37 Companies Awarded On Best Environment Performance

Karachi - The 5th Annual Environment Excellence Awards (AEEA) distribution ceremony held at a local hotel, to honor 37 best environment friendly companies of Pakistan and 3 journalists from various organizations.

National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) organized award ceremony where Sindh Minister for Environment and Alternative Energy Askari Taqvi, City Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal, Secretary Environment Mir Hussain Ali, Dr. Sami-uz-Zaman Member Environment Tribunal Sindh, Chairman NFEH Dr. Kaiser Waheed, President M. Naeem Qureshi, Vice Chancellor Hamdard University Dr. Naseem Ahmed, Dr. Bashir Syed and Naeem Mughal Director Technical EPA presented the awards to the recipients.

The award has been instituted to recognize and promote the organizations which make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development. They aim to highlight policies, practices, processes and products from all sectors of business in the country, which help achieve economic and social development without harming the environment and natural resources.
Sindh Minister for Environment Askari Taqvi and City Nazim Karachi Mustafa Kamal have congratulated the award winners and called upon industrial units to fulfill their responsibilities for improving environment.
They lauded the environment friendly industrial units and said that government gives importance to those industrial units who comply with environmental laws and others should also follow these rules. Both the ministers appreciated the performance of National Forum and assured of their fullest cooperation in this regard.

The following companies will receive the awards:

AES LAL PIR, Aga Khan University Hospital, Attock Refinery Ltd., BHP Billiton, BP Pakistan Exploration & Production Inc., Clariant Pakistan Ltd., Dadex Eternit, Descon Engineering Ltd., English Biscuit Manufactures, Engro Chemicals Pakistan Ltd., Engro Polymer & Chemicals, Etimaad Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd., Glaxo SmithKline Pakistan, Gerry,s Dnata, Habib Oils Mills, Indus Motor Company, International Industries Ltd., KAPCO, KSB Pumps Company Ltd., National Refinery Ltd., Pak Arab Refinery Ltd., Pak Elektron Ltd.(PEL), Pakistan Steel Mills, Pakistan State Oil Co., Pakistan PTA, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd., Pakistan Oilfields Ltd., Pakistan International Airlines, Qarshi Indstries (Pvt.) Ltd., Shakarganj Mills Ltd., Shell Pakistan, Serena Hotel, Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd., Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co Ltd., Tullow Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., Telenor Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. and Pakistan Refinery Ltd.

City Nazim Mustafa Kamal also awarded a special award for best performance of City District Government Karachi. Minister environment stressed on implementation of environmental laws in industries & municipals organizations.He said more than 80 percent industrial & commercial organizations not implementing environment standards since 1997, according to WHO report every year 30,000 people are dyeing in the country due to pollution. He appreciated efforts of NFEH to promote awareness, education of environment. he also appreciated award winners for the betterment of environment.

Saquib Nisar Khattak
Manager PR & Media