GREEN developer ArthaLand has been honored for its environmental leadership by conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines, in recognition of the builder’s six-year partnership with WWF-Philippines in promoting environmental education, the company said in a statement.
Since 2010, ArthaLand has worked with WWF-Philippines to promote green consciousness to the communities it serves.
“We at ArthaLand believe that by living well and living right, our children and our children’s children will be able to enjoy more the blessings of our planet. Caring for the planet and leading the sustainability thrust in the property sector is the right thing to do” according to Angie de Villa-Lacson, the company’s president and CEO.
ArthaLand’s major projects include the high-end LEED Gold certified residential condominium, Arya Residences, as well as the LEED Gold pre-certified premium office building, ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, both of which are located in Bonifacio Global City. It has recently launched Cebu Exchange, the first and only grade-A office building that is on target to achieve dual green building certification in Visayas and Mindanao.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a certification issued by the US Green Building Council for buildings that meet strict standards for sustainable design.
ArthaLand and WWF-Philippines’ partnership has covered programs for LGUs, elementary school children, and depressed barangays.
Last year, ArthaLand together with WWF–Philippines conducted an environmental education program called KabataangKaibigan ng Kalikasan. More than half of the property company’s employees volunteered to teach over 500 elementary school pupils from three public schools in Taguig City. The program focused on caring for the environment through intelligent use of fresh water.
KabataangKaibigan ng Kalikasan is estimated to have touched several thousand lives as these school children were expected to share what they learned in their own homes and communities. As part of the effort, ArthaLand volunteers also visited the community where these grade six pupils live and conducted another eco-briefing as well, while cleaning-up and repainting their village fence.
This year, the company’s partnership with WWF-Philippines has begun once more with another 300 school children in Taguig on the first phase, and is set to bring about these changes to the lives of over 60 families in a village in Bantayan, Cebu.
ArthaLand is a boutique developer of sustainable, world-class projects. It rests on a solid backing by CPG Holdings, Inc. (CPGHI), its biggest shareholder. CPHGI is led by the Po family of the Century Pacific Food Inc., the country’s largest canned food company. ArthaLand’s other major shareholder is international investment firm, AO Capital Group.