Bestway Cement wins three awards

KARACHI (PR): Bestway Cement and its subsidiary, Pakcem have once again been recognised for environmental stewardship and social responsibility efforts in Pakistan. At the 5th Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Summit, Bestway Cement and Pakcem won three awards in the categories of Green/Environmental Stewardship, Education/Scholarship Programme and Employee Volunteer Programme.

The participants of the awards were the leading local and multinational firms of Pakistan who are at the helm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts in Pakistan. The awards are yet another milestone for Bestway Cement and a testament of its endeavours to strengthen lives.

Organised by The Professionals Network, in collaboration with School of Leadership the CSR Awards are an annual affair that recognize best practices and excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility in sustainable business. The coveted awards aim to showcase innovative corporate initiatives which are part of a comprehensive sustainable strategy and address the most pressing environmental and social challenges. The finalists are selected by an independent jury who evaluate the participants on their performance in the past and their ongoing projects in the CSR realm.

Through its green energy initiatives such as the installation of waste heat recovery power plants, Bestway recognises the importance of minimising environmental externalities. These waste heat recovery power plants not only reduce Bestway’s reliance on national grid, but also help in alleviating the country’s power crisis to a certain extent and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bestway plays an active part in the socio-economic development of local communities such as improving access to health services and education, taking part in urban development and environmental conservation programs, and helping create businesses and jobs.

Ufone bags two prestigious CSR awards

LAHORE (PR): Ufone received two awards in the 5th Corporate Social Responsibility Award selection. Impressed by Ufone’s vision and implementation of CSR activities, the panel of judges unanimously voted to acknowledge Ufone’s contributions in the categories of “Innovation” and “Employee Engagement”.

This award is the first and only registered CSR Award of Pakistan. The decision of the panel has subsequently been ratified by the executive board of The Professionals Network (TPN) and Ethical Business Update (EBU).

The Innovation Award was given to the Ufone Emergency Alert System (EAS). In view of the overall security situation of the country, Ufone in collaboration with the Punjab Police, launched a single click EAS. The Police Department can extend the EAS to schools throughout Punjab for enhanced security. The system is free of cost and works on any cell phone using Ufone SIMs. Schools are able to register their Ufone numbers with the Police Department and any alarm generated through the number would alert the Police providing details such as the name of the school, the person who initiated the alarm and location.

The Employee Engagement award went to Ufone as it joined hands with The Diabetic Centre (TDC), a non-profit organization to mark the World Diabetes Day by initiating an employee centric health and awareness initiative.

Amir Pasha, Head of PR & CSR Ufone, said, “We at Ufone, recognize the importance of CSR as giving back something to the community and consider it essential for the success of any organization in the modern world. We will continue to actively contribute to the socio economic development of the country as it is an integral part of our CSR philosophy.”


Centaurus distributes apartments keys among owners

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter): The Centaurus management distributed the remaining 200 luxurious apartments keys of Tower B among the owners on Saturday.

According to details, a ceremony was organised by the Centaurus management on Saturday where The Centaurus Group CEO Admiral (r) Abdul Aziz Mirza, senior vice president, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, Talat Mahmood Khan DGM Mall and Residencia, distributed the apartment’s keys among the owners. It is pertinent to mention here that the management has already delivered the keys of the most exclusive apartments in Tower A.

The Centaurus has become an icon for the nation and has developed a reputation for being the single largest mixed use real estate development in the most prime location of the capital, Islamabad. This project has rapidly taken shape to become the most desirable addresses in Pakistan.

The Centaurus has pioneered the concept of a contemporary modern, luxurious master planned community that integrates residential amenities with a world class shopping mall, a 5 Star Moven pick hotel and several entertainment facilities, all of which have been uniquely designed to bring a world class lifestyle to Pakistan. The Centaurus is the largest mix use construction project in the country with an estimated investment of approximately $450 million. This unique project with its contemporary modern architectural design, comprises of two luxurious Residential Towers with 23 levels of opulence, a world class shopping mall based on five floors, five star Deluxe Hotel to experience the warmth of world-class hospitality. The Centaurus Residencia is set to open its doors for a new style of living and lifestyle for the people in the heart of Islamabad.