Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. shared its best practices in measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations in a government webinar to further strengthen the country’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
Represented by Sustainability Manager Stephanie Frogoso, Holcim Philippines participated as a resource speaker in the Climate Change Mitigation webinar on January 28 organized by the Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI), a joint program with the Climate Change Service under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ).
Frogoso provided an overview of the company’s sustainability commitments, the carbon footprint of cement manufacturing, and initiatives to contribute to the Holcim Group’s Net Zero ambition. Frogoso also discussed available tools used for measuring emissions, simulation of a cement plant’s carbon footprint, and the Cement Sustainability Initiative’s principles for accounting and reporting. .
The webinar is part of the PaSTI project that started in 2020 to capacitate the government, the private sector and key stakeholders in further improving the systems for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) climate change mitigation measures. This project is supported by Japan’s Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC) and the MOEJ. Establishment of an MRV system is important for the Philippines to monitor and report progress on climate change actions under the Paris Agreement.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “Our deepest thanks to the government for continuing to involve us in these important discussions and recognizing our commitment and initiatives against climate change. Our company is ready to continue improving operations and rolling out innovative and sustainable building solutions to grow our business and make a positive social and environmental impact to support the country’s progress.”
It was the third time that Holcim Philippines has participated in the climate change webinar organized by DENR and MOEJ since 2020. Last year, Holcim Philippines joined the webinar which discussed the benefits for the private sector in participating in climate transparency initiatives. Participants discussed GHG mitigation measures and shared their insights on the importance of a national climate policy and communication with the government.