Environmental sustainability is one of the fundamental components of a prosperous society. The Corporate Responsibility function at Mobilink strives to inculcate the concern for the planet and natural resources amongst its internal and external stakeholders. Eco-friendly practices have been introduced to all segments of business and demand sustainable consumption of bio-degradable as well as non-degradable resources.
Mobilink Foundation has also adopted an Environmental Management System (EMS) at the work place which ensures judicious consumption of electricity, water and fuel. Mobilink’s Environmental Management System was been devised in consultation with World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) and is based on the set of processes and practices that enables Mobilink to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
The Foundation actively engages employees through internal campaigns and drives with the aim to help promote environmental responsibility amongst the workforce.
Foundation’s Environment Related Initiatives in 2015
The Green Office Quiz
This initiative was launched to instill the awareness of the Green Office campaign among the Mobilink employees. It was an MCQs based quiz that tested the knowledge about our heritage, the planet and its ecological wealth. The campaign received an astounding response and the quiz winner- having the most number of correct answers- was awarded with an Apple IPad 2.
The quiz played an instrumental role in IBC 1 and 2 being awarded the Green Office Certification.
|Conducted||January , 2015|
Adopt a Plant 2.0
After a resounding first phase success, the Green Office Team introduced the ‘Adopt a Plant 2.0’ at the Islamabad office.
A variety of indoor and outdoor plants were put up for adoption while the Green Wardens and horticulture experts were tasked with providing plant caretaking tips and adoption procedures.
Adopt a Plant 2.0
The Mobilink Foundation kicked off this year’s Corporate Responsibility activities by conducting the “Walk to Preserve” at Trail-3, Margalla Hills. 61 energetic volunteers took part in the clean-up activity as they worked towards preserving the mountain eco-system by picking up the trash as they moved up the hill.
Besides realizing our civic responsibility by aiding to preserve the environment and learning about environmental custodianship, the activity also served as an opportunity for the volunteers to put their stamina to the test.
|Conducted||22nd February, 2015|
Foundation’s Environment Related Initiatives in 2014
Walk to Preserve
To help preserve the mountain eco-system, the Mobilink Foundation conducted a cleaning activity on Margalla Hills, Trail 3 on January 31st 2014. A total of 37 Mobilink torchbearers cleaned the trek during the preservation walk up the hill.
Pakistan Day – Walk to Preserve
2nd of the Mobilink Foundation’s cleaning activity on Margalla Hills was conducted on Pakistan day 23rd March 2014. Around 300 volunteers including 50 students of PKSS school cleaned the trek during the preservation walk up the hill.
Earth Day Celebration
Mobilink Foundation commemorated World Earth Day, in collaboration with Textile Institute of Pakistan with the aim to promote recycling of non-biodegradable materials. Torchbearers South-I supported the cause by participating in unique and innovative activities, designed around the recycling process.
Mobilink Rescue Vehicle Handing over
Mobilink donated a purpose fitted Rescue Vehicle to Pakistan Life Savers Association (PALS). The vehicle will be used for transportation of lifeguards along the beach as well as transfer of drowning victims to hospitals. The vehicle has been fitted with a two-way radio which allows the lifeguards to remain in contact with the control center.
Foundation’s Environment Related Initiatives in 2013
World Earth Day
Mobilink Foundation organized a tree plantation drive on the World Earth Day. The event was held on April 22 and marks worldwide support for environmental protection and is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Mobilink volunteers planted sapling along the Canal Road, Lahore. The activity was carried out with the support from Defense Housing Authority.
Walk to Preserve – Margalla Hills Preservation Campaign
Eco-preservation walks are a regular calendar feature at Mobilink and are held to preserve the Margalla National Park in the vicinity of Islamabad. These activities involve cleaning up of mountain trails by employees and families. ‘Walk to Preserve’ also gives employees a chance to remain healthy and physically fit. Over 200 bags of waste and refuse were collected and removed during the 3 cleaning drives held in 2013. The preservation walks frequently invite students of under privileged schools and educational institutions who are invited to encourage inclusion amongst the disenfranchised social groups.
Beach Cleaning Activity
Mobilink Foundation partnered with the Pakistan Life Saving Foundation (PALS) to carry out a beach cleaning activity at the Sea View beach in Karachi. Sea View is one of Karachi’s most frequented beaches, with thousands of visitors every day, which also results in littering along the scenic coastline. Mobilink Foundation Torchbearers and PALS volunteers conducted the beach cleaning activity, which lasted for over four (4) hours, and collected over 200 kg of garbage.
The activity was part of Mobilink Foundation’s continuing drive to preserve Pakistan’s eco-system and bio-diversity. All waste material collected from these activities is recycled or disposed of in conformity with environment friendly measures.
Green Office Initiative
Mobilink Foundation has subscribed to Green Office Initiative, which is a pragmatic and consummate environmental program designed to promote the implementation of the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in offices, leading to enhanced savings and reduction in organizational carbon foot print. As part of the program, Mobilink continues to reduce the consumption of water and electricity as well as ensuring reduction of solid waste produced as a result of its daily work practices. Mobilink Torchbearers are nominated as “Green Wardens,” who advocate the Recycle-Reuse-Reduce (RRR) Scheme to increase awareness among other employees. Environmental friendly practices are being replicated in Mobilink offices across the country in line with World Wild Fund set Green Office guidelines.
Adopt a Plant
Mobilink Foundation pioneered the “Adopt a Plant” campaign in line with its Environmental Initiatives to promote a greener working environment. Under the campaign, the Mobilink head office employees adopted over 600 plants. The campaign, the first of its kind, serves to promote compassion and incites a sense of shared ownership for biodiversity and natural resources.
Foundation’s Environment Related Initiatives in 2012 and Before
Mobilink became the first corporate organization in Pakistan to implement a recycling program, which uses outdated billboard skins to manufacture school bags for underprivileged children in the rural areas of Pakistan. Till date the Mobilink Foundation has distributed 40,000 bags made from these recycled materials.
Green Office Initiative
Mobilink Foundation subscribed to the Green Office Initiative, which is a pragmatic and consummate environmental program designed to promote the implementation of the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in offices, leading to enhanced savings and reduced burden on the natural environment.