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PTCL celebrates World Environment Day 2012 with fervor

PTCL celebrates World Environment Day 2012 with fervor

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s largest and only integrated telecom service provider, commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) 2012 on June 5 by reaffirming its commitment to align organizational efforts with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

PTCL is leading from the front on initiatives for social and environmental welfare in an effort to meet international corporate social responsibility and sustainability standards. As part of WED 2012’s theme ‘Green Economy: Does it include YOU?’, PTCL creatively 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 carbon 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 to LED-free paint, thus making its buildings environment-friendly. Furthermore, the Company has installed solar panels at its Headquarters, which are powering its outdoor lighting through 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 Headquarter grounds as well as residential colonies spread acrossIslamabad. PTCL is steadfastly using recycled material for its products. The Company also recently launched a 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 designated June 5th as ‘World Environment Day’, commemorated annually to increase global awareness about environmental hazards and to strive for a greener tomorrow.

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