KARACHI, November 18, 2011: Engro Fertilizers Limited hosted the 4th Annual Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Seminar in Karachi. The seminar aimed to create awareness among the participants on the best practices, innovative solutions and creative ideas on successful HSE compliance.

Appreciating the efforts of Engro Fertilizers Limited on this initiative and successfully arranging the seminar for the fourth consecutive year, the chief guest Mr. Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Mahar, Minister of Environment & Alternate Energy, said: “It is initiatives such as Engro’s HSE Seminars which ensure that the necessary measures provided in the law such as enforcement, education & training and technical assistance to embrace safety as a value are implemented in spirit. Awareness and compliance to these set of rules ensures the safety and health of every worker. I urge the industries to come forward and join hands to strengthen compliance with HSE rules and regulations and guarantee development of an HSE compliant industrial framework.”

The industries of Pakistan have recognized the importance of achieving a very high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational safety, health and environment management systems. Statistics show outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss over a sustained period of time.

Ten papers were presented in the three sessions of the seminar through which participants gained insight into the expanding dynamics of health, safety & environment and learnt of trends in modern HSE management. The application of knowledge gained in the seminar will definitely assist in the development and implementation of a national risk management strategy.

Representatives from the private sector, legislative authorities of GOP, academia, civil society and media organizations from across Pakistan attended the 4th Annual Health, Safety and Environmental Seminar. Renowned spokespeople addressed various topics of importance including occupational health & industrial hygiene, safety management & risk assessment, environmental management systems, clean development mechanisms & climate change actions and energy conservation.

Mr. Khalid Siraj Subhani, President & CEO of Engro Fertilizers Limited said, “Engro, which works at the forefront of an industry that is highly prone to risk and injury, organises these annual seminars to create awareness in the corporate sector about the health, safety and welfare of the workforce with an emphasis on long term impact of industrial activity on the environment. Being a socially responsible company, Engro has a continuing focus on environmental aspects of its operations and has put risk mitigation plans in place. HSE compliance and awareness is deeply rooted in our company’s values and work culture and we continue to invest in sharing knowledge and upgrading standards to international benchmarks.” He also thanked all the attendees and looked forward to seeing at least 20 to 30 % of what was learnt at the seminar, applied in organizations.