Institutional Memberships

GSM Association

Jazz is a member of the GSM Association (GSMA), which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning across 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. These organizations include handset manufacturers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organizations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. GSMA is accredited for organizing industry leading events and forums including Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia.

Jazz received premier recognition at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in February 2008, which served to highlight the company’s contribution to Pakistan’s economic and social growth. The GSM Association declared Jazz’s flagship mLiteracy Project the winner of ‘Best Mobile Education or Learning Product or Service’ at 2013 Global Mobile Congress.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 international companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. It was created in 1995 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

It works on a variety of issues related to sustainable development. While its focus is on the overarching areas Energy & Climate, Development, Ecosystems and the Role of Business in Society, it also executes sector specific projects on cement, mobility, tires, chemicals, water, energy efficiency in buildings and forestry.

BCSD Pakistan was formally launched in November 2006 with Jazz becoming a member of the council in September 2007. Till date, Jazz remains the only Telecom Operator on this prestigious panel.

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy

Jazz Foundation’s status as a credible NGO was certified by the Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy (PCP). The certification was bestowed in recognition of Jazz Foundation’s excellence in executing large scale humanitarian and social development initiatives across Pakistan. Jazz Foundation remains the first, and only telecom industry Corporate Responsibility function to be awarded this prestigious certification.

The PCP is the only Non-Profit Organization (NPO) certification agency authorized by the Government of Pakistan, with certification by PCP authenticating the credibility, transparency and performance of Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) through an assessment and validation process. This also includes verification of the evaluation by an independent certification panel comprising of representatives of SECP, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), members of media and prominent civil society organizations.

The PCP certification was awarded to Jazz Foundation after an extensive evaluation that assessed the Foundation for internal governance structure, financial management and program delivery, and is a testament to the diversity and outreach of the Jazz Foundation.

Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jazz is a member of the esteemed Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI). Established in 1860s, OICCI is a platform which serves to promote foreign investments, thereby playing a vital role in the growth of commerce and industry in the country.

As the oldest and largest investment Chamber, OICCI draws on a diverse membership both in terms of sector and geography with the current 189 members representing 33 different countries and 14 different sectors of trade and industry.

In 2010, Jazz was recognized by the OICCI as the top donor amongst its member companies for relief of the flood affected people.