SM representatives made a courtesy call to Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras last September 24, 2019 in the province’s Provincial Capitol, to turnover a check as initial assistance to Brgy. Bayuyaw ISF Association in President Roxas town. Those present during the turn over include Capiz Governor Esteban Evan “Nonoy” Contreras, Mall Manager Darrel Defensor, Brgy. Bayuyaw Representatives, Atty. Abeb Arboleda Depon, SM City Iloilo PR Manager Troy Camarista, and SM Engineering’s Jhuno Rey and Tino Solidum.
It can be recalled that SM joined the One Million Trees in One Day Challenge project of the Capiz Provincial Government last June 25, 2019. The project is province-wide tree-growing project initiated by the Provincial Government of Capiz through the Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (CAPENRO) together with other government offices, national government agencies, academe and private sectors to take a huge leap in combatting the world’s changing climate system and in restoring our forests with Philippine native trees.
The initiative is part of the mall’s advocasy to support projects on environmental sustainability, disaster resilience and green campaigns. Last year, SM City Iloilo also joined the Grow a Million Trees project of Department of Environment and Natural Resources last October 2018 in Brgy. Cag-an in Anilao town in Iloilo. The 5-year project is closely monitored with help of DENR and the CULDA people’s organization of the barangay.
SM ensures environmental responsibility in its business processes and contributes to the protection of the natural habitats where the Company operates. It obtains climate friendly solutions, adopts instruments that help monitor and mitigate the Company’s carbon footprints, protects biodiversity and promotes access to clean and renewable sources of energy