The leading Home-Appliances manufacturers of Pakistan – Dawlance has partnered with OICCI ‘Overseas Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry’ (OICCI) in Karachi for the ‘Pakistan Climate Conference 2023’. Dawlance has been partnering for this prestigious annual forum regularly, to contribute towards preventing climate change. This vision for environmental sustainability is inspired by Dawlance’s parent company ‘Arcelik’ – the 2nd largest manufacturer in Europe and a global leader in innovative technologies. Since Arcelik is working toward a “well below 2°C” scenario in line with the Paris Agreement of science-based target Net Zero
The annual ‘Pakistan Climate Conference’ is orchestrated to engage many resourceful organizations and stakeholders in a dialogue, to mitigate climate change, while also creating awareness among the masses. A long-term action plan has been devised through this initiative, to help Pakistan meet its ecological commitments as per the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This framework has also enabled Dawlance to implement best practices to meet global climatic targets. Dawlance has developed many technologies that ensure energy conservation and water saving during the manufacturing processes.
Over the years, the renowned experts at this insightful forum have provided socially responsible corporate enterprises with regulatory guidelines for accelerating socio-economic growth, while keeping the planet safe and healthy for future generations. Thus, OICCI member companies are ensuring compliance with protective policies to avert the industries’ impact on climate. Many sustainable technologies like energy efficiency, Water conserving technologies and environmentally friendly technologies have been implemented in the products as well.
The Chief Executive Officer of Dawlance – Umar Ahsan Khan stated: “This partnership is a part of Dawlance vision of “Progress Today Preserve Tomorrow” ‘Progress Today, Preserve Tomorrow’ philosophy embodies the idea that every step we take today should contribute to a better future. We’ve integrated sustainable practices into our product development, incorporating technologies that reduce energy consumption and promote eco-friendly usage. This mission is a testament to our responsibility towards both our consumers and the environment”.
The keynote themes at the OICCI Climate Conference 2023 included: Climate Resilience and capacity-building in vulnerable communities. It suggested various solutions for plastic and waste management while promising emissions reduction and promoting clean energy. An inclusive ‘Green-financing’ and Carbon credits agenda was suggested, along with an ‘Environmental, Social & Governance’ (ESG) reporting framework.
On an international level, Arcelik is also a winner of the prestigious “Terra Carta” seal, which is awarded to highly sustainable enterprises, for driving innovation, leadership and sustainability within their industry. It is an institution for ranking the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world.