Sustainable Development Awardees
The Federation of the Philippine Industries (FPI) holds its annual recognition awards for corporations, industry associations, and local government units (LGUs), exemplifying outstanding practices in sustainable development.
This is for identifying models for others to follow, with FPI providing the contact persons and telephone numbers for technology transfer.
That sustainable development is a fundamental challenge facing humanity today. ;
That our organizations, private and public, need an agenda for action to promote sustainable development.
That sustainable development is an approach to developing long-term prosperity by integrating the three P's bottom line: social (People), ecological (Planet) and economic (Profit).
That a sustainable future cannot be achieved by a single industry acting in isolation.
Thus, FPI join hands with corporations, industry associations and local government units to promote sustainable development through the FPI annual recognition awards. The FPI calls to action corporations, industry associations and local government units to practice sustainable development as can be learned from the FPI awardees.
The Federation of Philippine Industries recognizes outstanding models and good practices of sustainable development in the following areas :
The awards are given in the following categories:
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Management of Wastes and Emissions
Optimum Use of Resources
Health and Safety
LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs)
THE 2013 FPI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARDEES
For Corporate Social Responsibility
TOYOTA MOTORS PHILS CORP.
The CSR program of Toyota has a comprehensive CSR framework that covers the following key focus areas: education, environment, health, road safety, culture and the arts. The impact of Toyota's CSR programs to the community is high considering the wide area of coverage as well as sustained implementation of their programs. Some have been initiated since 1990 and are ongoing up to the present.
PHILIPPINE PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (PPIA)
The Association, in the implementation of its CSR programs, partnered with NGOs (Ayala Foundation, Ortigas Corporation, SM, PAL, Archdiocese of Manila, Save the Sierra Madre Network Alliance, Asian Social Enterprise Incubator, Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc, Global Litter Group, and the Phil Employer-Labor Social Partners Inc.) government agencies (DENR, MMDA, NWRB, DILG, DOTC, DTI, and DOLE) , and an international funding agency (JICA). CSR components of PPIA are more holistic as these enabled the realization of benefits for community with proper management of plastic waste. Benefits included waste reduction, plastic waste to fuel, mixed plastic waste to school chairs, cash from sale of used plastic, and exchange of used plastic with rice.
For Optimum Use of Resources
Lafarge optimized the use of its raw materials and energy with the substitution of ash from power plants and waste from the community. The company was able to use as a raw material the low quality fly ash waste from a power plant which would have other wise found its way to dump sites (a threat to the environment in the long term). This is the "Total Ash Management Solution" program of Lafarge. To substitute coal as energy source for Lafarge, the waste of the community is used I their "Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) facilities"
CEMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (CEMAP)
CeMAP president Ernesto Ordonez (third from right) received the award from (L-R) Ira Patricia Marasigan, FPI president George Chua, Environment Protection Secretary Nereus Acosta, Earth Day Network president Roberto Guevarra and FPI chair Jesus Arranza.
The association institutionalized the use of Alternative Fuel and Raw Materials (AFR) by its members by arranging the issuance of a DENR guideline on the use of AFR by cement manufacturers. CeMAP continues to monitor the issues arising from this guideline up to the present time in coordination with government (DENR and National Solid Waste Mangement Commission) and an NGO (Earth Day Network).
Through the Sustainable Development Committee, CeMAP promotes increasing efficiencies in the use of resources by its members with the attainment of lower raw materials (limestone, mined minerals, clinker factor) per metric ton of cement produced. Other indices monitored are improvement in kWh/ ton cement (electricity) and GJ or gigajoules/ ton cement (coal).
NAGA CITY OF CEBU (c/o CEMEX PHILS)
CEMEX Philippines accepting the award for Naga City of Cebu Province (L-R Ms. Ira Marasigan, FPI President George Chua, Environment Protection Secretary Nereus Acosta, CEMEX VP for Planning Paul Arcenas, CEMEX VP for Corporate Communications Chito Maniago, Earth Day Network President Ronaldo Guevarra and FPI Chair Jesus Arranza.
The city officials of Naga have set up an integrated resource-recovery facility. Having a zero waste approach in managing municipal waste, the city has implemented strategies to recover, recycle, and reuse wastes which are all practically transformed as a resource for other entities. Partnered with Cemex, the city made its waste as a source of energy when used as fuel by Cemex in its operations.
For Management of Waste
Holcim organized Geocycle, a comprehensive waste management service that systematically source AFR from factories and LGUs to be used as substitute for its raw material and coal in its production process. It has avoided an equivalent emission of 2.2 million tons of CO2 in 2012 when it added pozzolanic materials and balancing high and low-grade limestone. Holcim reduced NO2 emissions by 18%, SO2 65%, and water by 56% in 2012.
For Health and Safety
UNITED PULP AND PAPER CO.
United Pulp and Paper Co. (UPPC) is comprehensively implementing safety practices for all its stakeholders. Policies programs, procedures, identification, monitoring and reporting of health and safety conditions of its employees, contractors, and clients are in place. With its active participation in Safety Performance Assessment Programs, it continues to adhere to world class health safety practices. UPPC is credited with no accident since 2011.
CITY OF LAS PINAS (c/o TANDUAY INC.)
Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriya sa Kimika (SPIK) representative (third from right) received the award from (L-R) Ira Patricia Marasigan, FPI president George Chua, Environment Protection Secretary Nereus Acosta, Earth Day Network president Roberto Guevarra and FPI chair Jesus Arranza.
Health and safety programs for the community are in place. The city closely coordinates with its schools and barangays in monitoring and addressing upsurge of diseases and illnesses which corresponds to changing weather conditions. The city works with civic organizations and residents to urge everyone to take active part in the practice of healthy lifestyle like keeping a clean environment and eating the right and nutritious food. On top of ensuring a clean, orderly and safe environment by providing a holistic environmental sanitation program, Las Pinas also makes available regular feeding program for pupils in more han 60 day care centers in the city
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