|Date: October 13, 2010|
|PSO Sees to the Seas|
Pakistan State Oil, the largest energy provider in the country regularly undertakes many initiatives under the ambit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with an aim to contribute to the betterment of society from many different platforms. Always at the forefront of innovative initiatives, PSO ventures into a hitherto unexplored domain and sees to the cleanup of the sea bed in the coastal area of Karachi. In the past, many groups have worked towards coastal cleanup, but PSO, going a step further engaged volunteers from Indus Scuba (the country’s first dive center) who donned scuba gear and sought for trash below the water’s surface. Trash travels to the ocean by way of storm drains and waterways and the only way to clean up the bed is by manually picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to lost fishing nets.
PSO is proud to be a trailblazer in initiating innovative and out-of-the-box corporate activities that aim at highlighting environmental concerns and bring them to the fore. As the largest public sector organization, PSO is conscious about cementing its environmental stewardship and set examples that are scalable and sustainable. The Company aims to further carry out such projects in collaboration with agencies such as Indus Scuba to set examples for others to follow suit.