STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) by reaffirming its commitment to align organizational efforts with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
According to a press release, 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 have switched 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.
Recently, the Company planted 300 tree saplings in its Headquarter grounds as well as residential colonies spread across Islamabad. PTCL is steadfastly using recycled material for its products.