• Manila Water recognizes ‘green’ firms

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    As part of its continuing programs to motivate its various “green” contractors and vendors to take part in implementing environmental initiatives and best environmental practices, Manila Water Co. Inc. has recognized 14 of its pool of accredited service providers for their exemplary performance and commitments to the Green Islands of Sustainability project.

    The awarding took place during Manila Water’s Seventh Contractor’s Forum dubbed as “Greening the Supply Chain” that aims to educate and strengthen the environmental awareness of its contractors, and to ensure that they are in compliance with environmental legal requirements and reduction of environmental impacts as part of Manila Water’s greening the supply chain initiatives.

    The Green Vendor Awards were given CRL Environmental Corp., Dolomatrix Philippines Inc., E.I. Construction and Development Corp., Electrical Equipment and System Integration Inc., G.D. Reyes Construction, GPM Industries Corp., Honda Cars Philippines Inc., Lanange Construction, Lane Archive Technologies Corp., and Link Energie Indus for their outstanding environmental performance and successful implementation of measures to lessen environmental impacts of their operations, reduce business cost, and provide better workplace to its employees.

    Manila Water also gave Green Star Awards to Link Energie Industries and Moldex Products, as they both achieved a four-star rating equivalent to 80 percent to 95 percent. Green Star Awards are given by Manila Water to its contractors for achieving a four- to five-star rating.

    Manila Water Operations Group Director Geodino Carpio said that the recognition it gives its contractors and vendors aims to influence and motivate its various contractors to implement environmental initiatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental protection through reduction of environmental impacts through the implementation of best environmental practices.

    “It’s been a commitment of Manila Water to pursue environmental sustainability programs to protect our resources and environment,” Carpio added.

    In the same forum, Manila Water Environmental Planning Department Manager Mark Tom Muling–bayan shared the pressing problems of climate change and its impacts, as well as strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

    Aside from climate change, also discussed during the forum are the Philippine Environmental Laws and Regulations that needs to be complied such as Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Philippine EIS System, Ecological Solid Waste Management, and Toxic and Hazardous Waste Acts.

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