- PARCO ensures that all its employees and staff of Service Providers practice Road Safety regulations and precautions as responsible citizens. Our HSE department conducts monthly Road Safety trainings.
- PARCO joined hands with National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) to run campaigns on Road Safety where a booklet by the name of “Safar Asaan” in Urdu language, was distributed on national highways to motorists. In this Road Safety project, PARCO assisted NH&MP by printing 30,000 safety booklets. The booklets were distributed in areas that are proximal to PARCO installations and stations, so that our adjoining communities are aware of PARCO’s initiative in safe driving.
Support for the Special Children
PARCO has been supporting various institutions for mentally challenged and deaf children. These institutes are managed by professional NGOs and rely mostly on philanthropic contributions. They help these children in developing skills to manage their lives in less challenging manner. PARCO’s contribution has helped these institutes sustain their operations. The initiative is continuously helping these children grow as a caring citizen.
Distribution of School Bags and Story Books
In 2014 and 2015, PARCO distributed 1,500 school bags amongst the primary level students of various government schools in the locality of Corporate Headquarters and Mid-Country Refinery (MCR). These school bags contained notebooks and stationery to further facilitate the learning process as only a few children could afford proper notebooks and bags. Such steps boost up the morale of the children and positively affect the emotional well-being of these students. The children were extremely excited to receive these school bags from PARCO. This initiative has encouraged children to increase their attendance at the schools thus directly eliminating child labor.
In order to help children learn basic concepts faster, the Company procured and distributed story books at government schools in Karachi and near Mid-Country Refinery in partnership with a renowned publisher. The books are written in a story form to educate children in developing imaginations pertaining to basic curriculum. The books are helpful in teaching children personal hygiene and keeping surrounding environment cleaner.
Adult Literacy Program
PARCO in partnership with National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) – an NGO working in rural areas for education and health – and has supported various Literacy Centers in different villages near Mid-Country Refinery at Qasba Gujrat. This initiative has helped 500 uneducated women in improving their living standards, hygiene and health. These women are taught to read, write and learn the basics of mathematics within five months. After this program, these educated women are able to understand their children’s need for education and are motivating them to pursue further education. The women are also able to handle their daily chores with a sane mind.
While CSR is a corporate responsibility, in keeping with the values of the company and our traditions, PARCO also makes philanthropic contributions to institutions that are making significant efforts to help the underprivileged. The contributions are well received and helping various institutions in sustaining their operations.