MANILA, Philippines - Kraft Foods Philippines’ (KFP) “Go Green” Program was recently recognized at the Excellence in Ecology and Economy (E3) Awards.
“Go Green” is an improvement initiative that continuously looks for ways to save on the use of energy and water, and reduce CO2 emission and material waste.
Given annually by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the E3 honors companies for their innovative and outstanding environmental performance. At the awarding ceremony held at the Manila Hotel, the PCCI E3 recognized companies like Kraft Foods that have shown that environmental sustainability is an important part of any business.
“Our ‘Go Green’ Program has been creating significant improvements for our sustainability since we began in 2008,” said Sudip Mall, Kraft Foods Philippines general manager. “We have worked hard to contribute to preserving the environment in our own way. It is a great honor to see how we have evolved in the last three years and to know that the efforts of our people are being recognized and rewarded.”
Kraft Foods operations director Gautam Pal said “sustainability is all about meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future generation. It’s about conducting business in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible.”
“We have a robust roadmap based on our three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Some of our sustainability initiatives are considered as ‘best in the industry’ and are being adopted globally within Kraft Foods,” Pal said.
Today, Kraft Foods is on its way to achieving by 2013 a five-percent year-on-year reduction in its water and energy usage, and carbon emissions. It’s because of “Go Green” that Kraft Foods has been able save enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools annually and reduce enough CO2 emissions equivalent to 500 round-trips from Manila to the USA.