Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) defines our approach to business. We leverage a variety of resources in pursuit of economic, environmental and socially sustainable operations. Over the past 40 years, we have continuously made improvements across our operations. We understand that sustainable business practice is an ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of our employees, the environment and the communities where we work.
To put this vision into practice, we have published our first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Report for 2015-2016. The GRI Standards are the most widely used sustainability reporting standard in the world and provides us and our stakeholders with contextual data which allows us to improve our operations. Click here to download our GRI-referenced report.
We value our partnerships with all stakeholders and are part of various international consortia, including the UN Global Compact, UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, UN Business for Peace and the Private Sector Malaria Coalition (PSMC). In addition, we are an active member of the malaria community and are members the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Vector Control Working Group as well as the RBM Strategic Communications Partner Committee.
TANA Netting adopts the same approach to financial sustainability that is followed by its family-owned parent company, NRS International, relying upon continuous innovation and product diversification. This is particularly important for companies operating in the malaria community, where the efficacy of vector-control methods and preventative tools are very much context-dependent.
We focus on creating a safe, diverse, merit-based working environment in Dubai and Pakistan that values teamwork yet allows for individual development. We invest in the communities where we work.
Through our non-profit, the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation, we continue to expand our pledge to our communities. Our overarching goal is to alleviate suffering during emergency situations and to build community resiliency through improved health care services and educational opportunities. In 2016, we reopened our Bilqees Sarwar Hospital and Razia Begum Dialysis Centre in Pakistan. As a result, we provide more than 12,500 people with free or subsidized care.
At TANA Netting, we strongly believe in the importance of women empowerment and in providing equal opportunities to women at all levels of our organization. Our manufacturing facility in Pakistan includes a production unit for insecticidal nets and curtains which is completely managed and run by women. Click here to find out more.
At TANA Netting, minimising our ecological footprint is considered to be an incentive rather than a burdensome exercise in compliance. We are committed to reduce emissions and waste, while seeking to recycle and reuse across our production processes wherever possible.