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Social Responsibility

Helping Citizens’ Initiative
Our commitments are not just limited to our shareholders and our clients, but rather our commitments extend to our workforce, societies and citizens.
we emphatically believes in developing a relationship based on confidence between societies/ citizens and ourselves by fulfilling commitments to societies through our business such as water treatment plant construction, sewerage system construction, power plant construction, and electrification and also through Helping Citizens’ Initiative (HCI) in the most deprived developing countries inflicted by war and poverty. HCI intends to deal with relatively common problems, which dominate developing countries, including poverty, illiteracy, poor sanitation, unemployment, etc.

HCI includes:
  1. Job Creation
  2. Education
  3. Health and Hygiene
  4. Safe working Environment

Job Creation: In line with the No.1 goal of The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, SUNIR puts focus on local employees. This company employs local citizens in any countries in which it begins executing projects because we are of belief that job creation is the most suitable way to fight with poverty and hunger by bringing relative financial stability for anyone. For instance, SUNIR hired local people to build water treatment plant and pumping station in Cuba. This company also recruited local Iraqi citizens to execute Al Sadr power plant construction project, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) project in the same power station and DIBIS power plant construction.
Training and Education: The social responsibility of SUNIR goes beyond job creation; regarding the fact that most of local newly employed citizens do not have enough knowledge about power plants, distribution centers, transmission lines, Water and Sewage as well as Oil and gas, this company’s expertise hold training courses and workshops for these local staff. In Cuba, while building power treatment plant and pumping station, SUNIR experts held technical training courses for local employees.

Not only do such training courses benefit SUNIR through prevention of any possible interruptions in the course of the work, but these courses also result in a better professional future for brand new employees, which, in turn, lead to more financial stability for those workers and their families. We all believe in this slogan’ No Education, No glorious future’.
Health and Hygiene: After years of working experience in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and so forth, we perceived that in most of the countries where we execute our projects the level of health and hygiene is so low. Most of the people in these countries are suffering from bacterial diarrhea and cholera caused by unhealthy food, drinking water and poor sanitation. Avoiding any interruption during working procedures due to staff illness, SUNIR provides, with consideration of definition of WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation about improved sanitation, flush toilet with connection to a piped sewer and a septic system and pour flush toilet. We also supply our labors with healthy drinking water, bottled water, according to the definition of Improved Water Sources by JMP. What’s more, SUNIR’s HSE experts hold training courses for these staff about how to prevent water and food borne diseases and how contaminated food and drinking water as well as untreated wastewater affect the health of people.

Safe Working Environment: creating a safe workplace and protecting local workers against health-related risks are two factors, which have been seriously emphasized by SUNIR.
SUNIR’ HSE experts teach workers and make them aware of workplace risks including electric shock, falls from height, slips/trips on floor, falling structure, etc. as well as how to diminish risk occurrence probability in the course of work  .

Moreover, SUNIR’ experts run special courses for drivers and other workers to avoid / lower road traffic accidents whatever they are on duty and/or off duty.
As mentioned above, providing a safe workplace is not the only our concern; in reality, our HSE experts are concerned about occupational sicknesses caused by constant exposure to noxious substances over the course of a period.

One of the dangerous toxic substances coming into our attention is asbestos causing fatal diseases including lung cancer. Those workers who insulate pipes, electric appliances, boilers and/or cutting and maintaining pipes in power plants, transmission and distribution centers as well as water treatment plants are daily exposed to asbestos.

Harmful effects of asbestos do not exclude other workers who are not directly engaged with this substance; in fact, every employee in the workplace inhales air containing such deadly materials.

Fortunately, since diseases caused by asbestos are preventable, HSE experts provide local staff with training courses about how to protect themselves against that and we also supplies asbestos masks and asbestos clothing protection to labors.