills (Pvt.) Limited, Ambela Business & Technology Center (Pvt.) Limited, Archroma Pakistan Limited, Arif Habib Commodities Pvt. Limited, Attock Refinery Limited, Bestway Cement Limited (Chakwal), Bestway Cement Limited (Farooqia), Bestway Cement Limited (Hattar), Bestway Cement Limited (Kallar Kahar), Century Paper & Board Mills Limited, Coronet Food (Pvt) Limited, D.G.Khan Cement Company Limited, Dr. Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, Efu General Insurance Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited, Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited (Ghotki ), Fauji Cement Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Ffo Support Program, Glaxosmithkline Otc Pvt Limited, Greene, Indus Motor Company Limited, Kot Addu Power Company Limited (Kapco), K-Electric Limited, Ksb Pumps Company Limited, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited, Lucky Cement Limited, Lucky Textile Mills Limited, Mal Pakistan Limited, Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited, Martin Dow Limited, Martin Dow Marker Limited, Mustaqim Dyeing & Printing Industries (Pvt) Limited, National Refinery Limited, National Security Printing Company (Pvt) Limited, Novamed Healthcare Pvt Limited, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Packages Limited, Pak-Arab Refinery Limited, Pakistan Accumulators (Pvt) Limited, Pfizer Pakistan Limted, Pharmevo (Pvt) Limited, Port Qasim Electric Power Company (Pvt) Limited, Qarshi Industries (Pvt.) Limited, Rafhan Maize Products Co. Limited, Rajby Industries, Roots School System, Sadaqat Limited, Security Papers Limited, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Soorty Enterprises (Pvt) Limited, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Syngenta Pakistan Limited, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Total Parco Pakistan Limited & Uch Power (Pvt.) Limited.