|Date: March 26, 2011|
PSO joins Earth Hour 2011
Pakistan State Oil joined the Earth Hour campaign to spread awareness on climate change and inculcate responsible behavior amongst its employees on March 26, 2011. In keeping with its theme ‘The earth needs a break’ all lights were switched off at PSO Head Office and regional offices and were dimmed at its retail outlets across the country.
Commenting on this initiative, Irfan Qureshi, Managing Director PSO said, “We are proud to share this experience with the rest of the world in support of the environment. At PSO, we are committed to conserve energy and to mitigate negative impacts of our operations on the environment, including minimising our fuel use and emissions. We request our nation to wisely use our power, water and other resources and to recycle wherever possible.”
To show their support for efforts to support the environment, PSO employees also celebrated Earth Hour in their individual capacity by switching off lights at their homes at 8.30 PM.
Earth Hour is the world’s largest global climate change initiative. It’s a global commitment led by (WWF) World Wide Fund for Nature for energy conservation, climate change and global warming. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with millions people across the world.
In 2010, over a billion people from 128 countries took part in the initiative by switching off unnecessary lights for one hour to protect the planet.
PSO as the largest energy sector company is dedicated to meet all energy needs of the nation in a timely and responsible manner.