Engro Foods believes in winning trust through transparency and they opened the doors of their Sahiwal Plant and their supplier dairy farm in Sahiwal to the parliamentarians of Punjab Assembly to earn that trust.
The delegation of parliamentarians who visited Engro Foods included Sadia Sohail Rana, Rafya Kamal, Nabila Hakim Ali from PTI, Rahila Khadim Hussain & Shameela Aslam from PML(N), Faiza Malik from PPP and Syed Hamid Falki, Director Parliamentary Affairs -Punjab Youth Council.
The purpose of this visit was to win trust through transparency by showing the entire process from grass to glass. Starting right from animal welfare and the best dairy farming practices employed at the farms supplying milk to Engro Foods, to milk quality checks at the milk collection center and plant for processing of raw milk into finished products. The parliamentarians were introduced to the entire process that ensures the smooth running of Engro Foods operations.
The delegation was briefed and familiarized to the milk procurement channels employed by EFL and their efforts to revolutionize the dairy sector of Pakistan by empowering the farmers with best dairy farming practices.
During the field visit, the parliamentarians experienced first-hand the ways and practices employed at Engro Foods supply value chain. From visiting a commercial dairy farm to a milk collection center and processing plant the entire process was regarded as very informative as the parliamentarians showed a deep interest in the tour.
On this occasion, Syed Saud Ahmed Pasha, Director for Agriculture Business of Engro Foods Limited stated,
EFL continuously works towards improvement of the dairy sector in Pakistan. With this visit we display complete transparency of our entire process. Having parliamentarians visit our dairy farm and plant, gives us a great platform to show how our products are processed and the practices we employ to provide safe and better nutrition to Pakistan. We have shared the initiatives we are working on to create sustainable livelihoods for farmers and more employment opportunities for the people of Pakistan through milk collection centers, distributors and allied services. All products of Engro foods are processed by employing best global practices of food safety & nutrition.
The field visit was highly appreciated by all the parliamentarians. On the occasion some of them expressed their pride in being part of the plant visit:
Nabila Hatim Ali Khan (PTI) said,
Seeing is believing. The visit to Engro Foods Limited plant in Sahiwal, made it evident that EFL ensures a clean environment at its factories using the best formulation practices for its products. EFL works towards providing better nutrition for the world by producing the best quality food products.
Raheela Khadim Hussain (PML-N) added,
I already trusted Engro Foods Ltd. with their manufacturing processes and after the visit to their Sahiwal plant, I have been assured that EFL uses safe and healthy process to provide the best quality products and hence, better nutrition to the country.
Sania Rana (PTI) commented,
After visiting the Engro Foods plant in Sahiwal today, we got a closer look at Engro’s commitment to milk safety, aimed to improve living standards in Pakistan. We are delighted to have well-established companies like these in Pakistan and especially thrilled because Engro started of locally and has now become a multi-national company.
Faiza Ahmed Malik (PPP) said,
Our visit to the Engro Foods plant in Sahiwal was innovative and enlightening. The hygienic manufacturing practices adopted by EFL make it easier for us, as consumers to trust the company’s products.
Raafia Kamal (PTI) added,
As part of my profession, I work on Sustainability and Environment Planning. After visiting the EFL plant and observing their manufacturing practices, I am thoroughly proud of the company’s growth over the years and can ensure that Engro Foods offers products that meet international quality standards.
The delegation appreciated EFL’s commitment to milk safety and quality standards and the commitment of Engro Foods to strengthen Pakistan’s dairy sector. EFL’s efforts for improving the standards of living in Pakistan were highly commended by the Parliamentarians.