Regardless of whether a company is in manufacturing or services, all types of business actions have environmental consequences. Historically in Pakistan and in many parts of the world, companies have been unchecked in their extraction of natural resources, ethics in supply chains, and pollution. This is still true in many respects in Pakistan, where for example, almost 88% of industrial wastewater in Karachi was untreated in 2019. Continuing with these unsustainable practices will be disastrous for our country’s ecology, its people, and economy.
Companies can break this pattern by practicing environmental stewardship. This refers to a company’s understanding and management of its direct and indirect impact on the environment. Today, forward looking companies recognize that practicing environmental stewardship translates to a market advantage, access to new capital, cost savings, and a better reputation.
CERB aims to engage with businesses on the topics of water stewardship, waste management, energy, and air quality. As part of the SDG leadership programme, CERB also manages awareness sessions and workshops on SDG targets for SDG 6: clean water and sanitation, SDG 7: affordable and clean energy, SDG 9: industry, innovation, and infrastructure, SDG 12: responsible consumption and production, and SDG 13: climate action.
Take a look at our resources below to learn from industry leaders in Pakistan on environmental stewardship. If you are interested in a training at your organization, please check our services page. We are open to collaborating with companies on creating awareness and imparting best practices. Please reach out to the relevant team member here for a discussion.