Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital and withstanding element of FFC Business Operations. The company takes pride in the fact that we stand as the pioneer of sustainable and responsible business practices in Pakistan, as our first CSR program i.e Capacity Building of Farmers (Agri Services) was launched in 1982.

On the onset, moving through the decades the company has diversified and magnified its CSR portfolio, turning it into a crucial and centric part of business strategy. With our commitment to sustainable business operations, responsible business practices and fulfilling our obligation towards our community, FFC as standard contributes 1% of our profit before tax to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Being member of UN Global Compact in 2010, an Internationally recognized forum holding credentials;  our mandate, vision and goal is aligned with international thrust towards a sustainable and prosperous tomorrow, through business acting and behaving ethically and responsibly. We hold commitment to implement and embed the universal principles of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, anti-corruption etc defining the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals as core to our practices and interventions.

Our journey of challenges and rewarding years of collaborations, joint ventures, partnerships with Government bodies, community representatives, local and International NPO’s and other renowned institutions are all aimed at integrated interest of all stakeholders involved.

 

www.sonafoundation.org.pk

Sona Welfare Foundation is the official NPO of FFC. Our fields of intervention are diversified and extensive programs are conducted in liaison with our partners. Our areas of intervention include but not limited to the following;

  • Provision of education
  • Development of health care facilities
  • Environmental preservation
  • Community support and uplift
  • Disaster relief and rehabilitation
  • Development of partnerships with reputable social organizations
  • Promotion of sports in the Country
  • Energy conservation


Our Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals, derived in 2015 as the successor to Millennium Development Goals reflect a pledge by businesses, states, non-state actors and civil society to work collectively on 17 multidimensional themes which have been seen as the prime priority towards a sustained and progressive future, until 2030. 

 


The goals, in conjunction to FFC CSR actions are stated below:


 

SDG

 

Target

 

FFC Intervention

SDG 1

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

 

 

The programs including Computer Institute, Industrial Training Centre, Vocational Training Centre etc

SDG 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

 

 

FFC Agri Service which is for capacity building of farmers for high yield and less input resources is a prime action towards food security Nationally and Internationally

SDG 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

 

 

 

Our fully functional two medical centers including SWH and HBT are extending healthy lives and treatment to the underprivileged, approximately 80,000 people annually. Additionally, medical support program, aid to health facilities and medical camps are all geared for this reason.

SDG 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

 

 

The education program including self-run schools, adopted/ assisted schools, scholarship programs and assistance to academia is working for male and female students by giving opportunities to over 15,000 students

SDG 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

 

 

 

The hiring mechanism with non-discrimination, vocational training center as well as academic support to girl students is an effort in this direction. 

SDG 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

 

 

For Water and Sanitation, community programs at Jhimpir, Goth Machhi and other regions is to ensure access to clean drinking water for underprivileged localities in addition to sanitation arrangements

SDG 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

 

 

 

Pioneering the concept of Commercial Wind Energy in Pakistan, the installation of 1st Wind Energy Farm by FFC is a new dawn in Pakistan’s energy sector. Also, solarization of 3 villages, community school and colleges is also evident of our stress toward green energy.

SDG 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

 

As one of the best employer, FFC guarantees equal opportunity to all irrespective of gender and with specific emphasis on women coming forward

SDG 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

 

 

We believe in adopting and implementing best technology to make its operations and environmental foot prints as minimal. The indicators on emission, greenhouse gases and efficient use of resources by FFC are accepted and recognized globally through our Sustainability Report published annually, as per global standards of reporting.

SDG 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

 

 

As the best corporate functioning organization in Pakistan, FFC is setting standards for other companies to follow as a path to success, ensuring that the progress comes to the struggling economy and infrastructure of Pakistan. Similarly, our consortium in Tanzania and Morocco is also in this spirit.

SDG 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

 

Community welfare programs for the upgradation of underprivileged and remote communities.

SDG 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

 

 

The indicators pertaining to use of mineral resources as input for our production of urea (Sust Report) is evident of this strategy. Similarly, our wind energy farm has 0 carbon foot prints with the distinction of being Pakistan’s 1st fully operational farm.

SDG 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

 

 

 

Apart from exemplary trends for internal production and efficient use of energy resources, we have promoted the cause of environment including plantation, optimum use of chemicals, pesticides, water, fertilizer, solar energy as well as conservation program such as protection to endangered blind dolphins at Indus River

SDG 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

 

 

Conservation program in collaboration with WWF are geared in this direction.

SDG 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

 

Introduction of biodegradable gunny bags. The Agri Services, reaching up to 1.8 million farmers through capacity building etc. ensures that negative footprints on soil, water, plantations and environment are curtailed.

SDG 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

 

WE continually support NGO’s through funding which address a wide range of social issues and also building the institutional capacity of NGO’s

SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

 

 

Promotion of global causes including UNGC principles, MDG and SDG locally and internationally is an effort in this direction. Also, being regular donor to Foundation for Global Compact reaffirms this mission and vision.