WWF-Pakistan and Pepsi-Cola sign MoU for Green Office Initiative

02:07 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
WWF-Pakistan and Pepsi-Cola sign MoU for Green Office Initiative
LAHORE (Staff Report) - WWF-Pakistan and Pepsi-Cola International signed an MoU to implement the Green Office Initiative at the FritoLay plant, Sundar Industrial Estate, Lahore. The agreement was signed by Dr Masood Arshad, Director Climate, Energy and Water, WWF-Pakistan and Ameer Taimur Zaid, Plant Manager, Pepsi-Cola International.

Dr Arshad, ‘WWF-Pakistan emphasizes building partnerships with stakeholders and believes that the environmental issues of Pakistan cannot be solved by one organization only. Therefore it is important to commit to an integrated approach to ensure active participation of everyone.’

The implementation of the Green Office programme will help Pepsi-Cola International reduce carbon emissions from its offices at the plant site. The Green Office team of WWF-Pakistan will liaise with Pepsi-Cola International to devise an environment management system to cut back on the use of resources such as electricity, paper and water.

The Green Office Initiative is geared towards bringing about a behavioural change in member offices, therefore regular trainings and workshops will be conducted to raise awareness amongst Pepsi-Cola's employees to ensure effective implementation of the programme. An orientation session was also held before the contract signing ceremony in order to introduce the environment management programme to employees.

The Green Office programme was initiated by WWF-Finland and began in 2009 by WWF-Pakistan. To date, a total of 44 offices have signed up to implement the learning programme in order to reduce consumption, save costs and to improve environmental sustainability. Last year, 11 Green Office member organizations saved a total of 600 metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

The objectives of WWF-Pakistan's Green Office Initiative are in line with the recently announced national policy to reduce Pakistan’s carbon emissions by at least five per cent.

WWF- Pakistan's Green Office Initiative is an extension of WWF-Finland's Green Office concept which provides the working community the opportunity to join hands with WWF's international goal for a better living environment.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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