FPI Statement | Vision, Mission & Objectives | Implementing Activities | SDAwards

FPI STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

We the Members of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) believe that sustainable development is a fundamental challenge facing humanity today, and that our industries need an agenda for action that accept this challenge, while focusing on the urgent needs of the country to address poverty.

 

This initiative aims to increase both our contributions to sustainable development and the public’s understanding of these contributions.

 

A sustainable future cannot be achieved by a single industry acting in isolation. Some measures we have committed to be implemented in short term, while others will require a longer term of planning and adaptation.

 

We recognize the need to identify the key issues we have to tackle and the potential solutions to the challenges they pose.

 

We therefore have set out to formulate an action plan for the immediate steps we can undertake including the fostering of partnerships we need to develop; deliver them, and to report on their progress periodically.

 

In signing this document, we will undertake programs in the following areas: 

 

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects to uplift the well being of communities where our FPI members are located.
  2. Management of Wastes and Emissions
  3. Use and Recycling of Raw Materials, Fuel, Water and Other Resources
  4. Health and Safety

 

We therefore acknowledge that sustainable development presents our Members with long-term strategic challenges. Each of our member companies has already taken effective actions on a range of environmental and socioeconomic issues, and has gained achievements we are proud of. But still, there is much to be done. We have to continue to find ways of integrating strong financial performances with an equally strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility, as well as hold open and honest dialogues with our stakeholders.

 

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(FPI MEMBERS INVITED TO SIGN)


INDUSTRY MEMBERS:


ASSOCIATION OF CONSOLIDATED AUTOMOTIVE AUTO PARTS PRODUCERS, INC. (ACAPP)
ASSOCIATION OF PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS OF THE PHILIPPINES (APMP)
ASSOCIATION OF PHILIPPINE AQUA FEED MILLERS, INC. (APAFMI)
ASSOCIATION OF SANITARY WARE MANUFACTURERS OF THE PHILIPPINES (ASWMP)
BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (BIAP)
CEMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (CEMAP)
CERAMIC TILE MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION (CTMA)
CHAMBER OF AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS OF THE PHILS., INC. (CAMPI)
CHAMBER OF REAL ESTATE & BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (CREBA)
COCONUT OIL REFINERS ASSOCIATION (CORA)
COLD CHAIN ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
CONFEDERATION OF SUGAR PRODUCERS ASSO., INC. (CONFED)
FOOD ENTREPRENEURS AND EXPORTERS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (FEOP)
FILIPINO GALVANIZERS INSTITUTE INC. (FGI)
FLAT GLASS ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES (FGAPI)
G.I. WIRE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES
GARMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS. (GMAP)
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF FLOUR MILLERS INC. (PAFMIL)
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF MATCH & LIGHTERS MFTRS. INC. (PAMLMI)
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY MANUFACTURERS (PABMA)
PHILIPPINE COCONUT OIL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (PCOPA)
PHILIPPINE ELECTRIC WIRES MANUFACTURERS ASSO. (PEWMA)
PHILIPPINE OLEOCHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (POMA)
PHILIPPINE PALM OIL GROWERS ASSOCIATION (PPOGA)
PHILIPPINE PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (PPIA)
PHILIPPINE RUBBER INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (PRIA)
PHILIPPINE STEEL ROLLING MILLS ASSOCIATION (PSRMA)
PHILIPPINE SUGAR MILLERS ASSOCIATION (PSMA)
PHILIPPINE WELDING PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (PWPMA)
PHILIPPINE WOOD PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (PWPA)
PULP & PAPER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (PULPAPEL)
SAMAHAN NG MAGSASAPATOS SA PILIPINAS (SMP)
SAMAHAN SA PILIPINAS NG MGA INDUSTRIYANG KIMIKA (SPIK)
SCRAP COLLECTORS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION OF THE PHIL. (SCRAP)
STEEL ANGLES, SHAPES AND SECTIONS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (SASSMAPI)
TEXTILE MILLS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS. (TeMAP)
TEXTILE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS. INC. (TEXPAP)
TIN CAN MAKERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS. (TCMAPI)
TIRE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONOF THE PHILIPPINES (TiMAP)
TRUCK MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (TMA)
UNITED COCONUT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (UCAP)

CORPORATION:


APO CEMENT CORPORATION
ARMS CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (ARMSCOR)
AGC FLAT GLASS PHILIPPINES, INC.
ASIA BREWERY, INC.
ASIAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION
CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES OF THE PHILIPPINES (CHEMPHIL)
CHEVRON PHILIPPINES, INC.
CITY SERVICE CORPORATION
COATS MANILA BAY INC.
COLUMBIA WIRE AND CABLE CORPORATION
COLUMBIAN MOTORS CORPORATION
CONCEPCION INDUSTRIES, INC. (CII)
CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIAL GASES, INC. (CIGI)
D & L INDUSTRIES, INC.
EAST- WEST SEED COMPANY, INC.
EASTERN PETROLEUM CORPORATION
ENERTECH SYSTEMS INDUSTRIES, INC.
FAMOUS SECRET PRECISION MACHINING, INC.
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
FORTUNE TOBACCO CORPORATION
GLOBAL STEEL PHILS. (SPV-AMC), INC.
HAYAMA INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
HELLA-PHILIPPINES, INC.
HOCHENG PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
INDO PHIL TEXTILE MILLS INC.
INDUSTRIAL WELDING CORPORATION
INTEGRATED RECYCLING INDUSTRIES PHILS., INC.
INTERGREEN RESOURCES INC.
JG SUMMIT PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
JT INTERNATIONAL (PHILIPPINES) INC.
KINGSLAND ENTERPRISES, INC.
LAFARGE CEMENT SERVICES PHILS., INC.
MABUHAY VINYL CORPORATION
MANILA BAY SPINNING MILLS, INC.
MANILA CORDAGE COMPANY
MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY (MERALCO)
MARIWASA SIAM CERAMICS INC.
MAYER STEEL PIPE CORPORATION
NORITAKE PORCELANA MANUFACTURING INC.
NORKIS GROUP OF COMPANIES
NORTHERN FOODS CORPORATION
NUTRI ASIA GROUP
ORIENTAL AND MOTOLITE CORPORATION (OMC)
PARAMOUNT VINYL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
PETRON CORPORATION
PHILIPPINE BELT MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
PHILIPPINE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (PHILEC)
PHILIPPINE PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER CORPORATION
PHILSTEEL HOLDINGS CORPORATION
PHILIP MORRIS PHILIPPINES MANUFACTURING, INC.
PHIMCO INDUSTRIES INC.
PICOP RESOURCES, INC.
PILIPINAS SHELL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
PLANTERS PRODUCTS, INC.
PLASTMANN INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
PRESLINE STEEL PRODUCTS, INC.
PUYAT FLOORING PRODUCTS, INC.
PUYAT STEEL CORPORATION
RI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
SAN CARLOS BIOENERGY, INC.
SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION (SMC)
SAN MIGUEL PACKAGING PRODUCTS (SMPP)
SONIC STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
SR METALS, INC.
STEELASIA MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
STEPAN PHILS., INC.
STERLING PAPER GROUP OF COMPANIES
SUPREME STEEL PIPE CORPORATION
TANDUAY DISTILLERS, INC.
TEMIC AUTOMOTIVE (PHILS.) INC.
TREASURE STEELWORKS CORPORATION
TRUST INTERNATIONAL PAPER CORP. (TIPCO)
TWA, INC. (FLYING V)
UNILOX INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
UNITED PULP AND PAPER CO., INC.
UNIVERSAL STAINLESS WARE MFG. CO., INC.
VICTORIA MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
WELDING INDUSTRIES OF THE PHILS. (WIP)
WYETH PHILIPPINES, INC.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER:


ABOITIZ PROJECT T.S. CORPORATION
AERO MARINE 3/PL SYSTEMS INC.
FIBER TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
REMINGTON INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
ROBERE AND ASSOCIATES PHILIPPINES INC.
SAVE OUR SKIES MOVEMENT (NGO)
THE UNITED TERMINALS SERVICES GROUP (UTS)
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST (UE)

VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FPI PROGRAM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A. Vision:

All industries undertake development which meets the needs of people living today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It requires a long-term vision of industrial progress, preserving the foundations upon which human quality of life depends: respect for basic human needs and local and global ecosystem.

B. Mission:

For all industries to adopt sustainable development in their day-to-day operations in the following areas:

C. Objectives:

The following are the objectives of the program:

TO ATTAIN THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The following are the proposed

Implementing Activities


Objective 1: To promote poverty alleviation initiatives thru CSR projects

Manufacturing companies have a significant impact on the communities where they operate. The way companies evaluate and manage the social and economic impacts of siting, acquisition and closure of sites affects the quality of life of the communities involved, and our reputation as an industry. Maintaining our ‘license to operate’ as an industry is dependent on being able to earn and keep the support and trust of local people and this includes treating their environment with respect.

Understanding the needs and expectations of local stakeholders is a fundamental first step in working effectively with local communities. But there are no firm rules. Different communities have very different priorities and expectations. Each, quite rightly, expects to be dealt with on an individual basis. Our experience is therefore that community issues are almost always dealt with most effectively at each site. There are some excellent examples of community engagement and social investment programs or the Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR programs engaged in by FPI member companies. Our plan is to share our CSR experiences with each other and partner with Government agencies in improving these programs with the objective of increasing the quality and quantity of benefits and the number of beneficiaries of these programs in the countryside - nationwide.

An overarching need local communities, which is now the main thrust of Government, is the alleviation of poverty. Our programs which impact on providing livelihood and generating income for the local community should be the focus of our renewed CSR programs.

1.      Share FPI member companies "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) Projects experiences. The FPI Website will link to member associations’ websites which, in turn, will connect to member companies information on the CSR projects they are undertaking and have undertaken:      a) Education and training assistance and programs
     b) Medical missions, assistance to hospitals and medical needs
     c) Response to calamities
     d) Livelihood generation projects
     e) Environment (e.g., preservation of rare species, of sanctuaries, etc)
     f) Eco-tourism projects
     g) Reforestration
     h) Others

2.      Promote among the FPI company members the identification and engagement of livelihood projects that will provide raw materials for FPI member companies operations, engaged depressed sectors and communities to be able to provide these inputs needed by the FPI member companies (plastics, agri products, steel scrap, industrial wastes, components sub-contracting, waste re-use, recycle, recover, etc). Develop a waste = resource exchange program among member companies then among communities.

3. The information on the CSR projects will be structured in such a way that will highlight quantitative and qualitative features of the projects including estimates of income generation. The information structure with the criteria and procedure for awarding on an annual basis the “Best CSR” based on generating income, responsiveness to the need of the community and to introducing sustainable development process in the community shall be formulated in consultation with the appropriate government agencies. The appropriate government agency communicates regularly through internet to the companies on how to further improve their CSR projects.

Objective 2: To promote reduced pollution thru effective waste and emission management

Consuming energy from fossil fuels such as oil and coal creates carbon dioxide (CO2), the most important Greenhouse Gas (GHG) causing climate change. Climate protection, and in particular reduction of CO2 emissions, is an issue which we take very seriously.
Common in most manufacturing industries, many of our emissions are carefully monitored and reported in order to comply with environmental regulations on emissions limits. Volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are responsible for the local, low level pollution usually called smog, which also contains small particles that can cause respiratory problems. There are also others which may raise health concerns if their levels are not carefully monitored and controlled. Dust and other particulates are obvious examples of this. As the representative of industry, we need to co-operate proactively with regulators to ensure that these limits are both reasonable and effective.

1.     Come out with waste and emissions management procedures appropriate (practicable to implement) for the various industry sectors members of FPI.
2.     Develop procedures to standardize the transformation of wastes into resources for FPI members.
3.      Highlight in the website the observation of these procedures.
4.     Next steps (next year or two ) activities for the members:
       a) Set CO2 and other gas emissions target for the members (consolidated not identifying any specific industry,
          an audit firm may be engaged to ensure confidentiality considering sensitivity of the data).
       b) Set targets for participation in CO2 reduction or sequestration activities
         - tree planting
         - participation in CDM
         - etc.. (e.g., ‘Ecolabeling’ Program)
       c) Arrange the monitoring of, to report annually, the CO2 emissions of ALL the industries as one (not identifying the specific industry).

Objective 3: To promote efficient use of raw materials, fuels, water and other utilities

Exchange information on practices that espouse energy conservation and efficient utilization of resources. Promote utilization of alternative fuels and raw materials such as wastes as mentioned in Objective 2.

Using waste from other industries as raw material is a huge opportunity for FPI members to reduce its environmental impact, because it allows companies to access raw materials without extracting them directly from the ground.

For some waste streams this has already been achieved, but for others, economically viable extraction methods have still to be developed. Using wastes is a key service that FPI member companies can provide to society; it prevents large volumes of material from going to landfill or being burned in incinerators.

We will only use wastes as raw materials where it can be done safely, without harm to our employees, neighbors and the environment. FPI has already began an open, constructive dialogue with the DENR – EMB to investigate the risks and benefits associated with the use of waste materials, including issues such as health and safety, economics, emissions and public concerns about using waste materials. We hope that this will lead to the creation of agreed guidelines in that can be used by companies in the country.

FPI Initiatives:

1. Develop guidelines for responsible use of all fuels, raw materials, water, and other resources. In consultation with stakeholders, come out with a set of guidelines for the responsible use of fuels and raw materials in for the FPI members to follow. These guidelines deal with the necessary conditions and practices recommended for the safe use of a variety of fuels and raw materials.
2. As stipulated in Objective 1: Develop a waste = resource exchange program among member companies then among communities (e.g., Waste Exchange program of the Philippine Business for Environment).
3. Promotion of the benefits of using products that use alternative fuels and raw materials.

Objective 4: To prevent work related accidents and illness.

Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees and stakeholders is always an important issue for industry. We recognize that more attention should be paid to this area across the whole industry and the FPI should express commitment to playing a full part in that process. While systems for reporting on individual company occupation-related illness and injury rates do exist, in most cases we are not currently able to report industry-wide figures.

Regular effective health and safety training and a culture of safety are the most powerful tools to reduce injury and occupation-related illness rates. All the companies involved in this project have health and safety programs in place; it will be beneficial in having information exchange for companies to share their experience, identify common causes of injuries and develop recommendations for continuous improvement.

FPI Initiatives:

1. Through the FPI Website, develop an information exchange including information on the rates, origins and types of accidents and incidents that occur.
2. Share member companies experiences.
3. Develop recommendations for prevention.