World Earth Day
Jazz Foundation organized a tree plantation drive on the World Earth Day. The event was held on April 22 and marks worldwide support for environmental protection and is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Jazz volunteers planted sapling along the Canal Road, Lahore. The activity was carried out with the support from Defense Housing Authority.
Walk to Preserve – Margalla Hills Preservation Campaign
Eco-preservation walks are a regular calendar feature at Jazz and are held to preserve the Margalla National Park in the vicinity of Islamabad. These activities involve cleaning up of mountain trails by employees and families. ‘Walk to Preserve’ also gives employees a chance to remain healthy and physically fit. Over 200 bags of waste and refuse were collected and removed during the 3 cleaning drives held in 2013. The preservation walks frequently invite students of under privileged schools and educational institutions who are invited to encourage inclusion amongst the disenfranchised social groups.
Beach Cleaning Activity
Jazz Foundation partnered with the Pakistan Life Saving Foundation (PALS) to carry out a beach cleaning activity at the Sea View beach in Karachi. Sea View is one of Karachi’s most frequented beaches, with thousands of visitors every day, which also results in littering along the scenic coastline. Jazz Foundation Torchbearers and PALS volunteers conducted the beach cleaning activity, which lasted for over four (4) hours, and collected over 200 kg of garbage.
The activity was part of Jazz Foundation’s continuing drive to preserve Pakistan’s eco-system and bio-diversity. All waste material collected from these activities is recycled or disposed of in conformity with environment friendly measures.
Green Office Initiative
Jazz Foundation has subscribed to Green Office Initiative, which is a pragmatic and consummate environmental program designed to promote the implementation of the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in offices, leading to enhanced savings and reduction in organizational carbon foot print. As part of the program, Jazz continues to reduce the consumption of water and electricity as well as ensuring reduction of solid waste produced as a result of its daily work practices. Jazz Torchbearers are nominated as “Green Wardens,” who advocate the Recycle-Reuse-Reduce (RRR) Scheme to increase awareness among other employees. Environmental friendly practices are being replicated in Jazz offices across the country in line with World Wild Fund set Green Office guidelines.
Adopt a Plant
Jazz Foundation pioneered the “Adopt a Plant” campaign in line with its Environmental Initiatives to promote a greener working environment. Under the campaign, the Jazz head office employees adopted over 600 plants. The campaign, the first of its kind, serves to promote compassion and incites a sense of shared ownership for biodiversity and natural resources.