Environment Concerns

Holcim extends support for Davao River watershed conservation through Matigsalug empowerment

After the successful first run of a project to help conserve the Davao River watershed, Holcim Philippines has renewed its partnership with an environment group to train an indigenous community in the Marilog uplands on ideal farming techniques to discourage them from timber-poaching.

On Jan. 22, Holcim Davao signed a memorandum of agreement to extend by another year the financial support to the Kinaiyahan Foundation, Inc. for the training of 40 more Matigsalug families on Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT). The said technique is designed to put less pressure on the remaining forest ecosystem in Marilog, located about 60 kilometers away from the city proper.   

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Cement Group Cites Effectiveness Of Community Partnership In Waste Processing

The member firms of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) were recently cited for the effectiveness of their co-processing waste partnership following the success of CeMAP’s solid waste management project in Teresa, Rizal.

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Lafarge continues to reduce its CO2 Emissions with a New “Clean Development Mechanism” at Republic Cement Corporation Teresa Cement Plant in the Philippines

Paris, May17, 2011 – The project to recover heat and turn this into electricity, set up by Republic Cement Corporation (Teresa Plant), a Lafarge associated company in the Philippines, has now been officially registered as a “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM)… Continue reading

Holcim Philippines wins regional sustainability award

The initiatives of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. to mitigate the environmental impact of its operations was recently cited by a Southeast Asian non-government organization for entrepreneurship, saying other companies in the region are using these as benchmarks.

Singapore-based Enterprise Asia conferred to Holcim Philippines the Green Leadership Award during the first Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards last June 10. Holcim Philippines’s Sustainable Development (SD) team entered programs of its plants for reforestation, mine rehabilitation, emission monitoring, site beautification and biodiversity enhancement, among others.

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PBE taps Holcim anew for 2nd business summit on climate change

The Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, securing the company’s support for efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Under the MOA, Holcim will support PBE’s efforts to ramp up the implementation of the business covenant for climate action, to which Holcim is among the lead private sector convenors and signatories. Among the activities planned is a business stakeholder follow-up meeting and progress review.

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Holcim honors Odette Alcantara with nationwide tree planting

Employees of leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc., led synchronized tree-planting activities in all of the Company’s plants last Sept.16, to commemorate the legacy of the late environmentalist Odette Alcantara

Over 200 Holcim employees and officials, together with volunteers from non-government organizations (NGO), local officials and community members planted more than 3,800 trees in sites near the quarry areas of its plants. Holcim has cement manufacturing plants in Bulacan, La Union, Lugait, and Davao.

The event was organized by Holcim’s Geocycle Group to commemorate the environmental advocacy of Alcantara, former Philippine coordinator for the Earth Day Network (EDN) and a partner of the Company in several of its environmental initiatives. It has been almost a year since Alcantara passed away.

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Republic Cement sets up RP’s first safety academy

Republic Cement sets up RP’s first safety academy Republic Cement’s Bulacan plant, makers of Republic Portland Plus and a Lafarge associated company, will open its safety training center to government and interested private manufacturing industries to promote a safety culture that goes beyond the work environment.

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CeMAP joins FPI members commitment to sustainable development

CeMAP is one with the members of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) in stating its belief 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.

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Cement Industry Raises Bar For Environmental Excellence

(Philippine cement plants now benchmarked against best in the world)

After chalking up a string of international and local certifications and awards, the Philippine cement industry today has made its mark as an industry that upholds only the highest environmental standards in product manufacture.

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Joining hands to save the Earth

(Manila Bulletin, B2-Sunday, January 27, 2008)

Government-private sector partnership to save the environment was reaffirmed during the recent launch of a manual on the use of alternative fuel and raw materials including hazardous waste instead of conventional fossil fuels by… Continue reading

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