PTCL commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) 2012 on June 5 by reaffirming its commitment to align organizational effort with environmental sustainability efforts with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
As part of WED 2012’s theme ‘Green Economy: Does it include YOU?’, PTCL engaged its employees with the message, “Every drop is precious. Treat water with respect.”
In the recent past, PTCL has made significant efforts to reduce its clean footprint. By encouraging a paperless work environment, the telecom giant is aiming to reduce the adverse effect of greenhouse gases on the planet.
PTCL is one of the few companies in Pakistan to switch from using simple paint LED-free paint, thus making its buildings environment-friendly. Furthermore, the company has installed solar energy. PTCL is also replacing its normal light bulbs with energy efficient LED lights and energy-savers.
PTCL is continuously striving for a greener Pakistan. Recently, it planted 300 tree saplings in its Headquarters grounds as well as residential colonies spread across Islamabad. PTCL is steadfastly using recycled material for its products. The Company also recently launched clean drinking water project, installing 41 filtration plants for community welfare.
Last year, the National Forum for Environment and Health recognized PTCL’s continued efforts for sustainable environment by awarding the company the prestigious “National Environmental Excellence Award 2011”.
The United Nations has designed June 5th as “World Environment Day”, commemorated annually to increase global awareness about environment hazards and to strive for a greener tomorrow.