PSTD organizes National HSE & Sustainable Development Summit

KARACHI: Pakistan Society for Training and Development hosted the third National HSE & Sustainable Development Summit on Tuesday at a local hotel.

The event was attended by over 240 global leaders and professionals from 40 market sectors including energy, textile, chemical, automobiles, FMCG and others. These industry leaders and key influencers understood and championed the need for HSE in every aspect of the business at their respective companies, industries and the economy as a whole.

The full day summit included talks and discussions from speakers, comprising of CEOs, members of the top management and industry experts including Jehanzeb Khan, CEO, AkzoNobel, Ali Hassan Habib, Managing Partner, HIMA, Bilal Syed, Principal Consultant, HSE Vision, Badar Alam, Global Solutions Architect/Global Practice Leader for Capital Effectiveness Management, Dupont Sustainable Solutions, Ms Amireeta, Associate Consultant, Dupont Sustainable Solutions, Waris Qidwai, Professor and Chairman in Family Medicine Department, Aga Khan University, and Asghar Naveed, Head of Corporate HSE & Technical Support, Fatima Group.

Commenting on the summit, President Aamir Niazi said, ‘When organizations place profit before safety, the risks are great. These are in form of name, reputation and business continuity. There are number of major events which exemplified this misplaced judgment. Some of the most notable ones include the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the 2010 – Deepwater Horizon incident and the case of Ford Pinto exploding due to a defective fuel system. The outcome in both cases was devastating as it cause irreparable damage to their reputations, and cost billions of dollars in losses.’

PSTD is an independent, non-profit and non-government institution, managed by a Board of Governors comprising Senior Executives and Human Resource Professionals from leading organizations in Pakistan. The Society was founded on May 21, 1966 and over the past 49 years has organized numerous trainings and speakers sessions actively encouraging national and multinational organizations to share and enhance their professional expertise from the society’s platform. For more information visit: http://www.pstd.com.pk