Two Batangas based industries were cited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their exemplary environmental performance in its first Philippine Environment Partnership Program (PEPP) award.
Absolut Distillers, Inc. in Lian, Batangas and Nestle Philippines Lipa factory were among those industries cited by the DENR.
“These companies are a model when it comes to environmental performance. Aside from having no case filed against them with the Pollution Adjudication Board for the past three years, they are also in compliance with all applicable environmental laws,” DENR Secretary Lito Atienza said.
Other industries cited were the following: Analog Devices in Gen. Trias, Cavite; Nestle Phils. Cabuyao factory in Laguna; ON Semiconductor in Carmona, Cavite; ST Microelectronics in Calamba, Laguna; and PSI Technologies and Vishay Phils., Inc., both in Taguig City were given the awards earlier this week in ceremonies at the DENR office in Quezon City.
Meanwhile, PEPP is a program implemented by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), which pushes for “a paradigm shift in the environmental management strategy of the private sector” by encouraging them to undertake voluntary adherence to environmental laws and regulations.
PEPP’s objective is to support industries in the country as they move “towards self-regulation through improved environmental performance.” By providing them with a package of incentives and reward, the DENR hopes that business establishments, particularly small and medium enterprises, will adopt pollution prevention and cleaner production processes.
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