Engro Foods Limited (EFL) is driven by the core purpose of providing better nutrition to Pakistan, a good living for farmers, now & for generations to come. EFL’s contributions over the years were recognized at the NFEH 11th CSR Award ceremony on 24th Jan 2019 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Engro Foods was awarded winner of the CSR award in three categories:
- Women Welfare, Empowerment & Development
- Community Development & Services
- Social Impact & Sustainability
The awards served as an acknowledgment for EFL’s initiatives to build and empower the dairy farmer communities at the grass root level.
Engro Foods is currently supporting six schools, through a school adoption program near their production facilities which is empowering 1700+ children with education. Near EFL Sukkur plant, a health clinic called Sehat Markaz is supported which has treated 8000+ patients to date at subsidized rates. Among many other initiatives, EFL has worked rigorously to empower Pakistan’s dairy farmers through various dairy development projects, a key focus of which remains on women empowerment through projects like WELD – Women Empowerment for Livestock Development, Strengthening Entrepreneurs and Dairy Stakeholders Network (SEADs) and The Big Push for Rural Economy (BPRE). EFL aims to provide a good living and sustainable livelihoods to the dairy farmers of Pakistan.
Upon receiving the award, the Director of Corporate Affairs and Agri-Business Syed Saud Ahmed Pasha said,
I can proudly say today that our dairy initiatives have met with great success. We have trained over 1 million farmers regarding the best farming practices through countless initiatives and we also completed the ‘Big Push’ project in June 2018 through which 9,000+ farmers were trained to increase milk production. Based on our sustainability initiatives and dairy development programs, Engro Foods has been internationally recognized, we also received an award for Commonwealth Company of the Year 2018. We have in the past and we will continue to play our role in creating a complete ecosystem to facilitate and establish a sustainable living environment for farmers through our dairy development programs.
Engro Foods was represented at the award ceremony by Syed Saud Ahmed Pasha, Director of Corporate Affairs & Agri Business and Nageen Rizvi, Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability.
EFL believes in a successful business model that creates an economic impact and instils value in the community. As an organization, EFL regularly embeds sustainable practices within business development for a positive economic, and social impact on its key stakeholders. Besides CSR initiatives that solely focus on the dairy sector, Engro Foods Limited also has various other ongoing projects which aim towards helping those in need. EFL tirelessly works to offer the absolute best to its buyer and recognizes the importance of devising a framework for food safety as they strive towards providing better nutrition to the people of Pakistan.