SERVICES

HABIB GOES GREEN

With the ongoing global climate crisis, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint and reach our goal of using sustainable and energy efficient production. Matco Goes Green is our latest initiative, which highlights the use of renewable energy in our production methods.
The first project of installing solar panels at the Karachi rice processing facilities is complete. The project size is 413 kWp and has an annual energy generation capacity of 615,000 kWp units. Through this, 378 tons of Co2 emissions are avoided which is roughly equivalent to planting 15,376 trees.
In the next phase we are increasing the project size and installing solar panels at our Punjab facilities. The project size is 722 kWp with an annual generation capacity of 1,027,786 kWp units per year, and reduce Co2 emissions by 615 tons per year. It is expected to be completed by June 2020. This project is also equipped with net metering which will enable us to add back approximately 280,000 kWp units annually to the national grid.
Shifting to sustainable energy provides us with continuous energy at full capacity and in turn uninterrupted operations of our production lines, improving asset utilization intensity and increasing efficiency.

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

Our integrated supply chain from fields to rice mills to the production plants ensures traceability at all stages. This also ensures rigorous quality control and reinforces our promise of delivering the best to our customers. As a member of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), Matco Foods Limited also ensures sustainability and efficiency at all levels of production, connecting all stakeholders, improving the livelihood of farmers and protecting and preserving the environment.

KISSAN DOST PROGRAM

HABIB started its Kissan Dost Program (Farmer’s Friend Program) in 2012 to assist farmers near its Sadhoke, Punjab processing plant. This program currently caters to over 600 farmers, providing them extensive services with the aim of improving the supply chain of basmati rice, enhancing the production capabilities of the farmers and lowering their costs. This program ensures traceability at every level from the planting of the seeds, to procurement and the processing of the final product.

The program was successful in empowering farmers’ communities to avoid exploitative middlemen and deal directly with large buyers like MFL.
After over three years of dedicated engagement, this program has achieved EU Organic Certification. This was achieved through detailed auditing at farm-level production, factory-level processing and administrative-level traceability. HABIB supplies certified Organic Brown and Organic White Basmati Rice to its customers across the globe through this program..

GRASSROOTS FARMING INITIATIVE

In June 2017 HABIB and Oxfam signed an agreement to run a pilot project in 10 villages in Punjab, Pakistan. The aim was to improve social, economic and environmental conditions of rice growers and workers in the rice value chain, especially targeting women who despite forming the bulk of the farmers, reap the fewest rewards.
In June 2017 HABIB and Oxfam signed an agreement to run a pilot project in 10 villages in Punjab, Pakistan. The aim was to improve social, economic and environmental conditions of rice growers and workers in the rice value chain, especially targeting women who despite forming the bulk of the farmers, reap the fewest rewards.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT

HABIB’s vision is to support community service initiatives in the spheres of education and health in Pakistan. To this end, the company sponsored and formed a charitable trust by the name of Ghori Trust in October 2000, registered under the Trust Act, 1882.The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has registered Ghori Trust as a Non-Profit Organization.

OUR TEAM

Member of Habib Group

Julie Banks

CEO

Gabriel Walker

Director

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