As many 52 companies and organizations were awarded the 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards-2019 (AEEA-2019) here at a ceremony for their excellent performance in observing best environmental practices during one last year. The awards’ ceremony was organized by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH). Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah was the chief guest on the occasion who also gave away awards to the representatives of the successful companies. Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said that provincial governments of Pakistan were very much onboard in the efforts being done nationally and all over the world to address the issue of climate change. He said that one instance of such efforts was that no development project sponsored by any of the provincial government could be launched without conducting its prior Environmental Impact Assessment Study. He said that Sindh government would allocate maximum resources and do best of its efforts to ensure first-rate environmental practices in all development projects being undertaken in the province. Also speaking on the occasion, NFEH President Naeem Qureshi urged the provincial governments to empower their respective environmental protection agencies so that a cohesive nation-wide action could be initiated to tackle the damaging phenomenon of climate change. Former Sindh Environment secretary and consultant of Sindh Coastal Development Authority Shamsul Haq Memon served as head of the jury of the awards. Khalid Iqbal, project head of AEEA-2019, on the occasion explained in detail stringent criteria used to select the award winners, Following are the names and other details of the award winning companies and organizations: Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited, Asg Metals Limited, Artistic Denim Mills Limited, Archroma Pakistan Limited, Attock Refinery Limited, Bestway Cement Limited Chakwal, Bestway Cement Limited Farooqia, Bestway Cement Limited Hattar, Bestway Cement Limited Kallar Kahar, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, Century Paper & Board Mills Limited, D.G.Khan Cement Company, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Efu General Insurance Company, Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, Fatima Fert Limited Plant Site Shaikhupura, Fast Cables Limited, Gsk Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Limited, Habib Oil Mills Pvt Limited, Haleeb Foods Limited, Huaneng Shandong Ruyi Pakistan Energy Pvt Limited, Indus Motor Company Limited, Kot Addu Power Company Limited (Kapco), K-Electric, Ksb Pumps Company Limited, Liberty Mills Limited, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited, Lucky Cement Limited, Lucky Textile Mills Limited, Martin Dow Limited, Martin Dow Marker, Mal Pakistan Limited, Mondelez International Pakistan, Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited, Mustaqim Dyeing & Printing Industries, National Refinery Limited, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Pak-Arab Refinery Limited, Pakistan Accumulators (Pvt) Limited, Pakistan Cables Limited, Pfizer Pakistan Limited, Pharmevo (Pvt) Limited, Qarshi Industries (Pvt.) Limited, Quality Testing Services (Pvt) Limited, Roots School System, Security Papers Limited, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Thal Engineering Limited, The Aga Khan University Hospital, The Searle Company Limited And Uch Power (Pvt.) Limited are the award winner companies. Samsons group of companies pvt limited, Archroma Pakistan Limited, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Abdullah Rafi Chairman Aladin Park & Saylani Welfare Trust were the Tree Plantation award winners.