History: Becoming a responsible company
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) shapes our approach to business. We leverage a variety of resources in pursuit of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable operations. Over the past 40 years, we have continuously made improvements across our operations. We understand that this entails an ongoing commitment to the well-being of our employees, the environment and the communities where we work.
Creating a better world to live and to work in, starts at home. It is with this in mind that we have aligned our business operations with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of globally agreed targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. We try to advance the SDGs in every domain of our operations. Our effort to become a more responsible business is guided by our membership of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability network. We adhere to the UNGC’s principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption, and take actions that to embed them throughout our operations and supply chain. Every year we submit our UNGC progress report, which is increasingly important document for assessing suppliers in our sector.
To ensure a data-driven, measurable approach to sustainability, our subsidiary TANA Netting published its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2016. Using GRI’s social, economic and environmental indicators allows us to accurately chart our contribution towards the SDGs and – equally as important – to identify areas for improvement moving forward. To activate our sustainability agenda, we follow the classic CSR pillars of People, Planet and Profit – also known as the Triple Bottom Line.
We focus on creating a safe, diverse, merit-based working environment in Dubai and Pakistan that values teamwork yet allows for individual development. We invest in the communities where we work.
Through our family-run charity, the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), we continue to expand our pledge to our communities. Our foundation focuses educational opportunities and improved healthcare services – as exemplified by our Bilqees Sarwar Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. This world-class health facility with expert physicians provides free or subsidized health care to more than 12,500 people every month.
We are committed to entering new markets and creating fit-for-purpose and cost-effective products for the aid and relief, public health, and development sectors. We focus on financial sustainability, relying upon continuous innovation and product diversification. Our aim is creating maximum value for our clients and maximum impact through our products.
At NRS International, minimizing our ecological footprint is considered an incentive rather than a burdensome exercise in compliance. We are committed to reducing emissions and waste, while seeking to recycle and reuse across our production processes wherever possible.
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