Friday, May 14, 2010

SM Prime Holdings feted with environmental awards

SM Prime Holdings feted with environmental awards
The Manila Times
May 13, 2010

SM Prime Holdings was recognized by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) as well as the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) for outstanding efforts in environmental protection.

In awarding ceremonies at the SM Mall of Asia during Earth Day Celebration on April 22, SM Prime Holdings was conferred the award “Champion for Rescue/Recycle” from the Zero Basura Olympics (ZBO). SM earned this honor for the green initiatives it has launched including a recycle market dubbed as Trash to Cash, biodegradable bags that promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) as well as its waste management programs.

Organized by the PBSP, in partnership with the Philippine Business for the Environment and Earth Day Network Philippines and in coordination with the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, ZBO is a program that was created to support the implementation of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) gives recognition to best practices in waste management.

Industrial, commercial and manufacturing establishments and private entities, whose activities may have potential impact on actual sources of water, air, and land resources are mandated by law to designate at Pollution Control Officer.

The two awards reinforce SM Prime Holdings continuing commitment to environmental protection. This year, it has expanded its efforts by creating a series of events that reach out to consumers and encourage them to practice eco-friendly living, the culmination of which will be the third staging of the Leadership Conference Series featuring former united States Vice President Al Gore on June 8.

To be held at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia complex, Part 3 of the Leadership Conference Series will have Gore present an updated version of An Inconvenient Truth with a special focus on Asia. Tickets to Leadership Conference Series 3 are now available through TicketNet. For more information please call TicketNet at 911-5555 or email algore-manila@smprime.com.