ISLAMABAD – Mobilink has become the first Telecom organization to receive the WWF ‘Green Office Award’ in recognition for its environmentally sustainable practices. Mobilink received the Green Office Certification for its Regional Office Lahore premises for a 35% reduction in carbon footprint and 50% in solid waste among other measures taken.
Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communication Mobilink said, “Mobilink’s Corporate Responsibility function ensures that our employees are aware of environment-friendly practices and make efficient use of resources. The Green Office Award recognizes the continuous efforts that the Mobilink Torchbearers, Mobilink Foundation and the Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) departments have put in to establish our first Green Office in Lahore with support from our employees.’’
The Certification was awarded after an in-depth inspection drive by the WWF Inspection Teams which took into account environmentally sustainable practices followed at Mobilink’s Lahore office premises. As part of the final audit, WWF also interviewed 150 Mobilink employees to assess employee involvement and awareness about the Green Office Program.
Earlier in April 2013 Mobilink introduced an Environmental Management System (EMS) Program. As part of the program Mobilink continues to reduce the consumption of water and electricity as well as ensure reduction of solid waste produced as a result of its daily work practices. Selected Mobilink Torchbearers were nominated as “Green Wardens,” who advocated the Recycle-Reuse-Reduce (RRR) Scheme to increase awareness among other employees. Similar practices will be replicated in Mobilink offices across the country in line with WWF set Green Office guidelines.