The Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the largest energy company in the country, has been recognized by the Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) with Corporate Philanthropy Award.
The PSO was ranked among the top five public listed companies by volume of donation in the year 2008, a company official said.
The PCP is an independent non-profit organization with a mission to promote the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social development in the country.
The PCP has introduced the Corporate Philanthropy Awards to acknowledge the contribution of the corporate sector for supporting social causes and community development.
Mariam Shah, Corporate Communications Manager, PSO, who received the award on behalf of the company, said that this award was a recognition of the company’s sincere efforts towards corporate philanthropy.
“Corporate philanthropy is an integral part of our business. With a strong sense of corporate social responsibility, we at PSO believe in making a difference in lives, a difference that is able to permeate the very fabric of society towards uplifting the economic well-being of the people wherever they are,” she added.
The PSO has made itself synonymous with community contribution.
The company’s main thrusts are education, healthcare and community building which entail activities for women empowerment, children welfare and relief efforts during and after natural calamities.