NFEH announces environment excellence awards for 56 companies

Karachi: National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) on Sunday announced results of 12th Annual Environment Excellence Awards (AEEA 2015) for best performance of 2014-15. This was announced by President NFEH M. Naeem Qureshi after a final meeting of jury held at a local hotel.

He said the award has been instituted to recognize and promote the organizations which make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development and economic growth of the country. These companies are working tremendously for achieving economic and social development without harming the environment and natural resources.

In this year, more than 186 companies and organization has submitted their nominations. The three-member jury has finalized the names of following 56 companies for 12th AEEA-2015, he added.

Adamjee Insurance Company Limited, Afroze Textile Industries (Pvt) Limited, Asian Food Industries Limited, B.R.R. Guardian Modaraba, Bestway Cement Limited (Farooqia), Bestway Cement Limited (Chakwal), Bestway Cement Limited (Hattar), Century Paper & Board Mills Limited, Dalda Foods (Pvt) Limited, Dawlance (Pvt) Limited, Dreamworld Resort , Hotel & Golf Course, Dawn Bread, Descon Engineering Limited, Dr. Essa’s Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, Fauji Cement Company Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Co. Limited, Foundation Hospital Rajana, Ghani Engineering System, Golden Polytec (Pvt) Limited, Haier & Ruba Pakistan, Inspectest (Pvt) Limited, International Industries Limited, Karachi Marriott Hotel, K-Electric Limited, Kot Addu Power Company Limited (KAPCO), KSB Pumps Company Limited, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited, Lucky Cement Limited, MESEC, Mima Knit (Pvt) Limited, Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited, National Refinery Limited, Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited, NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Procter & Gamble Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO), Pakcem Limited, Pakistan Cables Limited, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited, Pakistan Oilfields Limited, Pakistan Refinery Limited, Patel Hospital, Pebbles (Pvt) Limited, Qarshi Industries (Pvt) Limited, Rafhan Maize Products Co. Limited, Roots School System, Siddiq Leather Works (Pvt) Limited, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), United Marine Agencies (Pvt) Limited, United King, Pakistan Accumulators (Pvt) Limited, Water Regime (Pvt) Limited are the award winner companies.

The jury comprises environment experts including Shamsul Haq Memon, Consultant Sindh Coastal Authority and CEO Environment Management Consultant Nadeem Arif.

A grand award ceremony and conference on Urbanization and Environment will be held at local hotel on August 27, 2015. On the occasion provincial ministers, secretary environment and representative of United Nations will also participate in the event.

Fauji Fertilizer Cement (FFC), Bestway Cement, Adamjee Insurance, Pak Arab Oil Refinery (PARCO), Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) are the major sponsors of the event. NFEH has been organizing AEEA since 2004 with support of Ministry of Environment and other international environmental protection organizations and NGOs.