ACCA-WWF Pakistan environmental reporting awards
Prime Minister, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, supports ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards
The ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards (PERA) were launched in 2001. In recent years the awards have demonstrated their growing influence as the scheme is endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and the Global Compact Foundation Pakistan .
The aims of the awards are to give recognition to those organisations which report and disclose environmental information, encourage the uptake of environmental reporting and to raise awareness in corporate transparency issues. At the core of the judging criteria are completeness, credibility and communication. The Award winners demonstrate that, by emphasising these key elements, companies can target significant improvements in the quality of information disclosed during the reporting process. Ultimately, the Awards help underline the business case for sustainable practices and development.
In 2005 the winners were Tetrapak in the category of Best Multi-national company report, Pakistan Refinery Ltd. in the category of Best Local (Listed) company report and Engro Asahi in the category of Best Local (Unlisted) Company Report. Lucky Textile received a commendation for Best First Time Report. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shaukat Aziz held a meeting with the winners on 17 November 2006 in Islamabad . They included Mr. Par Soderlund, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Pakistan Ltd, Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan, HSEQ Adviser of Pakistan Refinery Ltd, Mr. Muhammad Imran Farookh, HR & Administrative Manager of Engro Asahi Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EAPCL) and Mr.Gul Tabba, Managing Director of Lucky Textile. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, Minister of State for Environment, Mr. Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Mr. Ali Hassan Habib, Director General WWF Pakistan, Mr. Hammad Naqi Khan, Director WWF Pakistan and Dr. Afra Sajjad, Head of Policy Development of ACCA Pakistan.
The Prime Minister at the occasion stated that the government of Pakistan is extremely supportive of private sector initiatives that encourage sustainable development and promote greater business transparency and disclosure. In this context, the Prime Minister commended the initiative undertaken by ACCA and WWF to promote environmental reporting in Pakistan .
The deadline for submission of environmental, social and sustainability reports for ACCA-WWF Pakistan Environmental Reporting Awards 2006 was 31 December 2006. The total number of entries received was 25 as compared to 12 for the last year. The final awards ceremony will be held in April 2007.