Cebuano décor exporter gets B Corp recognition
Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu-based décor exporter Nature Legacy was named as the first Filipino company to get recognition in “gold standard for good business” in the manufacturing category.

The B Corp by B Lab, an international nonprofit that measures a company’s entire social and environment performance, recently certified Nature Legacy as the “gold standard for business,” a B Corp certification proves that a business is meeting the highest standard of verified performance in using business as a force for good.

In a statement released by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), it said that at the core of Nature’s Legacy manufacturing operations are its 360° sustainability efforts that focus on resource efficiency, material innovation, and a fair ecosystem where artisans are ethically treated.

The company transforms natural resources into patented sustainable materials and products to promote harmony between nature and everyday objects.

This is in line with their vision to always give back to surrounding communities and to champion their respect for nature as the root of everything they do.  Nature’s Legacy strives to leave a good impact to the world while harnessing the best of Filipino craftsmanship.

Nature’s Legacy is part of the Philippine delegation at Ambiente, Germany’s top trade fair for lifestyle products being held in Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany and will run until today, February 11, 2020.

The participation is under the LifestylePhilippines banner, the industry branding initiative of CITEM, the export promotions arms of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Nature’s Legacy is also slated to present at Manila FAME, the country’s foremost design and lifestyle trade show. This year, Philippine exhibitors are joining different lifestyle events in key major cities around the world and will be coming home to Manila FAME for a bigger and stronger show on October 15-17 in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Nature’s Legacy founder and president Pedro “Pete” H. Delantar, he said that what sustains the furniture making industry in Cebu and the Philippines is the efforts of stakeholders to embrace fully on sustainability and green operation.

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