March 29, 2014: To commemorate the global Earth Hour campaign, Engro participated in the Earth Hour celebration to raise awareness and reiterate their commitment towards an eco-efficient world. Through the Earth Hour and related events, Engro aims to play its role in creation of an environmentally aware society for a better and brighter tomorrow.
Speaking at the ceremony, Wajid Junejo – Head of Greenof Green Office Initaive atInitiative at Engro, said, “We as a company are passionate about ensuring that our policies and procedures are environmentally friendly. Over the years, Engro has become more environmentally conscious and aware of its surroundings. We ensure that our environmental footprint continues to demonstrate our focus on the environment and our efforts to align our corporate interests with the nation. Today, on Earth Day 2014, we pledge to remain focused on deploying a multifaceted strategy to ensure sustainability”.
Engro is an environmentally-aware and a responsible company, and has initiated various programs of action that are ecologically favorable and in connection with the development and sustainability of the environment. Green Office Initiative is one such program, aimed at reducing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and workplace environmental footprint.
Since its inception, Engro’s Green Office Initiative has advocated a culture of environmental responsibility enabling the workforce to act in eco-efficient and conscious manner in everyday tasks, and has improved environmental awareness in cost-efficient ways.
As a result, Engro was able to reduce its electricity consumption and registered 42registered 42% conservation of electricity. Similarly, a 56% reduction in paper usage, 82% reduction in waste and 44% reduction in carbon foot print against baseline benchmarks were also witnessed.
Acknowledging Engro’s efforts, WWF-Pakistan honored Engro with Silver Award of Achievement. These awards were conferred in recognition of Engro’s substantial reduction in our environmental footprint.