Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) In a simple but impressive ceremony, METRO Pakistan inaugurates its Solar Power initiative at METRO head office and retail store located at Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore, where the Provincial Minister of Energy, Government of Punjab, Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik, was the chief guest. The ceremony was attended by METRO Pakistan’s top management, staff, and other dignitaries.

In his welcome speech MD METRO Pakistan, Mr. Marek Minkiewicz, shared the details of METRO Pakistan’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” initiative, where METRO has partnered with Shams Power to deploy solar power solutions at all METRO stores across Pakistan. Under this agreement Shams power will operate approximately 5MW of solar power systems allowing METRO Pakistan to save 2,639 tons of CO2 every year. Whereas, the successful completion of the inaugurated 396KWP Solar Power Plant at its Head Office and Thokar store Lahore, will deliver 500,000 units/year of green energy and will offset 296,000 Kg of CO2 emissions.

The honorable minister Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik, in his address, appreciated METRO’s efforts towards reduction in CO2 emissions through Solar Power Solutions and also showed his support for other future projects with respect to energy.

Sustainability is an integral part of the core business of METRO Group because it firmly believes that its economic success goes hand in hand with sustainable action. METRO Pakistan being a socially responsible organization realizes the importance of environment for the wellbeing of all and would like to contribute towards Sustainable Development Goals specifically SDG 7 i.e. Affordable and Clean Energy by reducing energy burden on the country one step at a time.

It is the third METRO store that has successfully implemented Solar Power Solution. Whereas deployments at three more stores are in progress and expected to be completed within 2019.