52 companies get International CSR Awards

ISLAMABAD: The corporate sector of the country while sensing its social obligations should now focus on film industry, music, and sports for sake of image building of our country and to enhance its national identity in line with efforts of the government after waging the war against terrorism constantly for several years.

This was stated by State Information Minister Marriyam Aurangzeb as she along with Federal Minister for Petroleum Jam Kamal were jointly presided over the ceremony of 10th International CSR Awards-2018 organized by National Forum for Environment and Health.

Miss. Aurangzeb said that she fully realized massive and good philanthropic and social work being done by the corporate sectors as she had done similar CSR-related work including fundraising for good causes earlier for 11 years during her association with World-wide Fund for Nature.

In his brief remarks on the occasion, State Minister for Petroleum Jam Kamal said that corporate sector doing social and philanthropic work should share with the govt data collected by them during implementation of their CSR-related projects.

He said that corporate and private sector while doing their CSR-related projects should also do public campaigning while using the social media to urge the govt and the state to fulfil its basic obligations for less-privileged communities of the country.

Some 52 leading national and international companies received awards for their commendable performance in 30 different categories of Corporate Social Responsibility during the past one year.

Companies selected for outstanding CSR activities are Albario Engineering (Pvt.) Limited, Archroma Pakistan Limited, Arif Habib Commodities, Aman Foundation, Asian Food Industries Limited, Atlas Honda Limited, Bayer Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Berger Paints Pakistan Limited, Bestway Cement Limited, Crown Group of Companies, DP World Karachi, Eco Bags, Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited, Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Hashoo Group, Hi Tech Lubricants Limited, Hashmanis Hospital, Javedan Corporation Limited, K-Electric, Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group, Lahore Waste Management Company, Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited, Madinah Group of Industries,  National Bank Of Pakistan, Nestle Pakistan Limited, National Security Printing Company, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Pak Arab Refinery Limited, Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association, Packages Limited, PharmEvo (Pvt.) Limited, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited, Paxi Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, Premier Cables (Pvt) Limited, Rafhan Maize Products Co. Limited, Rajby Industries, Reckitt Benckiser, Roots Garden Schools (Pvt) Limited, Sicpa Inks Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited, Sadaqat Limited, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Suntech Solutions, Tara Group Pakistan, The Hub Power Company Limited, The Searle Company Limited, Total Parco Pakistan Limited & Yunus Textile Mills Limited.

One salient feature of the award ceremony was special CSR award given to Dr. Ruth Pfau received by its Chief Executive Officer of Marie Adelaide Leprosy centre to recognize services of the Dr Ruth in curing various leprosy in the country. Another prominent feature of the ceremony was Begum Noor Memorial Hospital for their best services for the humanity.