corporate responsibility frequently asked questions

1. What is Ufone doing to fulfill its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? How is Ufone helping the people of Pakistan?
  Ufone is not only a competitive telecom leader in the industry but an organization that has always been working towards an orderly corporate social responsibility plan including ways of benefitting the masses of our country especially the youth who will for sure be a part of tomorrow’s stronger workforce. Social responsibility has become a global phenomenon due to which corporations around the world now heavily focus on the nurturing of the society. Ufone, one of the leading telecom companies in the country, has been at the forefront of many public initiatives which have been taken to benefit their valued customers. Since inception Ufone has been a socially responsible organization, and over the last few years, has increased its focus on Child Health Care. Moreover, there is also a keen focus on highlighting the need for a green and healthy environment. Ufone has been conducting Plant-a-Tree campaigns in various parts of the country, especially in hospitals and schools to ensure that a healthy environment is provided to all.
2. What type of community development, philanthropy or charity initiatives is Ufone taking to make a difference in the lives of people at the grassroots level?
  From community work to CSR initiatives concerning education, sports and health Ufone has always been involved in introducing initiatives to support the nation as well as showing the youth avenues they can visit for self-development, positive mindsets, self-confidence, empowerment and meaningful expression.
3. What more could be done to promote community development work and corporate philanthropy through CSR in Pakistan?
  It would be beneficial for all if all industries and companies take into account the challenges and opportunities that they are facing and how they can implement the best practices to ensure that their organization is socially and environmentally responsible. Issues relevant to a telecommunication company will be different to those facing an oil company. All responsible organizations must support and encourage all its employees to actively participate in community-enhancement projects. There is increasing evidence that people value working for companies who are good corporate citizens and taking part in CSR activities can boost employee motivation and morale as well as enhancing skills, bringing potential benefits to businesses of all sizes.
4. Do you believe responsible businesses could expedite the development process in Pakistan by making a contribution to community development programmes through CSR?
  All companies need to consider their impacts on the communities in which they operate and the environment. However, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to CSR. Ufone has been a keen participant when it comes to social responsibility. It's who we are and nothing will change that. Not only is it important for Ufone's reputation, it is a critical element of our business success.

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