A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Plantation was carried at areas of Township, SWS School and Hospital and Orchard Areas on the 14th August 2018. 2500 trees approx. of ornamental and fruit verities (Neem, Sukhchain, Mango,lemon, Alastonia, Amaltas and shrubs were planted. The event was celebrated in participation by the management officers and their families and students of SPS&C.
Plantation of 1000 trees including ornamental and local species (Neem, Sukhchain and Bouganvilla). The activity conducted on October 2018. Plantation was carried out over a stretch of 1 KM from T chowk along the Karachi Lahore highway. Plants protected with iron safe guards to prevent any harm.
A 1000 Pine trees were planted from Massayari uptill lower topa stretch of the Murree expressway. The plantation was done in collaboration with government Forest Department and implementing partners One Cause, One Path. FFC ladies club participated in planting the trees followed by information sharing. The event was inaugurated by Begum Lt Gen Tariq Khan.
In order to promote nature conservation, unique biodiversity and ecology of Pakistan, as well as projection of unexplored valley’s in Pakistan’s Northern area. FFC has sponsored an expedition to Rusch Lake near Nagar Valley which comprises of leading environmentalists and trekkers. Rs 0.35 million have been donated for this cause.
Tree serve as the backbone for healthy environment and living. In view of this, FFC CSR successfully concluded the plantation of 5,000 trees in and around plant site Mirpur Mathelo in collaboration with Environment Protection Agency (Sindh). Awareness program at SPS&C was also held to raise awareness amongst various stakeholders on environmental conservation and protection.
SWF donated Rs. 1 Million to World Wild Life Federation (WWF) Pakistan Chapter for the arrangement of a Nature Carnival at heart of Islamabad, F-9 Park. The Carnival was arranged with an aim to raise awareness among the general Public regarding the endangerment of many species of animals, decrease in forestation owing to expanding urbanization & excessive use of chemicals on land & in water which pose a threat to health & lives.
The Carnival proved to be a success with a turnaround of approximately 15,000 people, which included the citizens of Islamabad & Rawalpindi as well as students from Schools as far as Hasanabdal.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
SWF has over the years strived to adopt best security and precautionary measures in order to safeguard environment and lives of its working staff. Following are the initiatives undertaken by SWF in this direction
The Company has adopted all possible measures to safeguard the environment. SWF continues to introduce most modern and Environmental Friendly Technologies in its manufacturing plants. The bottom line for SWF operations remain its 3’R approach comprising of reduce, re-use and recycle. SWF has maximized water use by water recycling and minimizing the wastage of water. Regular technical training and safety sessions have helped SWF achieve zero accident ratios during operation at plant sites. In recognition for its efforts, SWF has been awarded many prestigious awards for its compliance with International Safety Standards (ISS). Some of these are
The total area of forests in Pakistan according to the recent estimate is 4.224 million hector which is 4.8% of the total land area. The deforestation rate in Pakistan is among top five countries in the world, which is a grave threat ignored so far. SWF has been working in partnership with Forest Department in plantation of trees in District Rahim Yar Khan and shall continue this partnership in future for district Ghotki as well.
In its diversification efforts, SWF has embarked on a Renewable Energy Project to install a 50 MW Wind Energy Farm at Jhampir in Sindh province to providing cleaner energy. For future, SWF has a plan to expand its output to 150MW. In addition, this initiative is also aimed to provide much needed relief to the on going energy crisis faced by Pakistan, as this will be a valuable indigenous addition to the power grid of the nation. It is also inline with the global vision of eco friendly natural energy and SWF is spearheading this sector in Pakistan. Some important facts about wind energy are: