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Awards and Achievements

First Prize on Occupational Safety & Health

Archroma bagged first prize on Occupational Safety & Health after being adjudged best performer in the corporate sector. The nationwide contest was organized by Employers Federation of Pakistan. The Award is a recognition of our best practices in occupational safety and health specially at our Jamshoro & Landhi sites. Of special importance were the tools & SOPs practiced during the Covid-19 pandemic and guidance provided to employees to safeguard them against the pandemic.

Their environmental protection measures, enormous water saving at Sustainable Effluent Treatment plant, daily supply of 11,000 liters of clean drinking water to the neighboring communities absolutely free of cost, process of organic waste recycling to convert it into useful compost, green office initiatives, vast fruit and vegetable gardens developed at open spaces and energy conservation enabled them to win this most prestigious national award.

Living The Global Compact Business Sustainability Award

Archroma is the founding signatory of the Global Compact rolled out to the corporate world in December 2005 by the Employers Federation of Pakistan. Its ten complying principles relate to Human rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Within Archroma, we observe all principles with full sanctity and discipline. Our conformity earned the GC Sustainability Award in February 2020.

Top 25 Companies Award

Pakistan Stock Exchange ranked Archroma in 3rd position for the year 2019. A remarkable feat achieved for the 17th time in a row that Archroma wins positions amongst Top 25 companies at the Stock Exchange. This consecutive achievement is a recognition of sustainable compliance with the high standards of corporate governance set by the Stock Exchange. The winning criteria are based on capital efficiency, good corporate governance, listing regulations, transparency and timely distribution of profits

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Archroma Pakistan won CSR Award in the protection area of Biodiversity & Conservation in recognition of its many actions aimed at environment protection and water conservation. The national contest was organized by the National Forum for Environment & Health. We continuously challenge the status quo with the deep belief that it can make our industry sustainable.

Corporate Excellence Award

Archroma Pakistan was adjudged winner of the 35th Corporate Excellence Award in the Chemical Sector by the Management Association of Pakistan for the 9th time in a row. We take great pride inthis continuous recognition of our best practices in management, finance, corporate social responsibility initiatives and employee motivation. The Award was presented by Mr. Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning & Development, Government of Pakistan, to Mr.Vaqar Arif in March 2020 in the presence of a large gathering from the corporate sector.

Affordable and Clean Energy

The energy supply accounts for approximately 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. We have taken strict measures to control energy consumption simultaneously adopting innovative solutions to reduce electricity usage.

As our measure on resource optimization, Sodium lights were replaced with LED lights at all sites. This change brought a reduction in cost, energy efficiency as well as made the environment cleaner.

Recognition of a Hat Trick Employer of the Year Award & CEO of the Year

Archroma is the only company in the corporate sector with a hat-trick in winning the First Prize as "Employer of the Year" in the category of Multinational Companies and accordingly Mr. Mujtaba Rahim being declared "CEO of the Year" in recognition of his leadership acumen of winning company for the years 2015, 2016 & 2017.

At the 7th contest, the Employers Federation of Pakistan recognized Archroma's unbeatable record and presented a Shield of Appreciation. It was presented by Mr. Anwar Solangi, Provincial Secretary Labour & Manpower, Government of Sindh in November 2019.

Tree Plantation Award

Archroma promotes tree plantation in schools, civil administration offices and neighborhood. At our production sites in Jamshoro and Landhi, it is our motto to plant fruit trees with the result that mangoes, guavas, Sapota (Chikoo), dates, grapefruit, papayas and coconuts are available in abundance every season.

They utilized designated open spaces for growing vegetables. Archroma contributes to a cleaner environment by converting organic solid waste into compost. So far 7000 kgs of organic compost have been made to enrich the soil. Composting is a new initiative of our team and is done in-house using re-cycled items in recognition of our efforts to conserve the environment, National Forum for Environment & Health presented us with the Tree Plantation Award for the second year in running in September 2020.

Clean Water and Sanitation

We, in Archroma, are cognizant of the growing water scarcity that has become more pronounced in the past decades. Sindh being water stressed land is more affected by water scarcity. A state-of-the-art Sustainable Effluent Treatment (SET) Plant was constructed by our engineers and technicians at the Jamshoro site and is fully operational since December 2013. It works on the "Zero Liquid Discharge" principle which means that not a single drop of water is wasted.

Being a responsible corporate citizen, our second Biological Effluent Treatment Plant is located at Landhi site, Karachi wherein waste water is recycled and re-used. In recognition of our efforts, Archroma received the"Global Water Stewardship Award" at Paris in 2014. Our project was selected out of 600 global nomination entries in water management.

Archroma Pakistan wins Fire Safety Award

Archroma recently announced that it has won the Fire Safety Award in a nationwide contest organized by the Fire & Safety Association of Pakistan in collaboration with the National Forum for Environment & Health.

The award was received by Qazi Naeemuddin, Head of Operations in the Jamshoro site of Archroma, at a ceremony held on December 17, 2020, in Karachi.

The award is a recognition of continuous efforts on fire safety at the Archroma’s site of Jamshoro and Landhi, as well as their offices in Korangi and Karachi. Regular training sessions are organized on the implementation of fire emergency plans, mock exercises for quick-fire control and rescue operations, and first aid.


Qazi Naeemuddin holding the Fire Safety Award.

“We highly appreciate the services of organizations wherein fire safety laws and regulations are accurately implemented. They are pioneers ineffective implementation of safety awareness amongst their employees and society.” Mr Nasir Hussain Shah, provincial Minister said in his keynote speech.

“We follow a ‘Safety First’ principles at Archroma and make no compromise when it comes to safety. This is why that our best practices are recognized year after year at this forum. Our safety model is an integral part of sustainable business initiatives in line with the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature” and we will continue to strive for higher standards in the years to come.” Commented Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan.

 

 
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