Clean Green Pakistan: Corporate sector joins in for sustainability

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With its commitment to Prime Minister’s ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ initiative, Nestlé Pakistan is paving the way for a sustainable environment by launching a country-wide tree plantation drive. Advancing the initiative, Nestlé Pakistan, in partnership with Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI), recently conducted a tree plantation activity in Rose and Jasmine Garden, Islamabad led by Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz.

The Clean Green Pakistan is a comprehensive movement kicked-off by the Ministry of Climate Change which focuses on liquid waste management; total sanitation and hygiene, including hygiene awareness; access to safe drinking water; tree plantation to include a country-wide afforestation campaign; solid waste management including commitment to clean public spaces, streets and schools.

This campaign also includes plantation of 50,000 trees across various sites. Under Nestle Pakistan’s “Caring for Water” initiative; access to clean drinking water is provided to 60,000 people.

Geared at fostering a culture of sustained cleanliness and environmental well-being, the drive sheds light on Nestlé’s philosophy that revolves around striving towards zero environmental impact of their operations in a systematic and consistent manner.

Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan was reported to say, “The country-wide tree plantation and cleanliness drive is the result of Nestlé’s global and local commitments. We will be carrying out more cleaning and tree plantation drives in partnership with ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ as we pledge to plant 10,000 trees in the capital with partnership with MCI.”

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He further added, “Under the initiative, the company will be focusing on key pillars of Sanitation and Hygiene, kicking-off tree plantation drives and providing access to clean drinking water for communities. This initiative is completely aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Clean Water and Sanitation, and Life on Land.”

Through this initiative, Nestlé Pakistan will be partnering with the key components of this movement by launching an awareness campaign on hygiene as part of its Nestlé Healthy Kids Program and Healthy Women initiative. As part of Nestlé Pakistan’s Employee Volunteer Program (EVP), a cleanliness drive will be launched which will include cleaning of public spaces across major cities of Pakistan. This campaign also includes plantation of 50,000 trees across various sites. Under Nestle Pakistan’s “Caring for Water” initiative; access to clean drinking water is provided to 60,000 people.

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