KARACHI: The 5th Annual Environment Excellence Awards (AEEA) distribution ceremony will be held on July 2, 2008, to honor 36 best environment friendly companies of Pakistan. According to Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) the National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) is organizing award ceremony in Karachi on July 02, 2008. 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.
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 House, Serena Hotel, Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd., Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co Ltd., Tullow Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., Telenor Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.
In their messages on the occasion, federal Minister for Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi and Sindh Minister for Environment Askari Taqvi 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. A national conference on “Environment Management” will also be held prior to the award ceremony.-SANA