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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Real Estate Paradigm in Pakistan
Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of every business plan across the globe; however corporate culture in general and CSR in particular is almost non-existent in the real estate domain in Pakistan or is mostly misconceived due to lack of application of this concept in practical business domains. CSR has to evolve and be transformed by the entity itself, as per the nature of business and requirement of the environment and society. Companies employ this management paradigm to integrate environmental and social concerns into their business operations. CSR gives two dimensional output simultaneously! Competitive benefits to the business outlet in shape of increased sales, cost savings, increased efficiency, decision-making and above all it blesses legitimacy to the corporate entity, whereas it helps the people and society in terms of awareness about the business itself, increased employment, skill development opportunities, environmental awareness and care and in many more way keeping in view the vulnerabilities, opportunities and possibilities existent in the social and environmental circle in focus.
What We Think of CSR – Transforming the Concept
Sapphire Builders and Associates is making an intricate effort based on thorough research work to introduce corporate culture as a whole and CSR in particular in a transformed manner to the Real estate landscape of Pakistan to add stability and legitimacy to the business itself by introducing new standards of customer care, aimed at inculcating real estate education, market awareness, social and environmental sense to enable the local and Overseas Pakistanis do independent decision making based on the updated local and international market variables, while selecting a real estate outlet or projects to invest their hard earned lifelong savings.
We are proudly fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities for the local and international Pakistani diaspora. We are making many concerted efforts that will enhance the society and environment. The aim of Sapphire Builders & Associates is to have a positive influence on the world, that is why we consider CSR as an integral part of our brand image.
Anam Sarah Yousufzai
Ms. Anam Sarah is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Women University in Business Administration. She is a Gold Medalist of batch 2007-2011. She has done MS in Management Sciences and wrote her thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility-A Case Study of Real Estate Business in Pakistan. She has served on the faculty of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Roots IVY and has taught the elite Cambridge IGCSC courses at various reputable institutions in the Federal Capital.
What We Are Doing to Achieve Our Goal
At Sapphire Academy our focus is providing Customer education to our clients the knowledge, tools, and support they require to get the most out of our offering. Our aim is to guide our customers from their initial interaction to continued usage with the end goal being to increase adoption, reduce friction, and to make them an educated citizen.
1- Ethics & Corporate Responsibility Our Values & Principles
The values and principles are the foundation of any company. Our values reflect the vision of facilitating our customers in a meaningful way. We collaborate with our stakeholders on the basis of leadership, integrity, ownership and trust. Our principles describe our work intentions through which our team believe in the personal and business growth. The reputation for trust and integrity among the stakeholders is established through time, and generates long term benefits.
Our company follows the principles of good governance and ensure the handling of public affairs, resources and fulfilment of human rights. We make sure of the corruption free atmosphere and every component of our company goes by the rule of law.
Respecting Employees Rights:
Sapphire Builders & Associates provide every employee of the company the comfort of home by providing them food, residence and transportation as by labor law. We care for our employees and make sure that we fulfil all the employee rights.
The supplier ecosystem represents the variety of our consumers and as a result our business and the communities we live in thrives. Sapphire Builders & Associates is a real estate firm and all our suppliers provide us with the raw material to make buildings. As we care about the safety of our consumers so we do not compromise on the quality of the raw material. That is why we make sure to choose the best suppliers in business. This aims to create a more varied and inclusive supply chain, which allows Sapphire Builders & Associates to provide great goods to the society.
2- Environmental Policies
Environmental conservation is a societal obligation that aids in the protection of both the environment and creatures. The environment’s conservation is crucial to the equitable distribution of resources among the many sorts of animals that live there. Because changing environmental circumstances directly affect species, it is our obligation to halt the change and safeguard all life.
Protecting and conserving the environment in order to safeguard the creatures inside it is our societal obligation. Because environmental circumstances are deteriorating on a daily basis, environmental resource conservation has become one of the most pressing societal issues.
Oak Vista is one of the projects under the umbrella of Sapphire Builders & Associates. It is located in the heart of Murree Hills and surrounded by large number of trees. We make sure that our construction activities do not hurt any natural reservoirs around our project and preserve the trees around.
Energy efficiency initiatives and contests must be developed with the goal of producing practical outcomes and demonstrating measurable savings. Capturing people’s attention and inspiring them to take good action is difficult, but current concerns about oil and energy costs, as well as the country’s reliance on imports, have reignited interest in energy efficiency among companies.
That is why Sapphire Builders & Associates have special policies to conserve the energy resources. Not just on our construction sites but also in our offices, we make sure to save the energy resources by putting all the efforts.
CSR in the infrastructure sector is based on recognizing the numerous stakeholders with whom a firm interacts, emphasizing the necessity of managing the social environment to a project’s success.
Our Oak Vista project team never disappoints in terms of doing good for the society. The people already living around Oak Vista location has no access to the main road of Murree Expressway. Before starting the construction of Oak Vista, our team decided to build a road for the people living around to use. The accessibility after construction of this road has been so easy for the locals, all credit goes to Oak Vista team.
3- Human Rights Statement:
Customary laws, treaties, general principles, and other sources of international law frequently express and safeguard human rights. The human rights legislation requires businesses to behave in particular ways or refrain from certain actions in order to promote and defend people’ and groups’ human rights.
Safety of Labors:
As a real estate firm, our encounter with labors is very often and we at Sapphire Builders & Associates took our responsibility towards human rights very seriously. Our worker/labors are like our family to us. That is why we make sure that the labor is fully equipped with the safety kits. Our labor has Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which helps them in their safety during work.
We treat our clients as family because we believe that customer relationship relies on the building of trust. We make policies that is acceptable to our customers. We do not use any tactics such as lying to customers about our projects. We took complete responsibility to satisfy our customers till the end of the deal.
4- Non-Discrimination in Workplace
As we embrace the varied abilities, experiences, and talents of our workforce, we are dedicated to establishing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in which everyone feels appreciated, respected, and engaged. We understand that the more diverse our workforce is, the more successful our firm will be. We think that by promoting diversity and empowerment in our workplace, company, and supply chain, we can assist to make the world a better place for everyone.
Sapphire Builders & Associates has always been committed to society in any way possible. Our founders strongly believes that it is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference in society. We share with others so that our society will grow as a whole and leads us to the development of our country.
6- Product Safety
Sapphire Builders & Associates does not compromise on the quality of their projects. That is why we always put the safety of our consumers on priority and make the best product to make our consumers happy.
The material used in the projects of Sapphire Builders & Associates always go through the required tests to ensure its quality. We sent our samples to one of the best labs in Islamabad, which is National University of Science and Technology Lab so that we can get the best results possible.
Sapphire Builders & Associates took an initiative to educate its customers by taking in view the literature and presents Webinars which follows the discussion on most important topics related to Real Estate Industry. The Topic for our first Webinar will be “Evolution of Real Estate: From Dealers to”. Be the part of this interesting conversation and join us to learn Real Estate.
We care for our Employees and Customers equally. We believe that learning should never be stopped at any point of life. We should keep learning new things every day. With this motivation, we regularly scheduled Online Trainings. Get Register and Learn with us.
Online Training program is our purposeful and organized educational activity designed to provide the characteristics, knowledge or skills to our customers. Educating customers will help them realize how we are offering the best consultation in this real-estate sector so they can begin to reach their full potential. Through customer training, first-time customers will receive many instructions on how to answer any question they have on board. And then all remaining advanced questions are passed to the customer support team or CSR management.