The Aboitiz Group is conscious of resources and ensures they can be replenished for future generations. We are continuously minimizing the impact of our business to the environment by reducing emissions, proper materials and waste management, and increasing renewable energy capacities.
Business Continuity Planning – Through the Cooperative Business Continuity Plan, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) conduct business continuity planning (BCP) to strengthen community enterprise and reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of unforeseen events, including major emergencies and disasters.
Local Climate Change Action Planning – We partnered with the Climate Change Commission in conducting trainings on Local Climate Change Action Planning to increase capacities of local municipalities. Communities are taught to be climate-resilient, identifying risks and vulnerabilities and developing long- term strategies to reduce risk and future losses on livelihood, human settlements, and resources.
Climate-Related Action Programs
Led by its different strategic business units, the Aboitiz Group initiated programs to manage our impact on Life on Water (SDG 14) and Life on Land (SDG 15). Initial environmental impact assessments for business projects lead to the management of different flora and fauna species in different ecosystems adjacent to where our business units operate.
The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park is home to the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), endemic and migratory birds, and marine species. It has been assigned by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as the Pawikan Rescue Center of Davao City.
The Pawikan Conservation in Calubcub, Batangas founded 42 nests, released 4,811 Pawikan hatchlings, and rescued 6 Pawikans.
AboitizLand Seafront, our real estate development along the coast of San Juan, Batangas, launched a multi-sectoral program approach in partnership with UP Institute of Environmental Sciences and Meteorology, for managing the protection of Pawikan species such as the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).
By the end of 2020, Aboitiz Cleanergy Park recorded the following:
- Our Race to Reduce (R2R) programs at our strategic business units have paved the way for addressing concerns related to biodiversity, resource efficiency, and waste management.
- Our strategic business units have established policies and procedures to operationalize and manage waste as well as integrate resource efficiency guided by applicable regulatory compliance requirements and ISO standards.
The entire wetland area is being converted to an urban linear park with these enhancements:
- Five aerators to improve the water quality – A 3D ‘Boracay’ letter signage as a design feature and point of interest
- Community center in front of D’Mall to also serve as an activity area – Perimeter landscaping and pavers covering its entire surrounding.
- Parking area for proper loading and unloading of visitors.
- Among the key upcoming features are a plaza and a boardwalk lined with trees and plants endemic to Boracay to help rebuild the area’s biodiversity. These will be constructed by our partner government agency in 2021.
The main objective is to restore the entire stretch of this 11-kilometer Pasig River tributary back to life. This involves pollution control through clean-up, rehabilitation, conservation, and preservation. Its success will rely on solid collaborative efforts from multi-sectoral stakeholders in its development and implementation.
- Conducted the first and second rounds of consultation meetings with stakeholders.
- Finalized the interventions for the SJR Rehab Project together with the DENR.
- Conducted site validation together with the DENR West Field Office.