Ufone receives the ‘Best Practicing CSR company’ Award by UNGCP
Islamabad: Jul 23rd, 2012 – Ufone has been given the honor of receiving the ‘Best practicing CSR company’ award by United Nations Global Compact Pakistan (UNGCP). Ufone is the only telecom recipient of this prestigious award.
UN Global Compact Pakistan Local Network in collaboration with Lahore Chamber of Commerce, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan and FPCCI, organized the National Global Compact Conference under the theme “Sustaining Best Business Practices” in Lahore on 18th July 2012. To inspire the business community to follow the lead taken by business in the area of sustainability, UNGCP conferred recognition awards on Best Practicing CSR Companies.
In view of creative CSR initiatives taken by Ufone as a tool for business sustainability, Ufone’s name was suggested by UNGCP’s Selection Committee for conferment of this Award. The steering committee at UNGCP handpicked Ufone for this award based on the word of mouth generated due to the company’s CSR activities. UN Global Compact is a Project started by the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.
On the achievement, Akbar Khan Chief Marketing Officer-Ufone expressed his delight by praising the efforts, dedication and hard work of his team. He further said that CSR was a growing field and responsible organizations such as Ufone are very conscious of their responsibility towards their stakeholders and the environment they operate in. With another ‘first’ in Ufone’s cap, we are very proud to be part of this environment friendly organization.
Moazzam Ali Khan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ufone emphasized on the importance of a strong CSR platform and said that Ufone’s initiatives were creative, innovative and focused on the masses. He said that areas such as Child health care and environmental sustainability are Ufone’s prime focus along with other educational activities for the under privileged students.
About Ufone: Ufone is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 375 franchises and 26 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.