Going Green Activities

Nabas Greening Program

Last August 29, 2014, the EEI Nabas Project Management Team joined Petrowind Energy Incorporated's greening program "Dagyaw Para Sa Kagueangan (Bayanihan Para Sa Kalikasan) 2014".

The local government officials of Nabas and Malay Town, the host barangays - Barangay Unidos, Barangay Pawa, Barangay Napaan, and Barangay Rizal, the provincial and Nabas PNP Office, the 12IB of the Philippine Army, the 4th year students of Unidos National High School, the BS Agricultural students of Aklan State University also participated in the event.

The activity aims to restore the natural habitat of the area. Volunteers planted 21 Agoho trees, 105 Gliicidia Sepium trees (Kakawate), 525 square meters of Peanut grass, and 670 square meters of Wedelia Trilobata flower (Singaporean daisy). The program addresses the community’s environmental issues of soil erosion, surface run-off, and loss of biodiversity.

Manila Bay Coastal Clean-Up

Last October 11, 2014, the EEI Employees Development Cooperative (EDC) participated in the 4th Quarter Manila Bay Clean-Up.

In celebration of the 2014 Cooperative Month, the Cooperative Development Authority spearheaded the 4th Quarter Manila Bay Clean-Up. The EEI-EDC staff, members, committees, and board of directors joined the activity to support their clean and green environment advocacy and uphold the cooperative principle of "Concern for the Community".

Steel Fabrication Division Joins 2013 International Coastal Clean-Up

For the third consecutive year, the Steel Fabrication Division participated in the 2013 International Coastal Clean-Up, an annual project of the provincial government of Batangas. The volunteers cleaned the coastlines of Barangay Sta. Maria and San Pedro in Bauan, Batangas.

Manila Bay Coastal Clean-Up

The EEI-EDC officers and members joined the 4th quarter Manila Bay Clean-Up of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) last October 5, 2013.

The EEI Clean-Up Team was organized by EEI-Employees Development Cooperative (EDC) and Human Resources Department. The participants extended their full support for the success of the garbage clean-up mission of Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program, Inc. (MBSPPI).

With brooms, dust pans, pickers, shovels, cleaning gloves, and sacks, everybody present joined hands in picking up the litter scattered along the stretch of Roxas Boulevard. They moved mountains of garbage within half a day. Participating in the program made them feel fulfilled and thankful that they shared part in taking care of the environment.

ARCC Participates in Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean-Up

Last September 20, 2013, more than 900 employees of ARCC traded construction equipment for trash bags to help clean the dirty shorelines of the Rabigh coastline. The volunteers collected garbage washed ashore, picked up used paper, clothes, cans, plastic, grocery bags, cigarette butts, ropes, Styrofoam, worn-out tires and other rubbish from a long section of the beach in Rabigh, a west coast of Red Sea of the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. Volunteers collected 1,055 refuse bags equivalent to 6.33 tons/54 cubic meters of debris.

The occasion marked the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-Up 2013, which coincided with the 20th-Anniversary of ARCC. The event is also a way of thanking Saudi Arabia for being a second home to expatriates workers on the occasion of the 83rd Saudi National Day.

This coastal clean-up, which is part of the major environmental initiative launched by ARCC, is significant in maintaining the cleanliness of the coastlines of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The yearly ARCC Earth Day is the company’s commitment toward environmental stewardship and will always be a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations Program.

2012 EEI Tree Planting at La Mesa Watershed

The EEI Corporate Safety, Health, Environment, and Security Department once again organized a tree-planting activity in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources. The activity was held last September 29, 2012 at the La Mesa Watershed. A total of 130 employees participated and 1500 seedlings of various indigenous plant species were planted.

EEI Joins Annual YGC Tree Planting Activity 2012

EEI joined the annual YGC tree-planting event last September 22, 2012 at the mountains of Barangay San Andres in Tanay, Rizal, the site of the YGC Centennial Forest.

The YGC Centennial Forest covers 100 hectares designated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and under the care of the Samahang Tribu ng San Andres, a community NGO. In this year's activity, twenty hectares of denuded forest land were replanted with seedlings of narra, acacia, molave and other sturdy trees. Over 230 volunteers from various YGC member companies such as RCBC, Malayan Insurance, House of Investments and Mapua Institute of Technology participated. YGC also donated funds for the construction of three toilets at the San Andres barangay hall.

YGC will fulfill its 3-year commitment to replant the entire 100-hectare area of its Centennial Forest, and EEI will be at the forefront of the effort, as it has been every year.

International Coastal Clean-Up

In its goal to raise awareness on global environment issues and preservation, EEI and its subsidiaries participate in their communities' environmental campaign activities. Last September 2012, the ARCC held a seashore clean-up campaign at the Manifa Seashore, northeast of Dhahran. Ninety-five percent of the project workforce volunteered for the activity and were able to collect around 28 cubic meters of garbage.

The EEI Steel Fabrication Division (SFD) likewise celebrated the international coastal clean-up by organizing a clean-up drive in their community. Fourteen SFD personnel participated and cleaned the coastlines of Barangay Sta. Maria and San Pedro in Bauan, Batangas.

EEI Joins Annual YGC Tree Planting Activity 2011

Last October 22, 2011, 10 officers of EEI, together with representatives from other members of the Yuchengco Group of Companies, participated in the YGC Centennial Forest for Labian Dam tree planting activity. This project, which is part of YGC's centennial anniversary celebration, will cover 100 hectares of forestland at Barangay San Andres in Tanay, Rizal. For 2011, a total of 20 hectares will be planted on with 9,700 seedlings of trees.

2011 EEI Tree Planting at La Mesa Watershed

EEI Corporation, in its advocacy for Environmental Awareness, conducted its first tree planting activity at the La Mesa Watershed last October 8, 2011. In cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, EEI has agreed to plant trees in 5 hectares of land and will monitor and take care of these trees for a period of three years. EEI planted 1000 seedlings of various indigenous plant species.

Bantay Kalikasan/Bantay Baterya

EEI Corporation has recently partnered with ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.'s environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan. Bantay Kalikasan concentrates on matters involving air and water pollution, proper garbage disposal, forest protection, and endangered species preservation. This program has been instrumental in helping localities with its community-based cleanliness and waste management campaigns such as Bantay Basura (Garbage Watch), Bantay Usok (Anti-Vehicular Smoke Belching Campaign), and Bantay Baterya (Toxic Waste Watch). EEI has donated several lead acid batteries to the Bantay Baterya Program which aims to recycle and reprocess used batteries into fresh raw materials for the production of new batteries. This process aids in the elimination of pollutants that harm human life and environment.