PTCL signs MoU with WWF to reduce carbon footprint

PTCL signs MoU with WWF to reduce carbon footprint

Islamabad (Press Release / April 22, 2014) – Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has signed an agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – the leading wildlife conservation organization – for implementation of ‘Green Office Program’ at its corporate head office.

PTCL and WWF MoU in April 2014

PTCL and WWF MoU in April 2014

The program is aimed towards reducing resource consumption, subsequent costs and carbon footprint of the company that would eventually help in environmental conservation.

The agreement will enable PTCL to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint in collaboration with WWF and work towards developing green organizational practices. Once the criterion is fulfilled, PTCL will be certified as a “Green Office”.

Speaking at the occasion, Syed Mazhar Hussain, CHRO PTCL, said “Environment and energy crisis are the key issues our country is facing at the moment, and it is the responsibility of every individual and organization to take necessary measures in their respective domains for conserving the environment”

He further emphasized that PTCL, being the largest telecom operator of the country, has always encouraged and supported such initiatives. PTCL is actively pursuing a ‘Green Office’ strategy and this agreement is geared towards reducing the company’s energy consumption and engages employees to play their role in climate change mitigation and urban sustainability issues which will help in environment preservation.

Shahzad Safdar Khan, Executive Vice President, HR Services PTCL; Shahab Akbar Durrani, General Manager, Admin and Maintenance, PTCL and other senior executives from WWF & PTCL were also present at the occasion.

Reduction in carbon footprint is the key to sustainable future, specially at a time when Pakistan is facing severe energy crisis. It is the shared responsibility of all organizations to join hands for better utilization of country’s energy resources and minimize the impact on the environment.

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