Islamabad: The 7th Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards (PERA) ceremony was held on Earth Day at the Serena Hotel Islamabad to award the winners of ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards 2008. Endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and IUCN Pakistan, the ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards were launched in 2002 to recognise and reward companies that report corporate environmental, social and sustainability performance to a broad range of stakeholders.
A total of 44 entries were received for ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards 2007-2008.. The winners for 2008 were Attock Refinery Ltd. for Best Sustainability Report 2008; Pak Electron Ltd. for Best Environmental Report 2008 in the Local Listed Company Category; Hinopak Motors Ltd. for Best Environmental Report 2008 in the Multinational Category. Qarshi Industries Pvt. Ltd. was awarded commendation for showing their commitment and consistency to transparency in reporting.
The Chief Guest at the event, Mr Kamran Lashari, Federal Secretary Environment presented trophies to the winners. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Lashari lauded the hard work of all the companies who participated in the Awards Scheme. He acknowledged the awards stating,
“The government of Pakistan is very much supportive of private sector initiatives like the ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards and is willing to work with ACCA and WWF to encourage greater buy in of the business community”.