Carsten Mueller from German Consulate
Visits Engro’s Plants & CSR Projects
Karachi, Mar 11, 2016: During a recent visit by Mr. Carsten Mueller, Consul & Deputy Head of Mission, German Consulate was taken on a tour of Engro’s various plants and facilities located in the interior of Sindh. He was accompanied by Mr. Wajid Hussain Junejo, Head of Procurement & Materials Management at Engro and Director of the board of German Pakistan Trade & Investment.
Carsten Mueller was initially taken to the flagship fertilizer business of the group located in Daharki where he had the opportunity to witness the world’s largest single train urea project and 5th largest Ammonia Urea facility across the globe. Following this the Consul & Deputy Head of Mission was taken to the Sahara Welfare Society which runs schools, medical centers and skill development centers for girls of the neighboring areas so as to help better their standards of living and further Engro’s philosophy of deploying inclusive business models for the communities that hosts their plants and facilities.
Engro Foundation’s flagship CSR project at Ghotki “Technical Training Center,” also runs in the same area, where boys from the surrounding villages receive various skills training such as Mechanical, Electrical, Welding, Machining and Chemical trades. The first batch that graduated from the center achieved 100% employment. After his tour of the training center, Mr. Carsten Mueller was taken to Engro’s state-of-the-art power plant located in Qadirpur. The Qadirpur plant is one of country’s first ‘green power plants’ since it uses permeate (flare) gas to produce 217 MW power whilst reducing carbon emissions by decreasing the flare at the gas field.
During his visit Mr. Carsten Mueller stated: “I did not expect the countryside of northern Sindh to be so welcoming. I am extremely surprised, by what Engro in its variety of companies has set up in the region. The working environment is world-class – an aspect I could not have imagined. Corporate Social Responsibility is what creates a world of better living for the people you are dealing with. What Engro Corporation’s team has shown me during this trip, starting from Sahara School to the Women Empowerment Initiative in Sukkur, was tremendously amazing. All of this is only possible because of the personal involvement of the Company’s people.” Mr. Carsten also took the opportunity to thank Engro Corporation for providing him with a better understanding of the Company, the work it does and the Pakistani people.
During his trip Mr. Carsten Mueller also visited Engro Foods Sukkur plant and was given a presentation on Engro Foundation’s WELD (Women Empowerment in Livestock Development) project which trains the local women to earn their livelihood through livestock development. Some of the beneficiaries of the project were presented with iPads by Mr. Carsten Mueller.
The trip concluded with a visit to the “Engro Thalassemia Center” at Sukkur which has now been converted to a general hospital serving need-based patients on a self-sustained basis.
In the end Mr. Carsten thanked Engro and Wajid Hussain Junejo for organizing such a marvelous trip and rated Engro as one of the World Class organizations brightening the name of Pakistan around the globe.
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