KARACHI: Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) was recognized at the first NEPRA CSR Awards for its extensive work towards improving the lives of the people of Thar through the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework and its inclusive business model.
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) held its very first ‘NEPRA CSR Awards’ under its ‘Power with Prosperity’ initiative to honor the tremendous achievements of its top-performing partners for their community development.
Sharing his thoughts on this win, CEO Engro Energy Limited (EEL), Ahsan Zafar Syed said: “We strongly believe that our growth model is inherently linked with the well-being and development of the communities around our plants and projects. Engro has always believed in the inclusive business model and extending our footprint to key beneficiaries of our project. It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts today which would not have been possible without the support of our implementation partners. ”
To forward the CSR agenda, Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) works closely with Thar Foundation to promote education, better health care facilities, creation of better opportunities for livelihoods and provision of vocational trainings for the people of Thar. Thar Foundation, EPTL and various partners have worked together to establish 27 school units educating over 4000 students; provided international scholarships to 22 engineers to be trained in China and then be employed within the company and also provided 75 students with full scholarships for completion of their Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE). Moreover, to create a pipeline of skilled workers in an agro-pastoral community like Thar, EPTL has taken affirmative action to train over 1600 locals on various industrial and technical skills.
Chief Executive Officer EPTL, Syed Manzoor Hussain Zaidi said: “The real stakeholders of the development of our project are the people of Thar who must achieve the economic gains of the development taking place in the area. We are very grateful to the Authority for recognizing our efforts and championing the CSR agenda under the “Power with Prosperity” banner by partnering with credible organizations to create a widespread impact for all.”