2011 Sustainable Development (SD) Awardees

The following are the winners for the 2011 FPI Sustainable Development (SD) Recognition Ceremony during the 1st Manufacturers and Producers Summit held in Hotel InterContinental Manila, Makati City on November 24, 2011:

  1. Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP), as the Most Outstanding Industry Association in the practice of Management of Waste and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
  2. Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriya sa Kimika (SPIK), as the Most Outstanding Industry Association in the practice of Optimum Use of Resources and Health and Safety;
  3. Republic Cement Corporation (Teresa Plant) and AGC Flat Glass Philippines, as the Most Outstanding Corporations in the practice of Management of Waste;
  4. AGC Flat Glass Philippines, as the Most Outstanding Corporation in the practice of Optimum Use of Resources;
  5. Chemrez Technologies, as the Most Outstanding Corporation in the practice of Health and Safety;
  6. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, as the Most Outstanding Corporation in the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility;
  7. City of Naga, Cebu, in Corporate partnership with Apo Cement Corp. (Cemex Phils), as the Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) in the practice of Management of Waste; and
  8. City of Las Piņas, in Corporate partnership with Dow Chemical Pacific Ltd., as the Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) in the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The Annual FPI Sustainable Development Awards are given to Corporations, Industry Associations and Local Government Units (LGUs) who demonstrated exemplary practices in the following categories, namely: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Management of Waste, Optimum Use and Recycling of Resources and Health and Safety.

The following are the Panel of Sustainable Development Judges, namely: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Hon. Ramon C. Paje, as the Overall Chair, Miss Earth Foundation Executive Director, Ms. Catherine Y. Untalan for Social Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Former Environment Secretary, Ms. Elisea G. Gozun, for Management of Waste, ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director, Ms. Regina Paz Lopez for Optimum Use and Recycling of Resources, and former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary, Mr. Jaime Z. Galvez Tan for Health and Safety. Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP)

Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) members are fully compliant with regulations stipulated in the clean air act and solid waste management act. The cement industry members all use Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems. Notable is the focus of cement companies on taking care of the waste of other industries and of communities (LGUs) through their cement kiln coprocessing system. CeMAP, as an association, was instrumental in have the DENR come out with a DAO on cement kiln co-processing to enable cement companies respond to solid waste problems of communities.

CEMENT through CeMAP, encourages its members to comply with existing environmental standards especially in terms of the Clean Air, Water and Ecological Solid Waste Management. It also goes beyond what is required of them by business and extends their services to their community in terms of education, livelihood and environment sustainability.

Noteworthy also is the fact that CEMAP also understands that we do not need landfills. Thus, their current efforts include working with LGUs to go zero waste and totally eradicate the use of dump sites which cause hazards both for the environment and the people. This is the mindset we want the greater public, business and the government to have.

Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriya sa Kimika (SPIK)

CHEMICAL through Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK). SPIK oversees its members in their compliance of SPIK's Product Stewardship Code (designed to make Health, Safety and Environment concerns an integral part of the product life cycle, from the design to disposal of chemical products), Process Safety Code (safety of facilities based on sound engineering practices, proper maintenance and operation, and periodic review), Employees Health and Safety Code (designed to protect and promote employees' safety at the workplace) and Security Code (designed to protect people, property, products, processes, information and information systems)

CHEMICAL through Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK). SPIK, as an association, is directly making sure that all its members observe several ideal codes of performance. For Optimum Use of Resources, their Product Stewardship Code results in the continued improvement in the efficiency of its member companies in the use of electricity, water, and manpower. SPIK has a verification team that monitors and reports efficient use of resources. The reports SPIK submitted show improvements in the use of electricity, water and manpower.

Republic Cement Corp (Teresa Plant)

Republic Cement Corp - Teresa Plant (Lafarge) Waste Heat Recovery System is unique in the Philippines. It can be classified in the waste hierarchy as energy recovery. It had reduced the use of electricity from the Luzon power grid by 30%. The investment in the system reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an equivalent of 11,800 MT of CO2 per year considering that power source uses fossil fuels. This CO2 reduction is recognized in as it is qualified for CDM credits.

AGC Flat Glass Philippines

AGC Flat Glass is able to prevent waste and emission through:

AGC also minimized waste and emission through the installation of Air Pollution Control Facility and Waste Treatment Plant, and acquiring portable measuring equipment.

AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc. stand out in optimizing the use of resources:

  1. Specific Energy Consumption (power + fuel) in Liters of Oil Equivalent (LOE) per ton product: 2010 Energy Savings = 37,855 x (418-291) = 4,807,585 LOE;
  2. 2010 GHG Emission Reduction = CO2 Emission at an annual average of 1.08 ton CO2 per ton product;
  3. 2010 water savings = 37,855 x (33.27-24.44) = 334,260 m3, "Around 90% of treated water is recycled into operation"; and
  4. Nationwide glass cullet recovery and recovery of exported wooden glass boxes.

Chemrez Technologies

Chemrez Technologies practices in ensuring Health and Safety are comprehensive. It has adopted an Ocupational Safety and Health Framework that covers all aspects of health and safety being observed by the companies in the manufacturing sector. Chemrez focuses heavily on ensuring the personal health of its employees (e.g. eating, exercise, personal care, etc). In the work areas, the concentration is the prevention of accidents through its active implementation of monitoring, reporting and addressing incidents and situations that could lead to accidents ('near miss' program).

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Pilipinas Shell looks after their immediate communities at the same time, safeguards the interests of the whole country. It has transcended implementing projects particularly in line with the business and taken extra steps to support national projects that also concern biodiversity. Shell continues to push for not only energy efficiency but also sustainability of energy sources.

City of Naga, Cebu

Naga City in Cebu has closed its dumpsite and has set up Cebu's first fully integrated resource recovery facility. It fully recovers all waste for reuse and recycling leads to zero waste to be brought to the dumpsite or landfill. The LGU focused not on investing in landfill but on recovery, reuse and treatment of waste materials. They have partnered with Apo Cement Corp (Cemex) to enable the disposal of their refuse derived fuel through Apo.

City of Las Piņas

The City Government of Las Pinas is a community that looks after not only the people but also the environment. Known as a Clean and Green City, they have now extended their efforts to ensuring safety for their constituents and also to produce a more viable business environment.

Their award for their efforts on the rehabilitation of the Las Pinas-Zapote River system is only secondary to the benefits the city is reaping because of its improvement. The city recognizes that it is not enough to urge people to clean their surroundings, but they should also be part of the process and be allowed to contribute.

The livelihood component in their CSR initiatives increases participation from the community because it allows them to understand that if they take care of their environment the environment will provide for them.