SM Supermalls for PCEPSDI NELP-GCP

SM Supermalls exploring on how The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (PCEPSDI) through the National Ecolabelling Programme – Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP), take initiative for the Ecolabelling of SM Supermalls tenants for their products and services. The National Ecolabelling Programme – Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP) is one of the country’s initiatives to exercise the fundamentals of sustainable development. It aims to change the behavioral patterns in consumption and production that tend to misuse, abuse, and degrade our environment. Through a multi-sectoral process, the NELP-GCP programme provides criteria for environmentally-preferable products which can be used as a guide for consumers and institutions for product selection. In this way, SM Supermalls are ensured that their tenants are responsible and doing action for the environmental impact of their products and services. NELP-GCP envisions that environment friendly products or services are being produced and distributed in the country. SM Supermalls is currently engaged with PCEPSDI for the Sustainable Packaging Project. The project aims to promote the use of sustainable packaging by developing and piloting the NELP-GCP criteria for sustainable packaging, developing the private sector roadmap on sustainable packaging towards marine waste reduction that can be initiated by SM Supermalls, and conducting educational and policy campaigns to raise awareness of relevant stakeholders such as retail store employees, policy makers, and general consumers. The meeting is attended by PCEPSDI team are Executive Director, For. June M. Alvarez, Programme Officer of NELP-GCP, Ms. Jouelle H. Nerveza, Project Officer, Ms. Erica Nicole Gomez, Project Assistant, Ms. Kim Castillo, Project Assitant, Ms. Andrea Janelle Go, Project Assistant, Project Coordinator, Ms. Anabelle Selibio, and  Research Assistant, Ms. Paulith H. Aguilar, and for SM Supermalls are the Vice President of Corporate Compliance, Engr. Liza Silero, Assistant Vice President of Sustainability, Corporate Resilience and CSR Marketing, Mr. Chito Bauzon, and Corporate Compliance Manager, Ms. Belinda Gonzales. Author: Engr. Augusto Luis Labos