“It is ALI’s second time to be recognized at the Asian CSR Awards for its clear program for environment protection.”
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) was recently honored with the Asian CSR award for Environmental Excellence for “Native Landscapes for Site Resilience and Urban Biodiversity,” a program which the company has successfully implemented in line with its strategy for sustainability. It is ALI’s second time to be recognized at the Asian CSR Awards for its clear program for environment protection. The company received The Asian CSR Environment and Value Chain Management Award in 2012 for establishing the first eco-city in the Philippines, Nuvali, and integrating conservation and biodiversity protection initiatives into its developments.
The 14th Asian CSR Awards, which is a featured event at the annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), was held on September 21, 2016 in Yangon, Myanmar. Mr. Art Corpuz, Group Head of ALI’s Urban and Regional Planning Division and Central Land Acquisition Unit, received the award on behalf of the company.
“We thank the organizers of the Asian CSR Awards for once again recognizing one of our major programs for the environment, which is part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. We consider this as a significant opportunity to share with a larger audience the importance of carefully planning landscapes and conserving urban biodiversity through the increased use of native plants and trees,” said Mr. Corpuz.
The awards program is presented by the Asian Institute of Management – Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR CSR), one of the longest-running and most prestigious CSR awards programs in the region. It recognizes organizations that have demonstrated corporate social responsibility in their business philosophy and operations.
“The recipients of the Asian CSR Awards embody the kind of integration between business and society that we aspire to see across Asia — that businesses, through responsible and innovative leadership, are applying their core strengths to solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. This is aligned with AIM’s thrust of developing leaders who drive meaningful growth for the region’s businesses and societies,” said Dr. Jikyeong Kang, AIM President and Dean.
Top Asian corporations were also awarded for specific CSR categories. These were Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (Education Improvement category), Indian Rayon (Poverty Alleviation category), Friendship (Health Enhancement category), Royal Friesland Campina (CSR Impact Award), and ITC Limited (Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award).
ALI is the Philippines’ largest developer of sustainable estates and it is committed to create the most positive impact on people and the environment by building communities that are well-integrated, resilient to climate change, and supportive of local economic development.