Archroma, a global leader in colour and speciality chemicals, recently announced that its Pakistan affiliate has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ in the multinationals segment in a nationwide contest organised by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP), for the second time in a row. The EFP granted the award in recognition of Archroma’s excellence achieved in all the areas of corporate management relating to human resources, industrial relations, observance of labour standards, best practices in finance, ethical marketing management, employee motivation and team work.
The award broadly underscores the company’s focused commitment on corporate social responsibility initiatives. Archroma is committed to maintaining the highest standards in occupational health and safety and to fostering environmental protection through recycling and reuse at all it sites in Pakistan. The efforts of Archroma Pakistan Limited in this area also earned its CEO, Mujtaba Rahim, the ‘Best CEO of the Year 2016’ award.
The award ceremony was recently held at Karachi, at a highly attended gathering of corporate heads, government officials and ILO representatives and business groups. Nasir Hussain Shah, provincial Minister of Labour, was the Chief Guest.
On receiving the awards, Vaqar Arif, Head of Finance, Pakistan, Archroma, commented, “Archroma’s success is driven by its employees first and foremost. We strongly encourage them to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. Our best practices in the entire management areas are built with this concept in mind, and have resulted in high motivation amongst our diverse teams, working as a strong unifying force that leads to strengthen Archroma’s position as a top performing company in Pakistan.”