SM Prime, WWF-Philippines join forces to nurture the future sustainability champions

Recognizing today’s youth’s key role as tomorrow’s guardians of the environment, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) and World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) have teamed up to launch YOUth are the Future,a leadership program aimed to equip young student leaders on environmental conservation , climate change, and sustainability issues. “There is no better…

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SM Prime explores potential partnership with Japanese firm for waste-to-fuel solutions

Leading real estate developer in Southeast Asia, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s GUUN Co. Ltd. to explore a potential partnership to implement waste management solutions by recycling waste paper and plastics as an alternative source of energy called ‘fluff fuel’. Fluff Fuels are one type of…

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A Founder’s Dream: Urban Farming and the SM Foundation

This Urban Farming initiative is led by the SM Foundation through its Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP). It’s about uplifting the farmer community, fostering environmental consciousness, food security, and creating livelihood and income opportunities for marginalized urban communities. Through the KSK-SAP, a comprehensive program of urban farming techniques, product development, marketing, and…

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Local farmers in Calabarzon to receive training on modern farming techniques

SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) has taken another step in its mission to enhance the agriculture and entrepreneurial skills of farmers. The organization recently launched the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP) across various locations in Calabarzon.  Beginning with its launch in Padre Garcia, Batangas on April 13, 2023, the program has since been…

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Every day is Earth Day at SM Supermalls!

SM Supermalls, in collaboration with its corporate social responsibility arm, SM Cares, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), local government units and partner schools and organizations joined the rest of the world in celebrating Earth Day at SM malls nationwide on April 22, 2023. With the theme “Invest In Our Planet, Invest In…

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Five urban development aspirations for Metro Manila

Metro Manila’s forecast of becoming a global power city is challenged by the consequences of rapid urbanization. The UN-Habitat lists the effects of climate change, natural disasters that hamper urban infrastructures and city competitiveness, unequal livability, job creation, and poverty reduction.  Is there a way out of Metro Manila’s challenges? Architect and urban designer Chintan…

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Holcim La Union was recently recognized by DOLE for its outstanding record in keeping its operations healthy and safe for people and the environment. 

Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc.’s La Union plant was recently recognized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for excellence in health and safety.  Holcim’s plant in Bacnotan, La Union was recognized for its Safety Control Program by Region 1 office of the DOLE during the 12th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) Best Practice Award…

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