Walking the talk
Consumers can influence companies to be more responsible by supporting those committed to sustainable practices, Cement maker Holcim Philippines, Inc. said recently.
Addressing the Kalikasan GP3 Expo Conference, Holcim Philippines president and CEO Eduardo Sahagun said choosing green products encourages companies to continue investing in sustainability. “We follow high standards of sustainability wherever we operate,” he said.
“Viability for us means living a balance of people, planet and profit.” Sahagun said his company, whose products are recognized as environment- friendly by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), works hard for biodiversity in its rehabilitated quarries. This is validated by an independent study from the Dilliman Science Research Foundation.
He added that Holcim Philippines is committed to reduce its carbon footprint through efficiency initiatives and product innovations. The conference was organized by PCEPSDI and the Philippine Green Building Council.