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PCCI Recognizes Companies with Exemplary Environmental Performance

PCCI Recognizes Companies with Exemplary Environmental Performance

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized four (4) companies for their exemplary environmental performance during the recently concluded 49th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held last October 25-26 at the Manila Hotel.

Topping this year’s Excellence in Ecology and Economy Awards (E3 Awards) are the following:

  • Lomboy Farms for the Environmental Innovation Award (Small Enterprise Category),
  • Holcim Philippines, Inc. for the Environmental Stewardship Award (Large Enterprise Category),
  • LTA Foods Manufacturing Corporation (Medium Enterprise Category), and
  • Ampleon Philippines, Inc. (Large Enterprise Category) for the Excellence in Ecology and Economy Award.

Lomboy Farms was recognized for its innovative farming practices particularly its post-harvest processing system which helps reduce waste and increase product recoverability. Holcim Philippines, Inc. was recognized for its outstanding commitment and success in environmental protection and sustainability by developing and providing sustainable and innovative building solutions such as offering and marketing products with less GHG emissions,  promoting circular economy through its Geocycle co-processing project, water stewardship projects,  and its ongoing research on plastic waste to reduce plastic pollution.

Meanwhile, LTA Foods Manufacturing was awarded for its outstanding waste management initiatives such as transforming waste materials into fertilizer and its efforts to promote the cultivation of cardava (commonly known as “saba” banana) among local growers showcasing its dedication to sustainable agriculture and community empowerment.  Ampleon Philippines, Inc. was awarded in recognition of its GHG emission reduction initiatives and for actively engaging stakeholders in the implementation of its programs, contributing immensely to its business and environmental sustainability.

The award was presented by Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin together with the PCCI officers led by President George T. Barcelon, 49th PBC Chair Felino A. Palafox, Jr., and 2023 Excellence in Ecology in Economy Awards chairman Jose P. Leviste, Jr. during the Concluding Session of the 49th PBC&E on 26 October 2023 at the Manila Hotel.

The Excellence in Ecology and Economy Awards is a project of the PCCI Environment and Climate Change Committee led by PCCI Director for Environment and Infrastructure Felino A. Palafox, Jr, Environment and Climate Change Chairman Jose P. Leviste, Jr. and Environment and Climate Change Vice-Chairman Jesus G. Reyes. The E3 Awards seeks to recognize companies with pioneering and innovative environmental programs, improved environmental performance, or outstanding environmental stewardship projects.