Holcim PH employees celebrate Earth Day 2016 with communities



As part of its commitment to sustainability, construction solutions company Holcim Philippines, Inc. celebrated Earth Day last month by participating in community initiatives nationwide for the environment.

Holcim Philippines President and Country CEO Eduardo A. Sahagun led these activities as he joined a tree planting at the University of the Philippines (UP) Biology-EDC BINHI Threatened Species Arboretum, where vulnerable tree species in the country are exhibited.

Sahagun and other Holcim Philippines officials, along with UP President Alfredo Pascual and other attendees from the academe and government, planted seedlings of 10 threatened tree species endemic to the Philippines.

In a message before the tree planting, Sahagun shared the company’s commitment to the proper way of conserving nature. He briefly discussed the company’s progressive rehabilitation program and its partnership with scientists from the Diliman Science Research Foundation which conducted a biodiversity study of the rehabilitated sites. The initiative is part of Holcim Philippines’s corporate citizenship programs.

Also in observance of Earth Day, Holcim Philippines employees joined various activities for the environment in its communities.

In Davao City, employees and partner contractors, representatives from the Environment Management Bureau Region XI, and members of the community planted 200 malibago seedlings along Ilang River. Colleagues in Lugait, Misamis Oriental joined a similar activity by the local police and military and business group, which planted 120 narra seedlings.

Holcim Philippines employees in Iloilo City and Calaca, Batangas, meanwhile, aided other community volunteers in coastal clean-up efforts. In Angono, Rizal, affiliate LafargeHolcim Aggregates, Inc.’s employees joined contractors for a road clean-up effort. The company also held a recycled materials art contest in Mabini, Batangas.