As a leading conglomerate we are aware of our commitment to include a broader stakeholder community so we can establish a truly sustainable framework of doing business. We, as a company are passionate about ensuring that our policies & procedures remain eco-friendly and over the years we have demonstrated our focus on the environment by decreasing our environmental footprint year on year.
To align our focus on driving an eco-friendlier approach towards doing business we continue to focus our efforts on a four-pronged strategy to manage our investments in health, safety and environment. Engro Corp has investments in diversified businesses which operate in industries and markets with different challenges and approaches to HSE but with the common goal of improving the overall HSE performance. Based on these identified focus areas, every business formulates its own health, safety and environmental stewardship strategy catering to their specific business context based on their products or services, location and operations.
Over the years, we have been able to maintain business growth while reducing our environmental impact through a focused eco-efficient approach. All our businesses are ISO 14001 certified and fully compliant with the national environmental regulations. Moving beyond regulations and compliances, we have adopted strict international best practices on environmental management, like British Safety Council Environmental Program and WWF Green Office certification. We have a sound policy in place in regards to this agenda, which is factually enforced, in all our businesses by designated teams having environmental experts. Our environmental management function is subject to internal audit and independent third party audit. We consider energy and water as our focus areas.
Pakistan’s urban air pollution is among the most severe in the world and can potentially cause significant damage to human health and the economy. Pakistan generates about 20 million tonnes of solid waste annually, according to the Ministry of Environment, and this number is growing a about 2.4 percent each year.
Our commitment to handling and managing waste streams from different subsidiaries adhering to strict regulatory compliance and international waste management best practices. We ensure that waste that can be used as a resource through recycling and reuse is put to good use. The challenge of handling hazardous waste recycling and its proper disposal is of prime importance. All our subsidiaries have waste water treatment facilities which are strictly monitored and regularly audited.
The key focus areas of the Green office project include:
Behaviour modification of employees
Reduction in electricity consumption
Office supplies and equipment conservation
Reduction in paper consumption
Reduction in water use
The Initiatives taken to conserve electricity include: