The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of Samsung Electronics (Pakistan) Ltd. won prestigious accolades at the 8th Annual CSR Summit, held by the National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH), on 14th January 2016, at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
The ‘Business Head’ of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics (CE) Division’ – Mr. Kyeong Hun Park, personally attended the 8th CSR Summit of NFEH, to receive these prestigious awards, granted in the categories of ‘Public Health & Safety’, ‘Community Development & Services’ and ‘Technology & Innovation’.
Samsung’s ‘Public Health and Safety’ initiatives include the donation of 2 hi-tech Echo-cardiography units and one Ultrasound Color Doppler machine to Jinnah Hospital Karachi. Samsung is also developing well equipped mobile health units, for the Punjab and KPK governments, to provid Free-of-Cost treatment to thousands of underprivileged patients. Samsung’s ‘Technology & Innovation’ initiatives include the support to a Technology Incubator named – ‘The Nest I/O’ for nurturing talents and research. The ‘Community Development award recognizes Samsung’s’ collaboration with ‘TEVTA’ to create 32 labs in Sind and Punjab offering training courses for electronic appliances and Mobile technology.
Mr. J H Lee president Samsung Pakistan stated that ; “These prestigious awards have recognized the resourceful social interventions of Samsung Pakistan. We are thankful to NFEH for appreciating our endeavors and inspiring us to continue investing in the People, besides consistently pioneering newer, more fascinating technologies to empower the nation and ensure sustainable progress. Being the global technology leader – Samsung is proud to take up this noble role in nation-building of Pakistan.
The governing-body of the NFEH and the panel of distinguished judges appreciated Samsung’s progressive vision being implemented through contributions in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. The grand ceremony in Islamabad was attended by a large number of prominent personalities belonging to the corporate sector, Social-Development sector, NGOs and prominent media houses.
National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) is committed to serve and promote the cause of healthcare, education and protection the natural environment, by creating awareness in the society. It is affiliated with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and supported by the Federal and Provincial Ministries of Environment in Pakistan. NFEH is also patronized by the Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry along with a large number of committed professionals, industrialists, academicians, environmentalists, community workers, the vibrant youth and social volunteers.