Holcim shares greenhouse gas emissions reporting best practices to support Philippines climate action

Holcim shares greenhouse gas emissions reporting best practices to support Philippines climate action

Photo Caption: Holcim Philippines is working with partners in the public and private sector to contribute to the efforts to mitigate climate change.  Holcim file photo

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. ###

About Holcim Philippines

Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.

With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.

Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

Holcim Philippines is a member of the Holcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 70 countries with over 70,000 employees.

About Holcim

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.